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Official Statement by Secre?
tary Day.
TO CEASE HOSTILITIES
Prealdene .McKluloy Issues a I'r.x'liimittioii
ami Direct* That All .Military ami
NmvhI Operation* Agala*t the
^ Euciuy be Suspended.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?An official
statement for |>jess publication,
ting u?t the provisions of the peace
protocol, was read and approved al the
cabinet session t ?day. It was prepared
by Secretary Day. the purpose hu ng to
make it public immediately after the
required signatures had been affixed to
the protocol: it .iocs not give the text
of the document, but details its mam
points and provisions, which are as-f..l
lows:
1. .That Spain will relinquish' all
claim of sovereignty over and tun- to
Cuba.
2. That Porto ltico and other Span?
ish Islands in the yVesi Indies ami an
island in the I.adrones to he s. leoi.-.J by
the United States shrill he ceded lo ihe
latter.
3. That the United States will occti) v
and hold, the city, bay and harbor or
Manila pending the. conclusion a
treaty of peace which shall determine
the control, disposition and govern?
ment of the Philippines.
?I. That i :uba, I'm to Rico and oth, r
Spanish islands in the West indes
Shall be in.dla'toly evacuate.I and
thai commissioners, lo be tippoiiiicd
within ten days, shall, within Ihirly
days from the signing of ihe protocol,
n.I at Havana and San Juan, >???
spi'clivt-ly. 'lo arrange and execute the
deiails of tl.va.cuu.lion.
Thai tin- ITnited Slates ami Sj aln
will each appoint no; more than live
commissioners to negotiate ami e in?
clude a treaty of pence. The commis?
sioners are to meet at Paris not filer
than the 1st. of i letoher. :
i in I lie signing of Ihe protocol h. is tili
li.s will he suspended and n.tu
thai elT.-el will he given as soon as p is
siblo by each g..veriiinem to the i-.nu.
iiiund.rs of its military and naval
forces. ... ?
As soon as tho peace protocol was
signed Hie President seni for Scerotu
ries Alger and Dong and General ?'..r
bill and by his directions .Uders to
rear, hostilities forthwith w. re rem
to Generals Miles, Merrill and Shafier;
to Admirals Dewey. and Sampson and
military commanders generally.
The ur.l.-r sent to General Merrill to
suspend hostilities.was as follows:
??Adjutant i lenorui's iillloo,
"Washington; Auk. 'SOS.
"Merrill. Manilla.
"The I'.reSidelll .111. dS .ill III 11 .1 li.V
operation* against the enemy lie .-us
pended. I'tSiee negotiation* an- Hearing
completion, a protocol having just l.e -n
sic ii.-. I by repres.iiUi lives of lie- t v.'..
countries. You will liform t...m
manders of Ho- Spanish for. ,-- In the
Phili|ipines of ihese insiruet....1Fur
ther orders will follow. Acknowledge
receipt.
"By order of the secretary of war.
"11. (.'. GOBBIN.
"Adjutant I leneral."
The order sent to Generals Miles and
Shafier was identical with the ah .ve
save as to names.
As the order states, further instruc?
tions will be sent to each generai.
Genera! Merr'ltt' will he directed to
confer with the Spanish einimandant
at Manila, io carry out the terms of I he
protocol and to o.-eupy tin- oily Imme?
diately; General Allies will put him?
self in conuininica'tion with the chief
authority in Porto Pica for the purpose
of having tin- Spanish fot..? inrti oy.-r
San Juan and other points to him, pr ?
paratory to evacuation. Owing t.. . on
ditinns in Cuba, tie- orders-to Genera
Shafter io be' seni. 'hereafter, will he
different from those lo other gcherhls.
The Navy'-Department is also pre?
paring ardors io all commanders on
lines- similar t.. the War-Departmen!
order.
The President has issued Ihe follow?
ing proclriiuntii.n:
BY T11C PltHSlDKNT.'OP THf; Ii .VI
TE? StTATKS ?' iP AM P.P.It:A:
A Pit! ?CDA M ATI: IN:
"Whereas, by a protocol con. iiule.l
and sign, d Auijusl I'.Mli, ISflS. by V\ II
11am li. Day, secretary of stale of Urn
United Slates., and His Excellency.
Jules Ciimbon. ambassador exirm.idl
nary and plenipotentiary of Ilm I'tepuli
lic ..f France al Washington, respeci
ively, representing for t'u!.-' purpose the
government of the Tinted Slates and
the government of Spain.-tie- United
Stal.-s and Spain have forrft-illy agreed
upon tile terniK on which lu^foliations
f.,r tin- establishment of pence betwo n
the two countries shall be uudertaken;
and,
" Whereas, it is in said protocol agr. ed
that upon its conclusion and signature
hostilities between tin- two <yiuiilrie.s
shall be suspended, and that. not ice \<r
that effect shall be given 'as' soon as
possible by each griv.riiini.nl to tin
commanders of its military and naval
"Now, therefore, 1. William' McKin?
ley. President of the United Suite-;, do
In accordance willi the ^stipulation of
the-protocol, declare ami proclaim, mi
tin- part of the United Slates, a sus?
pension or hostilities and do hereby
c?inmand thai orders be Immediately
given through the proper channels to
th.- commanders of tin- military ami na?
val forces of Uje United States to ab?
stain from all acts inconsistent with
tiiis proclamation. ?
"In witness whereof. 1 have heieimi..
set my baud arifl'i&iused the seal .u ihe
United States lo he-afflx.-il.
. "Done at the City -f Washington,
this 12th day of August, in tin- year ..f
our Lord one thousand and eight hun?
dred and ninety-eight, ami of the Inde?
pendence -f lb,- United States, the one
hundred and twenty-third.
"WIDDTAM McKTNI.KT.
"By the President.
"WII.DIAM P. DAY.
"Secretary of State."
A copy of ihe proclamation Im-- be n
cabled to our army and navy command?
ers. Spain will eabl. her commanders
like Instructions.
The protocol will be published simul?
taneously in'the official Gazette here
and in ?Washington: Tin- papers dis?
cuss the situation quietly, and great rtv
li.-f is felt in government and court cir?
cles that President McKinley has not
demanded a convocation of the Cortes
to approve the peace preliminaries.
The Cones will not be assembled uni !
autumn, by which time it Is expected
that the agitation of the extremists
will have cooled down and tie- country
have become more Inclined to accept
accomplished facts.
Senor Sagasta has again assured the
Queen Regent that he does not fear
Carljst trouble, ami (lie Carlists Hem
nelves appear to recognize thai the
country is not In the temper that would
suppport a Carlist uprising.
IMMUNES AT SANTIAGO.
SANTIAGO DU CUBA. Aue, 12,?Th
Rio Grande arrived this'morning with
the Fifth volunteer immune regiment
under Colonel Sargent. Tin- enlisted
men are mainly from Mi.sslssii.pl und
Alabama, but there are some from Illi?
nois.
General Wood today published a tar?
iff which Is official for retailers under
legal penalties. The scale of prices was
agreed upon after conferences of mer
'"n.a'l brances of trade here.
rtUUHhf HB VI BW ?l? Ti??T.. |
Praapca.? e< Pefcee Wu?<s ? JiecuHftP ?tp j
flustlCO Ol. I50r.iOl.-MS.
( By Telegraph.1
NEW YORK. Aug. 12.?R. O. Dun &
Ca'?, weekly review of trade will s "
toni"rrow:
"Prospects of peace have had a cu?
rl..us influence on business contracts,
not quite explainable on common sense
grounds. Nobody feared disaster o.
exhaustion of national resources, and (
mibndv fear.-d that anybody else w
afraid" of eith.-r. Ye I eiders unusual
in number and size have been placed
since Spain asked for pence. In some
industries the gains have been large for
about two weeks, while in some tex?
tile manufactures ii has only begin lo
appear this week, but it involves a
considerable Increase in the working
force. Croft prospects are on the whole
no.re eiiooutajging. for the government's I
latest reportfas to corn is much larger
than the eoiRmereial estimates, and Iis |
cotton roiurr. promises a heavy yield,
while allo-o .-inc.- is mad.- for its habit?
ual error in its wheat return. Money
markets show no sign of posible dis?
turbance, securities are stronger, and
there is io> harmful s.ulaiidn in
stocks or products. Rarely has the fi?
nancial outlook been more nearly un?
clouded. While wheat is four cents
higher for Hie week there is less doubt
than a week ago that it will rule lower
than the corning year. The general
holding back of main by farmers ami
consentient heavy shrinkage in western
receipts have reduced the visible sup,Ty
below all past records, but everybody
understands thai at this dale many
times the quantity is almost within a
.lavs run of Chicago. The mm.ffoot
ive change is the .Ic-rcase in exports,
which have be.-n only :i,2:S7.S]!i bushels.
Hour included, from both euasts.af.atns!
::,s:'.2.'.'7l last vear. showing but a slight
in, rcasn of half a minion bush-Is for |
uo weeks, compared with last year.
The pri. e of co n ba^ declined a shade
for cash, and the government report, |
promising almost Iwo billion bushels
against l.S-J?.IMiO.OOa.IHlO bushels promised
bv cohimercial accounts. has mori
weight, be ans.- the otlicinl returns in
lo con have not I.n systematically
misleading, and everywhere discred?
ited;
" A slight Hurry in cotton lifted, the
price a sixteenth on Tuesday, but it
dropped again the m-xt day with the
official foreshadowing of u large
vield.
"The ir-.n and sleel trad.- Hilly sup?
ports inferences drawn from recant
events. The demand for s.I is so
heav. that sonic- of Lhe biggest con?
cerns have been buying, one taking I".
i. ions, advaneint; lhe price at i'ins
burg from I4.H0 to 10.20. which was at
last 'refused. Besse.r anil pig Is ,
si.-adv. .?ind other pic there and at east
ern mid western markets generally, but
mils have advanced by eastern makers
to $ls per ton, the makers of structural
Dennis have advanced the price *1 per
ion and the makers of merchant pipe
have advanced lhe price live per coin.,
while plale mak.-rs are . rou.l. ..I I,. the
point of refusing orders, both oust and
wesl, and bars are stronger, with many
mills engaged for weeks ahead. Illns
I fitting lhe demand are reports of
orders . for lio.nno ear axles at
at Chicago, 20.1. struct tiriil work
there and big orders ill Philadelphia
for emu pipe and it,.i tons elsew here.
Mastern works now appear lo be
crowded to their utmost capacity, a
Ihc western have I.u for s. weeks.
In tin- min,.r metals Iber., is hcavv
I.living. Textile works have been sleep
ing bill nr.- awakening. The demand
for woolen goods is now much better,
although noi y.-t extensive enough to
warrant paying the present price for
new. Tin- gigantic sabs al the three
i hlef markets have I.n only ?.r,:!2.7nO
hounds for the week, about a third ..r ]
the sales' in the same week' of IV.iT.
while in ISII2 for ih.responding
w, ck sales were 7.104,?Oft pounds.
The demand for cotton goods
little belter as to staples, and fairly
good for print cloths, prints and ging?
hams, and yet probably does not suf?
fice to cover the current output.
For the week, failures have been 1 DU |
In the United Stales, against 'SM last
year, and Is in Canada, against IIS last
ON THE DIAMOND.
Res'nits of Yesterday's tinmen in the]
National and Atlantic League
fUv Telem-npti.)
ST. LOIRS. 2: PI 111.ADF.I.PI I f A. ti.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12.?Philadel?
phia defeated St. Louis today bv time?
ly hilling. Attendant .-. l.llfi.
S.ore: R.lt.E.
.St.' I.onis. . ..() 0 il 2 U 0 0 0 A - 2 ? I
Philadelphia. .0 0 I) 1 -I n 0 ti x - .", fi I
Batteries?Ta vlor am) Sunden, Platt
and -iMcFlirland. Umpires -Swai-twood
iiud Warn.-r. Ti. -1:15.
NEW YORK; I; C* HI OA 0O. 3.
NEW VORK. Ami. 12.-1.Holding
behind Callahari w as responsible for the
downfall of the Chicagos. Rusie was
balled hard, but in no inning wer-, the
bits bunched. Dahlen was put out of
ib.- game for growling at decisions.
A I tendance. 3.000.
Score: R.II.E.
N.-W York. . ..! I) ? 2 0 0 0 0 I ? -1 4 :t
Chicago. . . .1 0>1 0 0 0 0 1 3? '.! 12 G
llalleii.es.Rusie and Warner. Cnila
han and Donahue. Umpires?Enisle
and Hum. Time?2:10.
. BROOKLYN. 3; CINCINNATI. 4.
NEW YORK, Aojg. 12. -Brooklyn be?
gan the final series at hopie with the)
Oinclnnatis today, and I.a use they ,
could not hit Bivltoiistion ii lhe light
time lost the game.- Attendance, r.oo.
Store: - - RILE.
Tifooklyn. . . .(1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2- :! 7 4
Cincinnati. . .0 0 II 0 t 0 0 1 2? 4 11 4
Batteries- Kennedy and Orini. [irolt
enstein and Pelt is. ljmp:res? Lynch
and Andrews. Time 1 :!:',.
BOSTON. S; CLEVELAND
BOSTON. Aug. 12.--The Cleveland*-I
w .-r.il play ..-.1 today at every1 j oint.
and bill for a home run in t Ii ? llrst In?
ning .would probably have been shut I
out. Attendance. ::*:.o0.
Boston.3 0 0 12 (I a 2 X- S II) 1
i 'leVeland. . .2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 II ?? 2 7 -3
Ratlci-ies-Klobed,anz and Hersel..
Young" and- O'Connor. Umpires?Sny
dor and Oonhellv." Time?1:.!7.
ATLANTIC LliAC.lTB.
RICHMOND. VA.. Aug. 12? Hart
ford-Richmond game postponed on ac ?
count ,,i rain.
NORFOLK. VA., Aug. 12.?.Reading- I
Norfolk gain.- posiiioned on account of |
At Allentown? RILE.
Allcntown.0 0 0 0 0 4 1? 11 13 1 1
Newark.0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 1 t
Batteries Sti.icI and McMiinn?s.
Miller and Rothfuss.
At Lancaster? R.H.E.
ant-aster. . .0 0 n n 0 ft 0 0 n n 1? 1 4 0
ateisrtn. . . .0 n o tin it n a ii a o ? 0 1 4
Batteries?Wilhelm and Wentc. Viau
nil Remis.
YELLOW FEVER IN "MEXICO,
i By Telegraph.)
CITY OF MEXICO, Aug. 12.?Yellow
'ever of the worst type prevails at
Merida. and has apepared in the Int'e
ur of the stales of Yucatan and Cam
pose. Tin- beat is stiff (tat Ing. The
heat is suffocating. The health of tin
city of Mexico has has been improved
Hiico lho't\ui,H'-|;ei;:ui, and It Is proposed
' " ^e^tftKoin
l'^ccttji. system bei
;*larso _,
SH F.R1 i V K 11.LS A Si >LDI RR.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 12.?Edward
(iarrett. a member of Colonel Crane's
negro immunes, who were lat.lv en?
listed her,-, was shot and killed by a
? Icpnty sher iff of er a desperate running
] light through ;, thickly populated sco
.f tlds city with officers of the law
afternoon. Carroll was drinking,
had fired at lhe saloon keeper and
w Io n in the street shooting off his pis
lol promiscuously, r.-fused to be ar
rested. H,. v.ns linn My shot by a depu?
ty sheriff, who went to the aasoslanci
of the police.
METHODIST DIVINE DEAD.
RICHMOND, VA.. Aug. 12.?Rev. Dr.
.lohnst..ii. president of lhe Virginia
[conference of i|?. Protestant Methodist
church or "Virginia, died in Ablngdon
today. Ills home was .Mountain C?ty.
Tenn.
England's Legislative Body
in Session.
IGE QUEEN'S SPEECH
Her Mm jot y l>?|il..ru? Iii? War lt.-!v
Spihi mill ihr I ii I ie.I Still??, ISut
It. jole. s in Iii? Kiirly I'ms
" Ii. ?!? ..r Vi are.
Illy Telettrranli.)
LONDON. Aug. 12.?The House of
Commons met today nt 10:30 A. At.
A succession of questions on the sub?
ject ..I" China elieiie.l little information.
?I'll.- government leader, Mr. Bui four,
declined t" pledge the government to
prevent the ratification of the Franco-,
iielgarian I'ekin-Ilankow concession,
hut promised that in the event of the
British capitalists purchasing railroad
concessions obtained by French or Bel?
gian syndicates in ihe Yang-ts--Kiang
Valley". Her Majestdy's government will
support ami assist them, both in Lon?
don and Fckin. in this and in all other
legitimate British commercial enter?
prises. - -
The China appropriation I.ill -then
nasse?) its third reading and the session
was suspended until 2: HO !'. M.
W ie n the House of Commons re-as
embh-il. Hie nienibers, :.or.ling to
custom, pro..bd I., the House of
I...ids wh.-re the Queen's speech was
read. They then returned to the House
of Commons, where the speech was
again read.
Parliament was then formally pro?
ne-.I until Octohed 0.
The Qi.n's speech at the prorogation
of parliament in part as follows:
of parliament In part is as follows:
"My Lords and Gentlemen:
"Mv relations with other nations con
linuo friendly. I have witnessed with
the deepest sorrow the hostilities wbini
have taken pie. ?? between Spain in d ihe
railed States.two nations to which my
empire is boiiiid by many lies of'-uf
fection and traditions-: Negotiations
recently opened civ- fair ground for
hoping thai the deplorable c.niliet will
b.- bronchi to a Id munition bv the
conclusion of an honorable peace.
'The . bailees which have taken place
in tie- territorial relations of other
-P.O. ers with the Chinese empire in?
duced me I,, conclude' arrangements
whereby Ihe harbor of. Wei -11 a i - Wei.
and . . i l tiii positions adjacent to my
colony at Flong Kong were leased lo me
by th- emperor ..f China. I I rust these
arrangements will conduce tie- main
talnun.f his independence and the
sol-miry of bi-i empire, and he favorable
I., i In- extensive commerce carried oh
between the people of Greal Britain and
i Milnn."
"C.-nileinen" of the lb,use ..r Commons:
"I Ihnnk von for lie- liel.ral provis?
ion >..ii have made for tie- defense of
my empire: The sacrillces asked of voll
are severe, but no -renter than tin- ex?
igencies of the present lime require. 1
mi nla.l io r.gnize Ihe value of ihe
nrovisions lo which you have assented
f..r Increasing the strength and elllcien
cv of ihe arinv.
"My 1 ords and gentlemen: 1 have
sen with much gratification thai von
have the- year added to i lie statute
I.k an important measure assimilat?
ing the local institutions of Ireland lo
lie,so of England and Scotland. I irust
i ibis valuable reform will tend to
strengthen ihe bonds which unit.- the
people of Great Britain and Ireland and
increase their common affection for the
fundamental Instruction of the realm."
WILL HA IS IO THIS FLAG.
Admiral Miller and Staff Arrive at
Honolulu.
tBy Telegraph.)
Hi iN. .LDLH. Aug. 1. via Victoria P.
.'.. Aim. 12 -Tim United States steam?
ship Philadelphia arrived here yester?
day from San Francisco, with Admiral
Mill.-r and staff on board, win, oanTe'
for ib.- purpose of raisin:-, the American
Hoc i.v.m the Hawaiian islands. Ad?
miral .Miller ha- orders lo cnf. r with
Minister Sew.ill and until after the con?
ference nothing definite v. ill be decided
is to i Ii. Hag raising program.
A conference with tin- Hawaiian gnV
einir.i in h ill be held this afternoon. It
is generally understood thai the Hag
will not be raised unlit the commission?
ers nri iv.i tin- 17th:
F. M. Hutch lias r. signed Iiis p null ai
a's minister to ihe Hr.iled Stales..
IS-The Even plnnialiun, the b, si paying
sugar est ate in Hawaii, has decided to
increase ipj.. capital -lock to $2-.OOii.H0il.
Tlie pr. -. ai slock capiialiicalion is $1.
Th. 'Japanese Imhrollgo )S97 ha ??
be. n settled by ihe payment of $75.00:).
iiiiii i . Japan. In making the payment
the government does lf.il a.lioil the
jus I i. e of i be eis i ni or right of Japan lo
iniiemiiiiy. The payment was mail, at
Ho- re.pi. .-t ..f President McKinley.- ?
Queen Lilillokalanl relnrind lo Ha?
waii on the 2d instant, glad as sue said,
to her friends, to be back infher own
country among her .own p...yple. She
was given an entliushislic reception by
several hundred of her native friends.
I.EE'S REPLY TO CO RUIN.
ays He Will Order His Men to (.'ease
Firing.
JA< 'KS? ?NVILIjE. FLA.. Ahr. ? II.
I General I. received a telegram from
Adjutant General t'orbin. at Washing?
ton todnv annoimcing that peace had
be. n de. iar. d. He wired in reply:
"Thank you-.'.'J will at once order the
:ev. nth corps ,j.o cease firing."
Th.- general, was rft least facetious,
even if not sarcastic, as this city is
about Ho- rieftwesl thai n'nv regiment of
his'common.) *l:.s got to i'iibn. The
seventh will probably get an opportu?
nity io"go there to do garrison duly,
h.'iwever. Lul that is not a particularly
pleasant thought lo a good many, who
would prefer to return home.. saying
iha: th.-y .lid. not tyilist for police duty,
but rather to fight for their country!,
and opportunities for that being over
th.-y im I..tiger have any desire lo serve.
Tili: SEGRET.
The Ser.ffi.-r -Why ihi'v'.u'm'is.uonarl s
molf such ?r...,t efforts i train -he
heathen to wearing , lollies'; A-.- ,1,- ss s
and bonnets a necessary pari ..f reli
The m; si..!:.,i> No: but limbing
makes a woman come to church re-<ii
I nil well as knowing that ilie oilier
ivonn li will be tb.-re in neu bonnets.
HUMORS Off EXAM I NATIONS.
i Bookman.I
It r.ppi nrs thai- in an elementary ex.
?tnlmition in English which was iutelv
kHii-id in a s,!i,...l near New York two
V-*t-i"'' - Were given out 1.. be correct?
ed to- ii,,- y.,img.r scholars. Tie- tir t
:S?f.Uir;e was to be correc'ted as.p. it?:
?ui.j.-ot tr.atleiv.und tie- ..."con.! ..ent-Ii, e
as t,. it--. yntav. These weiv lliP'sen
\\ hen ti?. pnp.-1-s w. re handed in It
was f?und that one of li, examinees
bad apparently r, garded the sentenc ?
as subtly connecl.-d in thoughl for I.Is
ar.sw.-r ?:,-? as follows:
"Th.- hen iiidn'1 don.- it; God done il."
STRANGE.
(Cincinnati Enquirer.)
Mrs. Wall.,,- lib, I bad an awful
tin..- in th- country. A bull chatted me
deal across Ihe field. Tu.- farmer's wife
I,.Id in- i bat ii was. my red hat ami par.
a.-ol thai angered him.
Mr. Wallace?That is strange. He was
not the one who had to pay for them.
MV $UH,
t fe-Rtiw ? .i>'i-iu.r ?ht.ri> blneHfcsfrUs 5BW
t.iilitf IflW ?lt 8 ToiUSid Willi,' :r. '
Aijd |>artridgii ii?rtl?a ploy tiid? sutl *=jil?
At the foot of thu ptut> treue tall.
Just out through the brush, where the robin
and thrush-;
OVr their ncsla carol praises to God.
You may see whom grows in stately repose
America's own goldenrod.
Hero buries dance when the moonbeams
Klmiee .
And hire 1110 from mortals away
Down tliu mossy lafio where thuy hold their
And fain would I linger for nyo.
Wlicn day has begun, comes the beautiful sun
For one hurried glimpse of the dell.
That through sorrow and pain until day
, dawns again
In bis mind the bright picture may dwell.
With the coming of spring, when the green
? forests ling
With the glad, happy notes of the birds.
In tile beautiful glade, wtlh its wide spread?
ing shade,
Are whispered the sweetest of words.
la the warm summer days, when Orpheus
plays
On the thousand stringed lyre of the gods,
We loiter anil dreaui on the hanks of the
stream
And keep time with our angling rods.
But I'll tell you not where to seek this spot.
With ?II nature's bright beauty in store,
For there mortals would hie, then the fairies
would tlv,
And my glen would he mine no more.
?Rose Van 15. Speooe.
GUNS USED BY SOLDIERS.
Description of the Krag-Jorgeusctl and
the Lee ltilt.it.
Since 18U0 tho regulation ritlc of. the
United States army, supplanting the for
nier weapon, theSpringlield rille, litis been
the LvritK-.Iurgcnsen iui.gaa.iiiu ritlc. It
was adopted upon the recnjniiietidutlon of
a board eoinposed of "Lieutenant Colonels j
It. II null and .1. 1'. Parley, Major Ii. D
Freeman and Captains S 10. liiouut and
GcorgoS. Anderson. The result of one ot
the tests in.competition with 'plhor wonp
011S follows:
For accurato nlni the Lee showed 49
sliots in two minutes, the Krag-.loraenscii
3L>. the Springfield No. 1, tili, and the
Springlield No. S, 35. Itrtlic dring at will
for one minute the results were as follows:
Lee, jS; Krag-.Iorgen.-.eir,'-JS; Springfield
No. I, L't und Springtierd No L'. 17 shots.
Upon the results of the tests, approved
by General Scliolicld. the general com?
manding thi' army, the Ki-ag--loi-geti.-:on
was adopted. It has a uiaga.-.iiio chamber
for Hie cartridges, which can be dropped
by the simple pull of a holt.. It is possible
to load single cartridges and tiro one after
another, reserving those in the magazine
for time of netd, wliemtlre live shots can
bo tired without pausing to reload. Tho
cartridges are of an alloy of tin and loud
in a steel ease. In passing through llesh
und hohe or any solid stibslnm-c they make
only n small wound, but in semifluid mat
tcr they explode, sothat a man shot in the
intestines or brain is practically blown to
pieces. The reason for this property of I he
uulleis lias neyor been satisfactorily ex?
plained. -
The gun tile marines are armed with is
tliftvLcc rille, a magazine gun. with a call
ber of .23? Inches. Its. range lor point
blank bring is" between liOO and Toll yards
Smokeless powder is used with it, and a
hardened lead bullet, w hich has a copper
jacket plated with tin. The gun has a
maga/.inu for five cartridges, which are
put in at once, being fastened together
with a metal clip. The gun etui be used
for tiring and reloading alter each shot or
tlic live shots can bo llrcd in quick succcs
Bloii, and tho gun reloaded with live more
while it, is at the shoulder. The chief ail
vantage claimed for it is that the cartridge
chamber can be opened by a straight pull
and without burning up the gun. The
gun without the bayonet, is almost four
feet long ami weighs eight, pounds and si?:
ounces. Tho- bayonet adds about eight
inches to the length ami a pound to the
w-elght. Tho dspnrtridge is about three
.'?Riehes long, and ISO rounds weigh eight
pounds sixvounoos.?New York Tribune.
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I.. *>?
i> Itees lunt -Trees.
Thovi.ll.oof bees to fruit, growers can
scarcely be overestimated. Some years ago
a'placc was leased to a tenant, who kept a
few cohudes of Ih-cs. In one corner of Che
yard was a large and thrifty looking apple
e that*always bore all abundance oP
issoms, but no fruit. A titVmber of eyl
onies-of bees were placeiNibdui heath this
tree, and, inucJi to the siu-petae of the own *
er of the place, the tree; was^oadeiLwItjh
extremely fine apples, soniethlng th?F'?Htl
never oeourred beforu w ithitl the ''i^in^r
of 'the iuan who had owned thu placet"!
2iT years. The next season the beus yvcre
distributed under trees that liad not 6e*:ii
in the habit of bearing freely. The most
surprising results followed, the trees being
full of very fine specimens of fruit.. If ttiu
blossoms on un apple, plum or pear tree
are covered up and the bees are kept away
from tlKQu until tho blossoming-season.is
past, thc.ru-.wlll be no fruit. Tlif* has been
?tested again and again.?No(ds,"jrk'llud
*?'?*' - * ^> *? '
The First due of Field M?sle. .
Gustavo Kolibo w rites vnn ? urti.elo* on
"ThoTrumpet In Camp and B:.i"tlo?*-for
Tlie Century. Mr. Kobbosays:
Tho 4{S|sfc-.,usu of field in lisle of which wo
liavo ?UsQuitcly authentic information was
at the battle ol Bouvines, that village of
French Plunders where I ho French; .have
won no fewer than three victories?Philip
Augustus defeating.Otto 1 V of Germany
thore-jn 1211, Philip of Vajois defeating
tho English there in 13411. while in IT'.H
the French defeated the Atistrinns nt- the
same place.. It was at llouvines Tu 1*J 14
that ti'tiiiiputs sounded tho signal .nW the
victorious i'renclt charge, the Hist, a union
tic;.instance of a command given by, a
crtttupet, cull. " v
What He ThouElil or tint Court.
At a pollAj court In one of the tpwns in
the north of "Hebtland a w itness I showed
Homo .signs of levity while truing examined
and was promptly cautioned by the presid
big magistrato to address ihe:i'-'o,r\,,-k in a
iH-comiiig uiabncr, else Ii6 w^iHd'bi^c^YrVrt
milled for contempt.
"Wlmar's t!?' court?" rjiid the fellow1
w ith a slight air of disdain. . -
"I'm the cburtr; replied thu magistrate'
with some dignity. .. -
"Du'il a' that yean:!" said tho witness'
"Ve'io jist Ji.niiu Tocher thu tutiu nier
cliuii' 1"?Pearson's Weekly.
ThereaSfOoTKffewer than HI Scottish so
clotluK in L.iidoii, of which It) aro dis
tiiietly highland either In tlieireollstltu
tioil or us associated with highland coun.
liefore a Chinaman can quit. Australia
ho is compelled to register lend ieave Idi
I photograph
_
Till-: HONEST UACJIKI.OR.
?-.-?rest Girl?What makes you
fiMW say such liorried things?
.wtirrieu loeb'tfo not talk that way.
Th.- Savage Bachelor?No, we .only
say w hat the marriettV tij^n think.^ i
Ol,OI.IOl78 PATHS OF PEA CR:
After ., hundred days ,.f war tin- ITnl
t?:d Stales will enter on the paths .f
pence bettei prepared than ever to make
Ihem glorious. These'paths are broa
er and more inviting than any na'tlon
ever had laid 0ut by a beneficient
Providence, and if rightly followed they
will lend to many a glorLus victory
that will be no less renowned than
those Just won In the war.
iViSSfi UV IJfTi?KKST CA-if?isslK*?
,4jiour 'tun viaiin.
ISutTaneeti und CleiiruuceM at the <kii.t..sii
i?o ge. I-Ibt or Vessels Nira In fort.
Other Blariiie Hein?.
CALENDAR Fort THIS D.W.
Sun rises.?:20
Sun sets .C:iVJ
High water?'6:29 A. M. and t):3'.i PT M.
Dow water?0:27 A. M. and 12:0S. P.M.
W.-iitl.er fun-win
WASHINGTON. Aus. 12.?Forecast
for Virginia?Fair: preceded by rain in
eastern portions: variable winds, be?
coming northwesterly.
AltiilVAL? AM) DKl'AHIUKKS.
Vessels Arrived YeeterttHV.
Steamship Slaf Kire, Sandy Hook.
Steamship Droydan (Hr.). Cadiz.
Schooned -Mary Freeland. New.York.
"tViifteiK Suited Yesterday.
Steamship St. Andrew (Sued.). Nora
felt. Rotterdam.
Steamship Indrani (Hr.). Norfolk.
Uarge Delaware. Providence.
? PONTOONS "IN D RY DOCK.
Two pontoons belonging to the Chap?
man & Merrltt Wrecking Company
were brought In re yesterday from
Norfolk in tow of [he tug Plymouth
and the pontoons were place! in the
dry dock at'-noon.-:. -
These craft were a part of the wreck?
ing expedition sent lo raise t be Spanish
I warships at Santiago." Im; they were
found leaking outside of ihe capes and
put back to Norfolk. The leal;.; will be
repaired and th.- Plymouth will proceed
lo Santiago with the pontoons.
HA.Mll.ToN A NO .) 'EPPERSON
The o|,i Dominion St.-am dup Com?
pany has selected Hau.ilt.'.n am!
Jefferson as the names f a- tm- two uew
ships which are now building f .r them
at Chester. Pa., and whh h will he en n
plet. d Has year. The reason for tin ;
selection is given lij?-lhe comminy s
monthly-publication.' the Pilot as f.,I
lows:
?'In this decision tin- dir.. ! .is of
I the company haw- depatlel ft-oui their
custom of using geological names as ,i
has seemed appropriate at this lin e to
adopt the names ..:' tw . of He- meal-til
statesmen the country has produced,
and. fun her. repr.-soe.i jug, -as th-v do
both New York ami V^-ginia, so far as
their lan e cm l.r- I... nll-e.l."
DININ'f: W ITH THE PU H I DENT.
Revs iMhei't Noitrse relate.-, th's-slorv
in the Coiigressioiiulisl: .Mi a cena n
Sunday morning .td-.-riy ot Vs.- c '
.I ?'!' :i . 'Ei-hth ' llrfii nr. s, .:i Id ??
self befo e tl at ollicer. "Ev.-rylh lie a I
right. co"ionelV he asked. Alter look ng
ar..in..1 and finding thai the tent had
be. n pin in ..id. r ..ml In.': I. black?
ed, iie I. plied in the -till 1.1 Hive. " i
have a f:,v..r. t.. ask.".said Hie orderly.
??Sicte it," said the colon. 1.
."1 beg that I may go off today, col,
..n. !. and go a lull.- earlier ami'remain
"Sir. I have i e. eived I
?si.lent, and hp iuvil. - m
\\ hit.- Holl: O."
Presideni of.tin- Hnffed
way to be ranked li?
ters if til.- World. Hut
I iinaiTe.-ted" democrae
0 now hoi,is thai e.\ i!
1 in this Incident, win
,:-.r.-i!k-led in any other
;.'?:v.'
HITS OF 111' Mi' ill
Teacher: "Wn.i discovered America
Street Gamin (after deep thought):
dlsrenicniber bis name, but he was
Dago."?New York Wf-cf.ly.
The Funeral rroceM?i?ui ? -io
' Ry looking into any carriage of ^TH;
neral procession," said Mr. Stayli .ii, "^b
is possible lo tell n! a Slfciue its 'ftintfi.-i
to the hearse. Thu oia! of two-'ciu riages
in front of the hearse carry IhJ? pnilkcat*;
ers,.who arc sober id' ilemeahor,"hut no!
depressed. Tin y are sole, ted t.ccaus^^oi
their-st at ion or rank, and ,i I now'lvdgo^
this fact, givos-theui dignity of Uearjng,
but;they arc ifot east down iiv II*., \-,;.,
'Alter tho jiieiiirse ic.iineii I lie. cnrri.c.;e
with tint, chief mourners, whoso.grid "ij?
Sacred. There may bo another carriage Or
perhaps more 111 led with lli.se wlrf> i.rn
deiHily. but after them the Dirge, of soir.c.v
grows rapidly lighter until it wholly dis"
iippiiars. Them may bo seen ,iu diso ear
riago a child. lopkiog .rut 1 r.uiY a window.
Ill, some there*wdll be se n friends, and
ni'hjrtbors' cctiiio to do finnor'i.i the dead
apiPffrtiserve'silciico and lived at':Hudes.
'oThen will ex,me citwiagcs cwhtainiug
those who look from Hm windows us th.-y
pass at ob'ctits unfamiliar, and tiicli theru
are carriages-containing peopTc who do
[ .not husit-ulu to talk' and smtlu-htid car
I'iages contai ning'tSiose trlui sit I sick,,-in
I fSiu cuinfortahlo ("Bslrrnns and enjoy the
rWe."?New'York S_i:m
. Symbol of the Sin.dower.
Speaking of yellow, thu sunflower, in
flower language, Is symbolical of false
riches, lor the"'following reasons:"Thu
Spaniards, when they invaded Peru, bo
held gold on every hand, and when they
saw the country covered with golden col?
ored tlowcrs they imagined they, too, must
be pure gold? not the only case where ap?
pearances havu been dcceiiInk l!::t by a
pervursu contradictiuh uf tliis story 'tho
'Spaniards themselves ndopt the flower as
a symbol .of iiit-th. aml unu uf their poets
says, "Heal faith is like the .sun's lair
(lowers, which, midst the el..nils that,
shroud it and the winds that wave it. to
and fro, and all the change' of air ami
emtli.anil sky doth rear its head and look
eth up, still steadfast, lo its Cod " So it
yoii want togrow suiltl.iwers you can lake
your choice of meanings ?Huston Trav
uliir.
v : ~
Au Eeoiiomint ICeptilsed*
"Wo oxight'to keep a.regular account, of
receipts ami expenditures, ""said the prac?
tical politician's wire.
"What fori"'
, "So that you can show justwhat money
f.yo? h?vo.and how you gut it "
ttOruut Ijcottl'. Tliat's )u.-.t w hat we're
^Uj?lng notifty lot on about. "? Washington
?Ifeji.* '~T-"-'
? A tfhge(lfatr,*rr?tcittt!r'|.layii!g Itichn-rd
111 In u small town-was waited on after*
the show, by uu-lioiicst Farmer, w ho said
that "if the gen Tin w ho wanted a hois'
was still of the somite mind he would likt'
to do business with him "
The average lifo of women workers is
88 years. v.
Iq the Mexican rtouscliolir. . .. . .
Tho arrangement of turnituro is much
more formal than in the United State's. It
Is u very common sight to sou a splendidly
furnished parlor w ith a row of straight"
j backed.chairs oil alike with their-,lia^ks4
j against thu wall anil .as cl.fse togoUiur^isf
they Jain he jdzicoil Clea'r'nrotindjtliiii^Uuj.
' Heavy single doors, such as*tT6?Wst^l in
i the Uylt^il Srtijjit'^, nro practically u^ukiioy?A
in Mii9knr*i liop-sci-i' eRIIcr a^entriuices oj.
between lnleriiiy^iliitjpts....Xli.-il.'irtW?mgJ?j
in the middle and arw t?;i<:m:lif3SOi bolts'
top and bottom. Kitci'lor doors'are al?
ways litl<id with glass puneis, tor they n^bok
nervo as windows All such doors opening
on the street or opou C?uiit uro fitted with,
solid shutters that arc folded fit, thu sides
out of sight when nut in usb.?Modern
Mexico.
"Dear Doc: I ain't no
weak iimil no more.
Sleetrie Belt done it."
The above torso though ungrammatical statement was rt.ived from a
Texas cowboy patient the other day. a ad speaks volumes. This man was
ol ,iie lime in ..very sense a wreck. I took charge of him. au.I after using
my-Kluoirie Kelt ihr. .. monilis be ,e|ortod to "me a eximpleto eure. 1 wrote
for a test in.ial ami received the ab-.ve. My speciality for the past IhlO.v
years has- been the treatment of those weakneses which result from youth?
ful errors or later excesses, sn.h as Nervous Debility;- l.ame 'thick. Impo
t.-ttcy. Varii occle. etc. Twenty years ago 1 abandoned drugs and to-day
offer in my famous . - .
El eel ric
-?? ? i
a remedy which 1 believe will never fail If given a fair, situate ?how-r- 1 can
prodit< e-.em: of thousands of letters from men in every station *nd Y.ut.lltioii
ol life. In far away China 1 luva It nidi c.ls'of cm es. U ,- ,b-|n o tw..
belts in Wadda Haifa. Africa, seining thetn 20(1 miles l|iland on camel's
ino I.. I':,oh a Hi. .- i i-.o w |.? co..i- in the irttv of Carlo, Rgypt. a man
has sold over :. Dr. Sunden ElectricaI Hells to the natives. He reports won?
derful results. Last year from all sources I received over if.. testimonials
of absolute cur.-. K-iK?-r. 'what more can I say to convince yon'.' As true
as life itself. I have the greatest I herapeUI Ic iipplktrtce Ho- w.pld has ever"
know n io ine Dr. Sunden Electe e 'it-It, ami before ten years pass every
doctor will recommend i:. Heinember I he pur- galvanic current can never
stimulate. Ii MI ST strengthen and lone.
In all t'i-.v experience, which is second to no specialist Jn the world. I
never y.t [fiiitjd a person who claimed lo be injured in i:s use. Currents
l'i*?f my i.cli under conudet .iitr I of ?.? a.-r A.pnly it '- at. night; it
i-iii'e* while you sleep. If you live mar by drop in and consult no- free of
.barge, or if too far to call, send for I'ceo book, ??Three Classes of .Men."
which explains all. and s, nt In plain sealed envelope.
Dl T. A. SANDEN, 8.6 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. N. Y.
|| Men's 410
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