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KOTHER X-RAY IB
Reputed Strange Discovery by a
MARVELOUS IF CORRECT
The Bnrnsonlnn Proverb "Will Have
to Be Altered to "Oh, "Wad Some
Glftie Power Gle U& ti Hide Our
selves, Lest Ithers Sec Us."
It was alter hours when the reporter
happened into the great double store and
annex, 415-417 Seventh ttreet, last even
Ing, and he found Messrs Mayer &. Pettlt
They had Just been reading about the
reported discovery of a Baltimore physician
of a. new adaptation of the x-ray, whereby
an ordinary photograph could be developed
. jo fchow a person without clothes or even
his Interior anatomy
'1 hope it imt true," said Mr. Mayer
"I don't quite like the notion or somebody
., getting bold of one of my photographs and
undressing me and then, even taking the
iffesh off my hones It is worse than being
.one of those paper dolls."
"'But it might be very useful, too," re
marked Mr. Pettlt. "It one were sick, for
Instance, all that would be necessary would
be to send one's photograph to the doctor
and he could examine it all the way
through and find out Jutt what was the
vWcll, ir it's true, people will be a little
bit shy of having themselves 'took' in the
future, "laughed Mr Mayer; "but people
will rtill have to wear clothes, even if the
x-ray can tee through them, and the iir.
menc; redactions in our clothing department
will come in mighty handy to lots ofpeople
"Why, we are celling good crash suits at
$1.9fi," he continued, "and giving credit
right along, even at these cut-below-cost
MILLS HARKED FOR DEFEAT
iFhe New Tariff Doctrines Mili
tate Against Him.
ALSO HIS SILVER RECORD
ThegTexas Senator's Tariff -for
TJeyenae Only Speeches Said to
Biive Gone Against Him Mr. Bal
ley, Gov. Culberson and Ex-Senator
Reagan in the Field.
Politicians are interested more or less
Just now in the fate of Roger Q Mills, of
Texas, wbos.0 term will expire -with this
Congress. Some say that he will not be
jible to hold We former friends In line when
the election comes off, while others say
that he Is so out ot gear with new culls
in Texns and elsewhere that the latter day
Democracy will inevitably compass his
One ot the main causes operating against
Mr. Mills' re-election Is his attitude on
silver when the repeal of the purchasing
olaopt' of the Sherman act was under dis
cussion Be not only favored the repeal
in caucus, bathe d'llvcredsome very violent
speeches in that interest.
This has always been construed as op
portion tc sliver, and they are alleging
that he was -very slow, anyhow, in join
ing the great movement of 1890, when
fprybod really for silver showed himself
In Ills true colors.
The other issue Involved In Mr. Mills'
chances is the tariff. Both of the Texas
Senators stand for a tariff for revenue
only, and both of them, in their speeche.
sneered occasionally at the new evangel
of Democracy on the tariff. The cham
piansof the new tariff idea were Rawlins,
JlcLaurln-Tillman, most of the ropulists,
aptl the foremost- opponents were J. K.
Jones, Vest, Chilton and Mills.
It bo happens that the shibboleth of
iquall7ing the tariff or of sharing in its
-jams found favor with all ot the Texas
jtelegatlon. two of which voted directlj
lor the IUngley bill. Mr. Bailey adopted
Bic new tariff idea. He was, it is I elieved
lelected fin the Ways and Means Committee
limply because ot Ills erratic tariff doc
;rine3 and possibly for his ability to produce
X schism in the Democrats o the Bouse.
It is worth recalling that Mr. McLaurln, of
Eonth Carolina, was also put on the "Way
ind Means Committee by Mr. Heed, and
when be readied the Senate he exhibited
tliongly his protection attitude.
Mr. Bailey, it Is said. Is working hard
for Mr. Mills' place, and so is said to be
Representative Lanham. Othercandldates
are ex-Senator Reagan and Gov. Culberson.
Those who have given tome attention
to the subject think that Gov. Culberson
will win. He has not antagonized the very
large conservative element in Toxa-s, and
he has not been suspected ot pluyiug
politics for personal preferment.
Mr- Mills has bepu so long in Congress
as a champion of the tariff doctrine, .m
"whlcn his party won twice, that It will
require a revolution to oust Jilm if he le
ousted. There is but the least bit of the
irony of destiny in the fact that as Mr.
.Mills was once the prophet and uracil of
the .Democracy on th. Tariff, he suouldnow
be marked for the slaughter, because of
that s&m doctrine brought down to dat.
It was stated last uigl.t that while, if
the tarirt were the issue, Mr. MilN would
not be elected agaiu in Texas with the
present drift of lwlltics down there, that
his real difficulty will be squaring hin.
telf with his Constituency on thu tJIver
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GREAT DOUBLE ALLIANCE
The Combination Between France
and Russia Startles Europe.
POWER OF ALLIED NATIONS
Import of the Consummation in a
Treaty o the Secret "Understand
ing Thut Has Long .Existed Be
tween the Two Nations Compari
sons of Fighting Strength.
London, ALg. 27. The official announce
ment of the alliance between France and
Russia, which was made by the Czar at the
luncheon given him yesterday on board
the French miser Porthuan, under Trench
colors, surrounded bj French officers and
iu the pitnenve of M. Faure, president of
the French republic, lias created a sensa
tion in the diplomatic circles of Europe.
Followiugclosclyas It does upon the heels
ot Emperor "William's visit to the Czar, its
meaning is even more significant.
This alliance between the most absolute
empire of Europe and I lie great and en
lightened republic ot the old world has for
many years been conceded to exist in a
secret n.nner. The striking circumstance
under which Itselstenee has been publicly
acknowledge J, has served to bring home to
the other nations of Europe the serious im
port ot the combination batwecn the Power
ot the East and the West
When the history of the severest fight
ing that Europe has ever seen is reviewed,
the importance of the military alliance be
tween France and Russia, that is today
officiall announced in the publication
of the portentous words of the C.ar,is at
once manifest Napoleon had hlb ta-te of
fighting against the Russians, in the most
disa-trona ciiupatgn, save one, that it
pver fell to ids lot to conduct.
Upon the Judgment ot this greatest gen
eral that history has given us an alliance
of the French and Russians should there
fore maVe the greatest fighting combina
tion that could be made in Europe, leaving
numbers nut of the question.
But numbers and the strength they give
are n.,t to be left out of the question. In
numerical unitary strength any other dual,
or even tnpli alliance, that can be formed
in Europe cannot be compared with this
With Russia's 113,000,000 and France's
GO.000,000 population, Including that of
its colonips. trie fund that Is to be drawn
upon can well be seen.
The grand wUr total ot the two countries
Is represented by the remarkable figures,
All the rest of Europe, has a grand
war total of but 11.500,000, and the
aecouterment or the troops of the miscel
laneous throng making up this lot is not
to be compared with the matrniricent readi
ness for immediate and effective battle
that Is represented by the land forces of
Russia and France. Such an army as
these two countries could put into the
field on short notice would be unparalleled
Great Britain lias a grand wai total of
570,634: Germany, -1,600,000; Iluly,2,000;
000; Austria, 1,700,000: Turkey, 922,000;
and Spain, 1,279,000. Combine any two
or three of thece and thf numerical: si length
will not equal thai of Ruvia and France.
The old triple alliance of Germany,
Austria, and Italy falls 14,000 troops be
The two allies could put into the field
200,000 horses and 11,500 field guus,
which again furnished a favorable com
parison with the ability of the rest of
Taking continental Europe alone, and
leaving Great lirltaiu's splendid navy out
of the question, the French and Russian
strength on the seas i s greater than that
of all the other countries combined. The
dual alliance has 289 ships ready for
war, and while the other continental gov
ernments could put in action a number
slightly in excess of this, the registered
aud armored strength of the Franco-Russian
vessels would surpass them.
Tue personnel of the French navy is
made up ot 78,537 men, and that of
RuEsia, 43,368 men, making a total on
the active list of 121,905. Exclusive of
England, tho rest of Europe has 106,000
men on the active val lists. Englaad
France has 172 vessels In her navy, and
Russia 117- The rest of Continental lu
rope has 30 1, but a large part of the.'c
are unarmorcd gunboats, that would be of
suiallaccount in aright. Russia and Frunoe
possess together an even hundred armored
ships or the fighting type. Great Britain
alone has eighty-six, which, with her
unnrmored ships, gun boats, and dispatch
vessels, bring her total to 301.
Dut are Great Britain's ships likely to
ever fight side by side with those of any
other nation against tho two powerful
TREATS" SIGNED "WEDNESDAY.
France "Will Enjoy n Notional Holi
day In Honor of It.
Taris, Aug. 27. It was learned defi
nitely today that the treaty of alliance
between France and Russia was signed
last Wednesday. The two governments
have arranged to publish the text or the
The cabinet has issued a decree order
Ing that August 31 be observed as a na
tional holiday in celebration or the rati
fication of the treaty.
AGGRESSION OF THE CRETES.
Turkish Commander Djevad Pasha
Fired on by Rebels.
Canea, Oiete, Aug. 27. The strained re
latlons existing between the Turkish au
thorities and soldiery and the Cretans
haveagaln assumed an aggressive character
on the part of the lattsr.
D;-evad Pasha, tho lecently appointed
Turkish commissioner and commander of
the Turkish forces in Crete, while on his
way to visit the camp of the Insurgents to
day, was fired upon cytheCretanrebelsand
compelled to return.
MRS. "WALLACE'S CONDITION.
Dnngbter of the Chief Justice Said
to Be Now Oat of. Danger.
Nnw York, Aug. 27. According to a
private dispatch received here today Mrs
H. O. Wallace, daughter of Chief Justice
Fuller, who has been very 111 in Tacoma.
is now out of danger.
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13VADED A RECEPTION.
3Ir. SIcKlnley Stuuls ft 3rareh on
the People of Clevelaod.
Cleveland, Aug. 27. President McKin
ley, Senator Banna, and the distinguished
party that was to have been received In
C eland with brass hands, parades, this
flrlngof salutes andnllthetrlmmings.fctole
a n.aich on the citiensof the city Friday.
The yacht Comanche was to have arrived
hi the city at ft a. m., and an elaborate'
plan of reception had been prepared. Jt
was 4 o'clock when the Comanche, with thu
Presidential party on board, arrived in
Clc eland harbor. The yacht steamed to
the Pennsylvania coal docks and lied up.
At 7 a. ,m. the entire party arose and made
preparations to leave the yacht Car
riages were summoned and the Presidential
party drove to Windemere, Mr. Banna's
Few people recogni7ed the distinguished
party. There was no cheering, no wel
come of any Kind. In the party were
President and Mrs. McKlnlcy, Secretary
of War Alger and wife, .Miss Alger and
young Mr. Alger, Senator M. A. Banna,
Col. Berrick, B. M. Banna aud William
Later in the day great crowds gathered
down town to see the President, and lin
gered for hours before they turned away
disappointed. The naval reserves sailed
up the lake to a point opposite the Banna
ijonie nnd fired the President's salute
President McKlnley stood bareheaded in
the lawn while the salute was being fired.
THE PHILIPPINE REBELLION
General Rivera Making Irnt Little
Headway Against It
Conflicting Dispatches Received
From Him as to the Progress
of His Campaign.
Madrid, Aug. 27. Dispatches from Gen.
Prlmo de Rivera show that the insurrection
in the Philippine Islands does not abate
On the morning of August 8 the general
telegraphed as follows:
Aqulnaldo, Llanera and other rebel
chiefs concentrated all their forces at the
mountains of Minuyan, Slbul They num
bered some 3,000 men, halt of whom,
according to confidential reports, were
armed. Deprived of all re-soarces and
pufched by hunger and the stormy weather
prevailing, they came down and attacked
the small town of San Rafa9l, which was
defended by 125 men, under two lieu
tenants, wLo report having killed hundreds
ot the enemy, while their Ions was one dead
nnd seven wounded.
On the evening of the name day Gen.
Rivera contradicted the preceding dis
"The two columns that I first sent to
San Rafael, Bulacan, broke through the
enemy's position and defense works, and
thus took relief to the detachment there,
de-pitp the stormy weather and pitiful
condition of the roads. I have ordered the
columns tc pursue the enemy, if possible.
The detachment under Lieut. Monasterlo
made u gallant defense. We had seven
killed And thirty-five wounded. Theen;niy,
severely punished, burled 153 of their
dead in the town. One was the so called
Gen. Rnmiiez. Residents of the town say
thnt the rebels carried many wounded to
This, as tnoatof Gen. Rivera's dispatches,
is considered here, a conundrum, and all
are anxiously waiting for mall advices,
fearing that Monasterlo's brilliant defence
may result in a repetition or Rivera's vic
tory at Puray, which was later reported
as disa-trous to the Spanish army in the
Under date ol August 3, Gen. Rivera
says that the prisoners at the Pampanga
Jail mutinied. Seventy-three were killed
in the arrray. The garrison had two
soldiers killed, and the governor's secre
tary was wounded.
Mail advices from Manila received here
today say that halt the Spanish soldiers
in the Philippines are sick in tlu hr.-spltahj.
The available troops scarcely number
10,000. For this reason Gen. Rivera
keeps on the defensive
GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE.
Senor Sugnsta's Gloomy View of
the Outlook for Spain.
Madrid, Aug.27.-Senor Sagasta, the
Liberal leader, declares that the situa
tion in Cuba is going from bad to worse
and thnt affairs in the Philippine Islands
are but little bPtter. Be says that the
scheme of autonomy for Cuba ought to
be applied forthwith. He is confident that
the Liberals will return to power mucn
earlier than has hitherto been expected.
LOCKED HER IN AN ICE BOX.
Method Boland C. "Woodall Used
to Discipline His Wife.
St. Louis, Aug. 27. Roland C. Woodall. a
salesman, adopted a novel means to dis
cipline his wife, according to the latter' s
allegation In a suit ror divorce Just filed.
She claims that she married her present
husband February 8, 1 893, and lived with
him until August 1 last. , In February
last, she says, he locked her up in a large
ice box and kept her confined theru until
she was nearly frozen and exhausted She
avers this was a feature of ills baibarous
system of abuse.
KILLED BY A TENANT.
Dr. John R. Cnhell, of Danville,
Richmond, Va., Aug. 27.-Dr. John R.
Cabell, of Danville, brother of ox-on-gressman
Cabell, was assassinated near
Callands last night by Edward Hankins,
one of his tenants. Dr. Cabell had noti
fied Hanklns to give up one ol his farms,
on the ground of irregular transactions.
Yesterday Dr. Cabell went to the place
and last night his dead body was found,
riddled with buckshot. Bankins killed
a man In 1872, for which he served ten
years in tho penitentiary.
Farewpll Banqnet to De Kny.
Berlin, Aug. 27. A farewell banquet was
given horo tonight in honor of Charles De
Kay, the retiring American consul general.
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SUCCESS IF THE MIS
Capture of Khyuer Pass Has
Damaged British Prestige.
NO SCH EJIE OF DEFENSE EXISTS
Detachment of the Tribesmen
Driven Buck to .the Hills Orak-
zuis Gatheringtit Fort GuU.stan
The Indiun Government. Not Satis
fied "With the Ameer's Answer.
Quetta, India, Ang. 27.-The civil and
military officials here are very anxious
regarding the developments that may fol
low the surcesses of the Afrldis The
capture ot Forts MaUdft and Lundl Kbtal
by the tribesmen forms the subject of
much goFslp in the bazaars and has dam
aged British prestige.' It is declared here
that the rrarrlton at Fort Lundl Kotal was
insufficient and that tho fort ltseir was
utterly Inadequate' for tho purpose for
which it was inteii(li.d, It was added that
no sclieni" of defense of the frontier exists
Simla, Aug. 27.TfA largo contingent of
the Daulatzai Afrfflis descended the hills
of Kopat last evening and burned an Ublan
village. Gen. Biggs, with a small forre
of Pumaub infantry and a field battery
of the Scots' Fusilcers, attacked the Afridis
today," and, after a hot fight, drove the
tribesmen hack to the hills. The British
casualties were one Sepoy killed and three
wounded. A largo force of Orakais Is
gathering at FortGaltstan.iu the Samana
Mountains. '- ?
Preparations are in progress for send
ing a strjng punitive, expedition into the
Arridls country immediately.
Badd Mullt-h, the leader of the Afridis,
declares that his force is resting after
severe fighting and will again take the
field on September 15. In the meantime
Khyber Pass will be kept closed.
EXPLICIT ANSWER DEMANDED.
The Ameer Askedfto Furnish a Bill
Bombay, Aug. 27. It is stated here that
the government has rigain written to the
Ameer of Afghanistan regarding his atti
tude toward the rising on the Indian fron
tier. The authorltieslnot being satisfied
with his recent communication, in which
he declared that he had not incited thu
Mohammedans to rise, against the British
and that his troops, It they had taken part
In the uprising, had done so without his
knowledge. The government in its last
note says It desires that the Ameer give
definite answers to certain questions and
avoid generalities in his reply.
Protecting Vlnaly From a Afob.
Marynville, Cal., Aug. 27. The National
Guard from thltt place, is guarding thu
Colusa Jail to prevent the lynching of Pedro
Vlnaly, who shot Miss: Florlne Porler
Tuesday The -guards and deputies have
surrounded tha'jail. Vlnaly Is said to be
In a precarious" condition from self-inflicted
Bering Sou " Claims Commission.
Balifar, N S., Aug. 7. The Bering Sea
claims commission resumed its sessions
today, the Hon. Frederick Peters, chief
counsel for Great Britain, opening tho case
on behalf ot the Imperial government.
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"WHAT'S !N A NAME?"
A SENATOR'S BROTHER SHOT.
George K". Pritclmrd Fatally Iu
j tired by a Desperado.
Cloudland, K C, Aug. 27. George IC.
Prltchard, brother of Senator Pritchaid
and the sheriff of Mitchell county, was
wounded fatally today while attempting
to arrest Monroe Garland, a desperado,
near here. The desperado fired on the
sheriff, one bullet penetrating the lungs
and another passing through his neck.
Garland then attempted to shoot Prltch
ard' s deputy, but the latter was too quick
for him and fired twice, instantly killing
TRYING TO OPEN THE MINES.
First Attempt of the Operators
to Carry Out Their Threats.
PItlf-burg, Aug. 27. The first attempt ot
the coal operators to carry out their in
tention of reopening the mines was nwuie
today. TheSfiowdenand Gastonvlllenilnea
of the New 1'ork and Cleveland Gas Coal
Company were the ones at which the at
tempt was made They are on the Wheel
ing dMlon of the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad. The pit bosses went into the
mines eaily and a few imported men were
smuggled in. No coal was brought out, and
it is supposed the first day was devoted
to ghing instructions to the new men.
The Robbing Coal Company hired a lot
of men to load a lot otcoal slack on cars
today at Sturgeon. A number of wom.-n,
wives and daughters of strikers, stoned
the men, and droe them away.
A THRILLING EXPERIENCE.
The Narrow Escape of Several Per
hon.s From Death.
Chattanoora, Tenn., Aug. 27. News has
reached here of a thrilling accident on
the side of Sand Mountain, Ga., at the
coal mines of the Dade Coal, Iron and
A narrow gauge locomotive, With six
persons on board, jumped the track and
rolled down the mountain a distance or
200 feet, after having dropped over a
cliff twenty feet high.
Capt. F. B. Connor, of this city, had two
ribs broken and a badly sprained wrist.
Mr. Suedden,of St. Louis, had hlsarmand
shoulder badly bruised and cut. A .Miss
Cox had one of her ears nearly cut off
and received dangerous scalp wounds. Tho
fireman's arm was brokpn.
OGDEN GOELET DEAD.
The New York Millionaire and
Society Man Passes Away.
London, Aug. 27. Ogden Goelel, the
well-known New Torker and yachtsman,
died st Cowes today on board his yacht,
Ogdea Goeict, by rea"cn of his wealth,
his family connections, and the part he
took in society life, was one of the best
known men iu New York. Be was a son
or the late Robert Goelet, owner of the
"Bioadway farm," an extensive property,
which ran from the site of the Windsor
Ro'el to the Eat River, and included land
as far south as Nineteenth street. It ivao
fiom this property that the family obtained
Its great wealth.
Surveyors Ordered to Alaska.
Augustus F. Rodgers, chief of the
Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey at
San Francisco, lias received orders to go
at once to the head or the Lynn Canal,
Alaska. He will take with him an as
sistant and together they will make a
complete survey of the Dyea and Bkaguay
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LETTER FROM GEN. GOMEZ
Glad' That No Cuban Is Stained
With Blood of Canovas.
THEY ARE NOT ASSASSINS
He Hopes That the Cuban General
Assembly, at Its Meeting on Sep
tember 2, "Will Decide to Elect
Burtolome Muaso ns tho Presi
dent of the Republic.
Sanctl Spiritus, Cuba, Aug. 20. A letter
has been received here from Gen. Gomez,
dated August 17, at the Estate Rosario.iu
this district of Santa Clara province. The
general has made a rapid march to the
east fmr.i the province ot Matanzas, leav
ing Gen. Rodriguez in command of the
insurgent lorces, which have invaded
the province of Havana. It is baid that
Gen. Gonez inten.ls to pas the Jucaro
Moron Trocha aim be present at the gen
eral assembly that will take place on Sep
tember 2 to select the new president of
the republic ot Cuba. The letter above
reffrred to Is the first written by Gen.
Gouicz after he received the news of the
assassination ot Canovas, which reached
him on August 16.
"I tm very glad to know," he says, "that
a Cuban was not the murderer of the prinvj
minister ot Spain. In the long strife of
Cuba for liberty there is not a single pa;:e
tainted with murder. The Cubuus, since
the fust revolt of the island with Lopez,
during the ten years' war, and from the
glorious 24tl of February of 1893, have
left to the Spaniards the infamy of re
sorting to crime. Cuba can present to the
woild the largest Hat of martyrs and
heroes that any country ever had in a long,
bloody struggle foi freedom.
"But no man can say that a Cuban pa
triot has ever disgraced his cause with
a cowardlj assassination. The killing of
Canovas del Castillo, at Santa Agueda,
could not be an exception to that rule.
'We will nevpr forget that our war is a
noble cue, for justice, and not inspired
merely by hate.
"The tragic death of Canovas I con
sider but a natural consequence ot his
life. No nuiii can rule a country by
force against all Jutice and humanity
without, arousing fiendish hatred agaiust
him iu men ot his same character.
"Coming, now , to something more dear
to us, I sav that my wish is the election
of Bnrtolome Masso for president ot Cuba,
and so 1 will advise the representatives
at the assembly of next September. The
dignified attitude ot Masso, who shows
not the least desire for office, In spite
of the face that he Avas the soul ot the
revolution In its first days, adds, in ray
opinion, a new title to recognition on the
part of the Cubans. Havana, Matanzas
and Santa Clara are strongly in his Tavor,
I do not know yet the opinion in the
other provinces, but there is little doubt
that in the election he will have the ma
jority of AOtes."
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PERISH II RIBS OF FIRE
Five More Towns Destroyed fcy
the Mayon Volcano.
AWFUL DOOM OF HUNDREDS
Cascades of Bed-Hot Lava Poor
Dowu Muyon's Side and Bnry
Five Hnndred Humua Belngw,
"While u Rain of Ashes, Stones und
Sand Destroys Many Others.
Tacoma, Wash , Aug. 27.-Five mora
towns have been wiped out and not less
than 400 people killed since the last re
ports were received here by the eruption
of Mayou volcano, in. Lucon Island, ono
of the Philippine group. Widespread dev
astation and ruin have resulted in towns
and villages situated around the base of
Mayon for fifty miles. The latest towns
destroyed are Santo Nino, San Roque,
MUericordia, San Antonio and San Isa
dor. The last two named are suburbs
of Lifog, the destruction of which was
announced several weeks agtr- A terri
ble sight greets the eyes ot visitors as
Libbat, near Lifog. where 115 inhabi
tants he burled In the ruins. All the sur
rounding hemp plantations and fields and
cattle have been destroyed.
Two hundred Inhabitants perished when
San Antonio, San Roque and Miserlcbrdia
were destroyed, and two hundred mora
met death under ashes and lava in or near
the other towns mentioned. Cascades
of red-hot lava pouring over Mayon's
sides, together with dense showers ot
allies from the first eruption, buried
five hundred human beings before they
could flee to places of refuge. GruduaUy
the orupl.on increased in violence until
lava was flowing Into the sea forty miles
from the crater and the tremendous rain
of ashes and sand reached Nueva, fifty
miles away. Villages were thus de
stroyed whkh were thought to be safe
when the eruption toJk place, and the
number of known dead was Increased to
at Irnst nine hundred.
At ttacacaray many houses have been
buried under avalanches of ahes and sand.
In th-i town of Tobaco large fissures
opened in the earth, engulfing several
dozen buildings. Theremainsngliinabitanta
were obliged to hermetically ok.se doors
and windows to keep out ths ashes Escape
frm town was impossible as all roaila
A cprrespendent, writing from Guinea.
Obatatweatrairi-8 from the mountain's
base, sends a graphic description of tho
eruption to Manila papers. Be says thac
subterranean rumblings were heard through
out Lucon Islund, while the lava furiously
boiled over the crater and ran down in
rivers or fire. At the same time , hot sand
and ashes were thrown out over the sur
rounding country, completely obscuring
the tun. Branches or trees were broken
ort by iho weight of the aahes, and the
fo-csts, which were a source of great
wealth, are now destitute. Women ana
emiJren of Guinea were sent to the Maa
rary Mountains for safety, while the cor-respor-deiit
and others remained one night
watching the majestic but awful volcano.
People of Lifog, he says, were killed
by red-hot stones and sand, which were
seen to fall In showers over the towu.
Lirog has been completely buried, only tho
ruins or one church remaining visible. On
the east side of the mountain, all planta
tions ha e been destroyed. On the other
sid'-s th -re are narrow streaks where sorno
vegetation yet remains.
Railway tracks and bridges have been
destroyed and several persons killed by
the eruptions of Shlranes, a volcano in
Gumma prefecture. Japan. Late in July
earthquakes were felt, followed by the
eruption, which threw ashes and sand
nearly a mile rrom the crater. The next
day there wit, another eruption about
100 feet from the old crater, hoc water
and mud being thrown seventy feet Into
the air. This continued threj hours. Tho
crater remains full of boiling mud and
more eruptions are expected.
CAPTURE THE NEGRO DEPKW.
Assailant of the Little Doody Girl
Lodged In Jail.
Kingston, N. Y., Aug. 27.-While a hnn
dred armed men were Eeatchmg for him
in the wrong direction with the avowed
purpose ot lynching him, Joseph Depew,
the negro who assaulted Michael Doedy's
six-year-old daughter, at Uickory Bush,
this morning, was captured by Constable
James Bradley late in the afternoon, and
is now safely lodged in jail here.
There was a demonstration atRosendale,
where the negro was arraigned before
Police Justice Brown, and Doody made an
attempt to shoot down his daughter's as
sailant, but he was held and Constable
Bradley brought the pn.-oaer through un
hurt, though badly frightened.
The httle girl is terribly injured and ac
the latent report is delirious from thj shock,
but the doctors say that she will recover.
"WILL FORSAKE FOL1TICS.
Tom "Watson Sees the Handwriting
on the Wall.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 27. Thomas E. Wat
son, late Populist candidate tor Vice
Preident. intends shortly to dispose of his
newspaper and forsake the field of politics
He hay that Western Populists willsoon
unite with silver Democrats and thattha
party in the South will not be able to
support itself. .
Tusccllcs Heard From Again.
New York, Aug. 27. Sidney Lascellea,
alias Lord Bersford, the ullegcd baron,
who spent a term in the Georgia pcnl-
i tentiary Tor swindling, Is supposed to he
i in New York. He is said to have como
here in July", nnd is trying to raise money
enough to get to the Klondike. The
Georgia orflcials are again hunting for the
nioolh lord. He is wanted there on. other
clwges of swindling.
Tillman to Campaign In the East,
Columbia. S. C, Aug. 27. Senator Till
man Iert for the North tonight to make a
series of speeches In New York and Penn
sylvania Bl3 fight In New York, he said,
is "to keep the Bill crowd from bolting the
Common Lnnmer only 70c per 10O
ft. Frank Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y.av