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Durin the present century 400 hu
an lives, $125,000,000 and 200 ships
have been lost in fruitless efforts to find
the north pole.
Th new census is said to demon
strate that the average age of mar
riage in the United State has been
increased at the rate of a iortnight a
year for a number of a past. If
this progress keeps up only octogena
rians will be at marriageable age after
"Johanna" is dead. Sh as one of
he most remarkable trained animals
he world has ever known, and every
body knew her. Johanna as a gorilla
\i ith Barnu & Bailey's circus, and was
valued at many thousands of dollars.
She died of pneumonia at Nuremberg,
Otto Schulz holds the Evansto
(111.) championship record as a pie
eater, having eaten 5% pies at a
single sitting, while his opponent as
able only to cause 3 pies to disap
pear. I is said that Schulz could
have eaten more, but decided to re
strain himself. Such restraint is ad
mirable, especially when it is remem
bered Schulz' opponent had to pay for
Over the greater part of the N
Englan coast the supply of clams has
suddenly diminished to an extent
which has become alarming. Extensive
areas which four or five years ago pro
duced great numbers of clams are now
practically barren. Th explanation
is simply that the demand has in
creased at such a ratio that too large a
number of the natural "seed" a ms
have been removed and extinction sud
Alfred Harmsworth, the owner of
he London Daily Mail and 30 other
publications, is said to be a bidder for
he London Times. Thoug but 34years
old, young Harmswort is the wonder
of the newspaper world and, starting a.,
an office boy the London Tit-Bits
building 20 years ago, he has built up
a fortune estimated at fully $20,000,000.
he introduction of American methods
in his publications is considered as the
principal reason for his success.
Nearly 30 years ago Jonas Silver
man a farmer living near Spring
field, O., as swindled out of $1,500
by sharpers while on a train near
Valpaiaiso, Ind. he criminals es
caped and era long one of the three
died. Th other drifted to the
Klondike a year or ago, became
rich and have just returned to the
states They hunted up Mr. Silverman,
paid him the $1,500 and gave him
$1000 more by a of interest on the
Fro the outbreak of the contest
it the Boers up to the end of Sep
tembe the actual a expenditures
©f the British government wera $280,
000,000, and the official estimate of
a still to be made—based on
he declaration that the war is over
—is $80,000,000 more, making a total
of $360,000,000. This is nearly equal to
the gross output of the Sout Af
rican gold mines from their discovery
to the beginning of the war a period
of 15% years
A immense cave has been found in
he Helvetia mine, 30 miles south of
Tucson, A. T. A cave filled with water
as first encountered, and examination
showed that this was but the begin
in of a a cave 250 feet wide
inr places. It length is unknown but
500 feet have been explored. Th cave
is lined with copper in places. Remark
ably rich ore has been taken out. There
is a constant flow of water which is
pumped out and used in camp for smelt
Th most remarkable feature in con
nection with the recent discoveries in
a Ionia of records antedating all
others by thousands of years is the fact
that men were much as they are now
and lived then somewhat as they live
to-day. On one tablet a jeweler gave a
guarantee that an emerald set ring
would not fall out for 20 years on an
other a couple of farmers agree to refer
the question of their boundary line to a
third party for arbitration. A third
bears record of the adjustment of a
claim for wages and so on the life
then being similar to the present.
Queen Margherita Italy, the
id of assassinated in Humbert,
as completed the distribution of her
personal effects and finally retired
from the world to live in seclusion
the remainder of he*, days. She has
given her royal diadem, worth $200,
000, to the young queen Helena, the
museum at Florence has received all
the fine laces and embroideries that
attracted so much attention at the
Chicago exposition, and her 300 mag
nificent costumes have been distrib
uted among her friends. In this royal
wedding the heart went with the hand.
A new telephone fire alarm system
has just been patented, the whole
system being operated by. magneto
current and dry batteries. After the
system is once installed the only thing
to get out of order is the burning out
occasionally of a fuse, which may be
quickly repaired. A separate wire is
used for each fire district, and any
number of telephones may be^con
nected with any district wire^By
means of this system every house and
factory along the line can be connect'
«d with the alarm Wire, and thus pro
tection may be had at a low cost.
The Important Happenings of a
Week Briefly Told.
IN ALL PARTS OF THE UNION
All the Latest News of Interest from
Washington, From the East, the
West and the South,
THE LATEST FOREIGN DISPATCHES
The gold in the treasury at Wash
igton on the 26th amounted to $451,
477,404, the highest point ever reached
since the foundation of the govern
Statistics issued oy the treasury de
partment show great gain in value of
American manufactures shipped
The president in a proclamation
announces November 29 as Thanks
The total population of the United
States as announced by the census bu
reau is 76,295,220, a gain of 13,225,464 in
Adjt. Gen. Corbin in his annual re
port shows the army consists of 2,535
officers and 63,831 men, volunteers
bringing the total up to 98,790.
The death of Edward Dewey, broth
er oi Admiral Dewey, occurred at his
home in Montpelier, Vt., aged 71
Work has been resumed by the }50,
000 miners of the anthracite regions
in Pennsylvania, most, of whom have
been idle for nearly a month because
of the strike.
At Brockton, Mass., Harry Elkes
broke the 25-mile bicycle record, his
time being 37 minutes and 2 3-5 sec
An explosion of chemicals resulting
from a fire in the drug house of Tar
rant & Co., New York, resulted in the
loss of possibly 35 lives, injury to over
a hundred persons, ancl caused a prop
erty loss Of $1,500,000.
C. J. Alvord, Jr., the embezzling
note teller of the First national bank,
New York, was arrested in Boston.
The death of William S. Stryker,
adjutant general of New Jersey since
1S67, occurred in Trenton, aged 62
In the United Staters the visible sup
ply of grain on the 28th was: Wheat,
59,773,000 oushels corn, 8,144,000 bush
els oats, 1-4,256,000 bush'Is rye, 1,050,
000 bushels barley, 3,067,000 bushels.
Desperadoes murdered Harry C. Hos
ier, paymaster of a Pennsylvania coke
company, at Connellsville. Three^)f
the former were killed and the fourth
is in jail.
In a gas explosion in a coal mine near
Wilkesbarre, Pa., three men were
At the age of 61 years James Buchan
an, a congressman from New Jersey
from 1885 to 1893, died suddenly at his
home in Trenton.
Fire destroyed the Mountain houss,
a famous hotel at Blanford, Mass.
WEST AND SOUTH.
High water cut off .L-. Crosse, Wis.,
from the rest of the world. Heavy
rains throughout Wisconsin drove
hundreds from their aomes.
An explosion of an acetylene tank
for a stereopticon wrecked ,the inte
rior of the First Presbyterian church
at Austin, 111., and hurt .Lecturer E.
W. Leitch, probably fatally.
Henry Russell Pritchard, the oldest
Christian ministei in the United
States, died suddenly at Chesterfield,
Ind., aged 81 years.
In a railway collision 16 members of
Isham's "King Erastus" company, a
colored organization, were injured at
The death of George Dunlap, who
was at one time one of the most
prominent theatrical men in the
United States, occurred in Chicago.
In Hawaii only 11,216 voters were
registered for the coming election.
In the Collma districts and on the
Pacific slope south of Austin, Tex.,
severe earthquake shocks were felt.
During the present year a, total of
$20,166,687 worth of gold dust and bul
•lion has been received at the Seattle
assay office from Alaska.
Gen. Elwel S. Otis has been assigned
to command the department of the
lakes and Gen. Fitzhugh Lee to the
department of the Missouri.
Apoplexy caused the death of J. M.
Schriver, general passenger agent of
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, at
Seven passengers were killed and
several injured in a wreck on the
Northern Pacific road at De Hart,
The Cuba military department has
been established, with Gen. Leonard
Wood as commander.
A cyclone wrecked farm buildings
at Gypsum, Kan., and John S. Moor
was killed and other persons were in
At Marysville, O., Rosslyn Ferrell
was convicted of murdering Express
Messenger Lane Angust 10 last.
In a collision on the Chicago & Alton
road near Mitchell, HI., two persons
Maj. H. J. Hearsey, editor of the
Daily States and one of the strongest
newspaper writers in the south, died
in New Orleans, aged 60 years.
F. B. Anderson confessed that he
testified falsely ^against Caleb Powers
in the Goebel case at Georgetown, Ky.,
through the influence of Col. Campbell,
Arthur Goebel and Wharton Golden.
At Duke, Ala., ah 18-year-old negro
youth named Abernathy who attempt
ed a criminal assault on a 14-year-old
white girl, was hanged by a mob.
In a severe battle with Filipinos
near Narvican, Luzon, four American
soldiers were killed, f^
America's proposal to promise to
preserve China and to maintain the
"open door" has been accepted by
France, and o^her powers a.e expect-
In a battle near Looc, Luzon, two
United States soldiers were killed and
The grandson of Queen "Victoria,
Prince Christian Victor, aged 33, of
Schleswig-Holstein, died in. Pretoria
A reply was sent by Secretary Hay
to England and Germany to the joint
agreement to maintain open door in
China, acquiescing in its terms except
as to the third arcicle, wluch is held
to concern two contracting parties
alone. Count Cassini, Russian ambas
sador to Washington, says the policy
of the czar toward China is identical
*with that of the United States.
Prince Tuan and ten other high Chi
nese officials must suffer death for
aiding the Boxers, according to the
demand of the allies' ministers.
Ten persons were killed, 200 injured,
and the clothing of many torn to
rags in a mad orgy of welcome to
London's imperial volunteers from
By an earthquake at Caracas, Ven
ezuela, 15 persons were killed and
many others injured.
Premier Salisbury says that all pris
oners of war now at St Heiena, Cey
lon or in South Africa of American
nationality are to be released forth
The czar of Russia is supposed to be
mapping out a policy that aims at the
peaceful subjugation of China, Corea
Allies in Peking are determined to ser
cure the punishment of guilty officials.
In Paris it is said that Kruger will
visit the United States and ask inter
vention in behalf of independence of
The exposition in Paris has been pro
longed until November 12.
Turkey's sultan is said to be perse
The H. Bischoff, a German ship, was
wrecked at Grosser Voglesand, at the
entrance of the Elbe, and 12 of the
crew were drowned.
Minister Conger has- been instructed
to demand ample but not excessive in
demnity from China for death, mjury
and losses of Americans.
The business portion of Shelby, Neb.,
was almost entirety wiped out by a
fire started by burglars.
A New York court has decided that
leaving personal property in a seat
in a railroad car entitles a passenger
The transport Idaho, with the home
coming Canadian soldiers from South
Africa, arrived at Halifax, N. S.
Walter Kerr died at w'right's Corn
ers, Ind., aged 100 ears and 6 months.
Gen. Botha and a strong force of
Boers, were moving toward -Cape Col
The Carlist revolt in Spain promises
to give the army serious work.
Mrs. Sarah Anthony Burtis died a*
Rochester, N. Y., in the ninetieth year
of her age. She was one of the first
active workers in the cause of women's
Eight earthquake shocks were felt
at Jacksonville, Fla.
Evangelist Wjatt, missing from Chi
cago since May 20 is a prisoner in
Manchester, England, charged with
killing his father.
The southern cotton crop for 1900 is
placed at 9,790,000 bales.
A Paris court appointed George Gould
trustee for his sister, Countess Castel
lane, whose husband has spent 23,000,
000 francs of her monej in four ears.
Gen Daniel McClure7~United States
army, retired, died of pneumonia in
Twenty-six persons are unaccounted
for in the Tarrant fire and explosion
in New York.
George J. Frey wa,s robbed of $990
while waiting to make a deposit in
the First national bank in Chicago.
Registration shows about 110,000
voters in Porto Rico.
England was greatly surprised by
the promotion of Lord' Lansdowne to
the ministry of foreign affairs.
Federico Degetau (rep.), of San
Juan, has1 been elected the first dele
gate to congress from the island of
Porto Rico to the United States.
Chicago bank clearings for October
were $607,631,067, the largest for any
month but one on record.
The United States fish commission
steamer Albatross returned to San
Francisco from a 14 mouths* cruise.
Most of the time she has been in
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
Japan now has passed a law to pro
hibit lads under 20 years of age from
More than 150 new school houses
have been built in Kansas within the
New and frightful massacres of
Armenians have occurred in the dis
trict of Diarbekir.
Rudyard Kipling has decided to sell
his Vermont house and abandon the
idea of residing in America.
It is likely that salt mining may in
the early future be added to the in
dustries of British Columbia.
In England a lamppost has been
introduced which combines a fire hy
drant, tap and fire alarm box.
The game laws of New Hampshire
do not allow any person to kill more
than 15 partridges in one day.
The general council of Kaw Indians
in Texas has voted almost unanimous
ly in favor of the allotment of their
The home of, the late Bayard Taylor
at Westchester, Pa., known as Cedar
croft, was Isold at sheriff's sale to sat
isfy a claim.
A cousin of Dr. Livingstone, Mrs.
MacQueeny, who was Kate Living
stone, is alive at the age of 104, at
Salem, in the Isle of Mull.
Apricots stand second to oranges
as a moneymaking crop in California.
Roughly estimated, the present ap
ricot yield js worth $2,500,000 to that
J. M. McKnight, formerly president
of the German national bank, of
Louisville, has been Sentenced to five
years' imprisonment at hard labor for
It has been discovered that ~Mo
nongahela river is ruinous to boilers,
having 16 grains of sulphuric acid to
one gallon—a disastrous ratio, accord
ing to experts. lK ait
By order of the London school board
the teachers in all the schools of that
city have tested the sight of the chil
dren under their 'care. Over 23 per
cent, were found to have defective
The latest fishin
from northern Labrador report at St.
John's that nothing has been seen of
the Peary relief steamer Windward.
The winter seasdn has already begun
•|l set in near Hudson bay.
*i raft to^fitn
DEATH AND DISASTER
Thirty Persons Reported to Rave
Perished in Fire in New York.
Flames Cause Explosion* in Drag
House and Many Buildings Are
Wrecked—Property Lou Ex
pected to Reach 91,500,000.
New York, Oct. 30.—As the result of
a small fire several successive explo
sions of chemicals occurred in the
wholesale drug house of Tarrant & Co.,
at Warren and Greenwich streets, Mon
day and blew down a dozen buildings
and badly damaged a score of others.
The loss of life is not known, but
from all sources of information it is
gathered that there are perhaps the
bodiesof 30 persons in the ruins, though
because of the hot debris and the slow
ness of moving it no body had been re
moved up to midnight. The disaster
was one of the most terrible that has
ever occurred in this city and rivals the
Windsor hotel fire in its appalling re
sults, though in loss of property it will
be worse. Chief Croker, of the fire de
partment, said that the loss is fully.
The action of the tremendous ca
tastrophe was more vivid and awful
than the city has seen for a long time.
Buildings' fell in on themselves or top
pled over on others, iron girdters were
thrown yards awav, smashing through
great walls, whole structures fell into
the "streets on piles so that the line of
thoroughfare could not be marked out,
huge splinters of iron, steel and wood
were flung into the streets and into the
buildings clean through the walls,
where they buried women and men,
people walking through the streets
were knocked down and dangerously
injured by timbers, glass and steel,
horses were thrown down, wagons,
windows, store fronts and all sorts of
property for blocks in every direction
were wrecked and1 damaged. There are
35 persons reported missing and 100
men, women and children are on th«
list of the injured. Chief Croker said
that no firemen had perished in the
fire, all his men having been accounted
Origin of the Fire,
Of the origin of the fire no exact in
formation is yet to be had. The flames
were first seen on the third or fourth
floor of the building at the northwest
corner of Warren andl Greenwich
streets, occupied! by Tarrant & Co. It
is possible that the fire resulted from
imperfect insulation of electric light
wires, but it is the opinion of Eire Chief
Croker and Commissioner Scannell
that carelessness among chemicals was
the cause of the fire. Although the
city regulations against the storing
of chemicals are of the strictest kind,
Commissioner Scannell made the spe
cific charge that Tarrant & Co. had
paid no heed to the law and had placed
in storage chemicals and explosives far
exceeding the legal limit.
The Loss of Life.
Outside of a few who were injured
in the streets, the loss of life by the
fire and explosion must have occurred
in the Tarrant building mainly, and
possibly in the other buildings de
stroyed by the fire. The number of per
sons in the Tarrant building was esti
mated to be in the neighborhood of 50.
Secretary Allen, of the company, said
that there were 45 employes, and he
thought all got out with the exception
of one. The only person known to have
been killed up to eight o'clock Mon
day night was a man who Oied in one
of the hospitals from the result of an
injury received in the street.
Four Bodies Recovered.
New York, Nov. 1.—Only four
bodies have been recovered from the
ruins caused Monday by the explosions
in the Tarrant drug house, up to
Wednesday mrning. Of these only one
body has been identified, that of Au
gust Schmidt. The three unidentified
bodies were gathered piecemeal and
never will be identified'. The police
claim that the portions of human
anatomy found represent three bodies
and that two of them were men and
one a woman.
A revision made oi those persons
missing and thought to have perished
in the explosion and fire at Tarrant &
Co.'s drug houss shows 23 unaccounted
Heavy Shipment of Cotton.
New Orleans, Nov. 1.—Eight steam
ships were cleared at the custom house
here Wednesday for Liverpool, Barce
lona, Genoa t-and Hamburg, with 76,
767 square bales of cotton and 4,921
round bales. This is the largest amount
of cotton en[er cleared from any one
port in one day. These vessels will
also carry large quantities of wheat,
corn, cottonhseed' products, etc.
New Orleajns, Nov. l.-^-Final reports
to the Times-Democrat's correspond
ents place the cotton crop for 1900 at
One Trust Quits.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 1.—The Conti
nental company, limiteo, the national
screen door and window screen trust
formed about a year ago in Detroit,
closed up its business here Wednesday.
A member of the board of directors
said that on account of outside firms
who had created a' prejudice against
the combine it was thought^beststo dis
solve. Everything has been harmoni
ous among the firms interested in the
trust. The combine did a business dur
ing the first year of $1,500,000 in the
United States'and Canada.
A Wild Welcome.
London, Oct. 30.—-Ten persons killed
outright, 200 maimed and crushed,
many so badly that they will die, and
countless hundreds bruised, beaten,
and with clothes torn to rags, are re
sults of the wildest, maddest day Lon
don ever has seen. It is not the story
of a battle, hut only an incident in the
English people's welcome to their re
turning heroes—the members of the
City Imperial volunteers. Pew of the
returning heroes took part in the
--L Sallahurr Will Resign.
London, Oct. 81.—The following im
portant announcement appears this
morning in the, Daily Telegraph: "We
understand,that, after mature consid
eration, Lor| Salisbury has decided to
resign the foreign secretaryship, which
will be transferred to the marquis of
Lansdowne. Although the health of
the prime minister gives no cause for
anxiety, we IbelieVe that he is largely
influenced by the counsels of his med
MINERS AGAIN STRIKE.
Three Hundred Blen at Hudson Col
liery Object to Exacting Con
ditions of Foreman.
Wilkesbarre, Pa, Nov. 1 —Three
hundred miners empolyed at the Hud
son colliery of the Delaware and Hud
son company went on strike Wednes
day morning because the foreman in
sisted on more "topping" on the cars
than the men were willing to give.
Shamokin, Pa., Nov. 1.—The Corbin
colliery operated by Andrew Robert
son & Co., between here and Mount
Carmel, resumed work Wednesday, 500
men and boys being granted the ten
per cent, increase Tuesday night.
The Excelsior colliery, also owned by
the same firm, wnl resume Thursday
with 600 employes.
Sonant oah, Pa., xsov. 1,—The Sus
quehanna Coal company at William
Penn, near here, has granted the de
mands of the mine workers in that
colliery, and will resume operations to
day. This is one of the largest opera
tions in the county, 700 men being em
Hazleton, Pa, Nov. 1.—The Milnes
ville colliery,, operated by the A. S.
Van Wickle estate, will resume Fri
day The company has agreed to
grant the men all the concessions
made by the other companies and op
erators. Calvin Pardee & Co. and a
committee representing the strikers
for whom there was no work at Lat
timer when operations were resumed
on Monday arrived at an amicable
agreement Wednesday, and all the dis
charged men will be back at their old
It Sweeps Down Mount St. Ellas
Caused by a Severe Earthquake
—Damage to a Town.
Port Townsend, Wash, Oct 29 —A
report has reached here from Yakutat
that Mount St. Elias was badlv shaken
by the recent earthquake that did so
much damage at Eodiak. Indian trap
pers and hunters who were in the vi
cinity of the mountain have returned
to Yakutat and say that the mountain
was badly shattered. The shock was
so severe that acres of ice broke loose
near the top of the mountain and
came crashing down the sides, carry
ing everything before it. Indians
state that from where the avalanche
started clear to the base of the moun
tain it made a track a half-mile wide
where no snow or ice remains. All
the trappers had not returned and
some fears are entertained that some
may have been overtaken in the ava
Jury in the Case of Ferrell. Murderer
of Express Messenger Lane,
Reaches a Verdict.
Marysville, O., Oct. 31.—The jury at
midnight returned a verdict of mur
der in the first degree, without recom
mendation, against Rosslyn H. Fer
rell for the murder on tne night of
August 10 last of Charles Lane, an
express messenger on a Pan-Handle
east-bound train The murder was
committed for the purpose of robbery.
Ferrell secured $1,000 in money
from the way safe of the Adams
Express company. The verdict car
ries with it the death penalty,
which in Ohio is electrocution.
A desperate effort was made to save the
prisoner's life. The crime was not de
nied, but the plea was made that he
was mentally irresponsible and an at
tempt was made to show that insanity
was hereditary in the Ferrell family.
A LARGE FAMILY.
Uncle Sam'* Enumerators Count Over
Seventy-Six Million People
in the United States.
Washington, Oct. 31.—The official
announcement of the total population
of the Unitea States for 1900 is 76,
295,220 of which 74,627,907 are con
tained in the 45 states representing
approximately the population to be
used for apportionment purposes.
There is a total of 134,158 Indians not
taxed. The total population in 1890,
with which the aggregate population
of the present census should be com
pared, was 63,069,756. Taking the 1890
population as a basis there has been
a gain in population of 13,225,464 dur
ing the past ten years, representing
an increase of nearly 21 per cent.
FLOODS IN WISCONSIN.
Hundreds Driven from Their Horn
Railways Suffer Severely—Other
Serious Damage Caused.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 29.—Great dam
age has been caused by heavy rains.
Enormous loss has been suffered by
railroads, business men and farmers,
and hundreds are without homes. It
is impossible to estimate the damage,
as many towns are without communi
cation and no facts can be obtained.
The railroads running into this city
have suffered great damage. The
trains from all directions have been
tied up. The worst damage is reported
on the Milwaukee road.
Wisconsin Bank Robbed.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 29.—One of the
most daring bank robberies in the
history of the state occurred early
Saturday morning at Prairie du Sac,
a small town near Baraboo, Wis. The
Prairie du Sac bank, at that place,
was entered, the safe blown open by
means of dynamite and its contents
looted. The robbers secured $1,500 in
silver and about 300 in gold coin, be
sides several valuable checks. In all
about $3,000 was stolen.
Say* His Story Perjured.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 31.—The Even
ing Post of this city prints an affi
davit of Finley Anderson, the tele
graph operator upon whose testimony
Caleb Powers was convicted of com
plicity in he murder of Gov. Goebel,
in which Anderson swears his story
told on the stand at Georgetown was
Twenty-Five Were Killed.
Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 31. Mon
day's earthquake destroyed the town
of Guarenas, resulting in the loss df 25
lives. Nearly the entire population of
Caracas passed the night in the streets
or squares of the city. Slight tremors
following the severe shocks have re
curred at varying^ intervals and still
IS PARTLY APPROVED.
Reply of the United States to the
Anglo German Agreement
Japan Accepts Unreservedly.
Washington, Nov. 1.—The state de
partment Wednesday made public the
British-German agreement respecting
the maintenance of the "open door"
and territorial integrity of China,
with the answer of the United States
government, sent in duplicate to each
of the principals to the agreement.
"Mr Hay to Lord Pauncefote. Depart
ment of State. Washington, Oct 29,1900
Excellency: I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your note of the 23d of
October, inclosing the text of an agree
ment between Great Britain and Germany
relating to affairs in China, which was
signed in London on the 16th instant by the
marquis of Salisbury and the German am
bassador on behalf of their respective gov
ernments and inviting the acceptance by
the United States of the principles in that
"These principles are:
"1 It is a matter of joint and permanent
international interest that the ports
on the rivers and littoral of China
should remain free and open to
trade and to every other legitimate form
of economic activity for the nationals of all
countries without distinction, and the two
governments agree on their part to up
hold the same for all Chinese territory
so far as they can exercise h^fluence
"2 Her Britannic majesty's government
and the imperial German government will
not on their part make use of the present
complication to obtain for themselves any
territorial advantages in Chinese domin
ions and -will direct their policy toward
maintaining undiminished the territorial
condition of the Chinese empire
"The United States have heretofore made
known their adoption of both these prin
ciples During the last year this govern
ment invited the powers interested in China
to join in an expression of views and pur
poses in the direction of impartial trade
with that country and received satisfac
tory assurances to that effect from all of
them When the recent troubles were at
their height, this government, on the 3d
of July, once more made an announcement
of its policy regarding impartial tTade and
the integrity of the Chinese empire and
had the gratification of learning that all
the powers held similar views And since
that time the most gratifying narmony has
existed among all the nations concerned as
to the ends to be pursued, and there has
been little divergence of opinion as to the
details of the course to be followed.
It is therefore with much satisfaction
that the president directs me to inform
you of the full sympathy of this govern
ment with those of her Britannic majesty
and the German emperor in the principles
set forth in the clauses of the agreement
"The third clause of the agreement pro
"3 In case of another power making use
of the complications in China in order to
obtain under any form whatever such ter
ritorial advantages, the two contracting
parties reserve to themselves to come to a
preliminary understanding as to the even
tual steps to be taken for the protection of
their own interests in China.
"As this clause refers to a reciprocal ar
rangement between the two high contract
ing powers, the government of the United
States does not regard itself as called upon
to express an opinion in respect to it
"I have, etc
A similar note was addressed on the
same day by the secretary of state to
the imperial German charge d'affaires.
Berlin, Nov. 1.—The lormal reply of
Japan, unreservedly acceding to the
terms of the Anglo-German agree
ment, has been received at the Ger
man foreign office.
Shanghai, Nov. 1.—The Daily News
reports that a powder magazine at
Nanking has been exploded by light
ning and that many persons were
killed or injured and much propert}
A SAD DISASTER.
Boat Capsizes on Sandusky Bay
ill and Four Children Are
Port Clinton, O., Oct. 29.—A quad
ruple drowning occurred near Plaster
Bed, on Sanduskj bay, eight miles east
of here, Sunday afternoon The
drowned are: Douglass Stark, aged
three years George Stark, aged five
years Alfred Stark, aged eight ears
Henry Stark, aged 13 years. They were
the children of William Stark. Mr.
Stark and the children went for a boat
ride. On returning to shore the boat
became fouled in a fish pound net and
the oarsman could not either forge the
boat ahead or go back. The children
became frightened and, leaning over
the side of the small craft, it capsized,
resulting in the four deaths by drown
ing. Mr. Stark came here from To
ledo three weeks ago. He then had
a family of a wife and ten children.
Last week Harvey, aged four, died,
and the week before another child, aged
three months, also died.
Trustee Appointed for Caatellane*.
Paris, Nov. 1—The civil tribunal
has appointed George J. Gould trus
tee for the countess of Castellane, his
sister Accoroing to the pleadings in
the case her husband, Count Boni de
Castellane, spent 23,000,000 francs in
four years, whereas his income from
his wife's fortune is only 3,000,000
francs. The action in the case was
the result of a suit brought by Mr.
Gould against his sister. The court
granted his request and appointed
him trustee. The proceedings were
conducted in secret session, only the
bare decision being announced.
Boston, Oct. 30.—Cornelius L. Al
vord, Jr., the absconding note teller
of the First national bank in New
York city, who is charged with steal
ing $700,000 from the bank, was ar
rested here Monday afternoon by
Chief Inspector William B. Watts, of
this city, and Detective Armstrong, of
New York, in an ordinary lodging
house. When asked what he had done
with the money, he said: "Well, $700,
000 is a whole lot of money, but it goes
easy." In referring to horse races he
said he had backed horses, but never
on race tracks, and had owned fast
Attempt to Rob Pay Wagon.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 31.—Four Ital
ian miners attempted to rob Pay Clerk
William Hosier, of the Southwest Con
nellsville Coke company, while making
his trip between this city and Alver
ton with the pay roll of the Alverton
and Tarr works, amounting to $4,000.
Mr. Hosier was killed in the attempt
his companion, Harry Burgess, mes
senger of the company, was wound
ed two of the Italians are dead, a
third fatally wounded*, and the fourth
One Man Killed.
St. Louis, Oct. 31.—One man was
killed and six others were injured,
one perhaps fatally, in a collision on
the Chieago & Alton, near Mitchell,
111., early Tuesday. The passengers
received a shaking up, but none were
seriously hurt.\^The man killed was
George W. Corson, mail clerk, of
A CALL TO GIVE THANKS.
President McKlnley Issues His An
nual Thmnlcsg-i-vinv Day
lamation to the Nation.
Washington, Oct. 30.—The state d«
parfcment Mondlay issued the follow
"By the President of the United States
of America —A proclamation —It has
pleased Almighty God to bring our na
tion in safety and honor through another
year The works of religion and charity
hav everywhere been manifest Our coun
try through all its extent has been blessed
with abundant harvests Ijabor and the
great industries of the peop'e have pros
pered beyond all precedent. Our com
merce has spread over the world Our
power and influence in the cause of free
dom and enlightenment have extended
over distant seas and lands. The lives of
our official representatives and many of
our people in China have been marvelously
preserved We have been generally ex
empt from pestilence and other great
calamities and even the tragic visitation
which overwhelmed the city of Galveston
made evident the sentiments of sj mpathy
and Christian charity by virtue ot which
we vare one united people
"Now, therefore, I, William McKinley,
president of the United States, do hereby
appoint and set apart Thursday, the 29th
of November next, to be observed all
the people of the United States, at home
or abroad, as a day of thanksgiving and
praise to Him who holds the nations in the
hollow of His hand I recommend that
they gather in their several places of wor
ship and devoutly gi\e Him thanks for
the prosperity wherewith He has endowed
us, for seed-time and harvest, for the
valor, devotion and humanity of our
armies and navies, and for all His benefits
to us as individuals and as a nation, and
that they humbly pray for the continuance
of His divine favor, for concord ana amity
with other nations, and for righteousness
and peace in all our ways
"In witness whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed
"Done at the city of Washington this
29th day of October, in the year of Our Lord
one thousand nine hundred, and ot the in
dependence of the United States the one
hundred and twentv-fifth
"By the President John Hav Secretary
LED BY A DESERTER.
Force of Insurgents Attempt to Loot
m. Launch—Rebels Repulsed in
Manila, Oct. 29—A civilian launch
towing a barge loaded with merchan
dise near Arayat was attacked by a
force of 150 insurgents under David
Pagin, a deserter from the Twenty
fourth infantrj. The American troops
on hearing the firing turned out in
force before the boat could be looted
and captured. Fagin, who holds the
rank of general among the insurgents,
has sworn special enmity toward his
former company. Of the 20 men he
captured a month ago seven have re
turned. One was killed in a fight, his
body being horribly mutilated Fagin
sends messages to his former com
rades threatening them with violence
if they become his prisoners. It was
Fagin's men who captured Lieut
Frederick W. Alstaetter, who is still
While scouting near Looc, a detach
ment of the Twentieth and Twenty
eighth regiments, under Capt Beigler,
were attacked by 400 insurgents
armed with rifles, under the command
of a white man whose nationality is
not known to the Americans The in
surgents for the most part were in
trenched After a heroic fight Capt
Beigler drove off the enemj. killing
more than 75. The fight lasted for
two hours. Capt. Beigler and three
privates were slightly wounded, and
two of the Americans were killed
TREACHEROUS BOERS SHOT.
Roberts Confirms Sentence of Death
on Three Hen 'Who Fired on Brit
ish After Surrendering-.
London, Oct. 29 —A dispatch re
ceived at the war office from Lord
Roberts, dated Pretoria, Friday Oc
tober 26, referring to the fighting of
Gen. Barton's column with Gen. De
wet's forces, October 25, says:
"The British losses were heavier than at
first reported An additional officer and
12 men were killed and three officers and 25
men were wounded The Boers left 24
dead and 19 wounded on the field and 26
Boers were made prisoners Three Boers
who held up their hands in token of sur
render and then fired on the British were
court-martialed, convicted and sentenced
to death I have confirmed the sentence
London, Oct. 2J —According to a dis
patch from Cape Town to the Daily
Mail, a force of Boers attacked and
surrounded a patrol of Cape police,
with a convoy, near Hoopstad, Orange
River colony, last Wednesday, and a
sharp fight ensued "The police," sa\
the correspondent, "were compelled
to abandon two Maxims Ultimately
reenforced by the yeomanry, thev suc
ceeded in getting away with the con
voy, but they lost seven killed, 11
wounded and 15 captured The
colonials were outnumbered ten to
one, and the engagement lasted two
hours. The Boers have 15,000 men in
the field, nearly half of whom are in
Orange River colony. These are di
vided into commandoes of some 300
each, but are capable of combination
ior large operations."
Carlists Are Active.
Madrid, Oct. 31.—Several bands of
Carlists have appeared in the neigh
borhood of Barcelona. Three priests
have been arrested in Barcelona in con
nection with the Carlist activity. Their
quarters were searched and important
documents were found. The Carlist
movement was timed to commence a
fortnight hence, but it broke out pre
maturely. A band of 30 Carlists are
reported to be near Berga, a town 51
miles north-northwest of Barcelona.
Disaster In a. Mine.
Wilkesbarre, Pa Oct. 31.—A heavy
explosion of gas occurred in No 3 slope
of No. 1 shaft of the Kingston Coa'
company at Edwardsville at three
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, in which
five men lost their lives and six others
were badly burned. Five of the six in
jured are in a precarious condition and
it is doubtful if they can survive.
Dewey'* Brother Dead.
Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 29.—Edward
Dewej', brother of Admiral Dewej,
has died at his home in this citj. He
had been ill several months with kid
ney trouble, but his death was unex
pected. He was 71 years of age. He
served in the civil war as quartermas
ter of the Eighth Vermont regiment.
Candidate Drops Dead.
Peoria, 111., Oct. 29—Geoige W.
Blake, democratic candidate for con
gress in the Eleventh congressional
district, dropped dead at the conclu
sion of an address before a large dem
ocratic gathering at the little town of
Dana, in Woodford county, Saturday