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COSTER CHUM REPUBLICAN
D. M , ABISIIKUHY , VublUlinr ,
BBOKEN BOW ,
THE NEWS IN BRIEP.
Mrs. Kato Chase Sprngue , wife of n
former governor of Rhode Island and
the daughter of the late Salmon P.
Chase , governor of Ohio , died in Wash
Export decorators from every Htnto
In the union met In Chicago tp attend
the session of the national window
Railroads .have a scheme of bringing
Krtnsas soldiers homo from Snn Fran
cisco and then look to the Htato legis
lature for their pay.
The International phase of the Ital
ian lynChlngs in Louisiana ban ns-
Bumcd n rather more serious aspect as
a result of several official reports ro-
cqlved at Washington. These show
that the Italian officials on the scene
believe that four out of the five men
lynched wore Italian cill/.ens.
D. II. McGowan & Co. , West India
merchants , London , have been do-
clnrpd bankrupt. Thlcr liabilities are
The Btrlklng machinists at the Grand
Trunk locomotive shopn , Port Huron ,
Mich. , have returned to work.
The Irish agricultural and technical
Instruction bill piiHaod Its second readIng -
Ing In the house of lords.
Eliza Sanford , one of the sixteen
( laughters of Revolutionary soldiers on
the pension list , died at Montulnlr , N. J.
Kansas City Ice dealers have ad
vanced the price.
The national deficit for July Is $8-
Four thousand Cubans who lied to
Florida during the war want to go
back to their native heath.
A civil service examination will beheld
hold at Nebraska City , Nob. , Septem
The Illinois state veterinarian has
ordered the slaughter of more cattle
The committee appointed to select a
place for holding the reunion of llooso-
volt's Rough Riders next year have
chosen Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Annlu Blgelow and Mary E ,
Garr , both of Kansas City , have been
appointed laundresses at Lower Urulo
Indian school , S. D.
The president ban dcnlud the appli
cation for paulon for Henry Gardes ,
former president of the National hank
of New Orleans , who Is now serving
an eight-year sentence In the Ohio
penitentiary for misapplying the funds
of the bank.
President Mellon and other Northern
Pacific officials are considering the
building of a branch line from Wal
lace , Idaho , to the mines on Sunset
J. E. Sampson suicided at Omaha ,
because his sweetheart jilted him.
Raluh Carlson , 16 years old , of Boone ,
la. , jumped from a moving train and
Wholesale prlco on carpota will ad
vance on and after the 15th lust.
The Pomiflylvanlan Steel company
made a shipment of forty-three car
loads of steel to India.
The British ambiiHHador to the
United States assumes the title of Lord
Pauueofoto as a result of his elevation
to the peerage.
Orders have boon received at the
navy yard from Washington to rush
repairs and altoratlyus on the cruiser
The American f eamer Alameda ,
Captain Von Ottendorf , which sailed
from Sydney for San Francisco , had
on board $1,250,000 In gold.
Lieut. Bryde , Ninth regiment na
tional guard , Now York , has been dis
missed from the service.
The late storm left 6nly four homes
standing In Calrbello , Fla ,
Authorities at Now port News express -
press ability to hold the yellow fever
Director of the Mint G. E. Roberts
estimated the gold output of Australia
for the present year at $7,000,000 In
excess of that for 1898.
The Minnesota and Dakota line ot
fifty elevators has been sold to F. 11.
Peavey & Co. for $300,000.
The recent Intense heat Is said to
have' been damaging to cotton pros
pects In Arkansas.
A corporation to complete with the
National Lead and Oil company , com
monly called the white lead trust , has
boon organized by Plttsburg capitalists.
Secretary Hitchcock will Join the
president at Lake Champlaln about
August 18 for a week's stay.
Yellow fever Is said to bo abating at
Vlco President Ilobart loft Long
Branch for Lake Chnmplaln for a ton
days' visit to President McKInloy.
Albert Uhlers , aged twenty-live , died
at St. Paul from loc. < Jaw , resulting
from a blow given him by his father.
W. W. Parker , a prominent physi
cian at Richmond , Va. , died , aged
soventy-soven. During the civil war
ho commanded the celebrated Parker
battery of the confederate service.
Philip 0. Hnnun , former United
States consul at Porto Rico , arrived
In Now York from oan Juan.
Senor Qucsada , the Cuban agent In
Washington , is In dally consultation
with the state department officials re
specting the Cubans held prisoners In
Spanish penal settlements.
In the house of commons the appro
priation bill passed the first reading.
Edmund Cunro , a well known miner
In the Homestako , S. D. , was horribly
crushed by falling rock and died at
the Homcstako hospital.
The conference nt Christiana closed
Its session , after delegates hod unani
mously agreed to accept nn Invitation
to hold next year's conference In Purls.
Lewis Henderson , a negro , was
lynched at Port Blakeloy , Ga. , for at
tempting to assault the six-year-old
daughter of J. W. Bowman , a planter
for whom ho worked.
A Paris dispatch state that Mlsa
Electrn Glfford of Chicago has been
engaged as prlma donna at the Amsterdam -
sterdam opera house.
FORTY PEOPLE KILLED
Loaded Oar Leaves a Tratlo and Many
Passengers Are Crushed.
THIRTY-SIX KNOWN TO BE DEAD.
Only Two I'erHons Iteporled tn Ilnvo I's-
C.MIIMIAll Others Killed \Vniinded
Town Hull of Slnitford Truimforniud
Into Impromptu Moreno ,
Bridgeport , Conn. , Aug. 7. Piob-
nbly forty persons were killed by an
accident on the Stratford extension of
the Shelton Street Railway company
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon , when
a loaded trolley car went off the trett-
tlo over Peck's mill pond at Orno-
noquo , about nix miles nori.li of Bridge
port , and sank In the flats fifty feet
below. Thus far thlrty-Hlx people nro
known to bo dead and boveral more
The Identified dead are :
Joseph IlotchklsH , Bridgeport , engi
neer tire department.
Henry C. Coggswell , Bridgeport ,
aged 50 , employe of Now York , Now
Haven & Hartford railroad member
of Board of Education.
Orlando B. Wells , aged 03 , Bhoo-
Kilns E. Bradley and wife , select
man , Milford.
William Oaborn , Strutfotd.
Arthur Holmes , Stratford.
Daniel Galvln , Ansonla.
Conductor John Carroll , Bridgeport.
S. Banks , Sholton.
Mrs. McDonald , Bridgeport.
Wlnthon I.imUieur , motorman ,
Bridgeport Traction company.
Besslo Tooinoy , 22 , Bridgeport.
William II. Harvey , 37 , Bridgeport.
Mrs. J. H. Rugg , Stratford.
Mrs. Frank Blew and two children ,
hey aged It and girl aged , " > , Stratford.
William McCullough , Stratford.
Mrs. Arthur Holmes , Bridgeport.
Margaret Bronnnn , Bridgeport ,
( Identification not positive. )
Thomas McNally , 30 , Bridgeport ,
( identification not positive. )
Peter Ring , 28 , Bridgeport.
Patrick MeDormott , 50 , Bridgeport.
Mro. Patrick Brennan , 50 , Bridge
Alfred Pitt. 22 , Bridgeport.
William Cotter , 25 , Bridgeport ( Iden
tification not positive. )
Irving Daruso , 23 , Bridgeport.
Mrs. William II. Ilurvoy , Bridgeport.
John Oalvlh , 22 , AiiBonin.
Margaret Farrell , New York.
Only two persons are known to have
wcapcd unharmed. It IB believed that
[ hero were forty-three pussongera on
Lho car , but the Indicator \ii\s \ removed
liy a conductor of another car and
spirited away , so that at nrcsent It Is
Impossible to stale accurately the
The scene of the accident IB midway
between Shellon and Bridgeport. The
car was north bound , running toward
Rholtou. It was In charge of Conduc
tor John Carroll of Bridgeport , who
was among the killed , and Motorman
Hamilton of Bridgeport , who esnpod
The trestle Is 410 foot long , made of
Iron , with stone foundations and was
not protected by guard mils. South of
the trestle Is an Incline down which
the car ran at a high rate of speed.
After it ran onto the trcst'io for about
ton feet the trucks loft the rails and
then the car continued on the ties for
about seventy-five foot , when it went
off the trestle and dropped into the
pond below , overturning completely
and up-ending. When tlm car struck ,
the four-ton motor and the heavy
trucks crushed Into it ar.d instantly
killed many of the passengers.
ACCIDENT AT BAR HARBOR.
BAR HARBOR , Me. , Aug. 7. A score
of persona were killed yesterday by
the collapse of the gang plank of the
Mount Desert ferry. Two hundred
people dropped fifteen feet Into the
water. Eighteen bodies have so. far
been recovered , and more are In the
water. The oxnct number of dead will
not bo known for some time , ns a
strong tldo swoops under the pier , and
some bodies may have been carried
away with It. A diver , who was sot
to work without delay , was engaged
In his search until 5 o'clock last night ,
but only eighteen bodies were found.
Eye witnesses differ In their estimates
of the number of pcopo who were car
ried down when the plank broke , but
It was the vanguard of the crowd which
was rushing from the train to the
steamer , Those who fell Into the water
last were mostly pulled out by main
force , but not a few wore gotten out
by boats , which wore Immedlatoiy
THE BOUNDARY MATTER.
Whatever the Outromo Them Will lit )
CHICAGO , Aug. 7. Scrono E. Payne
of Now York , chairman of the ways
and means committee of the house of
representatives and a member of the
joint conunlBslon on Alaskan boundary ,
arrived In Chicago yesterday on his
wuy homo from a tour of two months
In Alaska and the Pacific coast. Mr.
Payne said :
"Being a member of the commission ,
my lips are sealed as to the probable
report and the course the boundary
matter will take. This would bo a
matter for an arbitration commission ,
if ono wore appointed. I do not think
Sir Wilfred Lauricr had any Idea war
would result from the boundary ques
tion when ho mndo his recent speech
In Ottawa ; I do not consider such a
thing worthy ot serious consideration. "
llrjtin Will Speak for ( ioehel.
CHICAGO , 111. , Aug. 7. William
Jennings Bryan passed through Chicago
cage yesterday from Wisconsin to
Iowa , Ho was nskcd :
"Aro you going to Kentucky during
the campaign In that state ? "
"I am. " ho replied.
"Aro you going to speak for Goo-
bol ? "
"I am. " >
"And why ? "
"I do not care to discuss that point , "
Further than that Colonel Bryan re
fused to talk about the Kentucky sit
SHIPMENT OP ARMS TO STOP.
U. S. Consul nt Kliuncliiil Outn Off the
WASHINGTON , Aug. 7. Hon. John
Goodnow , cotiHiil guiiurul of the United
States at Shanghai , has rendered a
decision as referee In the consular
court which will bo of far-reaching
Importance during the continuance of
the war In the Philippines. The case
was In relation to the steamer Abbey ,
charged with taking arms from Canton
to Luzon. It Imn been in contention
for some time. The owners of the
vessel gave a bond that the uhtp would
land the arms purchased at Singapore ,
but It did not do so. But the bond
wan demanded by the Chinese customs
autholty. Mr. Goodnow holds that It
must bo paid. The Importance of the
decision Is pointed out by the Shanghai
Mercury , which nays :
"Tho effect of the decision of Mr.
Goodnow reaches much beyond the
more fact of being judgment for the
plaintiff , with the penalty of the bond
and the coste of the milt. Hitherto the
American forces nt Manila have had to
fight against Filipinos well armed with
modern rifles and guns and It Is no
secret that the majority of those arms
have been landed In the Philippines
from Chinese ports. When United
States consular officials have received
Information that cargoes of weapons
wore about to be shipped from China
tholr urgent protests to the Chinese
authorities have been the moans of
ntopplng shipments. But when the
United States officials , through want
of knowledge , have been Ignorant of
inch contraband runa , the Chinese offi
cials have likewise been blind to these
shipments , though no doubt well aware
tf .such. It Is In this respect that Mr.
rjoodnow has scored such an Important
point. On the strength of that judg
ment the officers of the Imperial mari
time customs of China must tlo all In
Lholr power to stop shipments of arms
to suspicious destinations. "
rilE YELLOW ffVER SITUATION.
Condition * Ocmnnilly Siild to Ho Very
WASHINGTON , Aug. 7. All reports
received by Surgeon General Wymnn
af the marine hospital service yester
day Indicate that the yellow fever sit
uation at the Soldiers' homo and the
conditions In the localities thereabout
continue satisfactory. The measures
adopted by the government to prevent
Lho spread of the disease are working
[ idmirnbly. There were PO now cases
uml no deaths at the home today , ac
cording to a dispatch from Governor
Surgeon White , who Is In charge of
Lbo marine hospital at Hampton City ,
reports that he interviewed all the doc-
lors there and no suspicions cases were
reported ; also that a house to house
Inspection at Phoebus , which immedi-
itoly adjoins the Soldiers' homo , shows
no now suspects. A steam launch with
ton men , sent , by Admiral Fnrquhar , Is
an addition to the patrol licet. Two
dislnfcctors , Messrs. Hope and Massie ,
have loft New Orleans for Hampton to
engage In similar work there. There
are eighteen persons at the detention
camp at Cranoy Island , five of whom
were received yesterday.
No Yellow iri\or tit Norfolk.
NORFOLK , Va. , Aug. 7. The follow
ing statement was given the Associated
Press correspondent :
To the Associated Press : The re
ports of yellow fever and suspicious
cases existing in this city and recently
published are without foundation ,
i Hero has been no yellow fever in
Norfolk , Portsmouth or Berkcly and a
strict quarantine Is In force against
G. F. NEWBILL ,
President Board of Health.
J. F. WELCH , M. D. , Quarantine
Troops to Il Wltlulriwu.
CLEVELAND , 0. . Aug. 7. It Is an
nounced that all the military will bo
withdrawn from Cleveland perhaps be
fore tonight. Yesterday was ono of
the quietest days since the beginning
of the strike. Violence has ceased en
tirely and there is no apprehension of
n fresh outbreak. The notion of the
merchants In declaring their purpose
to resist the boycott has already had
Uuhiin * Crowd Into StintlitKO.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA , Aug. 7.
There are nearly 5,000 Cuban soldiers
In town expecting to bo paid hero to
day. The remainder of the Cuban
troops in the province of Santiago will
bo paid at the towns of San Luis ,
Crlsto , Songo and El Canoy. Colnol
Moale , on the United States transport
Ingalls , arrived yestterday wlh the
I > ofors .Imvlsh ( 'olonl/iUlou.
LONDON , Aug. 7. According to a
dispatch to the Dally Mall from Berlin
at a mooting of prominent Hebrews
hold there yesterday to dlscusi the
plan proposed by American Hebrews
to buy the Island of Cyprus In the
Mediterranean for Jewish colonization ,
It was decided to collect further Information
mation before proceeding In the mat-
IVnnsylMinlu Troops to Visit Chleitgo.
CHICAGO , Aug. 7. Colonel J. B.
Sanborn of the First regiment of the
Illinois National guard bus Invited the
Tenth Pennsylvania regiment on be
half of the Chicago regiments of the
Illinois National guard to ntop at Chicago
cage on August 30. It Is understood
the Pennsylvania regiment Is willing to
parade In Chicago after being mus-
torou out at San Francisco.
CHICAGO , Aug. 7. Albert V. Roc ,
the ono-armcd Postal Telegraph mes
senger , who Is riding a bicycle from
Now York to San Francisco , arrived In
Chicago yesterday considerable ahead
of his schedule. Ho will resume his
Journey west In the morning.
Port of Hun Tuiio Opomul ,
WASHINGTON , Aug. 7. United
States Minister Conger reports to the
state department from Poking that he
has received official notice of the for
mal opening to foreign trade of the
port of San Tuao , In the province of
TOE BOUNDARY DEPUTE
It Interferes With Lnurier's Visit to
WHAT MR. fITZPATRICK REPORTS
Ills Ilucrptlon liy Ciiiindliin Authorities
it Mttlo Chilly Told Mint Hli Visit
Could Not Iliivu llcvn Moru Untimely
Arbitration for the lioundiiry Question
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5. F. W. Fltz-
patrlck of the treasury department has
Just returned to Washington from
Ottawa , where he wont at the Instance
of the committee of citizens of Chicago
cage In charge of the ceremonies of
laying the corner stone of that city's
great postofllco building next October
by President McKluley , to arrange for
the formal Invitation from Chicago's
citizens to the governor-general and
cabinet of Canada to participate In
Mr. Fltzpatrlck Is the assistant
United States architect under Archi
tect Henry Ives Cobb for the Chicago
building. To an Associated Press rep
resentative ho admitted that his official
reception was slightly chilly , Sir Wil
fred Laurler very candidly telling him
that under the present conditions It
would bo impossible for him to accept ,
or even to consider any social Invita
tions to this side of the border.
Mr. Fltzpatrlck says that In sub
stance Sir Wilfred's voluntary state
ments and answers to queries wore as
"As a friend In whom I am greatly
Interested I am very glad to sec you ,
but , frankly , as a representative of the
federal or any local government In the
United States , your visit could not
have been more untimely. When I re
ceived your first letter , I took up the
matter with his excellency , the gov
ernor-general , and he expressed a sin
cere desire to visit Chicago and seemed
as anxious to accept jour Invitation as
I was. We woudl have boon delighted
to go and were looking forward to tno
day with anticipation. But since the
tone of your press has become so harsh
In dealing with the Alaskan boundary
question , such misrepresentations have
been made about our government and
particularly about mo , that It would
bo undignified for us to visit you and
I cannot advise his excellency to go. "
Mr. Fltzpatrick said that Sir Wilfred
Intimated that in the present slate of
public feeling in the United States , as
indicated In the press , ft would not bo
entirely safe for the governor-general
and himself to visit Chicago , as ho
feared that they might In a great gath
ering of such a character as the Chicago
cage ceremony bo subjected to some
unpleasantness or indignity by
thoughtless persons. Sir Wilfred ex
pressed himself as strongly in favor
of arbitrating the Alaskan boundary
dispute and concluded the Interview
as follows :
"No , much as I regret it , I could not
go to Chicago under present conditions
and shall certainly , however painful a
duty It may be , also advise his excel
lency to decline the Invitation that I
know and feel has so kindly been ex
tended to us by the city of Chicago. "
AS TO THE GOLD OUTPUT.
. \frlc.i I.eudH and Aimtrulli Tikes the
WASHINGTON , Aug. G. The dlrec-
iOr of the mint has nearly completed
his estimate of the world's production
of gold for the year 1898. The date at
hand seems to warrant the conclusion
that the production will amount to at
least $291,000,000 and possibly $295-
000. Africa leads all other countries ,
with $80,300,000 , with Australia second
with $67,500,000 and the United States
third with $64,463,000. Russia Is cred
ited with $25,000,000 , Mexico with $10-
000,000 and Canada , Including the
Klondike , with $14,000,000. Of the
$14,000,000 credited to Canada In 1898 ,
about $10,000,000 came out of the Klon
dike and In the estimate of the pro
duction of the United States during the
lust year , $2,524,000 came from Alaska.
In 1896 and for nearly fifty years
previously the United States occupied
the llrat place in the world's produc
tion of gold. In that year the output
of the world was estimated at $202-
682,000. These figures are subject to
revision In making up the final esti
mate , but are believed to bo approxi
WHAT WORKMEN MAY DO.
I'hey Cun UNO 1'ermtiiHloii to Gut MOM to
CHICAGO , Aug. 5. In a decision
, -cndored Judge Wlndcs of the appel
late court , sitting as an equity Judge ,
has decided that striking workmen
may use persuasion to induce other
workmen to quit work jfor n firm
against which a strike has been ord
ered. They may also visit the factory
or plant of the company and use what
peaceable means they can to prevent
others from working for the concern ,
or Induce those who nro at work to
quit. The decision was announced In
the suit of Frazor & Chalmers , manu
facturers , who last week secured nn
injunction against the Ironmouldors *
union , rcstralnfng the organization
from approaching or In any way Influ
encing by possible contact the ines
who took the strikers' places or In
tended to do so.
fullers on thi < I'rosldimt.
PLATTSBURG , N. Y. , Aug. 5. Ab-
aor McKInley arrived from New York
yesterday morning for a short stay.
Among the others who called upon
Mr. McKInley were Captain Dodd of
Troop D , Third United States cavalry ,
who has Just been ordered to the Phil
ippines. Unless the present plans nro
changed Secretary of War Root will
not come hero to confer with President
McKInley until the week after next.
The president keeps fully advised as
to Secretary Root's plans and is anx
ious to end the war at the earliest
MEXICO ENJOYS PROSPERITY.
Securities ( Jnolrd I'ur uiul Capital ComIng -
CITY OF MEXICO , Aug. 5. The new
5 per cent bonds converted debt were
quoted ubove par at Amsterdam today.
The news created a very favorable
feeling here , for It had not been antici
pated that the 5 per cents would go so
quickly above par In Europe , although
the old G per cents had for a long time
commanded a premium. The silver
debt of this country is now held wholly
In Europe , being distributed In France ,
Belgium , Germany , Holland , Italy and
Spain , and these bonds having been
purchased at a low price give excellent
Interest , and now , with the improved
price , European Investors , who are
mostly small capitalists , are well satis-
fled with the profit they have made In
addition to the good Interests received
on their money. It has been Impossible
at times to supply the active European
demand for Mexican silver securities ,
which represent what Is called the In
ternal debt. Bankers here who have
made a study of the revenue conditions
predict that the customs revenues will
next year Increase lully 25 per cent
over the handsome total of the past
A largo amount of foreign capital Is
being Invested In lands and mines and
activity In taking up claims for gold
and copper properties Is noticeable.
The number Is without precedent In
the mining history of this country.
Much English capital Is now coming In
and It Is more judiciously Invested
than In former years , as the English
have learned by experience to rely only
on competent expert testimony as to
the value of properties.
GATHERING" GREAT HARVEST.
Women mid Hoys Pressed Into tlio Scrv-
ic'o to Socurci tlm ( Jriitn.
LEMARS , la. , Aug. 5 Women are
working In the harvest Holds nil over
northwestern Iowa , southern Minnesota
seta and southern Dakota. Such a
sight was never seen hero before. Men
and even boys are offered $2 a day , but
cannot bo got. The scarcity of men
Is due to the pressure of ivvUroad buildIng -
Ing going on In the north and west.
On account of the recent heavy rains
and wind storms , necessitating re-
shocking and rushing the work to save
from blight , all hands have had to
turn Into the fields. It Is the wettest
harvest since 1888. Since cutting be
gan a week ago Monday three tomn-
doea have swept this entire section ,
and rain has fallen in torrents at least
once In every forty-eight Lours. When
the harvesters went into the fields the
splendid stands of grain promised one
of the biggest small grain crops c-ver
produced. Now the farmers will be
glad to save half a crop.
The most sanguine estimate for
wheat Is ten bushels to the acre. In
some sections rot and half-filled eaVs
are complained of , but the greatest loss
is entailed by the lodging of the stalks.
Whole fields are matted and beaten
into the ground beyond recovery. Corn
has been loosened in sections where
the storms have been most violent ,
but on the whole it still promised a
splendid yield. Harvesting of the small
grain Is half over and will bo finished
by August 10.
Surveys Not Itrlntlvo to Dispute.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5. Relative to
the report of a crown officer that sur
veys are being made along the Alaskan
boundary In connection with the
pending negotiations on the subject , it
Is learned here that these surveys are
simply the working out of physical
data growing out of the primary sur
veys made eight years ago by the
United States coast and geodetic sur
vey. The Canadians are engaged In
the same surveys of their side of the
Mlnnusntit Troops Coming Home.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5 General
Otis has cabled the adjutant general at
Washington as follows :
"Error cable yesterday. Minnesota
and South Dakota take transport , not
The cable of yesterday caused con
siderable dissatisfaction In Minnesota ,
as It had previously been announced
that the Minnesota regiment was to
sail next. Inquiries from the war department
partment developed the error.
No DiuiRtir of Indian School.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5. In response
to an Inquiry as to the situation and
needs at the Indian school at Hampton ,
Vn. , the following dispatch was re
ceived by the commissioner of Indian
affairs from Agent Brlggs :
"Rigid quarantine for and against
us. All Indians except eleven boys are
In the north. They are efficient and
faithful In the general guard duties.
Am authorized to say that the possi
bility of Infection is remote. "
for Homo IninutcH.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5. The ma
rine hospital received word that sev
eral hundred tents and a quantity of
cots have been turned over the Hamp
ton homo from Fort Monroe .to allow
the camping-out of about 1,500 of the
Inmates In the homo grounds while
the barracks are being disinfected.
There was no repot t of new cases.
This Is taken to Indicate that the epi
demic la at a standstill.
Infortod ItiMldlm ; Will 1 | llimicd.
NORFOLK , Va. , Aug. 5. General
Martin D. Mahon of New York , a mem
ber of the board of directors of the
Soldiers' home , and Colonel A. J.
Smith of Hartford , Conn. , Inspector
general of the home , who arrived this
morning , Immediately made requisition
on the quartermaster's department of
the army for 1,000 mattresses and 200
tents for the home. Part of them will
bo sent at once.
C. A , It.
CINCINNATI , Aug. 5. Acting Com-
innnder-in-Chlef W. C. Johnson of the
Grand Army of the Republic has Issued
what may bo his last olllclal general
order. It applies to the coming na
tional encampment In Philadelphia ,
September 4. It establishes the na
tional headquarters at the Continental
hotel. All national officers are to re
port at that place Monday , September
4 , at 10 a. m. The national council of
administration will gather at the Na
tional hotel September 4 at 4 p. m.
The national council will convene for
business at XO o'clock.
IT COSTS 35 MILLIONS.
An Enormous Sum Spent In llubulldlng
find Ko-cqulpjiliiK the It. & O. It. It.
The receivership of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad , which has Just come
to a close , was remarkable In many
ways. Messrs. Cowcn and Murray did
not follow precedent , but wont ahead
and placed the property In first-class ,
shape , Instead of attempting to main
tain It In the condition that they found
It. Of course the receivers were upheld -
held by a majority of the security hold
ers and the court , but the Baltimore
and Ohio receivership marked an epoch
In such affairs that will bo historical.
The vast sums expended wore put out
In ' 96 and ' 07 , when trade was at a low
ebb and money scarce. During their
administration the receivers purchased
15,350 box cars , 0,751 wooden gondola
cars , 6,000 pressed steel cars , 310 mis
cellaneous freight cars , postal , express
and dining car equipment , at a total
cost of $17,000,000. The 216 locomotives
cost nearly two and one-half millions.
The steel rail purchased amounted to
123,010 tons , costing $2,142,152 , and
there were bought over 3,000,000 cross
ties , costing $ J,200,000 , and 750,000
cubic yards of ballast amounting to
$525,000. The new stool bridges aggre
gate In value $750,000 , and fully as
much more was spent In Improving the
several terminals , erecting now build
ings , reducing grades and changing the
alignment. The maintenance of way
payrolls , or the amount paid directly4. .
to men employed In. making ImproveJr ,
nients on the tracks , etc. , in three
years was nearly twelve millions of
dollars. The total amounts to about
$35,000,000 , of which about $15,000,000
were secured by the Issuance of receiv
ers' certificates and the balance
through car trusts , earnings from the
property and from the reorganization
managers. Most of the purchases of
equipment and rail were made when ,
material was low In price and manu
facturing concerns wore In great need
of orders to keep their plants In op
eration. Steel rails arc worth now from
$6 to $9 a ton more than when the re
ceivers made their purchases , and lo
comotives have advanced from $2,000
to $30,000 In price. The equipment
alone , if purchased today , would cost
$5,000,000 more and the other Improve
ments $1,000,000 more. President Cow-
on is authority for the statement that
the new company Intends spending
$10,000,000 more in Improvements In
the next year or two.
When a girl refuses a common place
man ho often goes away and gets to bo
somebody just for spite.
The JJiUtlellold Kouto.
The veterans of ' 01 and ' 65 and
their friends who are going to attend
the thirty-third G. A. R. annual en
campment at Philadelphia in Septem
ber could not select a better nor more
historic route than the Big Four and
Chesapeake & Ohio , with splendid
service from Chicago , Pcoria and St.
Louis on the Big Four , all connecting
at Indianapolis or Cincinnati , and
thence over the picturesque Chesa
peake & Ohio , along the Ohio river to
Huntlngton , W. Va. ; thence through
the foothills of the Allcghanies over
the mountains , through the famous \ \
springs region of Virginia to Staunton , -
Va. , between which point and Wash
ington are many of the most promi
nent battlefields Waynes bore , Gor-
donsvllle , Cedar Mountain , Rappa-
hannock , Kettle Run , Manassas , Bull
Run , Fairfax and a score of others
nearly as prominent. Washington is
next , and thence via the Pennsylvania
Line direct to. Philadelphia. There
will bo three rates In effect for this
business first , continuous passage ,
with no stop-over privilege ; second ,
going and coming same route , with
one stop-over in each direction ;
third , circuitous route , going one way
and back another , with one stop-over
In each direction. For full informa
tion as to routes , rates , etc. , address
J. C. Tucker , G. N. A. , 234 Clark
street , Chicago.
A genius Is a person who can-make
lemonade Just sweet enough and just
sour enough for everybody In the
A few years ago hard times made
the Western farmer deny himself
everything save the barest necessities
of life. Then came the great crop
year of 1897 and with it a story. A
Nebraska farmer carried a mortgage
of $4,200 on his property and It was
a burden hard to contend with. The
wheat crop In ' 97 was enormous and
prices were high. He appeared at the
bank shortly after harvest , pulled out
$4,000 and asked for a loan of $200 to
enable him to cancel the mortgage
note. The banker , who held the note ,
urged him not to bother about it , but
go and buy cattle with his $4,01)0 ) , feed
his corn crop and In that way get the
maximum for his product. "No , sir ; "
replied the farmer , "I want to pay
that note now. Then when I harvest
the corn crop I'm goln' to pay you back
that $200 I just borrowed , and then
do you know what I'm going to do ? "
and his honest face beamed all over
with pleasure. "I'm going to buy a
buggy ! " This llttlo incident tells the
story of thousands of others out in
Nebraska , and the fact that during the
past six months one concern ( The
Stover Carriage Company of Chicago )
have shipped to one firm In Omaha
alone one hundred and thirty carloads
of buggies and carriages , averaging
about 22 to the car , makes It very evi
dent that prosperity Is with Nebraska.
It Is n wonderful state with great re
sources , and the crops of the past few
years have put Nebraska farmers iu
an enviable position.
Any girl who refuses a sparkling
diamond engagement ring must bo
The reckless balloonist is apt to take
one drop too much.
The Illinois Central Is constructing
a freight car yard at New Orleans
which will have twenty-eight miles of
tracks and will hold 3,000 cars. The
yard Is being so arranged that cars can
bo distributed from the receiving point
to any other point by gravity. This
will save an Immense expert for
switching cars In.
"Yes , " said the excited man , "ho
tried to act the hog and treat mo like
a dog , but I soon showed him ho was
playing horse with the wrong man
when he monkeyed with me ! " Indl-
anapolls Journal ,