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VOL.11. MATHEWS C. H., VA., THURSDAY AUGUST ?O, 1905. NO. HX.
THE ROADSIDE SPRINC.
ST SATB4K 1?. OBNES.
I remember a spot the roadside nigh.
Beneath a spreading and noble oak,
Where a little npring opened it? lust: <i?
That blinked frith so merry and wist- a
That hardly a traveler lx.*nt to sip
The araras <>f it? pintle weleor.ing.
But breathed .? prayer, ;is they touched hia
Upon the roadside spring.
The dust-covered tramp there paused to
And the footsore p?*ddler a near would
The load from his back, and there pause a
His burning thirst in the shade to slake;
And tin- saca in the (i<>!'U ?rere at noon its
When they opened their lunch-packs un?
der the tree,
aw And there all merrily rang their jests,
P As they quaffed of its waters free
?*. \Vhen I ?manced to be gathering berries
Full oft I clambered the rails to ?tip
The limpid life of its honest ebner
With ? grateful heart and a thirsty lip;
t)r, whenever I rod?- with my father ii?r)??
A little tin eup We would always bring.
And stop to brim it ?ritk sparkle* high
From th< beautiful roadside spring.
Its glance had a straagjS and accusing look
To the parrh-lipped drunkard that some?
And its coke, as from under the earth it
Must have touched his heart, with its
V.lust as it reassured sad smiled,
BSk Witb Unhiding chuckle and laughing
The pom- dumb brate? or the winsome
That knelt si its flashing brink.
Ah! no waters hare ersr seemed half so
Though I've *Timder?*d wide over land
As the^priiiz that drew up its shining feet
Rru?B the dust o4 the road by the old
rid I would that niv spirit Sgsis could
In the restless reach of its weary wing
The sweetness and joy that I knew of old
^V^JJy the innocent roadside spring.
New York Weekly.
Conquered at Last.
BY MRS. A. ELMORE.
OJsV LONG, vacant ofBce oppo
_. w site ease of the principal
i\ O hotel- In Kansas CUT,
Mo., had found .-in at?
tractlee tenant. Very rap?
.itiiy sill the Indications of neglect die
appeared ander the rigorous auperln
tendence el s ebeery faced, brisk little
woman, tfho unceremoniously ejected
the spiders, and cemented the en?
trances through which many mice
came and went hitherto without fear
A dusky faced "artist in lime" pre?
sided for a few hours, ami was fol?
lowed by a paluter, win? eyed the brlah
little lady tenant cerj critically while
obeying her orders.
One after another added specimens
of their skill and ?rere dismissed, un
?til. In the full splendor of ? brlght-hued
'carpet, lace curtains, burnished chan?
deliers, tasteful furniture, and all the
little odds and omis that go to pro?? a
woman's presence, the occupant fell
that she was "at home."
Then at the foot i f her stairs, and on
lier entrance door, appeared some very
modest signs, rending simply, "A. I.a
denbelmer, af. it."
Bcarcely had "tin- new sensation" In
news opened its wings for a free flight
over the city to announce the presence
of the audac|ons. female ? who, of
course, being "a stranger," must also
be "an adven turcas"?when abe was
called to the hotel OTCf the way to at?
tend one of the guests, who had beam
discovered by the chambermaid in tue
delirium of a violent attack of fever.
The mandate, "Run for a doctor!"
was obeyed by a veritable son of Rrtn,
who returned in a state of excitement
about "tbti lady doctor*1 which far ex?
ceeded that produced by the probabil?
ity that the sick man was beyond the*
reach of medical aid.
Very quietly .Miss Badenbeimer
enmed her neat hat. turned the key in
her door, and crossed the street to visit
her first patient in her now homo in the
Self-possessed, conscious of her abil?
ity, as well as her womanliness, she
entered the room, where three or four
men were vainly endeavoring to con?
trol the patient.
With a half muttured curse one of
' e man glanced contemptuously at the
ight figure and girlish face, and rude
sent for a doctor?what brought
ajn a physician, and came at your
Ing^^?pfie? the lady, very quiet?
us, she walked toward the window,
re the sick man was struggling in
the]hands of his captors.
slight start ami a half-suppressed
exclamation of surprise cause,I the first
speaker to say, emphatically:
here's a woman doctor for you.
Shows the white feather at the first
Apparently not heeding bis words
? he !adj placed her ungloved hand ou
the sick man's brow, saying, softly:
?\ou are very ill and must b? ?inlet.
Allow these men to place you on the
Almost instantaneously a change
came over the man. and be submitted,
without another word of remonstrance
to the kiudly attentions offered blni by
"Do you happen to know him?"
asked the landlord, rather abruptly, as
be t ward the little lady.
I thins that I have met him before
answered, "bat there is no
njo unnecessary talk. I
nurse for hiui a strong,
I must bure a roonii
mor*? remote from the ?ola?* of the ?
street. Be cannot recover here."
"Oh. then, you stick to his being your
pu fient, do you?" rather MUlluInglj
from the landlord.
"I certainly do." wats tin? answer, in
a tono no tlriu. and accompanied by a
look ?o determined that no ordinary
man would dare to gainsay either.
As might have bren expected, "the
docttr" had her own way, retaining
her position as physician and blending
It with that of a very attentive nurRe.
The days went by with a scarcely
perceptible change In the consuming
fever so loath to relax Its hold on an
atfr.'ictive victim, but in spite of the
oroakings, the Indignations and ill
concealed contempt, the change did
come at last which promised and was
followed by convalescence.
Then her patient became exacting of
attention to such a degree as almost to
scandalize ?some of the lady guests,
who envied the doctor In her privilege
of ministering to such a tine specimen
of y./ung manhood as the sick stranger
appeared to be. during the brief space
of time he had spent among them pre?
vious to his sudden prostration by an
almost fatal illness.
After envy came surmise, and there
were whispers of a "real romance"
somewhere Isj the past of those two
lives now so harmoniously mingling.
For once surmise was correct, and the
romanee culminated very unexpectedly
to those who had watched and won?
For days telegrams had been speed?
ing back and forth, to and from some
snnamed place, the full tenor of which
COVld not be quite ascertained by the
most careful scrutiny of the lady who
leaned over the banisters whenever she
dispatched a messenger, to see that he
hurriedly went on his way.
The telegrams were followed by the
presence of Paps Badenhelmer, a stout
looking, evidently "well to do" and
very jolly old farmer, whose heart y
laugh and merry jokes enlightened the
inquisitive as to the post of doctor and
"Anna." the old gentleman explained,
was determined to be ? doctor, arguing
always that was "her sphere.*1 and
that "she should never marry any
one." Her lover bitterly opposed her
professional ambition, until, ?t last.
argument gare place to anger, und they
parted, the one to seek the long-craved
knowledge within the walls of a re?
nowned medical school, where she won
the fust honors of her class, as well as
her coveted diploma. The other went
out from home with bitter thoughts
and exaggerated ideas of his wrongs.
He was last becoming a cynical matt
of the world when the lerer, which
was to him a good angel, came with
stich Conquering power as even his
rigorous frame could not withstand. I
Pate, or fortune, or special providence
?call it what you will?had brought
those two together again, the one help?
less and suffering, the other strong and
When the doctor's battle with dis?
ease had ended, and the trophy was
fairlv won, she, too, struck her colors
to another victor, whose warfare is not
always so open as was hers. Against
the wavy warrior and time honored
strategist, love, she was not proof,
more than are any of her sex.
When her patient was able to travel
the "Oflice" lost its tenant, ?he modest
signs and pretty furniture were packed
and sent away for the adorning of an>
other homo, the cornerstone of which
would be laid in the farmhouse where
her ambitious wings first tried their
1 >r. Itadonheimer maintained always
that she had proved her fitness for her
profession, yet laughingly acknowle
edged that a man's will, backed by his
love and a woman's tender heart, in
conspiracy, are certain some time to
overcome the highest ambition an ag?
gressive woman can hold.?New York
A New .Tor .Jefferson Mory.
I saw Joseph Jefferson during the
first week of his "Ulvals" revival in
1880 St the Arch Street Theatre. Ten
yens later, when I knew him person?
ally, I found him off the stage as he
Was on-a charming companion. The
only example of his dry humor that I
can now recall was the result of a
slight Incident which took place in
Dnhm Sonare, before I store where the
actor occasionally ?topped to purchase
painting materials. I was at his elbow
as he alighted from his carriage and as
I saluted him I said: "Buying paint
for the country, Mr. Jefferson?"
Ho halted, and in those shrewd old
eyes?Celtic eyes?was just the ghost
?yf a twinkle.
"Better paint barns than the town,
young man!" and he went into the
shop for his tubes, brushes and can?
vas. It was characteristic of Joseph
Unite?! States Silver in Cnnnri?.
The Canadian banks are to be al?
lowed a commission of three-eighths
per cent, for collecting American silver
and turning it over to the Government
for export. This is not sufficient to
tempt them into the business of im?
porting silver for Governmental ex?
port, but is sufficient to induce them
to impound and turn over all such
coins coming their way. The fear
which the Government has inspired
regarding worn Canadian silver and
the readiness of the banks to accept
American silver may make the for?
eign coins mor? popular with the gen?
eral public?Toronto (Ontario) Globe.
Not rally Cnltared.
"Yes,'* said little Arthur, "since pa
struck it rich, and urn and the girls
b&ve got iuto society, we have a
Frenchman to do our cookin*, so we eat
in French, and sing in Italian, and
think mostly in Gvrman: but once in ?
while, when things don"- go right and
pa gets mad, we sti'l have the good old
English right off ^he tyit."?Chicago
.H?HEY SPENTJN LUMPS
Alieged Extravajc?nce in the Agricul?
SEC. WILSON HAS LARGE POWERS.
Far Mnch at tbc Appropr a'lsas tor the Atrl
evitara) Department There li Na Retara
Except la the Shape af Scleatiflc Data
Scientists Say Their Discoveries Are Cheap
st Any Price.
Washington, D. C (Special).?As a
result of recent disclosures concerning
affairs in the Department of Agricult?
ure, Congress will consider at i?s next
session the wisdom of continuing to
make lump sum appropri?t ion- for the
various bureaus of that department.
The existence ol this system is one
of the explanations of the alleged ex?
travagance of the present administra?
tion of the Secretary of Agriculture
Since lUOfl Congress has appropriated,
under 28 separate headings, the to?a!
sum of $2?O08t33O. Except tO keep
within the general character of the broad
he.wling- under which these appropria?
tions were made, Mr. Wilson has had
practically unlimited discretion as to
In the annual appropriation bills, at
least for the last five years, there has
been made for each bureau, division or
office a special provision for salarie-.
All officer-, clerk- and employes are
enumerated and their respective salaries
Sttpulated. In addition to this, there i
ntade an appropriation of a lump sum
for general expert
The appropriation bills -imply enu?
merate 1 large number of things which
may Ik done by expenditure of this ap?
propriation, ror instance, under the
head of general expenses of the Bu?
reau of Fore-try $251.000 is appropriated
"to enable the Secretary of Agriculture
to experiment an:l to make and con?
tinue investigations, and to report
for?-try. forest reserves, forest fires and
lumbering, to seek through investiga?
tion- and the planting of native and for?
eign specie- suitable trees for Ireelcs?
regions," etc. But just how much or
how little he shall expend for each pur?
pose is not stipulated. So it is in the
Bureau of Plant Industry.
For vegetable, pathological and phy
gical investigations $iiOgOOO is ap
propriated this year. A score of things
which this may be used for an named,
but there i- no sp?cification as to the
amount which will be spent for each.
When money ?1 appropriated for the
army or navv it is retry carefully item?
ized. If the Naval Appropriation bill
contemplates the erection of certain
building- at various navy yards each
building and the maximum cost is Stip?
ulated. But in the Department of Agri?
culture it is different.
When the Weather Bureau, in ioo.t.
desired to erect a new observatory the
appropriation bill simply stated that
$50.000 was to be made available for the
purchase of a site and erection of the
building. Tor 11)04 the Weather Bureau
asked for another appropriation of $-0,
(xxi for the construction of five build?
ing-, location- not indicated. Five more
buildings were authorized in each of
the appropriation accounts for 1905 and
The tump-sum appropriations made
for the various bureaus of the Depart?
ment of Agriculture include the employ?
ment of assistance. There are few re?
strictions a- to such employment Un?
der the lump-sum system if the chief of
a scientific bureau ha? I particular hob?
by he can ride that hobby at the ex?
pense of other things which ought to
be done through expenditure of lump
For much of the appropriations for the
Department of Agriculture there is no
return except in the shape of scientific
data, and there i< no way of determin?
ing whether the appropriation is eco?
nomically expended. The scientists say
that their discoveries arc cheap at any
LONE ROBBER ON RAIL?OlD TRAIN.
Killed Ose Man aod Wounded a Woman?
Escape and Capture.
Louisiana, Mo. >,Special).?While a
Chicago and Alton excursion train from
Blooinington, 111., to Kansas City was
crossing the Mississippi River here a
man on board shot and killed Marion
Warner, of Sccor, 111.; shot and wound?
ed a woman and robbed a third pas?
senger. After a hard fight the man
was arrested and placed in jail here.
He refused to give his name.
Warner was asleep when the man
came through the train, asking people
if they were armed. He awoke Warner
and asked if he had a revolver. Receiv?
ing a negative reply, it is stated, he im?
mediately shot Warner dead The pas?
sengers were panic-stricken, and when
the holdup demanded of a passenger,
whose named has not been learned, that
he empty his satched, emphasizing his
order with a flourish of his revolver,
the passenger hastily poured out the
contents of his satchel and the holdup
took possession, The robber then fired
at random in the car, and one woman
was shot through the arm.
A boilemsakcr from Jacksonville, 11!.,
attempted to arrest the man, but was
Other passengers rallied from their
fright and ?he man was overpowered
and held until the train stopped here,
when he was turned over to the author?
ities and placerl in jail.
Claims were made by several that the
holdup was drunk, and had boasted op?
enly that he would kill sornebody.
According to the statements of the
passengers, it may be difficult to deter?
mine whether the killing occurred in
Illinois or Missouri.
Wosaaa Ball Playr Hurt.
Newcastle, Pa.-(Special).?In the first
game ot baseball she ever played Mrs.
William Ciuildoo, of this city, sustained
a fracture of three ribs. The game was
played at the annual outing of the Prim?
itive Methodist Church, at Willow Grove,
four miles south of here. Teams were
"picked up" with several women on eachj
side. When Mrs, C.mldoo went to barn
THE NEWS IN SHORT ORDER
\ trinl of unusual interest i?1 hi prog
gress at Rome, '??.. ia which Capt VV.
T. Sanford is accused oi the murder
of George Wright, whom he suspected
ol t" ntimacy with hi a wile. If
-he would confess such intimacy he
would be acquitted. This she refuses
At Prenchtmrc, Menifee county, Ky..
Mr-. Juba NfcGraw will be tried n
i;arpe of administering fatal p
to Mrs. Martha Yocum, aged 65 rears,
and of the serious poisoning of Mr-.
Silas Howling and of two women named
As illustrating the needs of preachers
in the West, it is 'tatcd that 15 per cent.
of the Protestant churches of Nebraska
are without pastors.
Two men were killed, two were se?
verely injured and six were hurt in an
accident at a mine of the Union Pacific
Coal Company, at Cumberland, Wyo.
Seventeen buildings in Orbisonia, Pa.,
were destroyed by tire, and for a short
time the whole place was threatened
A sailor died of yellow fever in the
New York Detention Hospital. This is
the second fatal case of the fever in
Cen. Roy Stone, who served in the
Civil and Spanish-American Wars, ?lied
at his home, in Mcndham, N. J., aged
An eight-year-old girl was killed, mm
man and one aroman were seriously in?
jured by the collision of a trolley car
and a buggv.
At A>hev:!!e. X. C. Miss Lola Walker
is suing Robert Edwards for $50.000
for alleged breach of promise to marry
The Russians are handicapped by the
lack of a spokesman to cope with Mr.
Sato, of the Japanese Embassy.
The British steamer Barnton, Cap?
tain McGregor, from Port DePaix,
Hayti, for Chester, Pa., arrived at the
Delaware Breakwater with 15 of her
crew ill with what is believed to be
malarial fever. The \essel was remand?
ed to the government quarantine sta?
tion at Reedy Island, Del., for fumiga?
tion and observation.
William W. Russell, newly appointed
American minister to Venezuela, and
ex-Judge W. J. Calhoun, whom Presi?
dent Roosevelt hai appointed special
commissioner to Venezuela, sailed from
\ew York for Caracas on the Red "D"
Loretta II Phiffcr. aged 20 years, was
found in a dying condition on the steps
of the late Chief of Police Sullivan, at
North Bergen, X. J. It is stated thai
she was taken from her e<cort by two
men who claimed to be policemen.
Thomas Walton Stanford, of Mel?
bourne, brother of the late California
senator, has offered to donate a valua?
ble collection of antiques to the Leland
Stanford, Jr.. University.
It is stated by growers that the Con?
necticut peach crop this year will be
the largest ever harvested.
The United Sulphur, Copper and Iron
Company was incorporated at Trenton,
with a capital of $12,000.000.
Archbishop Chapelle has been stricken
frith yellow fever. His condition is not
regarded as serious.
At Portland, O., the I'ntted "States
jury for the second time was unable to
agree in the case in which Congressman
Williamson and others are charged with
conspiring to suborn perjury in connec?
tion with securing public lands ille?
The captain of the French ship As
nieres, from Swansea to New York, re?
ported the finding of a dozen capped
fuses among the coal of his ship. He
believes there was a plot to blow up
the steamer in midoccan.
In the suit for divorce against Mrs.
('.race Culver Taggart in Woostcr, O.,
testimony seriously reflecting on her
character was given by a Filipino girl
who served in the Taggart household
Henry W. Manger, who was sentenced
at OswegO, X. Y., to death in the elec?
tric chair for murder, has accepted his
sentence and has requested his attor?
neys not to take an appeal.
Mrs. John G. Carlisle, wife of the
former Secretary of the Treasury, died
at Baby ion. L. L. wdiere she was spend?
ing the summer.
In New York state prisons the tin
plate, cup and saucer have been dis?
carded, and for them glazed pottery has
Minister Barratt, while in San Fran?
cisco, expressed the opinion that the
Chinese boycott has caused unnecessary
Precautionary measures have been
taken in Philadelphia against yellow
i erelf a.
The Russian newspaper NOVOC Vretnya
publishes b> inspiration an s?tele writ?
ten in 1859, by Alexander Hertxen, the
exiled Russian agitator, which urges
adoption of the fundamental principles of
the American Constitution.
Commander Akiiama, who was in the
battle of the Sea of Japan, in a care?
fully prepared study, said it proved the
advantage of gunnery! the battleships.
and tactics, as against the destroyer and
the torpedo boat.
The treasury in Opatoff, Russian Po?
land, was attacked by 40 armed men,
who killed or wounded all the watchmen
guarding the buildings. The robbers
The German government has inti?
mated to Morocco that it does not de?
sire to secure any concessions pending
The Japanese are reported to have
burned all the buildings on the shores
of Castries Ray, after which they re
The Japanese are said to have con?
centrated 430,000 infantry, with 16,00
cannon, in Manchuria.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce
at Shanghai, which started the boy?
cott of American goods, is now trying
?O stop it.
The Governor of Gernsan East Afri?
ca wired the announcement of an up?
rising of the natives in the Miturbin
Detectives raided a coffee-house in
Warsaw and captured a number of so
THEY MEETjlS FRIENDS
Impressive In* ro:toct.cn of Peace En?
voys By President Roosevelt.
GIVEN GRAND BUFFET LUNCHEON.
Pomp sod Ceremony Observed. Yet There
Was Characteristic American Simplicity sod
Frankness?Elaborate Decorations of Flow?
ers. Flags Belnt Omitted so as Not to lavite
Offense to E'tber Party
President Roosevelt's locst.
"Gentlemen I propose a
toast to which there ?rill be no
answer and to which I ask you
in silence, standing. I drink to
the welfare <nd prosperity of the
sovereigns and people I the
great nations whose representa?
tives have met one another on
thi- -hip. It is my most earnest
hope and prayer, in the interest
of not only these two great pow?
ers, but of all mankind, that a
just and lasting peace may
Speedily be concluded between
Oyster Hay, I.. I. (Special).?History
was made at Oyster Hay. Russians
and Japanese clasped hand- and greet?
ed one another with all outward evi?
dence of cordiality, and for the first
time since nations began to have rela?
tions one with another an Executive of
a great power received the envoys of
two belligerent countries on a mission
President Roosevelt, on behalf of the
I'nited States and its people, extended
formal greetings to the representatives
of Russia and Japan, introduced the
plenipotentiaries to one another and en?
tertained them at an elaborate buffet
luncheon, at which Russians and Japa?
nese fraternized as comrades rather than
During the luncheon President Roose?
velt proposed a notable toa-t. in which
he expressed the "earnest hope and
prayer, in the interest not only of these
two great powers, but of all civilized
mankind, that a just and lasting pence
may speedily be concluded between
The occasion was impressive. It was
attended not by pomp and ceremony,
but by a simplicity and frankness char?
acteristic of the President and the peo?
ple of America.
Due honor was paid the distinguished
guests of the President and oi the coun?
try, and they were received with all the
dignity to which their exalted rank en?
The day was ideal. After the sun had
burned away the haze of early morning
the weather was delightful. A brisk
breeze just tipped the waves of Long
Island Sound with silver, tempering at
the same time the heat of ?he sun's
The handsome war yacht Mayflower,
one of the most beautiful vessels of the
I nited States Navy, on which the form?
al reception of the Ru^nn and Japa?
nese plenipotentiaries took place, swung
easily at anchor just at the entrance of
Oyster Hay from Long Island Sound.
A quarter of a mile away was the dis?
patch boat Dolphin, the favorite cruis?
ing vessel of several Presidents of the
United States. Two miles ont in the
sound the cruiser Galvcsron was an?
chored, in waiting to convoy the ves?
sels bearing the envoys to the seat of
tiie Washington peace conference at
Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The Mayflower is in command of
Commander Cameron McR. Winslow,
President Roosevelt's naval aid, who
wa- detailed to this duty as a special
mark of distinction to the oeace corn
mission by the President. Before the
arrival of the President and the envoys
the cabins of the Mayflower were hand?
somely decorated with dowers. The
luncheon table in the main saloon was
laden with flowers.
The flower used principally in the
decorations was the gladiolus?a recent?
ly created variety known as "American."
It is a superb purple blossom, which at
first glance gives the observer the im?
pression of a rare orchid.
No attempt was made to decorate the
cabins of the vessels with flags, care be?
ing exercised in every feature of the
ceremony attendant upon the reception
not in the slightest way to offend the
sensibilities of the guests of the occa?
In order that no questions of prece?
dence should arise, it was determined
that the luncheon should be a buffet af?
fair. In this way was avoided the ne?
cessity of seating the envoys at table
with the President.
Secretary Wilson's Investigation.
Washington. D. C. (Special).?Secre?
tary of Agriculture Wilson admitted
that a rigid investigation is being made
into the condition of affairs in the Bu?
reau of Animal Industry, as a result
of the admission by Dr. E. F. Salmon,
chief of the bureau, that for six year
prior to iqo2 he was a silent partner
of George E. Howard, now vice presi?
dent of the Creorge K. Howard Printing
Company, which has had contracts for
printing meat inspection labors.
Cbarred Body In Cellar.
Muscatine, Iowa (Special). ? The
charred body of Carl Brady, an old fish?
erman, was found in an abandoned cel
iar on an island in the Mississippi
River. Josephine Collett and William
Nagle, who were living in Brady's
houseboat, were arrested and Nagle de?
clared that the woman killed Brady.
M?SS Collett and Nagle are paroled State
prisoners, having been sentenced from
Fairfield, Iowa, for hor.-e stealing. Brady
was reputed to have much money on
his person, distrusting banks.
Hlfher Insurance Rates.
Buffalo (Special).?The Manufactur?
er-' Club of this city has appointed a
committee to investigate fire insurance
rates. The local board of underwriters
recently announced an advance oi 35
per cent, in the existing rate-, notwith?
standing the fact that improvements
have been made in the water system in
the downtown district. Negotiation
bare? been opened with other cities where
similar advances had been announced
with a view of co-operation in an ef?
fort to force the insurance companies
?o recede iT^y^mhtlf position. f
LIVE WASHINGTON AFFAIRS
Secretary Wilson, of th- nent
of ?agriculture, contemplates is*
dCTS designed to p employ
his department ft ??mg m
According to reports received in
ington, the season has not been ?
prosperotis one in the South for the
The President has approved the sen?
tence of dismissal from the Army im?
pose?! hy a court-martial for Fir-t Lieu?
tenant Marion B. Wllhott, Ar
Corps, for duplicarse*] of pay accounts.
He has also directed that Second Lieu?
tenant Morris C. Foot?-. Twenty-eighth
Infantry, be reduced 150 tiles in rank
on charges of technical ende rzlemenr.
Surgeon General Rixey, of ?he Navy,
will again recommend the intent
of an outdoor hospital at Port Royal.
S. C, for the treatment of tubercu
in the Navy.
The po-tal authorities announce that
the interruptions in the postal service
?n the South because of yellow fevei
quarantine are confined to a limited arc.
Rear Admiral Charles H. Clark. !
hero of the battleship Oregon during
the Spanish-American War, will be
placed on the retired list.
The chief of the naval ordnance rec?
ommends that every gun in the Navy
bave a duplicate, to provide for an emer?
Virginia pine, which has heretofore
been looked upon as fit only for cord
wood, is being u-ed extensively as wood
Captain Edward Lloyd, of the Fif?
teenth Regiment Infantry, bis been ap?
pointed by the President as professor of
military science and tactics it the Mary?
land Agricultural College.
Secretary Wilson, of the Department
of Agriculture, will not take a vacation,
being detained in W 1 by the
investigation which he is conducting in
The Navy Department is developing a
policy by which shore duty is reserved
for enlisted men who have served effi?
ciently at sea.
Th<- grand jury engaged in investi?
gating the Statistical bureau of the Ag?
ricultural Department took a recess un?
til August 1
W. W. Russell, the new United States
minister :?> Venezuela, and W. J. Cal
houn, special commissioner to investi
the affairs of American intere
Venezuela, sailed from New York for
Fred Shoulder Blade, an Indian
brave, of Montana, has asked for a med?
al or reward for savin ';er's life
in the Tongue River severa! years ago.
The Public Health and Marine Hos?
pital Service has issued a circular till?
ing how yellow fever can be worked
The negotiations between the United
States and Germany for a reciprocity
treaty are at a standstill.
NITRO PLANT EXPLODES.
Singular Presence of Mind Saves Employes
Eddyville, N. Y. (Special).?The ni
tro-glycerm hone of the Nitro-Powdei
L->mpany, at AlingO Hollow, near here,
caught fire, and the contents of the
building exploded, totally destroying the
The men employed in the nitro-gly
cerin department ran from the building
when the fire Started, and all e.-caped
injury except one man, who was slight?
When the explosion occurred it was
feared that a number of men had been
rolled, but later all were accounted for.
The fire spread to the dynamite -tore
house, where several ton- of dynamite
are stored, and experienced employes,
regardless of danger, formed themselves
into a bucket brigade ami fought the
dames there ami extingushed them, pre?
venting another explos
Scores of men threw themselves on
the ground when the fire alarm was
sounded from the mixing house and
were thus saved from injury.
RUO AS A PARACHUTE.
Saved Life of s New York Woman Who Fell
New York (Special).?A rug which
formed a parachute saved the life of
Mrs. Kate Getin in a ?all from the
fifth lloor to a cement-paved yard. Mrs.
Getin's right arm was broken. She fell
out of the back window f a rl.it at 147
Cherry street into a deep, narrow area,
crossed by family clotheslines. A wo?
man living in the ground floor Mat
heard a thud on the pavement and saw
the corner- of a large pal fold?
ing over Mrs. Getin, wh lay in its
center. The -waving of 1' ?theslines
above showed that the W< ? ?'. fall?
en from the fifth to tl I floor
without striking any o' until
she hit a rug which lay sprt
clotheslines. From that point down
ward the edges and corners of the rug
had flopped against clothesline- suffi?
ciently to retard the plunge, which oth?
erwise would have proved fatal
Has Another Mission.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?It is
said at the State Department that if If.
Witte, i" addition to his duties as a
peace commissioner, i- charged with ne?
gotiations directly with the ?rovernment
here in regard to the readjustment of
the tariff relations between the Ui
States and Ru-s;a. he will probably be in
touch with the Treasury officials, who
have inspired all the diplomatic ex?
change- on this subject from the Amer?
When one stock grow - heavy it is let
alone and another that has been ne?
glected is taken '..
It is rumored thai several large
- are negotiating for freight
to be delivered next year.
The Juhj gl ?-- earning- of the Phila?
delphia Rap.I Transit Company in
crcased $ * er July oi last year.
It is reported that the Guggenheim
Exploration Comparrj has i its
option on the $^fcp.ooo b DC of
the Utah Coppjj^^rnpany.
SIDELIGHTS OF NEW ?
* * * * *
N*w York City. N. Y3
Annie Hirsh, a pretty artist OS^^H
? >m her father's home.
Hundred and Tenth stre. he!
and : -cet to the Fast Ruer. rncjS
i mile away, and plunged into sffl
of Hell C.ate to nu\ her life.
The g'r! graduated from the X >rrns|
School two years ago, dcvciopr
it, and after a
nded u?ing her tu^H
' ? make her living
M lowever. -he met
artist, who is >aif| to l>c Mi
A love nfrnr began between the N
and an engagement was the re
Mi-s Hirsh's father, Solmoti Hirsh
"bice-cd to the match He said that I
daughter w?s too young
and advised that the young couple wait
? . ? ral year-.
Hirsh and young Wright had
be married a > The
?rally despondent and at
number -f her young friends
reception at the
' *>' -nog that the
went to lier
discarded hei ? >;hes for
her night drrss and . member!
hold were as . ,he
the street and made for the river.
Martin Carroll, a night watchman
i'"iii;>.v'"' f*n ?*?- rinfir r,f tv.^ street'
ni .g department, saw a little figure
in white dart past him, and with a pierc
?riek dove into the water.
"I ?rant to die !" she <
The girl fought with such despera- 1
that Carroll could no; drag her in
boat until the water had made her
unconscious. Then he rowed her to the
:>ier and called for a-sUtancc. Before
assistance came Carrol! was rolling the
unconscious girl on a barrel.
When Miss Hir-h comes from Hy- Sjj
lern II ?Spital -lie will have to face av
'i.irge of attempting suicide.
*U> adT ?#
g ?I just what you deservcd.j|
' ' in Essex Marita
Cou ram Eux ?rag, who charge!
Jennie K;?:/. with stabbing him in th
head and leg- "The case i? dismi
Ft nz wag w .?s formerly an ?roner in
ting establishment a; iM'o balance
t, where the gir! 1- employed.
ng to her -tory, he persisted in an?
noying her and tried to take her arr*??. J
when she stabbed him with a pair of
1 >j ing i ? md in the ab
nun, at St. Vincent's Hospil
?inl . loj i ?rand street, wa^
i to tell who shot him durir.
quarrel in a concert hall at that num
"I won't tell." he - k ' "if I gc .
PU square the thing ; ^amaaa^adj
"Hut you are dying." -aid "Tm^Mir^^H
"Then I don't can- a rap." said Scin
to, iust as he became unconscious. The
.eve it i- a part of a vendetta.
m Wed- J
<* or <r
Captain Kidd's treasure has been i\r.
earthed again. Tbi; time Egg Harbet
City, X. J.. is the place where the pi?
rate's hoard has been . \ learned
treasure chest may have been s^^J^saaaa
ind dug up.
The attention of the uilTabitnnt
F.gg Harbor City was attracted
; iv ni^bt to a series of mysterious
valions on the West estate, which
is situated on th River.
Lanterns were seen moving about i
directions, as ?t a number of person
were at work. Owing to an obi super?
stition that the West estate was haunted,
no one dared to investigate the mattet
until next day.
Friday a party of explorers f
pick?, shovels and other digging t
The hole where the treasure chest mighl /
have been was close by. No marker
or rusty blunderbuss or Sp
rapier was found that might indicate
that the pirate ever set foot on th?
shores of Egg Harbor or who the dig?
The West house is one of thejfrblej
in New Jersey, and has been unoccupi
for some time. ?In earlier days it
used as a meeting place for the Colonia'
aU> aU> 40
Fire that at one time threatened havoc
to shipping devastated the greater part
of a block fronting the North River, ;n
Jersey City, damage to the extent ot
$100,000 resulting. Tl was can?
tered in a block bounded by M
Kssex and Wu \*or\ streets and the riv<
which included offices and van'
Brown Drydock Company, the
McWilli mis Towing Company, ihtj
?dore Smith, Son> & Co. iron
R ??? Mitchell machine slu
. lost seven
S . and from"
JP 40 ?U>
Samuel Bernstein, a master baker of
ing street. Broi klyn, is dead.
Isaac Feder, his assistant, is in
sault by a man armed with a p.
entered Benisfin's shop and opened ?r?
upon the two men.
lb-fore dying Bernstein ?dentt?ctr^^H
Cipriano. 10 years old, as his
ng Cipriano, wh is in
charged with the .Time, was re,
treated in a Brooklyn hospital f
gunshot wound, the origin of whic
i\ ing that he w
settle bis score himself as soon as he re?
Charles Rouxel. of evident rs^H
ment, lately professor of belie itiiy*
University of H m loi
en on evil days. Pcnniles-ss
u-ss, Rouxel was sent to the w
for a month by Magistrate WJh|
the Jefferson Market Police C
The Magistrate w
only uuti ix
ves m Franc?
iy thf? t*arks 1c