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VOL,. XVIII, HO.
THE FIRST LOT
01 thoso $10 Bpepial CLEVELANDS
"A" and "BM were all sold before 10
o'clock yesterday morning. Wo will
have ten more Monday afternoon und
four of the ten are already sold. This
looks like value for your money,
doesn't it-; .
R0AN0KE CYSLE CO.
10S Salem avenue s. w.
t U<? to SEE
MR, FRED. SCHADE
and the other crack bicycle riders
? Lake and Driving Park,
October I and 2,
^1)Ut in the meantime don't forget
To call on us for STICKLING S1L
' VER NOVELTIES and SOUVE?
NIRS, DIAMONDS and WED?
EDWARDS. GREEN j
"Manufacturing .Jeweler and W
W t> Optician, ^
t ' 6 SALEM AVE*. J
2 Agency Columbia and Hartford J
^ Bicycles. ?
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE,
We have one model 20 CLEVELAND,
nsed.ahout six weeks, which we will sell
vut a bargain. Call and sec it..
THE jEJSHBURN CO.,
Cheapest School Supplies in the. city.
. One -slightly used upright
piano, full size, good as new;
sold* one year ago for $350;
now $225 on easy payments
OnegO0d second-hand Knabe
Square Piano, $50.00?eas\/
Good, ^lightly-used organ,
Call while we have these liar
gains. It:*t?l pay you.
J. B. RQGERS & CO..
No. 11 S. Jefferson street.
Jimmie Micha hi., on his Union
Kacerf defeated Lesna, the
great "Swiss rider, Wed
jiesday, September L5, and
established a new world's
record for twenty miles.
RIDE A UNION.
EN Git BY & BR?. CO
SPAIN'S COSTLY WARS.
The Government 'Tsssues a Bulletin on
Munitions of War Furnished.
Madrid, Sept. 23.?An official state?
ment has been issued showing the num?
ber of men and quantities of mlnitions of
war that have been sent to Cuba and
PhllliDine Islands dnr'ng insurrections
now 'n progress in those quarters. Be?
tween November, '95, and May, '07. the
Spanish government sent tc Cuba 181.7:18
soldiers, G2? officers, of whom forty were
g'-ne"als: 1120,400 kilograms of powder,
02,088,070 cartidees, 10,712 swnrd?. 01
cannons, 12 miltrallieuses and 20,600
Since the outbreak of the present revo?
lution in Phillippines the government
has sent 27,700 soldiers, of whom nine
were generals; 4S, 100 guns, 24 cannons,
21,010 kilotrrams of powder, 21,720,560
cartridges and 110,001 Hhell?.
AN EMBEZZLER PARDONED.
""Albany, N. Y., Sept. 23.?Governor
Black has granted a'pardon to Erie On?
tario Van Bt^ck 11 n, the ex-secretary of
the Buffalo Ore department, who was
sentonced on Septetnher 15, 1899, to serve
seven years and five month* at Auburn
for embezzling mo*jey from tho city.
No Mourners Follow Fever Victims
to the Grave.
CEMETERIES OPEN AT NIGHT?A
PHYSICIAN ONE OF THE EARLY
VICTIMS OF THE MALADY.
HOARD OF HEALTH PROCESS TO
BURN OUT THE GERMS ON THE
ASPHALT PAVEMENTS ? THE
SCOURGE REACHES TEXAS.
New Orleans, Sept 23. ? Tho yellow
fever record stands to-day as follows:
New Orleans, now cases, 10; suspicious
cases, 8; total cases, 81; deaths. 2. Mo?
bile, new cases, 4; total cases, 82; deaths,
2. Biloxl, new cases, 7; total cases,
death, 1. Ocean Springs, new case*, 7;
total cases, 34. Fontainebleau, new case,
1. Beaumont, Tex., one death. Scrantou,
new case, 1.
The case of Mrs. A. T. Wimberly. wife
of the Republican candidate for collector
of the port, has not bjen declared yellow
fever, but a report on it is c> pected from
experts during the day.
There are two otlu rs which are expect ?
ed to btr pronuuced yellov fever. No
actual new cases arc on the books this
One cf the first of the local physicians
to undertake the task of chocking the
spread of yellow fever in this city died
from the disease to-day. He was Dr. Jo?
seph Lovell. lit was Infcctej with the
malady eight days ago. Ho wa* a native
of Mississippi, and one of the honor grad
uatesof the medical department of Tulane
The finance commit tee of t he city'coun
?dl lias authorised Mayer Flower to ad?
vance $25,000 to the board of health to be
used by that body for the suppression of
The citizens volunteer force has under?
taken to clean up about half the city.
There is a commander for each block.
The plan of burning out the yellow fe?
ver germs with the surface healer used
uy die asphalt paving companies in burn
ing away asphalt has been so successful,
apparently, that a large number of these
heaters have been ordered from kit. Louis
The ashes and garbage are now being
burned instead of lhauled, and the fur?
naces of the New Orleans Sanitary Com?
pany will be used for cremation purposes.
The sanitary officers are having a hard
time enforcing the quarantine laws
among the more Ignorant classes. The
yellow fever flags ar" constantly being
torn dowc and several health officers have
been nssaolted. Tho courts have an?
nounced their intention to severely pun?
ish any interference with the health offi?
cers, and began to-day awarding heavy
tines ami Imprisonment against them.
The detention camp,located at Oakland
Park, was opened to day with twenty
two Italians and one negro as its Inmates.
The parish jrison Is thoroughly disiu
fected by the coroner every day to prevent
the fever from netting in there. The
burial of all poisons who die of yellow
fever has been placed in the hands of
City Chemist Metz. No funerals are al?
lowed to be held. The coffins tire taken
to the cemeteries in carts immediately
after death. Mr. Met/, h as arranged with
the sextons to keep the cemeteries open
Most of tho Louisiana parishes have
iriven notices that they will accept freight
from New Orleans provided it bears the
certificate of the Un'ted States Marino
Hospital service that It has been prop?
erly disinfected and is not dangerous.
Dr. Bwearingen, health oll'icer of Texas,
in reporting the death of Tom Lovejoy
to-day in Beaumont, Tex., as being
caused by yellow fever, declares the epi?
demic now prevailing In Galvcston to be
dengue. The discovery of tho case of
fever in Beaumont has resulted in pro?
hibiting the Southern railroad from run?
ning any of its trains through that town.
The Southern Pacific steamers between
New York and New Orleans will make
(talveston their gulf terminus.
There are now 285 persons at the Fon?
tainebleau camp of detention, ]of whom
till but ten are white.
The doctors in Mobile have decided to
report no more suspicious cases. Two
suspicious cases of sickness in a family
recently returned from Ocean Springs are
reported near Delhi, La. This has
frightened Delhi so that no farmer in the
neighborhood is allowed to go to that
town. H?j can go as far as quarantine,
and must, send his order for goods to
town by a special officer.
.T. II. Whyts, a newspaper man, who
went to Ocean Springs some weeks ago
lu wrto up the yellow fever there, is
dangerously ill of the disease at the '?'on
tninehleau detention camp. Tho editors
of the two Biloxl newspapers, the News
aud the Review, are both ill with the
Levy, who dipd in Biloxi to-day, is a
baker. He concenled the fact that he had
yellow fever, because a yellow fever fing
would have Injured his business, and
when he was discovered last night by the
doct ors he was hopelessly ill.
A number of cases are being concealed
at Biloxl, Thes'eamer Utsteln, which ar
rived at Mobile to-day, was not allowed
to land there because of tho fever, and
threw her cargo of 18.000 bunches of ba?
nanas into Mobile bay.
Handy P. VIkkuI .V Co.
Richmond, Sept. 23. ? Harry B. Owen,
of Manchester, anil Robert O. Wood were
yesterday nominated by the Democrats
to represent the city of Mancnester and
the .county of Chesterfield in the lower
branch of the next general assembly.
.lunt drop In nt 111 Mouth Jefler.ton street
and dive Armen your order for roal, roke
and wooiK Yon will ntwayn get the bent.
_- ? ?
NEWS STAND. Jack's, lAO 1-2 Salem
fOKE, VA., FKI?AI
HAD A HOT TIME.
One Meeting Says No Delegates.
The Other Elects Them.
"A hot time In Ohl Town lust night,"
Ami Col. J. Hampton H?ge was in it;
Oliver for delegates put up a stilT fight,
Hut H?ge wasn't dowued in a minute.
In pursuance to a call signed by A. S.
Aslierry, J. S. Pattie, Frnuk YY. Thomns
nnd others, for a mass-meeting of the
Republicans of the city of Konnoko In the
Old Ope-A House last night, for the pur
nose, as stated in tho cull, o( electing
sevetiteen delegates aud seventeen alter?
nates to the Lyucbburg convention,
called by Chairman William Lamb, who
was recently deposed by the State com?
mittee, foi October 6, quite a crowd
gathered in the house.
K. D. Lawson took the chair and an?
nounced the purpose for which the meet?
ing was called, and, upon motten for the
election of a permanent chairman,be was
elected. Geo. L. Hart was elected secre
t ai y.
Upon proceeding to business. A. J. Oli
ior moved that the chair appoint a com?
mittee of five, one from each ward, to re?
tire and select names for seventeen dele?
gates and seventeen alternates to repre?
sent Koanoke city at the Lynchurg con?
Col. J. Hampton H?ge here arose, .and
after stating the circumstances surround?
ing the action of the State committee,
moved as a substitute that the meeting
do not send delegates and alternates to
This brought forth quite a heated reply
from Mr. Oliver, who said he ''didn't be?
lieve in any^more one-man power, that
the platform declared for a State conven?
tion every year," etc.
Colonel H?ge replied that if Col. Lamb
was not one-man power be. had never seen
any. The discussion between the two
waxed warm and to many present was
very amusing. B?th sides were throwing
hot. shot, but H?ge succeeded in monopo?
lizing mo-t of tho time and his followers
were evidently cocked and primed for the
round after round ot applause which bis
remarks broughCforth Oliver held his
grot nd remarkably well, however, and
appealed to '.the 'chair that Colonel H?ge
was out of order, and tho chair sustained
Colonel H?ge appealed to the house on
the chair's decision, and then repeated
his motion "that this meeting do not
elect delegates and alternates to the
Lynchburg convention," and called for a
The chair declined to take up his sub?
stitute and a vole was taken on Oliver's
motion, which was ''ecided adversely, as
far as could lie ascertained, by a consid?
?Those favoring the convention then in?
vited all who were opposed to the conven?
tion to retire, which they refused to do.
After no Ineffectual attempt of Mr Oli?
ver to renew his motion, Colonel Hogo
moved to adjourn, which motion was car?
ried by a majority of those present. The
minority at once ennrged Colonel H?ge
with pucking the convention with Demo?
crats nnd alleged ?hat S. E. fiproul had
assisted him by bringing out all his fur?
nace darkles to vote down the object of
The ccnveotlonites claimed that enough
Democrats voted in favor of the H?ge
motion to defeat what they advocated.
One thing was apparent, that a very large
majority of the colored members of the
meeting voted to sustain Mr. Hoge'a
amendent opposing the election of dele?
gates to the Lynchburg convention.
As soon as the hall was cleared of t lie
opposition party Robert Ilopcroft took
the Hot and called those who remained
to order and stated that they would pro?
ceed to the eleciion of delegates.
.7. S. l'attie was elected chairman and
Mr. Hopcroft was made secretary.
The following delegates and alternates
Delegates?J. S. Pattie, G. May, L. G.
Funkhouser. A. J. Oliver, colored. A.
S. A sherry, E. D. Lawson, A. O. Log?
wood, colored, R. R. Jones, colored, W.
A. Fattie, John A. White, G. H. Penn,
R. H. Armstrong,colored, W. II. Groves,
R. H. Hopcroft.
Alternates?Ohas. Parke?. C. E. Har
r's, W. II. Thymus, colored. L. L. Down?
ing, colored, Robt. Dehaven, colored, S.
R. Hearing. E. S. McNameo. Harry
Thoruburg, E. S. Frisbee, colored, Chaa.
Harris, colored, flpo.'IIart.IP. W? (River,
colored, Julius Wales, colored, B. B.
Dickinson, colored, W. ti. l'attie
After tbeelection o' delegates and alter
nates. A. S. Asberry obtained recognition
and proceeded to give Colonel Roge a
raking over the coals for the part that
gentleman had taken in the meeting. He
reiterated the charge that they had
packed tho convention with Democrats
nnd some one brought down the bouse by
adding "aud Chinese." which was re?
garded as a personal thrust at Mr. llogc.
Mr. Asberry wound up his speech by a
motion that the delegates elected be in?
structed to vote for G. IL Pelm, of this
city, for attorney general in the conven?
tion, which motion was seconded by G.
May nnd unanimously adopted
There being no furthei business before
the meeting they adjourned.
Von cannot ?1a belter limn loaTe your or?
der ?villi ('. M. Arnr., Ill nouth .Irtlrrnon
street, for con!, rake and wood. 'Phone III.
A VIRGINIA AIRSHIP.
Richmond, Sept. 28.? John Clacker, of
Henrlco. has Invented an airship inde?
pendent of the direction of air currents,
and.has almost completed his machine.
Clncker rays he will otTei his Invent ion
to the United Statos Government, and if
Uncle Sam doesn't want it he will sell it
to the)Englisb government.
BOOKER RENOAl IN A TED.
SuIToIk. Vn.,'Sept. 2:!. ?Special?The
Democratic county convention met here
today and lion. J. E. Booker was rencni
ianted for the*house of delegates by an
almost unanimous vote.
GAKCIA'S SON a ST IT DENT.
Sackville, N. B , Sept. 28.?Mount Al
llsou University, of this place, a Metho?
dist educational institution, has enrolled
among its stiulf nts for the winter- term
a son of Gen. Calixto .Gnrcla, _ot the Cu?
ban patriot army.
Z. SEPTEMBER 24
1 ON HISWHEEL.
Speedy 'Cycler Saves Hundreds
From Drinking Poisoned Milk,
AN AWFUL PLOT FRUSTRATED
BY THE QUICK ACTION OF A
MAX?PARIS GREEN IN A MILK?
MAN'S CAN SET DOWN AT THE
DOORS OF HIS MANY CUSTOM?
ERS?THE SL'SPECTED FIEND IS
Bhnmokin, Pa.,"Sept. 23.?With hun?
dreds of lives trembling In the balance,
George Sober mounted n bicycle, and af
ter aiijexclting run of six miles, reached
here from Shaniokin township in time to
organize a body of men, who ran from
house to house warning people not to
drink the morning's supply of i-.-.Uk de?
livered-by the Sober brothers. A tleud,
proinpt-eil by revenge, had roared a lot of
paris green into the milk cans, in addi?
tion to feeding the Sobers' cattle with the
d?adly stulT. Two of the cows died as
the bicyclist sped on his errand.
Isaac Lcpply was arrested this evening,
charged with the crime, und when In
Justice Rowo's office a crowd of excited
people were only restrninel from doing
him violeuce by the advice of those who
wanted the man to have a fair trial be?
fore ^be Northumberland county court.
The Sober brothers have~a fine herd of
thirty-three cows, and milk from their
dairy is sold exclusively to local custom?
ers. At 3 o'clock this morning the fam?
ily arose and began the day's work. On
going to the barn they found the wagon
shed in a state of wreck. Five sets .of
harness, ad cut into shreds, were scat?
tered about. A lap robe, whip, horse
blanket and several sets of fly nets were
similarly destroyed. The dashboard of a
boggy was smashed In, and the bolts of a
milk wagon and two spring wagons were
removed. There were many other evi?
dences of destruction. Further exami?
nation revealed that the two best cows on
the farm, each valued at $10, were dying
from poison. Paris greoii in great quan?
tity was found in the mangers mixed
with wheat brau. There was every Indi?
cation that the outrage had been com?
mitted by some one well acquainted rvith
Lewis Sober, by the light of a lantern,
found-fresh foot prints around the build?
ing, and upon taking up the trail he was
led Cd within 100 yards of Butcher Leroy
Cherry's place. In Mr. Cherry's employ
was Isaac Lepply, who was discharged
last spring by the Sobers for alleged
theft, and suspicion" was at once'directed
toward him. Mr. Sober went to Shanio?
kin to swear out a warrant for Lepply's
arrest, riding with Ell wood Ilepuer, tin
driver of the milk delivery wagon, who
whs starting on his rounds.
Some time after Mr. Sober and the
driver had left on their trip those em?
ployed about the dairy began to clean the
empty cans, as is customary, for the next
morning's milking. On taking off the
strainers they found parts green beneath.
They at once realized the deadly peril of
the customers, and dispatched George
r'ober on his bicycle to Shaniokin. The
young man rode at a breakneck speed,
and was nearly exhausted when he
reached here. Fortunately no one bad
used tne milk before he arrived, but
many narrow escapes were reported.
As soon as the customers ha'1 been
warned Mr. Sober secured the services of
Attorney GilLspie, and thoj went to
.lustice Howe's office, where information
against Lepply was laid on the charges
of larceny, felonious attempt *o commit
murder with paris green, administering
poison to cows and malicious mischief.
Warrants were placed in t.bo hands of
Constables Gottshall and Klingcr, who
arrested Lepply in a corn field. The
prisoner declares his innocence.
Siimly I'. I omul A: Co.
IT WAS A BUNGLE.
Key West, Fla., Pent. 23.? Sylvan us
Johnson was hanged here to-day for
criminal assault upon a woman. The
hangman bungled the execution, the
knot slipping under the chin. Johnson
struggled violently for ten minutes and
was still alive at the end of twenty live
minutes. lie confessed his crime, pro?
fessed conversion and died forgiving mid
blessing his enemies. An orderly crowd
witnessed the execution. ffj
HIS BEARINGS WORN OUT.
Chicago. Sept. 23. ? "Uncle Jimmy"
Lane, aged 102 years, the oldest 'cycllft
in America, was found dead in be.I to?
day. The old man's hearings bad indeed
worn out. the cycle of his life had been
completed. "Uncle Flpimy" le'irned to
ride the wheel!last spring. He came to
America frtiin County ('hire, Ireland, in
SHERMAN MAY SPEAK.
Washington, Sept. 23. ? Secretary Slier
man states that he has not yet decided
on the plans for his visit to Ohio. In re?
gard to the report that lie will not speak,
Mr. Sherman says he has not determined
whal he will do. His speech Is all pre?
pared and when he reaches Ohio he will
decide what will be the best to do.
CARELESS M ESSENGER.
New Yolk, Sept. 23. ?A messenger boy
sent by Thompson & Mairs, ^brokers, of
33 Broad street, to the office of ftussell
Sage, lost n collateral note for #50,000
this afternoon. The "ote was piynhle to
Sage ami was of no value to the linder,
? is Sage has the collateral in his safe.
LANDS "A" and
"B" which we offer
at $40; Ii? w and
103 Salem avenue 3. w.
MORGAN REACHES HAWAII.
Arrives There With a Number of
Members of Congress.
San Francisco, Sept. 23.?Advices fron?
Honolulu say that Seuator Moruan and
Representatives A. S. Berry, J. G. Can?
non. H. C. I.ouilenslagcr and J. A. Taw
bey arrived there on the 14th.
Seuator Morgan stood the voyaae well
and was in excellent health. In an Inter?
view he said.
"I have nothing of definite nature to
say to the newspapers now, as I must
first have an opportunity to study the
situation from a new point of view. You
may say that I am*predisposed In",favor
of annexation. 1 havo.'been an annexa
tionist practically for thirty years, ever
since the question has been agitated."
Despite the fact that the Senate con?
firmed the treaty, 'ex-Queen LIT* friends
uro still working "for her reinstatement
on the island throne.
A meeting was called at Honolulu for
September 18. for the purpose of impress?
ing Senator Morgan with the strength of
the anti-annexation [sentiment. The
Hawaiian senate replied to the protest of
certain native societies 'against the rat?
ification of the treaty that if It refused to
forward t he annexation plan it would not,
be acting in the interests of the islands
and of the natives in particular.
('. ill. Armes, t I I south Jefflimon ?iree?, I*
the place In KCl Hire, clean coal. 'I'lione
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN COUKT.
Negro Prisoner Used an Ax on Himself
WhUe Awaiting Verdict.
Norfolk, Sept. 215 ?An attempted sui?
cide taused a tremendous sensation in
Portsmouth to day. A negro named Asa
Stewart, who on July 12 attempted to
kill Allie Street,was on trial in the hust?
ings court. He had no counsel and whs
allowed to sit near the lawyers, so that
he might ask such questions as l,o saw
After all the testimony was in and tho
case had been given to the "jury Stewart
walkeil'to where the ax with which ho
at tempted to kill the woman was lying
and quickly seizing the weapon he struck
himself in the bend three times with it,
Inflicting a deep wound. Sheriff Smith
and his ileputy rushed to the man aud
stopped him from doing himself further
violence. In the meantime the jury
brought in a verdict of ten years in the
peuitentiary. Stewart was taken to jail.
Ills injuries are considered serious.
Suits To Order?
Yes, sin. Tins tailoring
department ok oillt's is a
Laroest assortment OV
suitings AXi) finest work?
manship, combined with gar?
ments Til at kit. It's our
way. Better thy us.
Suits $20 and up.
1). M. TAYLOR,
Hats \m> Furnishings,
112 Jefferson street.
The End of the Week Will Probably Seo
Them All at Work.
Wllkesba-re, Pa., Sept. 2:1.?The SU
verbrook colliery of J. S. Went/. & Co.,
at Hazletoti, resumed active operations
to day with 1,000 men at work. The
Jennesville collie:y of the Lebigh Valley
Company, employing about the same
number of men, is the only mine of any
importance which is idle in the entire
Hazleton district. It Is expected that his
will resume Saturday.
The Harwood colliery Is not yet work?
ing with a full force. l'ho Poles aud
Hungarians at this ralne were the chief
sufferers from the bullets of Sheriff Mar?
tin's deputies, and their companions who
escaped death do not feel like resuming
work in force.
It is stated here to day a strong at?
tempt will be made to have tho Secretary
of War establish a militaiy post at Ha?
zleton as a branch of the regular army,
but be will be as<ced to recruit as far as
possible from this section, taking men
for t he service out of the present Third
ANOTHER OFFICE VACANT.
Judge Kllgore's Death (lives Some Re?
publican a Chance.
Washington, Sept. 28.?The Depart?
ment of Justice received a telegram to?
day from the United States district at?
torney at Ardmoie, Indian Territory,
saying that Judge C. B. Kllgore died at
that place this morning.
As a member of Congress from Texas
Judge Kllgore was one of the best, known
men In the pu'dic .life. lie was called
"Buck" by his intimates und attracted
wide public attention in the Fifty-first
Congress by kicking in the green baize
door which had been locked by order of
Speaker Rtcd during one of the filibuster?
ing scenes that made Heed's first "quo?
rum counting" memorable.
Chilllcothe, Ohio. Sept. 98.?Fire
started at Hnluhridge, ten miles south of
this city, this afternoon in a stable in thf
rear of P. f. Brown's store ami gained
rnpid headway. It communicated
quickly to Meardsley's drug store, where
an explosion occurred. a telephone
inessHge states that Mr. Beardsley and
seven other poople were instantly killed
nil'1 it is likely that other lives were lost.
GOLD BUGS IN SKSSION.
Washington, Sept. 23 ?To day's sea
sion of the monetary commission at tho
Arlington Hotel was devoted to au Infor?
mal consideration of the general Held of
study. The currency needs of the vari?
ous sectionsof the conntryVere set forth
by their various representatives on the
commission, and an attempt was me tie to
devise a plan for brlugln^ out in the fu?
ture all tho local hearings possible* *>*c
decision hns been 'reached as to v? penun
nent p'ace of meeting. ? _ ? .
PRICE 3 CENTS
Continued Reports of Victories of
the Cuban Patriots.
PATRIOTS INVADING THE
STRONGHOLDS OF THE SPAN?
IARDS?VIGOROUS ASSAULTS IN
PROVINCES CLOSE-TO THE CAP?
ITAL?WEYLER'S FORCES DE?
FEATED IN SEVER AH. RATLES
Hnvana, via Key West, Sept. 20.--The
Cubans have iron another importnnt 7lc
tory in Havana province. Yesterday at
IMnar lie Picard?, Col. Arango defeated
the Spanish general .Molina, after several
bouts of hard Ashting. The battle ended
in a brilliant machete charge by Arnugo's
men, which stampeded the Spanish col?
umn. Arango'8 forces numbered 1,000*
?neu ami the Spanish column 1,500.
Arango has entirely recovered from the
wound be received at the Grillo Hills last
As is usual in all the successful en?
gagements of that young ami dashing
Cuban leader, his losses yesterday were
small in comparison with those of the
In Santiago de Cuba province, the
Spas iah general Lngue is meetimr with
defeat after defeat in his endeavors to
reconquer the ground now controlled by
Gen. Coliso Garcia.
lu a second engagement near Los Hnjos
d?? Hrechosa, Lugue, after incurring
heavy losses, had to retreat west and
fortify him'neli within tho Spanish lines
at the Trocha. He was pursued by Gar?
cia, who captured one of tho principal
Spanish forts of Los Hajos de Hrechosa,
after killing twenty-one and wounding;
forty-live of the garrison.
At. Sauta Ana. in the same province,
another engagement is reported, with a
fuvoiahle issue for the Cubans.
The war is waging Oercely also in
Santa Clara and Pinar del Rio. In the
llrst mined proviuco an important en?
gagement took place on Monday near tho
captial, with heavy losses on both sides.
At Gunblua, Pinar del Rio, a hot fight
occurred on the same day, in winch both
sides fought desperately, each claiming,:
tho victory. The Spaniards were com?
manded by Captain Orteg.t, of the San
tjueutiu battallton, who is greatly hated
by the Cubans on account of bis cruel?
A dispatch from Madrid says that Gen.
Azcarraga has declared his utmost confi?
dence in Geueral Weyler's promise to end
the revolution in a short time, and that
ho will advise the queen to retain tho
captain-general in office. The Spanish
version, cabled from Mail rid, of Gen.
Woodford's conference with tho Dnke of
Tetuan, is that the American minister
explained to the duke the great d.-.mage
done by the war in Cuba to the United
States, and offered to Spain the friendly
offices of the United States toward a set?
tlement of the war.
I 'It is said that, the Spanish government,
far from resenting this as otfensho, is
inclined to accept the American olfer,
provided it does not impair the sover
eitnty of Spain in Cuba.
The uncompromising Spaniaids here,
according to La Lucha, are full of war?
like spirit against the United States.
Sunny I'. I'ingiU A flu*.
Japanese Newspapers State That There
is-a- Syndicate for This Purpose.
San Franc*aco, Sept. 211.?The steam?
ship City of Peking brings tho following
news from China and Japan:
It is stateii by the Japanese newspa?
pers that the Chinese have formed a syn?
dicate and lire buying in ail of the silver
obtainable in anticipation of the adop?
tion of the gold standard after October 1.
It is feared that sufficient silver may he
collected when Hong Kong and Singa?
pore are taken into consideration, to pur?
chase all the gold coins wanted:. Tho
government is alarmed at the prospect,
and Is Btudying to avert the catastrophe.
Some advise it to stop the exchange al?
together, while others mattest that a re?
striction should be placed on the aggre?
gate amount of the exchange, and this,
should not exceed 50,000 yen dally.
tin August 31 a tunnel on the lino ot
the On railway. In Japan, caved in and
buried alive twenty-oue persons. Seven,
were e ctrlcatcd,three of whom were dead.
The remaining fourteen were Mill en?
tombed at last advices.
Forer-tHt for Virginia! Kaln; clearing I?
the afternoon; Matlouary luuipe niture;
north westerly wintl*.
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