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VOL. XIX. NO.
1 'DO Xo. 1 Crencent, iu good condition,
will Bell for $18 cash; 1 Second-Hand
"Rambler," with new $10 tires jiiBt put
on, will sell at ?25; 1 '97 model Ragle at
?$30; 1 Second Hand Columbia at $12; 1
Second-Hnnd Cleveland at $25; also,
those new Cleveland?, which we are sell?
ing at $37.00 cash, or $40 on installments
?$10 cash and $0 per month.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
108 Salem avenue s. w.
\ Did You See
What Pattib did for 4
4 them in two of his handi- 4
t caps on a COLUMBIA ?
i EDWARDS. GREEN $
A Mnnuriicttirliic Jcwclnr and A
<P Graduate Optician, m
9 6 SALEM AVE. p
4 - 9
d Agency Columbia and Hartford
Send away for goods you can buy
in Roanoke. Patronize home
industries, espeolally alien the
prices are as low, or lower.
Typewriter Ribbons and Car?
bon Paper, for instance. There
is none better than the "Web?
ster?1.' and the prices arc low,
considering ^the quality of the
goods. Try a "Webster" rib?
bon?guaranteed not to fill the
THE FISHBURN COMPANY,
One slightly used upright
piano, full size, good as new;
sold one year ago for $350;
now $'2*25 on easy payments
One good second-hand Knabe
Square Piano, $50.00?easy
Good, slightly-used organ,
Call while we have these bar?
gains. It will pay you.
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
Xo. 11 Jefferson street.
UXION on the track. Value of
prizes won by this wheel, $78 25,
out of a possible $120 for Roan?
oke riders. John Banna and Pat
tie made the little "WHITE
HEAD" hum. Two firsts, one
second and lour thirds, also half
mile track record.
ENGLEBY & BRO. CO.
17 Salem avenue.
Washington. Oct 14.?Senator Stephen
B. Elkins, of West Virginia, was in con?
ference with President Mcliinley to-day.
West Virginia appointment* were the
principal theme of their interview, but
a number of public questions that will
likely come before Congress were also dis?
cussed. The President showed greHt in?
terest in the can paigus now in progress
in New York city, Ohio and Maryland.
When Mr. Elkins left the White Bouse It
was announced that D. D. Mayer of
Charleston, W.Va , had'been selected for
consul at Buenos Ayres, Argentine He
public. Pennsylvania was represented at
the While House by Representatives Bal
zsll, C. W. Stone and Malvin, with rep?
resentatives from their State superior
A REMARKABLE RUN.
CarAden, N. J., Oct. 14.?The Holman
friction engine-made its run to Cape May
to-day. The ftstest'milc was in thirty
seconds, or at the rate of 120 miles per
Washington Man Aided Miss Cis
neros to Escape.
AN ASSIGNMENT REQUIRING
PLUCK?HE LIBERATED THE
FAIR MAIDEN FROM PRISON
AND EVERY MOMENT HE WAS IN
EPR1L OF HIS LIFE?HER DARING
RE?CUER TWENTY-NINE YEARS
OLD AND NOTED FOR HIS COUR?
AGE AND STRENGTH.
Washington, 'Oct. 14.?"Charles Du
val," the Now Yoik Journal correspond?
ent who engineered the escape of Senorita
Evangelina Cossio y Cisneros from the
Spanish prison in Havana, is Karl
Decker,the well-known newsoaper writer
of this city. Mr. Decker's friends hero
have kuown ever since lie left Washing?
ton tbat he was going to Cuba ou an ex
ceedlnuly ha/.nrdous mission, and all will
he gliid to know that he is now safe, aud
will he hero^soon. Almost erery one
knows him simply as "Karl" Decker, yet i
bis baptismal cognomen was "Charles
Duval Decker," and although he seldom
if ever used it, his intimate friends knew
Mr. Decker is a Washington boy, hav?
ing been born and reared In Georgetown,
wdiero he went to school. His father is a
well-known resident of .the city, and was
for a considerable .time engaged in the
manufacture of lime. He is at preseut
living on K street, uear_Twenty-seventh
street northwest. Soou after finishing
his school days he married Miss EQie
Beuuett, a daughter of Dr. H. M. Ben?
nett, of Tacoma Park. Mr. Decker was
but twmty-one years old at the "time of
his marriage, and is now twenty-nine.
His wife aud daughter, Ruth, aged live,
live at 1210 O street northwest. His wife
teceived a letter from him about ten days
ago, but in it he did not .mention that.he
had begun his task, as he feared that in
some way tho conteuts of his let ter might
become known to the Spanish authorities
His wife was the only person outside of
the Journal oflice who knew exactly the
reason he went to tho Island. When he
"ccelved his orders he returned to Wash?
ington aud told her of what ho hoped to
accomplish in the way of "obtaining the
freedom of Miss Cisneros,and she bravely
bad" him go. Ever since his departure
this stout-hearted little woman has been
racked with anxiety to learn something
about her husband,but even letters which
he wrote b'niTto bo In such gunrded terms
that it was impossible to tell .anything
When Mrs. Decker read "of the libera?
tion of Miss Cisneros last week she knew
that her husband had been successful,'.but
could learn uothing as to whether ha had
also escaped. With the coming of Sun?
day moruing she read the dispatch signed
"Cliar'os Duval," and then she knew
that her husband was alive and appar?
ently out of danger.
Mr. Decker did Iiis first newspaper
work on the Post Aliou ho was about
eighteen years old. Litter ho went to
work in tho Washington bureau of the
Baltimore American nnd was there for
about six years. During this time' ho
was also the Washington correspondent
of the Florida Citi/.en. Be entered the
service of the New York Journal iu Au?
gust, 1800, and has ^remained with that
paper over since. He lias made two trips
to Cuba in the interest of that paper,
the first having been in tho early part cf
the year. He remained there about three
months, all of which time lie .-pent with
the ins'irgents in the field,^subsisting'on
whatever lie could find.
Gen. Gomez, the commander in chief
of the Cuban army, and Gen. Garcia were
deeply impressed with tho service Mr.
Becker rendered their cause in risking
his life to reach them, and so implicitly
did they trust him that valuable doc?
uments were given him to be delivered to
the Cuban juuta in New York. Mr.
Decker ma.le his escape from the island
and delivered his messai/e Intact to Tomas
Estrada Palma, the head of the 'junta^in
the United States. During his stay in
Cuba be bad several narrow escapes from
capture and'took part In battles between
the Spanish soldiers and *he insurgents.
After his return to the United'States he
uppenred before the Semite foreign rela?
tions committee and gave his version of
Mr. Decker in appearance is a typical
man lor the arduous tosk wdiich has
lately been imposed upon him. He stands
over six feet tnll and is n well trained
nthlete. He is a member of the Columbia
Athletic Club and took a ureat interest
in all out)-door sports and feats of
Several years ago he went down the
river to attend a prize fight for the Balti?
more Americnn. The Curbt did not result
as many of '.he sports anticipated, and
when they boarded the barge to be towed
back to Washington considerable ill-feol
Ing was manifested. Shortly after the
start was mado several toughs from Roa
uoke became involved in a fight, and the
officers of the boat tried in vain to q?ell
the disturbance. Two of tho men d re v
revolvers and attempted to shoot the offi?
cers, when Becker grahbed'ono in cacli
hand and holding'them over the side of
tho boat coolly threatened to drop them
overboard if they did not throw away
their guns. His request was Immediately
complied with, and on "the return there
were no quieter people aboard than these
two men Mr Decker is expected to
como to Washington soon.
We give you gend, clean coal.
We ttlve you full weight.
We give yon prompt delivery.
We give you tho lowest price.
J. H. WILKINSON & CO.
New 'Phone 210. 102 Roanoke street.
Oswald S. Hawkins, the real estate
man, has a new and very attractive list
of bargains on the sixth page of this paper.
1NOKE, VA., FKI?
OF KLONDIKE GOLD.
One Man Shoveled Out $20,000
in Twelve Hours.
Seattle, Oct. 14.- -The steamer City of
Topeka arrived here lane night from Ju
neuu, Alaska. Among her passengers
was John F. Maloney, of Juneaj, who
came out from Davtson City with the
Galviu party. He says: "Hunker creek
and Gold Bottom creek will equal, if not
rival, the now famous Bonanza and Eldo?
rado creeks. Many of the claims on these
creeks will run $2,000 to the box. On
No. 30 Eldorado, \lex. McDonald's claim,
one man in a shift and n half, which is
about 12 hours, shoveled in $20.000. On
Skcokum Gulch, which euters Bonanza
No. 2 above Discovery, on locations Nos.
1 and 2, I saw $30,000 weighed out of two
Mr Maloney saw a sixtcen-qnart brass
kettle filled with gold dust in t tie cabin of
K. T. Dinsmore, Harry Spence, Bill Mc
Feo and others. No. 31 Bouuu/.n, owned by
Oscar Asleni and "Billy Lake, tvill pro?
duce $1,000,000. He says $2,000,000 will
com? out th's fall.
"There are stacks and stacks of gold,"
he continued, "each with the owner's
name on it. Alex. McDonald will pro?
duce th" largest amount. 1 hesitate to
give figures, but the simple truth is his
various investments will yield from $2,
0)0,000 to $1,000,000 this winter. These
figures are staggering, but true."
The statement is made ? hat Henry
Bratnober, agent for the Bothschilds,
who has beeu 3everal weeks at the dig?
gings, offered over a niilllun for ten
claims adjoiniug'on Eldtrado, but the
offer was declined.
MAY SAVE A FAMINE. ~
Tnconia, October, 14.?George B. Dod
well, of the two Pacific-Asiatic 2Steam
ship lines, and Hugh S. Wallace, vice
president of the Washington and Alaska
Steamstlp Company, have organized the
Chilkoot Komi and Transport Company,
and yesterday a contract was let for the
tramway which is to be in operation by
Construction has been heguu on the
railroad which starts at Dyea and runs to
Greater Luke and will be a broad gunge.
The tramway has'a 'capacity of 120 tons
of freight daily and as the line will be
completed by January, there will bo no
danger of a famluo at Dawson ithis win?
ter. The saving In time to Klondike will
b? about thirty days.
FIFTY MILLIONS ?LDOLLARS.
Seattle, Oct. 14.?Pat Galviu, recog?
nized as one of the bonanza kings of the
Klondike, where he has been engaged in
mining for the past three years, in an in?
terview says: "There are 401 claims
which have been operated sufficient ly to
prove their richness. There are 280 claims
alroa.ly staked out, but not developed. .1
have no doubt that they will prove equal
to the other 401. Taking these claims
and figuring out their cubic contents and
making a conservative estimate, I do not
see why the 'output 'from these claims
alone wilt fall short^of fifty millions of
Mr. Galvin declared that nothing which
had been punlished, so far as he knew,
even approximate the truth of what is
really known of these great gold fields."
AN EXPERT'S OPINION.
San Francisco, Oct. 14.?Henry brat?
nober, the mining expert, has returned
from the Klondike. His mission was to
ascertain If any opportunity presented it?
self for investment. He says:
MI found some very good placer mines,
but not as sensational in the richness as
has been leported. In many cases the
claims are comparatively poor, although
almost any of them will pay wages. On
the whole, the Klondike may be classed
as very good iliggings, and I should say
there is a good chaucc for other discover?
ies this fall.
"1 do not thlnK there is much danger
of starvation at Dawson."
BIG DURHAM FIRE.
Thirty-one Buildings and 4,000,000
Pounds of Tobacco Destroyed.
Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 14.?Eight ware?
houses and 4,000,000 pounds of tobacco
belonging to the American Tobacco Com?
pany were destroyed by fire at Durham
Fifteen dwelling houses and eight
stores were also but ned. A telegram was
received in this city asking for aid nnd a
number of firemen and engines were sent
on a special train. The wntcr supply of
Durham wns almost exhausted before the
fire was put out. The loss on the tobacco
was covered by insurance.
KARL DECKER IARRIVES.
New York, Oct. 14.?Karl Decker, the
Journal correspnndent, who as Charles
Duval~res;ued Miss Cisneros from her
Cuban prison, arrived this afternoon on
the Spanish line steamship Panama. He
made his escape from Havana by menus
of forged passports.
Henry George, Charles W. Dayton,
Tom L. Johnson and the campaign com?
mittee of the Jeffersonian Democracy
called on Miss Cisneros at the Waldorf
this afternoon arid took her on a carriage
drive through the city.
RETURNED TO WORK.
Pittsourg, Oct. 14.?Thirty-five huu
dred miners of the river district, who
have been idle for two weeks over the
question of differentials, resumed work
this morning, pendine the settlement of
the trouble by arbitration. The resump?
tion was made upon the understanding
that a decision would be reached within
ten days,so that the first pay received hy
the miners can he based upon the rate de
cided upon by the arbitrators.
IN V EST IG A TI ON STA RTED.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 14.? The Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific railroad an?
nounced to-day that a pay car would he
run over Its entire system this month for
the first time in five years, it is report
ed in rnilway circles that the officials ol
the road have reason for ?nspeetlug the
existence of padded pay rolls and numer?
ous "straw" men.
Fresh supply Velvet Candy in packages
I ?10c, 15c and 25cbores, at CATOuNl'S.
AY, OCTOBER 15,
Evangelina Cessio y Cisneros in
New York City.
THRILLING ESCAPE FROM HA?
VANA?ATTIRED AS A MAN AND
BEARING PASSPORTS PREVIOUS?
LY SECURED FOR JUAN SOLA
SHE HASTENED ABOARD THE
BT*.AMER, NEARLY READY TO
DEPART, AND AVAS NOT QUES?
TIONED BY THE DfTECTIVE.
New York, Oct. 14.?Evangelina Cossio
y Cisueros was lauded safely to-day ou
Arceriean soil. The beautiful young Cu?
ban patriot. lecently rescued from the
Caan <*e Kecnjidns, in Havana, by Knrl
Decker, of Washington, representing the
New York Journal, was a passenger on
the Ward line steamer Seneca, '"'he sh'p
reached quarantine at 11:35 this morning
and the now famous pnssouger was then
transferred to m tug, where she was wel?
comed by friends, including four ladies
and newspaper representatives.
Immediately upon landing tie parties
took carriages to the Hotel Waldorf and
were assicned to rooms on the second
lloor. While Seuoritn Cisneros was fa?
tigued, she appeared to be in the very liest
of spirits and exultant [[over her arrival
in America. She does not speak Euglish,
but her face is very expressive and she
seemed intuitively to nnderstand "the
questions put to her and auswered in
Spnnish. The senonta retired as soon as
she reached the hotel and refused to lie
seen. Among the party was Mrs. J. Elleu
Foster, of Washington, president of the
National Woman's Republican Associa?
During the 'passago from Havana the
seuoritn sufl'ered much from seasickness.
This kept her much in her stateroom. Ou
tho passenger list [she was registered as
Miss Juana Sola. She traveled under the
care of a gentleman who accompanied
hei from Havana.
Senorita Cisneros mnde her escape in
man's att ire. Her coming aboard [the
steamer was fraught with danger, but
tho ?irl [walked past the Spanish de?
tective a? fearlessly as if she had never
known fear of any kind. In-order to leave
Havana by steamship it is now necessary
to procure a " passport before buying a
ticket. No tickets are sold on board tho
Thiee days before Miss Cisneros sailed,
thnt is, whilo she was still in prison, a
passport was procured for Seuor Juan
Sola,.and stateroom No. 3 was reserved
for the young man.
The Seneca arrived in Havana at 0
o'clock in the morning and at once began
to unload her cargo. During the dav
several of her passemzers came on board
and went to their staterooms. As soon
as the vessel had tied up to her wharf
two Spanish detectives came on board and
stationed themselves at tho head of the
gangplank. They remained ttere all day.
By 6 o'clock all the passengers hooked
were on board. So were several visitors.
A banquet, was served, for wtiich the
New York Journal paid, and the detec?
tives were given plenty to eat and drink.
After a time the chief .of police of Ha?
vana came on board.
He, too, had something to drink. The
two men went hack to their posts. Then,
just bet?re the vessel cast'off ;[her moor?
ings, a slim, well-built young fellow
came rushing down the wharf In an open
cariiage. He carried [almost no baggatte
nud seemed out of breath. He whs
dressed In a long frock coat, liebt trou?
sers, and a huge Rombrero hat. He
walked up the gangplank with a swagger
and air of bravado that set'completely at.
rest tho suspicions of the Bpanisb spies.
"Name?" questioned tho detectives.
The voice was as silvery as the tinkle of
a bell, but the supper had been good ami
the wine better, and the steamer was in
a hurry to get away. The detectives paid
little attention to this
"Passport," they demanded quickly
The young fellow handed out the pass?
port of Juat Sola.
"All right; go aboard," was the order.
Evangelina Cisneros had passed the last
line of guards around?lavann She was
safe at last, under the Stars and fetripes
of the land she had never seen. She went
at once to her stateroom and there she re?
mained until the vessel had steamed out
of the harbor past the grim walls of
Then for the lirst time Juan Sola came
on deck, only it was no longer Juan Sola.
It was Juana Sola. In some mysterious
manner the name in tho purser's book
was changed Tha Juan had been trans?
formed into Juana. It was Miss, not Mr.
Tho young woman who appeared on
deck was slim and worn and pale look?
ing, but there was the light of a great
happiness in her eyes. Tho young wo?
man had but one gown. The bov's clotli
ing she had worn had mysteriouly disap?
peared. She had thrown it [overboard in
Cnpt. Stevens said thnt to the best of
his knowledge, the "onlv persons who
wont aboard at Havana were the Lastie
family, the Del Real family, eight China
men and a man whose name appeared
upon the advanco passenger list as Juan
Sola, and who must have had a pa?sport,
otherwise ho could not have uono aboard.
When it'was discovered that "Juan
Kola" was a girl the " Juan" was changed
to "Juana," and Miss Cisnero came iu
under that name.
Miss Cisneros was given'some articles
of feminine apparel bv the stewardess of
the Beneca. A. C. Stewart, an English?
man, who embarked at Tampion, and
who speaks Spanish, says that he sst op- I
poslte Miss Ci>neros at tho table during
theJJvovnKe, and that when she saw the
Cape Hattet as light she fell on her knees
and prayed devoutly. Mr. Stewart says
he foupd tbe rescued Cuban a most pleas?
ant companion. She had her hair pinned
up in a coil, worn under a sombero when
she embarked, disguised as a ^ranchman.
The Fever at New Orleans |
Reaches a Virulent Stage.
New Orleans, Oct. 14. -Yellow fever
has reached a virulent stage in this city.
There were fifteen new cases and two
deaths from the disease reported to the
board of health to-day, aud it is believed
that there are many mere cases that have
not been reported. The high-water mark
In new cases Is believed to have been
reached. It is not likely that any day so
far have forty-five case? been reported
within the twenty four hours.
The hoard ol health is badly crippled
for ?.raut of funds. Gov. Foster has not
made his arrangements with the hanks
to provide the$50,000 that has been asked
for by the board, and the guards already
employed by the board aro protesting be?
cause they have not been paid ^promptly.
The board has been ^criticised, for ex?
travagance in its expenditure of money
nppropi iated by the city, and that proba?
bly Is the reason why the governor has
delayed action in the matter.
The Hushing pumps were started to-day
and good work is being douu in cleans
ing gutters, etc.
The sugar detention camp began opera?
tions to-day and many employes will go
there preparatory to starting for the
YOUR MONEY BACK If you are not
satisfied with the wheel you buy at the
auction sales to-day, which will be held
at the room next to the Western Union
on JefTorson street, at 10 a. m., II aud' 8
WOULD HATHEH BE SENATOR.
Former Candidate for House of Delegates
Will Try for the Upper House.
Norfolk,Ya.,X)ct. 14.?Though Charles
T. Bland will have no opposition in the
electiou for members of the house of del?
egates from Portsmouth, there \v'\\\ bo a
lively fight in the county. M. S. New
berne, the regular Democratic nominee
for the house, will be opposed by J. E.
Cole, Independent. Democrat: A. J. Tru
ett and M. W. Powell, independent Re?
H. L. Mavuard.tho Democratic nominee
for Statesenutor,has as opponents George
A.'Melvin and John W. Kutter, the for?
mer colored. Mr. Rutter up to about a
week ago. announced himself as a candi?
date for the house of delegates, hut
changed, and uow wants to go to tho
DUNNED ON A POSTAL CARD.
Richmond Laundress Goes to Jail for
Violation of Postal Laws.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 14.---The most In?
teresting case tried before Judge Hughes
in the United States court to day was
that of Rosa Lewis, a young white wo
man, charged with sending a postal card
through the mails importuning the pay?
ment of a debt rather n.oro than $4. The
claim was for work done. Her debtor
refo-ed to pay the bill until Rosa had re
turned a few collars of 'his, which were
in tho laundry aud she did net have
money to pay for. She was found guilty
und i ncd $25 aud sent, to jail in default.
Tho indictment was recently found in
TOUCHED A LIVE WIRE.
Electric Light Employe in Norfolk
Thrown Twenty Feet by the Shock.
Norfolk. Va.f Oct. 14. -W. D. Carlisle,
a lineman of the Portsmouth Gas and
Electric Company, came iu contact with
a live wire in Portsmouth to-day. Gar
lisle hail lowered the lamp to thegrouid,
aud as he attempted to remove the burner
he received a shock that threw him
twenty feet away. Fortunately no hones
were broken,but he is ill from the shock
aud suffering . from severe burns and
bruises. Tho wire was in contact, with a
SPAIN'S TENDER FOR PEACE.
Will Offer the Island's Government to the
Madrid, Oct. 14.?The newspapers al?
lege that Senor More:, the minister of
the colonies,has decided to ?fter the chief
political aud administrative posts in Cuba
A .MILLION FOR SUGAR BEETS.
Eastern Capitalists In rest In the Enter
prise in Colorado.
Denver, Col., Oct 14. ? Plans contem?
plating the investment of from $500,000
to $1,000,001) by Eastern capitalists in
sugar factories have been consummated.
One hundred farmers 'pledge themselves
to the cultivation of oue thousand acres
of sugar beets. .
SEVERE VERDICT FOR HAMILTON.
Richmond, Vs.. Oct. 14.?Gov. O'Ber
rall to-day approved the finding in the
case of Qmr. Sorgt. C. L. Hamilton, of
the Stuart Horse Guard, tried Mouday
night by general court martial for dis?
obedience of orders aud allowing troopers
to fight in the armory. The finding of j
the court was thnt the you )g soldier
should be reprimanded by pubMc order,
to bo posted thirty days In the armory,
lltied $10 and dismissed from tho service.
LINE DISTINCTLY DRAWN.
Cleveland, Ohio, Ort. Ii.- AU of the
Democratic candidates for the legislature
to-day slgoed a pledge agreeing tc vote
for no candidate for the United States
Senate who is either a millionaire or a
monopolist. This move Is Intended as an
attack on the Senatorial aspirations of
I John R. McLean and Tom L. Johnson.
ONLY A FEW LEFT
of those Special $40 Cleve?
lands. Better bu> one and
get In the nosh. $37.50
cash, or $40 on Install*
ments? $U0 cash and $5
per month. The best oy
cllug months aro yet be?
ROANOKE CYCLE CO ,
108 Salem avenue s. w.
PRICE 3 CENTS
Somalis Overwhelm an Abyssinian
Force of 3,000.
ONLY SIXTY-NINE SURVIVORS.
THE ABYSSINIANS WERE MARCH?
ING DOWN THE WEBBE-SHEB
EYLI RIVER OX A RAID AGAINST
HOSTILE TRIBESMEN AND UN?
DER T*TE COMMAND OF GEN.
RAS MACKON NE X?N EWS
BROUGHT TO LONDON.
London, Oct. 14L?.T. Bonnott Stanford,
who has just retucned 'from taking part
in an expedition to-Somlilnnd.brings news
of the annihilation-at the end of June of
aa Abyssinian army of three thou?aud
nieu under the coutrol nf General Ras
Mackonneu,of which ouiy sixty-nine men
Mr. Sanford, to a representative of the
Associated Press tc-dnj , said: "While
in tho interior we camo across a powerful
Somali chief,who had. just returned from
the Sight. He told me that the Abyss'o
lam force had been raiding down the
Webbe-Shebeyil river,aearly as far as the
forty tiftli parallel. The Somalis then
overwhelmed him with large numbers,
allowing only sixty-nine men to ao back
with the news of the deteat. lias Mac
konnen was killed during the battle.
"The affair occurred* about one hun?
dred miles from wdiero we wer<?. The
whole neighborhood is still greatly ex?
cited anil the nossessiouof so many Italian
ritles by the Somalis is evidence that
tho story told of the Abyssinian defeat i?
true. The latest news f?om Harmr was
that the Abyssinian army was being dis?
patched aganst the Somali*, who are ea?
gerly anticipating another fight."
In regard to tho reported massacre of
tho Cavendish expedition* Mr. Sanford
said: "There aro no expeditions In
Somalilaml t? massacre. Peel, who was
with me, is away to the south; Lord' Dol
amere near Lake Rudolph, Major Mc?
Donald is on the trade ran to towards
I rgauda, and Cavendish, when ' last
heard of him, was on the Kikuyu road."
SUE& TOR HIS DOWRY.
Lnigt Carcano, "of Italy, Says $30,8600
Was Promised Hhn.
Boston, Oct. 14.?Marq.uls Luial Car
aano, of Italy, has brought a bill in
equity In the Suffolk supieme court
against .lohn H. Merriam, administrator
of the estate 9f Mrs. Emily Merriam, de?
ceased, the motber-lu-law of the ir.arqnis,
to obtain judgment ngnlnst her estate
under an agreement made by tho mar?
quis with her before his marriage with
her daughter in 1877 to settle on him a
sum equal In Americau money to $30,1)00.
It ks claimed that the agreemeut to pay
him dowry whs made on the ere of the
HAS ANOTHER SNAP.
Washington, Oct. 14.?John A. Kas
son, formerly member of the House of
Representatives from Iowa and later on
the United States minister to Austria,
was appoiuted special agent of the State
Department for the'negotiation of reci?
procity exchange under the Dingier tariff
NEWS FROM HAWAII.
San Fraucisco, Oct. 14.?Tho cruiser
Philadelphia arrived to day and anchored
oh* the yard, where her officers and men
were transferred to tho Baltimore. Tho
officers report affairs in Hawaii as being
very quiet. It is said that a big sugar
speculation is going on there.
DUTY ON SWEET POTATOES.
Washington, Oct. 14.?The Treasury
Dopartmeut has informed the collector
of customs at Eagle Pass, Texas, that
sweet potatoes are dutiable under the
Dlngley law at 25 cents per bushel aud
not eutitled to free entry as yams.
BNOW STORM IN TEXAS.
San Antonio, Tea as, Oct. 14.?Passen?
gers who arrived hero to-day ou the
Southern Pacific train from the West re?
port that they passed through a severe
snow storm yesterday near Alpine, this
State, about 300 miles west of here.
Forecast for Virginia: Fall) warmer;
winds ahlftlng to Moutherly.
J. D. BOWLES,
Kaber'a Mllla? Vs., writes u*:
"please let me heap FROM
you as soon as you can re?
garding the exchange OF MY
organ for A piano. I tiOT MY
organ from you several
years ago, and it has given
perfect SATIsfaction. 1 would
not want to exchange, BUT
circumstances require IT. I
am corresponding with other
firms, BUT would like to hear
from you, as I know you to be
what you represent."
The above lotter speaks for itself, and
is ouly one of many wo are receiving.
f[c? $inno Co.
B8TABM8I1BD SIXTEEN YEARS.