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VOL. XIX, NO. 4<
About That Gh isTmas Present.
WHY not sklkct a
Sum! for illustrated catalogue describ?
ing the many styles in which the I'remo
is made. Prices $5 tu $50.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
10S Siileni Avenue s. w.
A Word About
.Most, ol these lire so light in weight
1 hut they break after using three or four
times. Our lint is the liest ami heaviest
weight made an'" prices but slightly
higher than tho inferior uonls. \ small
stock of the lighter weights on hand.
See comparison. Prices same as .iolin
son & Co., New York, anil Daniel Low
vV Co., Salem, Mass.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
MaNi i Arn ni\<; .1 kavklkk.
Goods selected now and a small de?
posit paid, will he reserved for future
Wo have reduced tins price on t. W.
Iiibbons to 50c each?:J5 per dozen. Each
Letter Carbon Paper, two sheets for 5c.
T. W. Linen Paper 80c per ream.
If you want to .save money, buy from
The Mum Conpy,
in Campbell avenue.
Wntch our advertisement Sunday.
See Our Beautiful
Line of Pianos.
We are now receiving that beau?
tiful line, of pi.tuosyour atten?
tion was called to a few days
ago. They will have to he seen
to he appieclated. We are
carrying our samn line --MKH
LIN, maines und kroe
ger PIANOS. An inspection
of the mehlin will iirove.it
to ho tho finest piano ever
brought to the city. You are
invited to call at
J. E. ROGERS & CO.,
No. lit?. JelTerson street.
"Look at Her Feet!"
This familiar exclamation may mean
two very different things?admiration or
ridicule. Don't, let it mean tho latter in
your case. He proud when you hear
people say "look at her feet!" It's easy
enough: come to us for your shoes, and
your feet will be both handsomely and
durably shod. ,
BOWDRE SHOE COMPANY,
L10 South Jefferson street.
noted crook arrested,
Washington, Dec. I.?H. Reinhardt, a
well-known crook, was arrasted hereto
day,charged with using the mails for the
purpose of defrauding a number of mer
chants ol large amounts of merchandise.
NKW YOUk HOTKL hOLD.
New York, Dec. I.? Trainer's Hotel,
Thirty : bird street and Sixth avenue, was
to day sold to llarry Johnson for $520,
forecast for Virginia: Vair anil (farmer)
not tluvc.il winds.
The Senator From Roanoke Starts
the Bail Rolling.
HE INTRODUCES A HILL TO RE?
PHA L THE "LAND-GKABBERS
ACT," AND HE LOSES NO TIME
IN PERFORMING THIS SERVICE
FOR HIo CONSTITUENTS, BEING
THE SECOND HILL INTRODUCED
IN THE SENATE YESTERDAY.
Richmond, Vn , Dec. I.?special.- -The
general assembly mef at noon to day,
Kith every senntor and ninety-nine mem?
bers of I lie house in their seats.
Uov. O'Fertall's message, a vnlnnil
nous document, was laid !;efore both
houses at 1 o'clock. He recommends that
appropriations to public institutions he
cut down and that increased appropria?
tions bo voted to the Confederate Vete?
rans. The message deals entensivcly
with tho oyster question and calls on the
general nssemoly to handle it from a pa
triotic standpoint. The governor shows
that if can be made a source of largo rev?
In his message Governor O'For rail
makes a strong appeal for honest elec
tirus and recommends the emblem bal
lot, and also that exact represeutar.ious
be published in the newspapers [and
posted near tne polls.
Mr. Withers intinduced the first hill in
the senate,being in relation to .joint stock
He was in: mediately followed by Mr.
Claytor, of Roauoke, who introduced a
bill to repeal the act relating to delin?
quent lands,known as the '?laiui-Lrr:ih',ers
act," and he asked for its immediate con
sideration under a suspension of the
rules. This created considerable discus
s'.on, ami the bill was finally referred to
a special committee, with instructions to
No bills were introduced in the house.
WHIT OK MANDATE REFUSED.
Durrant Will Not hu Tried for Minnie
San Krancisro, Dec. 1.?The supreme
court has denied the application of Theo?
dore Durrant's attorneys for a writ of
mandate to compel Judge Hahrs to pro?
ceed with the trial on the charge of min?
der for the killing of Minnie. Williams.
No opinion whs rendered but merely an
oider deny'ng the writ. Vhis order in
nowise affects the appeal of Do riant
from the judgment from which he an
: pealed on his conviction of the murdvr'of
Acting Attorney General Carter has
wired Attorney General Fitgcrald for
orders. It. is believed that Kitgerald will
have the supreme court .nuke mi order
.staying the execution. Then the district
attorney can ask the superior court to lix
again Durrant's sentence.
11E GETS A PLUM.
Washington, Dei.-. L?-The contest over
the Harrisonbnrg postmastershtp is at
last virtually decided. There were sev?
eral applicants tor the place, but Editor
Fnnkhouper has plucked the plum. It
is understood the appoint uu m will he
made upon the personal request of .fudge
John Paul, endcrscd by the state execu?
tive (machine) committee, and National
Committeeman Bowden. Editor Funk
houstr attended the St. Louis convention,
though, not as a delegate, but as an
original McKinley man, and he after?
wards distinguished himself by getting
up t he excursion of alleged ex Confeder?
ates from the Valley, who went to (Jan
ton anil shocked McKinley'? nerves by
giving repeated "rebel yells" in front of
WILL NOT RETIRE.
Norfolk, Dec. 1.?Judge Hohen P.
Hughes, of tho United States court for
l his district, will not retire from tho
bench. When shown a report emauatine
froij Washington, slating that he would
resign. In-[laughingly inquired if one who
wanted to be a Federal judge circulated
j the rumor. He authorized a denial ol the
rumor, saying that having been on *tliB
bench for twenty-four years, he would
like to complete his quarter century. The
judge is a vigorous man still in mind and
FAMOUS HORSES TO RACE.
New Yqrk, Dec. 1.?A match race was
arrange'! to-day between Miss Tenny and
Mont D'Or. The distance is to he two
and one-half furlongs, and the purse $250
a side. The race will bo run at Pimlico
"IS YOCNG WIFE ILL.
Valley View, Ky.. Dec L?Dr. North
CUtt to day ordered that no one see the
young wife ot General C. M. Clay,"who is
seriously ill at the home of her brother
ASSIGNMENT ;iN WILSON.
' Raleigh, N. O, Dec. 1 ?John .A. Cor
bctt i\: Co., of Wilson, N. C, assigned to?
day. Liabilities, $250,000; assets, $15,000.
TOLL GATES IN DANGER.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. '1.?Another raid
on tall gates is exnected soon, and seven
companies of militia are under orders.
A BIG ORDER.
The nobble Piano Company gave Mr.
L.?Olhy,Of?theColbv Piano Company,an or?
der for ten pianos, half to hi- Bhipped to
their Lynchburg house and half to Roan?
oke. This Icoks like business. Tlu-'Times
is glad to see this old house still prosper?
OKJE, VA., TH?RS!
COCOS ISLAND'S TREASURE.
Amphion May Have on Board the
$30,000,000 Hidden There.
San Francisco, Dec. !.?The United
States (.Minlmat. Alert, which has just ar?
rived from Guatemala, brings u report
that the 130,000,000 treasure of Cocos
Island may bate been found and now bo
i stowed in the llritish warship Amphion.
While tho AWt wns at ^aii .lohe de
Guatemala the Amphion arrived from
Victoria,B. G., and, after the captain had
cured Carlos llarford, wtio obtained the
coucessiou from Costa Rica to hunt for I
tbe treasure, sailed for Cocos. llarford
is the man who failed to tiet' help from I
j his government to.search for the treasu-e |
and linaliy went to Victoria, B. C.,where
he interested Admiral Pnlliser in his tale.
He claimed to know the location of the j
treasure, and the Impereuse was sent to
Cocos with him as guide. The marines
dim h hole and uncovered n slab jf Krau?
lte, which bore an inscription. While
they were trying to dig into the luuuel
which was revealed by the lifting ol tbe
slab the walls of the tunnel fell in.
They put in :i blnst, but this pimply
made matters worse. Then the Imper?
euse returned to Victoria with this yarn
it was regarded as a fake, but the fact
tlmt the admiral a* once dispatched the
Amphion to Cocos Island, and that he
ttiok Harford along, made the ofllcors of
the Alert believe that the Impereuse se?
cured the information, which was sup?
pressed, and that her haste in returning
was due to a desire to save the treasure.
At any rate, the return of the Amphion
will he eagerly awaited.
KILLED BY SLOW .TORT: RK.
An Alabama Father Gradually Shoots a
Negro to Lent h.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 1.?Near Ever
green, this State, Win. Ellis, a farmer,
recently put to death by tdnw torture
Cook Kinii, colored, who bad been guilty
of improper conduct with Kllis' young
-Men in the neighborhood determined at
I first to lynch King, but Mr. Kllis object -
I ed, asking them to tie the, colored man's
hands nod feet and t hen leavs him to a
taiher's vengeance, With stout ropes
wrapped around his arms ,11ml le^s King
??as rendered Incapable ol resistance.
Me was i ben t brown into a wagon anil
Mr. Ellis Irove oil alone to a.swamp three
:<jArriving in the swamp he put King to
a slow death by sh;it^ delivered in such
parts of the body as would prolong the
BUlTcring. King cried "pltcously for his
tormentor to put an end to his pain, but
it. was not until several hours hail elapsed
that the desperate father killed him by
sendlnir several bullets into a vital spot.
With these parting shots, Ellis left the
When the story got <mt among the col?
ored people they were greet ly wrought
up ami they nave threatened vengeance.
MAY LEAD TO ANOTHER STRIKE.
j The United Mine Workers to Demand
Still Higher Wages for the Nexc Year.
I'ittsburg, Dec. I.?National President
M.D.Ratchforrt.of the United Mine Work
its' Union,arrived in I'ittsburg to-day to
confer with District President D?lau in
regard to the joint convention of opera?
tors and mi lers to agree on a new scale
ol wanes. The present scale, which was
adopted temporarily to settle the last
strike, expires December 111. President
Kai ebford said to-d ly:
'?The convention will beheld about the
third week in December, and the miners
will ask for n .substantial increase over
; the rate they are now rece'l'lng. It will
: be a straight rate for the entire year of
18U8. I cannot say what we will demand,
i as ihat. has nor been decided upon, but it
; will certainly be an advance."
Operators say the proposition for
another advance will be rejected. This
I may lead to another national str.ke.
ATTACKED WITH AX KS.
Constables Who Were Trying to Make an
Ar rest Shoot a Woman.
Wilkesbarre, Dec 1.?Constables Wil?
liam Davis and Daniel Curtis went to a
Hungarian boarding house in Duryen to
arrest Joseph Hant/. and (Jeorge. buson,
charged with lighting. ? The officers were
resisted and when they attempted to
force their way into the house the in
niatoa attacked them wi'h axes.
Davis received a blow on the side 01
the head. He. immediately pulled his re
volver and fired into the crowd. The
bul'ct struck Mrs. Ptitak, a sister-in law
of the proprietor of the boarding house.
The bullet entered her breast. It is
j not known whether th? wound wiU re?
sult fatally or not. The constables finally
took their men into custody and brought
tbeui to the Wilkesbarre jail to-night.
PLACED OX RED HOT STOVE.
Cumberland, Md., Dec. 1.?Caroline
Xorris and her grandson, Samuel, were
burned to death in their home, a log
cabin, near Pinoy Plain, in the southern
part of Allejzhany county. Mrs Xorris
was found lying across a stove dead and
terriblly burned an.I her grandson was in
the same condition. It is thought that
the house was entered by trumps, who
knowing that she always had money fn
the house, tortured ber to get it. It is
believed that three tramps now in jail n(
Martinsburg, arrested for iobbery. per?
petrated the crime.
Warsaw, Dec. 1.--A terrible railway
accident has occurred here. While a pas
seliger train was stationary at the termi?
nus n heavy freight train crashed Into it,
owing to the error of a pointsman. Eleven
persons were killed outright and tweutj
two others were seriously injured.
Washington, Dec. 1 ?The name of So
licitor General J. K. Richards, of Ohio,
is mentioned to day as the probable sue
cessor to McKenna, He Is a close (riend
of the President, but it is said the place
has net been offered him.
Another big shipment of Lowney's
world famous Ron Bona snd Chocolates,
Till cents per pound, put up'in attractive
boxej at Cntognl's.
JAY, DEC EM HE Ii i
Secretary Wilson Points Out Its
HE SAYS EDUCATED MEN" AHE
NEEDED TO EXTRACT THE NAT?
URAE WEALTH FROM THE SOIL.
TDK SECRETARY MADE AN AD?
DRESS AT THE TUSKEGEE IN?
Tnskcegee, Ala., Dec. 1. ? A new agri
onltuhrnl building .was formally opened
yesterday in connection with the Tuske
gee Colored Normal and Industrial Insti
inte. of which Hooker T. Washington is !
The 1.uihling was beautifully decorated j
with bunting and Onus nud ngricultnrnl I
products of almost every kind. \n ati- I
tdenee composed of white und colored men
and tie colored students greeted the
guests.who included Hon. James WPson,
secretary of agriculture.Governor Joseph
F. Johnston, Dr. .1. L. M. Currv: ex
Governor Northern,G. R. Glenn, of Geor?
gia, Superintendent of'Education .1. N.
Turner, of Alabama, and others.
Aftet the singing of patriotic songs,
which were heartily received, Hooker T.
[ Washington, read letters from President
i McKinley, Chief Justice Kuller, Bit-hoc
0 H. Galloway, President D. (.'. Oilman, !
of the JnhuH Hopkins University, Bishop
Potter, Wm. E. Dodge, of New York,and |
Governor Johnson was then introduced
and made a practical address, dealing
with i no need of having educated farm?
ers, white and colored, to develop the
State. Ho then introduced Secretary
Wilson, who made the principal address
ot the day.
The Secretary presented the ' latest
avail&ble figures on the growth of the
cotton industry in the South. From 1880
to 18110 the number of cotton mills in the !
Sou Uber n states increased from 28*2 to
101: the number of spindles from 1.100,- !
111'.' to 8,341,575, ami the number of bales '
of cotton consumed annually increaesed I
frone307,020 to 1)80,447. The secretary I
showed also the condition of general
trade, as disclosed by the decrease of bus- '
] InesS failures in the South. During the i
i lirst nine months of the present year the |
failures in the South, from Maryland 10
Texas, were 1,815, with liabilities of ?
?18,03,1,35'.}, sa compared with 1,08-1 fail !
tires, w'th liabilities of $22,683,802, for
the fc"rresponding period hist year. The j
b.tuk clearings in the South showed a
marked improvement during the same
time, notwithstanding the yellow fever
at New Orleans and other places.
Mr. Wilson also pointed out the oppor
tuuities which the South oil ers for grow?
ing milny products not. now cultivated
here, including olive?,'figs, citrus, fruits.
Japanese persimmons and the tea plant.
< lontlnning, he said:
??The United States is [far ahead of all
other nations in nuking provisions for
education in the sciences that relate to |
agriculture, and yet little more than a i
j beglnnina has been made by us. It takes
lime to impress farmers and farmers' ?
1 sops with hhu necessity ot devoting time
j in school and college to study cf thuthihgs
with which they deal every day in their I
I lives. That mysteiy attaches to these',
common things few advisers of the far
nier's family believe; therefore, every in
IIuence about the ambitions young far
met leads him oil toward the institution
where t lie f.imilv may have had educat ion
for generations back, or where the gospel
minister of the family was educated, or
the family doctor, or some other fcmily
"A better day has lawned. We com
pete with the world and aro preparing
lor the struggle. We must educate young ?
nei pie to do something that somebody I
wants done where money is waiting to
We pay $400,000,000 annually for ag?
ricultural products that we might grow- -
some of them in the South, some of
them in the North,* and on the Pacific
coast. The American farmer must be in
formed regarding the world's crops of
every kind, so that he may direct his en
ergies toward the production and manu?
facture of what pays i-est aid injures his
j 1 .-mis least. The Southern States may
c> port hinter without injuring their
soils: cotton fibre may be sold with little
loss to the sol s that grow it: mean take
comparatively little from the soil, but
cottonseed should not leave the vicinity
where t Ik plan! grows. It should be fed
to make meats ami dairy products, as it
is highly nitrogenous, and should he re
turned Indirectly to the field again."
AN INEBRIATED CLERGYMAN.
Chaplain Goodwyn Compelled to Resign
From the Navy.
Washington,Dec. 1.?The case of Chap
lain Goodwyn, of the receiving ship Wa
bnsh, an Illlnoislan, hits been settled by
the Secretary of the Navy accepting his
resignation. This reverend sailor was
accused of drunkenness, * being out too
'ong ami too late, and several other in?
fractions Of the naval and Christian reizu
lat'ons. It was his misfortune to visit
Huston recently, and th?*re he fell by the
wayside. The strangest part of this
story is that this chaplain passed through
Chicago and St. Louis all right enough,
hat could not stand the wild bacchana?
lian Boston. 'Plte resignation precludes
tlie interesting testimony of a court mar
THE NEW COMPTROLLER.
Washington, Dee. 1.?Charles G.
D.iwes, the Incoming comptroller of the
CHI reuoy.was at the White House to-day.
Mr. will remain in Washington penna
tiently, ?s Mr. Eck los will leave before
the holidays. His appointment will b->
sent to the Senate soon after Congress
Examine the Virginia Carriage Facto?
ry's buggies before Imyiug. Ofliee, No.
in1.) Henry street.
GAMBLERS WILL TRY AGAIN.
Another Attack on Constitutional
Trenton, Doc. 1.?Ex-beuator Edward?,
of Jersey City, has made application to
fust ices Van Syokel, Dixou und Collins,
of the su pi erne court, if or n hearing ou
Friday morning on another application in
connection with the an ti-gambling amend?
ment to the Constitution adopted on Sep?
tember!^. The court has fixed on Friday
morning, when Senator Edwards will be
The application will take the form of a
certtorari to have the State canvassing
board reverse its 'action in declaring the
unli-irnuibHrg amendment carried. Thn
point is made that the amendment did I
not have the required constitutional ma- I
Senator Edwards will be assisted by
APau McRerutott ami ex Attorney Gene
ral .lohn P. Stockton. l'ue granting of
the npplicatlou will be opposed by At tot
ney < ieueral O rey.
EXPIATED 11 IS CRIME.
? i'eorge Dnuclass Meets His Death, ou the
Pittsb irg, Dec. 1. George Douglass.
Ilia negro who accidentally killed Albert
Graver,at Snowdeo, Pa.,a mining hamlet
near here, last spring, in attempting to
murder another man, with whom ho had
quarreled over a game of crap, was
hanged in the county jail yard here this
morning. Death resulted from strangu?
lation. The accused man expresse>' sor
row for his mime ami died in the hope of
The crime for which Oeorg,1. Douglass
paid the penalty yesterday was commit?
ted at Snowden one, Sunday morning last
April. Douglass was playing crap with
several other negro miners whe'- a quar?
rel arose, and he left the party with the
threat that he was "goil g to ill' a nigucr
before long." An nonr later Douglass
returned with a musket anil approached
one of the men with whom he quarreled.
Albert Grayer stepped between the man
ami Douuhibs and tried to prevent blood?
shed, when tboflatter Hml and Grayer
diopped dead. Douglass was soon anest
ed. tried and convicted.
INSPECTS DELAWARE FORTS.
General Miles Visits Delaware City, Fori
Delaware and the Battery.
Philadelphia, Dec. I.?i.eneral Nelson
A. Miles yesterday inspected thefortiflca
tions at Fort Delaware as well a.; those
near Delaware City and at. Finn's Point,
X. .1. Governor Hastings, who bad ex?
pected to accompany the general, was un?
able to do so. being detained at Harris
burg by the illness of his wife.
General .Miles left this olty shortly
after 7 o'clock yesterday morning, arriv ?
ing in Delaware CitJ about an hour and
a halt later. The steam launch attached
to the fort was awaiting him, und he at
once repaired to the fortress. The balance
of the day he spent there and at the two
batteries. Just what the result of his
inspection wn? will not be known until
be makes his olllclal report. It is ex?
pected that any chnnaes be may recom?
mend in the plans will be merely miner
Lancaster, Dee. 1.?Aterrlble shooting
accident, in which Laura Fisher, aged 8
years, was shot and instantly killed by
her brother,!! year younger,occurred Wed?
nesday evening at. t be home of their la?
ther, Jacob Fisher, a prominent, farmer
of Drumors township. The father hud
been gunninu during the day and when
he returned home in the ovening ho stood
thi> gun in the corner, neglecting '.to re?
move the load. He went out of the bouse
ami the children began pining "gun?
The uirl said she would be the rabbit
and she started ruiiiiinu annum tbo
room. The boy 'picked up the gun ami
followed her. He pulled the trigger and
his sister dropped dead. The load of
shot entered the back of her neck and
passed through, tearing'the entire chin
away. The father was almost cravsy for
the time and said that it was the first
time be had cvt r left a load in the gun,
which the children frequently played
A I! UNTER ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
Wampum, Dee. 1.? Charles Knowlden
and .lohn Gatbrnitii went huntiug. Cal
braith, it is alleged, was sitting on a
fence when his min fell to the ground.
The shock caused it to be discharged and
Knowlden,who was sitting on the ground
near by, reoo'ved n big load of Duck shot
i in the bead. He lived but n few hours.
I Xo blame is attached to Galbiaith.
j AMERICAN* JOCKEL ENGAGED.
London, Dec. I.?The St. .lames Ga
/ette to day announces that Sloan, the
famous American jockey, bus been en
gii"ed by- the Prince of Wales to line for
him next season.
BULL AND BEAR DEAL.
New "i ork, Dec. 1. A seat in the stock
exchange was sold at auction to day by
A H. Muller & Son for $17,0IM). The
name- of both buyer and seller have been
YALE AND HARVARD TO ROW.
New Haven, Dec. L- It is officially an
nounced here this afternoon that Yale
will row Harvard at New London next
I'or the best
COAL AND WOOD
Eartnan & Flippo,
108 Salem ave.s.w.
Catogni's is a good place to get your
meals and entertain your friends.^
Look at our -'?"> con! books. Gravatt's
Fair, 0 Salem avenue.
Don't fail to attend the tiro sale
at Enock's Bazaar. Goods slight?
ly damaged by smoke to be sold
regardless of cost,
PRICE 3 CENTS
William From the Throne Opens the
HE CREATES A [SENSATION BY A
DRAMATIC APPEAL TO THE
REICHSTAG TO ASSIST HIM IN
UPHOLDING THE HONOR OP THE
EMPIRE ABROAD?MUCH SUR?
I Berlin, Dec. I.?The parliamentary sea
' sion of the Reichstag was opened yester?
day. The emperor conducted the opening
in person, reading the speech from the
throne himself, instead of deputising the
chancellor to read it in the chamber, as
The ceremony took place in"the While
Hall of the Scltloss at noon
After reading the speech,the Kaiser re?
called how, two years ago. he had sworn
on the same spot where he was then
standing to maintain anil protect every
w here, the prestige and honor of the em?
pire. He added:
"In the sight of Almighty God, and by
the memory ot the grentjemperor, r now
ask you help to enable me in the future
also to keep this, my oath, and to nssieC
mo to uphold with my might, the honor
of the empire abroad for the preserva?
tion of which I have not hesitated to
pledge my only brother."
This addition to the speech was quite
unfuseeu, and it was received in decorus
but absolute silence Even Chaucellor
I von Hohenlohe looked politely surprised.
Ncbody quite understands the quasi pa?
thetic appeal,especially as the importance
attached to the appointment of Princo
Henry oi Prussia to command the addi?
tion ot the German tleet in Chineso wa?
ters is somewhat at variance with the
temperate reference to the ?Chiuese inci?
'This speech has puzzled "Herr Richter,
the leader of the Richter-Radicals, as
much us it has puzzled others. He un?
kindly remarks that Germany's sacrittce
to the honor of the empire abroad already/'
represent an increase of IK,000,000 marks'
in the national debt sine? the death of
Emperor William l. Elsewhere it is-re?
marked that the Chinese expedition,
which in now ise appears to imperil the
safety of Prince Henry is entirely to the
prince's own liking.
'The emperor's speech was chiefly de?
voted to naval atl'airs. 'The Kaiser de?
clared that the German navy was not
equal to its mission, and did not sufllco
to afford security to the home ports and
coasts in the event of a blockade. He also
said that the German trade was increas?
ingly abating the markets of the world,
b**t Germany's warships were nor sutTl
clent to protect their countrymen abroad
by giving them the support which by ?t
display of power could onl> bo secure'.
The emperor said he did not wish to vie
with the maritime powers of the llrst
rank.but Germany must be able to main
ta'n her prestige. The Kaiser referred
to the bill which the government will in?
troduce, designed to improve the steam?
ship connections ol Germany with the
ports of Kastern Asia and for the estab?
lishment of an economic committee for
the prepartion of new commercial trea?
He declared that steps had been taken
against China for the purpose of obtain?
ing compensation for outrages, and to
secure the certainty that there would he
no fi riher murders ol Germans.
There was no cheering at the conclu?
sion of the imperial speech. 'Those pres?
ent merely bowed their acknowledgement
of the address.
FLYING MACHINE TESTED)
Car On the Pennsylvania Railroad Pro?
pelled by It.
Mounl Holly. N. .1.. Dee. I.?A Hying
machine, brought here by Professor
Langley, of Washington, and Professor
Elfreth VVatkins, of Now York, has been
attached for the last few days to a ear on
the Medford branch of the Pennsylvania
railroad to demonstrate whether or not
the machine can propel a ear.
'There is a gasoline engine in the nia
! chine, and sufficient power has been ob?
tained to drive the ear at the rate of six
miles an hour. 'The power is applied to
propellors,which are about four feet. long.
The two professors are of the opinion
that a machine can be constructed which
will draw a ear at the ordinary rate of
spe.-d LOW allowed on railroads.
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