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CROWDING TO ALASKA.
Twelve Hundred Passengers Leave Puget
Sound injTwo Days.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 2S?Three crowd?
ed steamers sailed for Dyea and Skaguay
within a few hours of each other yester?
day. Five hundred passengers wero on
them, and from other Pti"et',sound ports
almost as many more were booked, mak
iug the passengers for Alaska from the
sound in one day number nearly 1,000.
The steamer City of Topeka sailed to- I
day for Juneau and Sitka with over 200 }
passengers. Her accommodations were
sold out long in advance of the date of de?
San Francisco, Jan. 28?The steamer
Humboldtd has been chartered for the
Alaskan trade by John A. McGee, Jr., |
at a rental of $28.000 a month for flvo 1
months. This is the highest rate ever paid
for a vessel on this coast. The Hum- j
holdt's original cost was $110 000, Dur?
ing the term of the charter her owner '
\vill receive from the charterers .t sum j
aggregating what it cost to put her 1
a II oat.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 88.? Th? North |
Pacific Lumber Coiupauy has chartered ;
the steam scnoouers Pasadena, Alcatraz
and Alaraza, and within the next two 1
wcks will put them on the route between
this citv and Alaska.
HOW IT STANDS.
More Increase of Business, With Less
improvement in Prices.
New York, Jan. 28. ?Dun's weekly re- 1
view to-morrow will say:
The first mouth of the new year has
brought more Increase In business, bet
less improvement in prices than was ex?
pected. With the payments through thb
clearing houses 7.:l per cent, larger than
those In 1802 and probably the largest
aver known in any month: with railroad
earnings 11.2 per cent larger than the
best of past years,the fact that prices ate
very low ouiy shows moro clearly the in |
crease in the quantities of products sold. '
Nor is there any disposition to refuse or- j
<lers even at. present prices. Indeed, with !
toe competition of manufacturers seek
tng orders alone, most ot them have all I
they cau manage, many working night j
aud dny,T?ne prent steel concern running
on Sunday, but the works not yet tilled j
with orders are seeking contracts at as 1
low prices as have aver been made, indi
catlri" that even ^these are not entirely
The settlement of wages on the 10 per
cent, advance *0< April 1 for 200,000 coal
miners of the central region,' with other
changes, will tend toward larger demaud
for products of all kinds, though toward
some increase in manufacture Political
apprehensions have been allayed rather
than increased by the nresence of the
Maine at Havana, and by the course of
The Report That Spain Has Been
STATE DEPARTMENT RUMORS.
BLANCO'S VISIT TO THE INTE?
RIOR MAY BE TO SUE FOR
PEACE ON ' THE BEST TERMS
POSSIBLE?STORIES OF LAST
SEPTEMBER ARE REVIVED.
Washington, Jan. 28.?There was nt
the Sti to Department yesterday a report
which apparently furnishes the key to the
secret of this Government's present atti?
tude towards the war in Cuba, and which
has been only hinted at by Mr. Hilt,
chairman of the House commit tee on fo"
cigu affairs, when he intimated that the
President had something in reserve on
which the loyal American public should
wait. The interesting report, which was
quietly discussed yesterday, referred to
the journey of Captain General Blanco to
tlie eastern end cf the island. The so'u
tion of it Is to bo found in the instruc?
tions which were sent to Minister Wood
ford at Madrid last fall, and which have
been lost sight of in the shullle of recent
??veuts. It was stated, and never denied,
that General Wood ford was instructed to
demand from the Spanish unvcrnrrent a
statement as to tho approximate time in
which the war would be hi ought to an
end by the Spaniards, irrespective of any I
demand from the insurgents. It was I
given out semiofficially, and not contra?
dicted, that the limitation agreed on was
the 1st of Novert her. and this was called
the ultimatum of this government to
Spain. The changes in the ministry a nil
the recall of Weyler were all assigned as
reasons for failure to keep this contract,
and a further extension of time wus
The very interesting story of yesterday
is that, the time has again expired, and
the President has undertaken to call the
Spanish ministry to task for the second
failure. It was thi-? failure which put it
beyond the porver of Miuister Dupuy de
Lome to protest when the Maine was sent
to Cuba, and which caused tho Spanish
government to 'igreo to the inevitable and
to submit to the presence of an Ameri?
can war vessel in tho port of Havana
The story is. nerertbeless, that Mr. Du?
puy do Lome did protest, but his protest
was in vain.
,phe cotp de grace which the President
was said to be about to apply to the Cu?
ban war, and which Mr. Hitt referred to,
was tho demand falready made) that the
war lie concluded within a very short
time, although it was not st-.ited yester?
day what the limit is. It is in pursuance
of this necessity that Blanco was ordered
from Madrid to go East and extirpate tho
insurgents, tho method being left, to the
captain general. The reports from Cuba
show that Blanco has gone, und that, if
In em,not. end the war with the sword, be
has taken money enough along to buy a !
In the meanwhile the American ships
are at hand and will be at hand until tho
mission of Blanco has been demonstrated (
to be either a success or a failure. In
the latter c.tse the President's secret j
and Mr. Hitt's will be no longer a secret j
when t ho North Atlantic, squadron pro-!
ceeds as a squadron to Havana.
Tho proposed visit of the armored Span- ?
ish cruiser the Vizcaya to New York aud
of several of the gunboats to the east At
lantic ports is believed to be only a diver- |
sion until Blanco conies back.
Tho re-enforcement of the licet by the j
Marblehead, which has movel from Port
nu Prince to Key West, the movement of j
the Cnstine toward Key West from the !
South American ports, and the arrival of 1
tho Machias at Villefranche,^ France, j
bound west, show certainly that the [
North Atlantic squadron is being re
enforced and not m?ereiy for a sham bat
tie at Tor tu gas. The Brooklyn is also j
O'deted to Key West. Tn less than five i
days there will be the largest assembly j
of warships 'ever seen in the southern |
waters in the neighborhood of the inter- J
estins island of Cuba.
Everything in School Books and Sup- j
plies at Caldwell-Sites Co.
LICENSJ3 TAX ON NEWSPAPERS.
Y>rglnia Supreme Court Holds That it j
Richmond, .Tan. 2^.?The supreme
court of appeals yesterday in an opinion
prepared by .1 tilge Harrison, reversed the
judgment of the Norfolk circuit court in
the case of the city of Norfolk against
the Norfolk Landmark Company, involv?
ing the right of the municipality to im?
pose a license tax on the publication of a
newspaper. The Landmark resisted the
tax both as being in violation of the con
stitutlon and bill of rights of Virginia,
and in restraint of the freedom of the
The supreme court holds that a tax on
the business of publishing a newspaper is
not an abridgement of the freedom of the
press. Tho guarantees of the constitu?
tion and the bill of rights in favor cf the
freedom of the press, of speech, and of
personal liberty, were never intended to
restrict tho right of taxation for the sup?
port of the government; else the govern
meut would soon be. Insolvent ?od tower
lc--s to furnish the protection claimed.
The court asks, can the city impose a
tax upon a privilege of doing wi'hln its
limits anything that the State does not
tax, and answers that the legislators can
undoubtedly confer such power upon a
municipality, and has done so repeatedly,
which indicates there is no public policy
against t he grant of such a power. When
it confers the general power of taxation
it grants all tho powers possessed bv It
self in that behalf, and the. city can then
impose taxes upon all subjects within its
jurisdiction not withheld from taxation
by the legislature, whether taxed by the
State or not. .
DKE, VA., SAT?R1
How the Young Cavalry Commander
Fell in Battle.
Havana. Jan. 28 ?The insurgent gene?
ral, Nestor Aranguren, was killed >eater
day in San Joaqulo, uenr Tpaste, Havana
According to the official report publish?
ed here, Aranguren fell in an engagement
with the Spanish battalions of Heina and
Cnnarias mid the cavalry cqoadron of
Hlznrro, led by Lieut. Col. Benedlcto.
The body of the insurgent general has
iust heen brought to Havana, and 'is .ex?
posed to the puhlic gaze at the morgue.
An immense throng surrounds the place,
and perntfssiou is granted to everyone to
seo the hotly of the Cubftn leader.
The budy has three wound* from title
bullets in the right side, and is arrayed
in'the clothing in which h<* was killed,
with the mlltary emblems denoting his
The rcport any? that Aranguren's ad
jutnnt was also killed hy his side. The
cessation h^re is immense.
After the execution ot Col. Joaqnin
Ruiz, Geu. Nestor Aranguren was more
talked about in Havana than any other
The official report adds thnt in the en?
gagement with the forces of Aranguren,
the Spanish major,Moscosb, and Surgeon
Raums were wounded, and that the in?
surgents used explosive bullets.
Gen. Nestor Aranguren was only
twenty-three years old and a native of
Havana. He was boyish in appearance,
ot medium size and strong, though not
? Havana, Jan. 28.?The killing of Gen?
eral Aranguren was duo to his betrayal
bv one of his soldiers, who was taken
prisoner near Tapasie earlv this week.
it Is said that Aranguren's body will
bo turned over to his relatives hero and a
funerrl he allowed. Daring the affray
one young woman in a hut, upon whom
the Cuban leniler was calling, was seri?
ously wounded. The Spanish troops tried
to briug her to this city, but she died
shortly after reaching the railway station
Gen. Gonzales Pa-rado, acting enptain
gener?l, visited this mornin*/ the United
Stat?s battleship Maine.
The Spanish cruiser Infanta Maria
Teresa Ins been ordered to New York.
MONr.Y FOR POWDER,
Naval Appropriation Hill Will Contain
Three Important ^Items.
Washington,Jan. 28 ?It is regarded as
I settled that the naval appropriation bill
I now being framed by the House commit?
tee will contain three importaut items,
namely $1,000,000 for smokeless powder,
(500.000 for reserve ammunition and
f1)3,000 lor the establishment of a govern?
ment powder factory.
The matter of having an ample supply
of powder in order to meet the require?
ments of our naval vessc-ls in nu emer?
gency has received careful attention from
members of tha committee. As long as
I the old style of black powder was in use,
I the many private companies making this
! article gave assurance that a supply
j could be secured on short notice. Now,
however, with the general adoptiou of
j smokeless powder, the opportunities for
steady simply are said to be much re?
duced. For that reason it is proposed to
allow $1,000,000 for the purchase of this
article and at. the same time provide a
government factory which will thereafter
produce an ample supply. The item of
$500,000 for reserve ?mmnnition will cover
all classes of naval material, largo and
sn ail, to meet requirements of vessels
nenring completion,and of such emergen?
cies as may arise
TRUSTED OFFICER MISSING,
Alexandria, Va., .ran. 28.?R. Theodore
Cook, secretary of the city gas works,has
been missing since Tuesday. There is
said to be a deficiency in his accounts of
from three to perhaps sixteen thousand
dollars and that a note was found in
Washington, purporting to have been
written by him, saying that he will com?
mit suicide on account of financial trou?
RAILWAY TO KLONDIKE.
Canadian Government Signs *a Contract
for a New Transportation Line.
Montreal, Quebec, Jan. 2S.?A eon
tract has boen signed by the Canadian
government for a steamboat ami railway
to the Klondike region.
The plan includes the construction of" a
line of lailway t'tom the headwatets of
the Stlckeen rivet to trie headwatets of
the Yukon. The railway is to bo in oper?
ation by September 1. 1808. The eon
tractors are to receive 25,000 acres of laud
for e^ch mile fit iond built. The esti?
mated cost of the road is .*(>, 10(1,01)0.
Tho rates to be charged on the railway
will be fixed by the government and, will
not be liable to reduction for four years.
Have you read ''Dariel:-" by author of
"Lorna Doone." The Fishburn Co.
ltl.OX?I: CO?E, $:*,7.> per
ton. Try it. J. II. WILKIN?
SON A CO. OfKee, log Third
street m. Wo 'i'lionc 21?.
$1.10 per keg.
FIVE KEG LOTS, $1,00.
Hunter & Co.
DAY, JANUARY 2*
in JJnwson City they have to sprinkle
the streets four times a day to keey down
the gold dust.
A man could he made stone blind with
this ?tust and wet bis eyes opened in Roa
In the morning you find a ton of ico on
your door step fiee of charge. In Roa
noke you find a wet spot and a bill fur $2.
We guarantee AETNA LITHIA WA?
TER to give relief or refund the money.
Delivered at your door at 10c per gallon.
ST. OLAIR BROS., Sole Agents for
C. P. BBOUNT, Manager.
Ill Jefferson street. Both 'phones.
DEMANDS A PRIMARY.
Bill Introduced by Mr. Barksdale
Galls for This.
Richmond, Va., Jan. 2i}.?The follow?
ing bills weie .introduced in the seuato
By Mr. Barksdale: A bill demanding
the ptlmary system for selecting United
States Senators, being the same as the
Retldy bill in the house.
By Mr. Dowry: A bill to enlarge the
penitentiary, winch will entail a < ost of
ayout one hundred thousand dollars.
By Mr. Clay tor: A bill to provide for
a charter fur the Consolidated Railway
and Electric Power Company, of Roa?
In the senate to-day t.ho anti-flirtation
bill was defeated by a vote of 20 to 0.
Senators McCuue and Flanagan spoko in
favor of the hill and Senators Withers
and Barksdale in opposition to it.
A spirited coloq'uuy occurred in the
house between Speaker RyHn nud Dele?
gate Saunders, of Franklin, on points of
order. The special order was called by
the speaker and Mr. Saunders took his
The house then debated further a bill
to transfer misdemeanor charges to local
treasttries. Mr. Winbournn delivering
another speech in its advecacy.
A bill was preseutcd In the house
amending the charter of the Newport
News Shipbuilding Company, permitting
that corporation to hold live hitndred
acres of land and to acquire some by con?
demnation if necessary.
Why don't yon rend "'?Vom the Baud
I of the Snow Pearls?" Tho Fishhurn Co.
THE BRIBERY CHARGES.
Names Called and Figures Given I
to the Committee.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 28 ?The Senate
committee investigating the Hamm brib?
ery charges to-d?y beard .lohn C. Otis,
member of the House, nud Col. T. U.
; Campbell,a Cincinnati New York lawyer.
I Otts tet-tllied that Boyco saruo from the j
I East as the representative, of Pierpont |
Morgan anil other wealthy Easterners.
Otis referred him to his attorney, Camp?
bell, and to the latter it is alleged bribery
Campbell said he had been introduced
to Iloyce.by OlU at a Cincinnati hotel.
He said Boyce was willing to pay Otis
$2,500 for his vote, but Campbell was
positive that this was not enough. At
another meeting $1,500 was agreed upon
for Otis ami $0,500 In addit ion after the
ballot for Senator. Iti contormity with
this agreement Boyce paid over $7,500,
having previously given Campbell $1,000
That night rumors got abroad and
lloyce disappeared, leaving money ??ud
various notes in his handwriting in tho
possession of Campbell. Boyce, Camp?
bell says, told him he had bought meru
i Irers for $1,500 each, and another for less
I than $600,
President Dole and Messrs. Davis and
.Hltt Have a Conference.
W ashington, Jan. 28.?Thc?|tiestiou of j
annexation was informally discussed at a t
conference to-day between Dole,Hawaiian j
president, and Senator Davis and Repre- ?
sentative Hitt, chairman respectively of i
the senate and house committees on for- I
eiuus. Dole will have a further talk with ?
Senator Davis tor the purpose of express*
j Ing views which may be ot use in the dis- J
j enssinn of the annexation treaty in exec j
I utive sessions. Dole attended a special !
i cavalry drill by the Sixth regiment at ;
I Kort Myer this afternoon. Again there j
j was a den onstiation of democratic taste.
; he requesting that no escort attend him
and that even the firing of a salute be
dispensed with. He also, upon bearing
that some Senators and Representatives
has proposed that Congress iuvite him to
visit Us sessions, requested this expres?
sion of courtesy to oe withheld. Dole
spent part of the ilay in preparing matter
to be sent to Honolulu by mail. His at
tentiou was called to-day to the state?
ment of Dilioukalanl in an interview that
she presumed Dole would call on her dur?
ing Iiis htay, but she should wait for this
visit before extending a similar courtesy
to him. Dolo remarked with emphasis
that Mrs. Domonis would find it neces?
sary to wait a very long time tor him to
SERVKl) IN CONFEDERATE AH MY
New Orleaus, Jan. 28.? Captain Jatt
O'Brien, United .-tates sur per vising in?
spector of steam vessels here, is dead. He
was one of the lew remaining ligures of
tiie Confederate na\y, having served on
tho Sumter, Shenandoah and Alabama.
He participated in the light oil' Cherbourg
as an engineer of the Alabama when that
historic vessel was destroyed, and was
one of the last to leave the ship, being
rescued from the water by the English
Cocahontaa Coal, nut and lump, $4.20
per ton, $2 10 per half ton.
Russel ('reck nut and lump coal, $1
per ton, $2 per half ton.
Brush Mountain nut and lump' $5 per
ton, $2.53 per half ton
FARMERS SUPPLY CO.,
METHODIST CHURCH, SOUTH.
Gained a Big Victory in the National
Wnshlniiioo.Jan. 28.?By a vcte of 188
to 07 the House to-d*y passed the bill ap?
propriating |228,000 to pay the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, for damages
sustained by the seizure if. Us publishing
house at Nashville, by the Union army in
1803, without referring the clal*n to the
court uf claims. The bill has beeu before
the House on two previous Fridays, in
which dnys tho private calendar is the
order ot business under the ru'es. An
attempt to head it oil by Interposing ibe
District of Columbia appropriation bill
failed by a large majority early in the
session, and the bill was discussed under
an agreement to vote at t o'clock. It was
antagonized by Dalzell. of Pennsylvania.
Dlnaley, of Maine; Hepburn,of Iowa, and
Donnelly, of Illinois, and advocated by
Dolliver. of Iowa, and Grosvenor, of
Ohio. Tho speeches of the latter two
aroused much enthusiasm, recognizing,
as they did, the existence of a new condi?
tion of things when the American Con?
gress could dispose of this class of clain s
in the dawning light of fraternal unity
and not in tho darkness of the old bitter?
ness of antagonism of strife.
At 4:30 the House took a recess until 8
The evening session was devoted to the
consideration of private pension bills'.
A 000-page Ledger, full canvas, Rus?
sia corners, for $1. Caldwell-Sites Co.
A BISHOP CONSECRATED.
Rev. Dr. William N. McVickar Becomes
Coadjutor of Rhode Island.
Philadelphia, Jan. 28.?Rev. Dr. Wil?
liam Nelson McVickar was yesterday
cousecrated bishop coadjutor of the Pro?
testant Episcopal diocese of Rhode Is?
The services took plaeo in the Church
of tho Holy Trinity here, of which Dr.
McVickar has been rector twenty years.
They weie intended by nearly all tho
bishops of the church in the United
States and by many clergymen from this
and other cities. ? The beautiful edifice
was crowded to its capacity. The news
on each sido of tho centre aisles were re?
served for the clergy, who, atthed in
white surplices, added to the pictures
quoneas and impresstveness of tho cere
The consecrating bishop was Right
Rev. William Crosswell Doaue, of Al?
bany, wao was a.ssited by Bishop Henry
C. Potter, of New York, and Bishop
Thomas A. dagger, of Southern Ohio.
The bishop-elect was presented to tho
consecrating bishop by Bishops Whitaker,
tit Pennsylvania, and Lawrence, of Mats1
nchiiBOtts. The sermon was preached by
Bishop Ramlo'ph, of Virginia. Other
bishops who assisted in tho ceremonies
ivere Right Rev. Drs Colemnn, of Deb ?
ware: Satterlee, ot Washington; Scarbor?
ough, of r>?w .Jersey: Hare, of South Da?
kota, and Wells, of Spokane, Wash.
The sermon of Bishop Randolph wns
from the t?.xt, "Paul, a servant of Jesus
Christ " In his concluding remarks. Dr.
Kandolph's reference to Dr. McYiekar's
long connection with the [Church of the
Holy Trinity brought tears to tho eyes of
many of the congregation, ami suppress?
ed sons could be hear
An impressive part of tho services was
tho moment ot .solemn silence when thu
new bishop was vested in the Episcopal I
robes. The mush; was beautiful. The. !
regular choii was in tho chancel and in j
the gallery was a volunteer choir of wo- j
Dr. McVickar will preach his farewell
sermen at Holy Trinity next Sunday
morning. Monday afternoon he will be
giren a lunch ion at tho Hotel Walton by
the clergy of "this diocese, ami ou the
evening of the same day a dinner will he
given him at the Union League by prom?
MISS WAHNKR'S LIFE IN VINE
Vineland, N. J.. Jan. 2S.?Cynthia
Warner, who, with her companion, Val?
entine Brooks, was held under bail at the
Central police station, Philadelphia,Tues?
day, for a hearing Friday on the ci.arge
of swindling, left tho Now .Jersey train?
ing school for Feeble-Minded Children,
at Vineland. last September,after having
been an attendant thero fot about one
month. The officials of the institution
say that she was a trusted attendant,
honest and faithful, and was well liked
there. Miss Wamel gave up bet posi?
tion at the home. The otlloials ami teach?
ers there were shocked when they heard I
of her arrest for swindling.
MRS. ttEARST IN MEXICO CITtf.
Mexico City, Jan. 28.?Mrs. Hearst,
wddow of Senator Hearst, of California,
has arrived here and been cordially
greeted. Senator Hearst was a warm
friend ol Mexico, and at tho time of the
Cutting Incident displayed his sympathy
with this country and aided in resisting
the pressure for war, supporting Presi?
dent Cleveland in his pacific attitude.
SUITS AGAINST THE SOUTHERN
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 28.?Eight clvii
suits were to-day instituted by tho State
against the first vice-president or* tho
Southern Railway"Company, to recover
penalties amounting to forty thousand
dollars. The actions were brought un?
der section seventeen of the Slalo railroad
commission act, which provides that rail?
road oflk'als refusing to testify before tho
commission or furnish books shall bo
punished with a fine t r from *$> 100 to $5,
000. The suits grow out of their refusal
to give testimony before the commission
in regard to freight discriminations.
New'York, Jnn 28.~-ln his farewell
lecture to-night Explorer Nansen declared
that he might accompany Peary on tho
hitter's ntxt Polar trip.
KENTUCKY SENATE CONCURS.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 28.?The ?enato
to-day passed the house resolution asking
for the resignation 01 Senator Lindsay
Forocnnt Jfor Virginia; <;oueral(y fair
Meather; t oi'th wentei ly wind.,
PRICE 3 GENTS
TELLER RESOLUTION PASSED.
No Demonstration Where the Vote
Washington, Jan. 28.? The Telter bond
resolut ion pussed the Senat? by a vote of
47 to 82 at 7 o'clock to-ni^ht. There-was
no demonstration .when the vote was an?
nounced. The Senate immediately there?
after adjourned until Monday.
Several amendments were prop sod dor?
ing the last half hour containing provis?
ions modifying or nullifying the silver
text of-the original, but they were speed?
Mr. Stewart, of Nevada, begsn the
day's debate. He was followed by Messrs.
Cannon. Jones, of Arkansas. White,-Wol
eott, Chhtoo. Gray, Bacon. Tillman,War
ren, Botle: and Bawllns, in favor of the
resolution, and by- Messrs. Fairbanks,
Foraker, Nelson, Allison, Hawley, Gal
iinger and Blkins, naainst it.
Mr. Wolcott in his advocacy of the res?
olution asserted that it had nothing to do
with the finest ion of a bill lor the unlim?
ited coinage of silver. It was a resolution
which laid down the principle covering
the phraseology of tho bond indebtedness.
The peoplo of the West might be trusted
with the natioual honoi. They never
voted, nor never would vote to pay the
national debt in any Im.f the best money
The debate closed with Mt. A Id rich,
leader of the opposition. He character?
ized the resolution as a miserable and
ineffectual affair, sayios: "it its admitted
that its purpose is to divide, distinct and
defeat the opponents of free coinage. It
has no purpose except that. We intend
to meet this issue courageously. We are
responsible to the people in that so far as
we nre able we will maintain their honor
WHAT DOES "CHARLW KNOW?"
Ho Will, at His Leisure, Drop a Bomb
Into tho Pugilistic Camp.
Little Rock, Jan. 28.?Charlie Weaver,
the Little Rack sport, who recently pub?
lished an open letter to James.T\ Corbett,
intimating that he would divulge certain
crooked transactions that transpired be?
tween Georire Si'er and Bob Fitnslmmons
during the sojourn of these "titled gen?
try" in this city in 1805, to day received
the following self explanatory nvde from
one of Bob's Philadelphia admirers:
Philadelphia. Jan. 25j 1808.
Mt. Charlie Weaver, Blower.
I sen an open Utter of yours-nddressed
to James J. Corbett. You mention the
fact that when Ji-.n and Bob wore at Lit?
tle Rock, in Ootober, 1805, you spent
nearly all your time in Bob's rooms along
with Julian. Now. you say, "That youi
acquaintance with Pita was very slight."
Tho fact. Is, yon never wero in Fif/.'s
rooms in your life.
The letter was mailed on lire Philadel?
phia and Germnntown train and bears the
stamp "Trip 83;" When Charit? Weaver
makes his proposed statement/, which he
says ho will do shortly, every sporting
man in the country will accept his story
as the whole truth Ho occupied a posi?
tion n? tho time of tho Corbet'.-Fitzsim
mona liasco in Arkansas which mado It
imperative that- he should knew not only
everything that took "place between the
two principals, but also every detail at?
tending the lesser lights who congregated
oti Arkansas soil befcre and during the
hottest of the affray. The public will be
surprised when Charlie divulges his real
identity, and both Hob and Jim will ac?
knowledge that they know him vary well.
LOCOMOTIVES RUN BY COM?
Ho.iloton, Jan 28.?A locomotive pro?
pelled tty air is tho latest novelty In trie
anthracite coal region. Tho engines are
in uso at Buck Mountain colliery. They
are used underground and are giving
highly satisfactory results. The engines
are equipped with a large vacuum tank,
j which is filled with air from a tank at
! eithe? end of the "run." Those tatiks or
j stations are tilled from the a'r com
piessors. One charge of IHK) pounds will
! propel the engine and six loaded cars a
mile and a quarter.
PHILADELPHIA CAPITAL IN" THE
Charlestown, W. Vn., .Jan. 28.?The
Ramsey Swinging Pedal Company, of
Philadelphia, has been granted a charter
by the Secretary of Stale here. Tho cap
tial stock subscribed is $15.000 with the
privilege of increasing it to $800,000. The
company proposes to deal in bio; cle ped?
als. Among tho stockholders are L. H.
Hall. R. H. Ramsey, CharU C. War?
wick, George C. Stevens and L. S. M(
A WOMAN'S SAD DEATH.
Jumped From a Window an Ran in Front
of a Locomotive.
Philllpsburg, N. J., Jan. 28.?Mrs
Caroline Sloan, a well-known resident of
this place, met a horrible death while 'n
sane, the result of a long illness. She
jumped from a seconr-story window of
her home, and liefore she could bo found,
walked on the Lehigh Valley railroad
tracks,where she was struck by a passen?
ger train and instantly killed.
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