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Great Damage Done in the
Vessel* Wrecked ?ml Tiiriioil tluttom Up-j
M ir.lt. It lllro.liU Sill>iiieri;*il.
No Outlet for Stile?. l>.-?m
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f!!y Tel.-graph.)
SAVANNAH. GA.. Sept. 2.?While
Savannah stiff, red heavily from the cy- !
clone which swept over th fitly mil. s i
of lier eoasi country Wednesday nee-!.- j
iiig-. the dating.- on the coast islands
and m Hie in erior as-far as the storm 1
reached is probably grealed.
The flooded condition ??;' ill.nntry
renders coinrnnnicalion dilllculi. Many!
sections arc entirely cut off, and no i
hews has been received to indicate wlial j
the conditions are.
The llrst news from the Carolina s. a
islands, which, wer. the s .-n. the |
great tidal storm of lSiC. in which
thousands of people perished, was re?
ceived today. Whil.- the storm was not
ing like thai of live years ago, the !o-s
is h,-avv. The beaches north ..; Ty
bee are lined wi.h wrecks of small or f
and at Bluffton and the small settle?
ments, nearly all the boose-; wer. u
roofed and many destroyed.
The Norwegian bark itagna, whi.
went ashore ,.,i Gaskin Hank, is a i
tal wreck today. The captain ami i r
were saved.
The hark Noe. in altempling :<> n
<-m- the crew. ..f which I.lent, mint M
gaii aid on.- of his companions l<
th.-ir lives, has aboul disappear. ,I.
Small steamers have patrolled Cala
hoguo sound all day searching lor ill,
bodies of th- heroic rescuers. I nil they
have not been recovered.
The loss io the rice crop on Ilm Sa?
vannah river aiom- is estimated a!
$2110.1100 to $250.. Three-fourths of the
crop has 1.n destroyed.
The loss to planters between Savan?
nah and Augusta will run into the hun?
dreds of thousands.
A heavy Hood is reported in the upp r
Savannah river, and messengers were
sen; out from here tonight I., warn
planters of its approach.
Th.- cotton crop in lb.ities ad
joining Savannah is practi.allv ruin.d
'I'll.- latest reports from the storm In?
dicate tinil Savannah was in the soulh
. in edge ..I' It. Jis Tull lor.-., p isse.l ten
to twenty miles north, across Beaufort
count v. S. i'. The l ull extent of the
damage there Is not known, aml niay
not be for s.-vc ral days owing to Jim
Iiiaccessibilitv of tin- country.
Tie- entire territory which the storm
ravaged, although limited to a radius
of fifty mil.-s. is damaged beyond esti?
mate. As the r.-ports come in lie Indi?
cations are that the storm was seven r
than any lha: has sw opt tills section in
y.-ars. The less ..r life, so rar as
km.w ii. has been small, hut il is expei
t.-d thai tTie reports of the next I'.u
days will show a large fatality.
Th.- steam pilot boat .1. II. Es in ar?
rived in Tyl.ee roods lonighl after a
day and nigh! cruise, and reported six
wrecks of coastwise schooners off Mar?
tin's Industry lightship. lilt mil. :,
from Tybee. Several of them were
sunk, others hntom upwards and .ill
apparently having be.-n anchored win n
the storm struck them. None of ih
vessels' in.s were distinguished
There were no signs ..f iho crows, and
il is beli.-ved thov have perished. All
Sorts of wreckage lilies the coast, indi?
cating heavy losses a! s.a.
The steamship i 'ity of Birmingham
arrived from New York this in..ruing,
and other vessels arriving during the
day reported that a short distal.IT
the coast the storin w as mil felt, in.il
cating its limited area.
Of the live bins of railroads enferins
here the only outlet is by the Plant
system smith to Jacksonville. Tito
Central G.gin. G.gin ,v- Alabama.
Florida Central & IVnhisulu and the
Charleston and Savannah railroads are
praetieallv abandoned within the storm
radius. No mails except local mails
have i.n rci el veil for two days. Three
carloads of Florida mail are awaiting
an outlet north. Business is practical?
ly at a slanilslill ..wing lo the (.lock?
ing of railroads.
For lirtv miles wesl of Savannah th
country is practically under wat r. (in
the Central of G.gia railwav the
trail; is washed In places all the wav
from Savannah to .Maoni. It is esii
nfut.-d lha: nt least twentv miles of
tnick are under water, in some places
marly iwo feel de.-p. The railroads are
unable tu form anv estimate of ih
dam.ic- or to repair the tracks until the
water falls.
Instead of falling, however, the water
.in rising. The Ocone.-. Og.hoc ( >.k
mujgec ami Altamaha rivers ami their
tributaries are overllowod. and tie- wa?
ter is Hooding ih.- country.
Tin- same conditions exisl on th
Georgia *SL- Alabama and Florida Con
tral & .Peninsula reads. An effort wii:
load.- tonight jo get a train north ovei
the Charleston Savannah railroad,
hut il was abandoned. The losses o!
the railroads are v. t bev.1 estimate.
In Savannah (lie meal supple is
about exhausted. All oP :he cold stor?
age warehouses nr.- empty, and iheri
is no likelihood of further supplies be
Ing received for several da vs.
Taking the loss-s in Savannah, when
? a minor part of lie- damage was don,
and those sustained bj Urn rice plant?
ers, the growers of cot Ion. by farmer.
generally and by railroads ami ship
ping, i; will in found lliat :ui estimal.
of SI.000.000 damage will I"- roasoiurbiv
Within bounds.
i By Telegraph.)
JACKS. i.V. .MISS.. Sept. 2. The
board of health has received a tele?
gram from lnsr.ee or i Irani sui ling t hat
yellow fever has appeared at Tnvl.ii
station. No report of the number of
eases is mad-.
S.-er-tar;. Hunter makes tie- follow?
ing statement for the Associated Press:
??Tiler- h. -ms I., be considerable ex?
citement over ;li. yollou fev.-r in I.a
Fayette county. The board feels ox -
i-eedingly hopeful ,,f being able to eon
fine th. fev-,| p. 11?. inf. . i ,-d district*
which is very healthy a ml not densely
populated. The conditi. ns are v ry fa?
vorable. In case ..f m spread |rains
will be provided :.. cany lb,- p. ,,pl
WASHIXHTOX, S.-pi. 2.?The ma It.e
hospital service was officially advise,!
today of the |,.n new cases of yellow
fever which have been discover, d at
Orwo-.d. Mir*. The, officials are at sea
as to liie origin of the fever there aim
have ic, definite iln-ories work upon
They are . i.d.-.-ivoring to trace tie- , as s.
There i.- a possibility that the victims
brought in.- germs in their .lollies to
? Orwo.iii from some point here I foe In?
fected, i,,i[ tie- nearest one is Inirraht,
Where ih.- epidemic touched last year
ami even on ibis theory lim warm
weather should have brought out th..
fever. Orwood is far from a railroad
ami the fever therefore might imi have
been brongiu by that mean- A im.r
. OUgh invi-stigati n is to lie made. Tie-io
is no disquieting iu-wh from any .. hei
points save bnio-nl.
: ' NAVAL GI'AftO KHril.'i'KI),
'-- - (iiy Tel.-grap'n...
BRftLlN. Sept. 2. ? A .? mi- l!i al
note issued today says:
"A slate of peace having b ? ri re-e -
established b-tween the l'ii:l-d Sta!.
?nd Spain, orders have be.-n giv.-p that
the German navai for.-.. .-, I Manila l.e
reduced to om- ,,r i-.v,. -i-ips. will h
<?'?' t" I 'it'. 1 ... II ii'
tu.e :..r :i. ;.: -, .,..'.. ...,a.; ..al,
jec-a ar.u ir.t rv '.j >.; t:._; i ,n.
i-rmany ami Great Britain Form an
(i-.y Telegraph.) j
LONDON. Sept. I. A r? port was cur- j
" -"? 1 "v ''" ' ,'
!vanvlon\^\l?rs',of tk-'si.eh of Mr.
?iVanil.i-ilain. the secretary of stab- for
h".|o,.ies was actually compl I "1
-si i'l y It :s 1 tlia.t ;js u 11 Id
nnl"-""m- hi's- surplus population. j
The Fell Mall Cassette this afternoon .
?-? i- has rwlvtd from a source in 1
.viiioh it has every rnnlldei.ee. liiforii.a- I
ion that tie- Am-lo-Germuti agreement ,
vis signed this week hy M. Uulfour
mil Hi- German Asbassador in behalf I
of tie- respective powers.
C.uiliruinff the Fall Mall Gassette |
says that while tiie agreement is re
i, js reported on tic- slock exchange
that the Anglo-Geiman alliance, or un?
derstanding, relates to the Urltisb pur
ehase ..r Dein con Day. with Germany
assenting As:, result Kali!- and Porltt
.-?,.?,. .securities are 1.nine.
" The Daily Mail says this morning:
"We learn thin M. Balfour ami the
German ambassador. Cunt Von Hnlz
feldt. signed on \V. duet-day a document
?mallost Number of Failures For Alt)
Oil.. Week in Five years.
(I'.y telegraph.)
NKW Y< >ltK. Sejd. 2. It ?l. Hun R
rio-s. weekly re
a trade w ill sa
Tim smallest faili
No otic
Dun s review exclusively. bus shown |
ilefatilted liabilities us small within $1.
uliO.nw. and the ratio id such defaults to
solvent busliuss. represented by is
? bonces : hroiigh .-.ii oh aring 1.s.- .
per ecu:, than iu any previous mouth,
He- clearings ha\ ing been the largest
. v.-,- known in August, and 211.0 per
eiini: laTgi r i bau in IXU2.
The eiior.us volume of business in
a in. nib usually oi.I the most inact?
ive ..r Hi.- year, demands attention
Postponement during he mouths ol
war ..I' s.oiiiracts and pur. has. s
which have now conii forward explain
putt of ib.- increase, and the strung ab?
sorption of securities explains part, but
there lias also 1.n a great decline in
ili.-s. so hat it takes a much larg. r
volume of business in tons or bushels to
million 'ban in isiC. Ii is llmrof.
strictly true that business is larger
than in lie very b si ..f Hie past years,
and vet there.Is everv prospect of mm h
furl her increase.
There is no loom to doubl that the
?b.-ni i-r.ip. eveii I hmigh it ma v tall a
shade b-low sot.si imalt s, w ill prove
the larges. eVer harvested, and lieer
bohm estimates Kuropo's crop :,t 2:t.()0!!
??*> bushels more t hat, 111 - I ,.st F r g .
hu> lug has b. cu strong, so llial Atliin
llc , spot is for lb. .-. c.-U have b en
::.">2tl.-s7S bushels., against jr.s.il.M las;
year. Itu; re, eipls al the west are i?.
??leasing, and the Mil- has dropped
li?e . , I; I s fill- Spot . I llllllgll ScplC||l|ic|<
?Vell-cichths lower
has falle,: :, fraeti
Illing a Ic!
.: isf:
yield, and probabl> not more that
should be consumed a: home in eiiliirg
ing tie- slii, k of animals. The advanc?
er a sixlonltli in cotton to ?.si eonl.?
has- followed a Mule better milling de
maiid, with riilher less favorable re?
ports of probable yield, but l,.- crop i
at lb,- worst likely to exceed ih . world's
needs. Tin.. New Orleans cotton ex
el,aim.- makes lb,- output for the past
year i l.l'J'.l.tr.H hab s. and s aith. rn con
-ump: ion i,|;i2.li2l bat s.
Tb.- iniprovcm, in in ib.- Iron lii.lu.-lt v
has ll.ily continued, but become.
ive bee
< I' 111111 ?
i h.
I'.,,- p
n.lbs I.me. il,,. ,!,.
duel is so great that boll
produ, is gradually a,haue in price.
Tb.- woolen nulls have rather better
orders this week, but not . tioiigh as vet
!" wiirriuii running nearlv full force
with .Ic- price of wool hohl ;, t i ,,.? w e t
those markets about ,',t't'e' cent' "higher
?ban Um mills, .ire bidding. In cotton
manufacture ihcro is belter demand
w lib a six eoiith rise in print cloths.
broW II sheetings :, sh.ld. low er, tile
demand for oll,,.,- g.Is belli? still fair
' Failures for the w.ek hiive been 171
ill the Fulled Hintes, against I'll hist
year, and 22 in i 'ana.la. againsi 2? last
l'liii.ii'i'i.vi: i.vsriitiEXTS,
Several Ship Loads ilnve Invad. d He
Soulherii Islands.
Sept. 2. -Several ship loads of in ?ur?
ge,, i troops Haie invaded I iic sntitl.e n
islands, w ith the vi.ov ,,f seizing evei v
thing possibi.. prior ,., the settlement
i tile pi ace cunilit mis. Hen,.,-al Klein
tin- Spanish commander, with a lb.till:!
of gunboats, is acting energetically, |, ?
Ib.- insurgents have captured the ..
Vinn isl..-.Soinhimi and I'al.-tw
where they found treasurers lo
Mir. .1 have arriv. ,| hero. ' '
1 '.-legates If on I he 1 bmc. Kotig instir
,1b ITitiicl Slates o.insul \\ illiams to
ight. and it is thought litis may possi
y result in a settlement of the insui
?III .|lleSliotl.
;a im: mia xs ici t fi i:i: i: i s pi
Miss Winnie Davis, the daughter of
tors.it, Davis, who is ill with gatriiis
re. experienced a change f,,r the
I'll Iii. It' IMCI.l l-:VKD "F A TA X.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2. At a special c
he Adams.' A.ri, an ami Luit d
:i,:,t tl..11,panics would from this
late bear the expense of the war tax
nstend f t, uniting I he public to stamp
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2, -The inter
state commerce commission, I., a decs
am t day 11: He- mat;.i of fusselig-r
.1- and the !?
por.-.iiii that has be.-,i bef.ro the coni
KHloti !? 1 a ;,.ng tin,.-, the American
ih >a<! on. s and the 1 anadian Fa.ellic
ving been engaged six months of
ire 11, a war in passenger tariff lit?
X'i , I'lti iHLCI.'TI' i.N'S.
WASHINGTON, s. ,,i. 2. It w as 1111
bunceil at the Treasury Department
today thai th.Ve would be ,,o prosecu?
tions as the outcome of the recent in?
vestigation ,.i the manner in win, h sev?
eral thousand bo,,.|.s w.-r. subscribed
for in New York ?'ily.
fast lion is now being used for stills
for concentrating sulphuric acid, and il
:s confidently anticipated that it will
supersede both glass: and platinum for
that purpose.
Results 6f*Ycs?lerflny'*8 Games in tlie
National ami Atlantic, Leagues. I
(Uy Telegraph.)
PITTSHURG, Sept. 2.?New York i
dropped ana her game la Pittsburg-. ,
principally because of what looked very j
inn, 11 li!;.- mutiny. Rusie pitched one
inning I'Ui was too siek to continue.
M. . kin. fur some reason would not take
his place, and Joyce wen I oil! to Sep
mour in right Held and tried to get him
.. go in Hie box. Oy aiso refused, and
i h.
?ed. Although he pltch
?slerdav ami Wi nt in without
ling up. lie did very g.1 work, j
fas'given miserable support. At-|
lice. 1.200. .
re: it.U.E. ]
..u g. . : .a :: a u ? ? 2 0 x - r. ? 4
Yin k. . . .1 1 0 I) U 0 1 1 0 111 4
Hat cries Tanmdiill and Sehriver,
Ruse-. Dolieny and Grady. Umpires?
Cm tu 1!.- and Hunt. '. .me 1 :f..r..
ST. LOUIS, s. pt. 2.?The Quakers hit
He- ball hard to.iav and liad no Li-nub!*
winning. The Browns played a loose
iielding game. Attendance, i.100.
Score: R.H.E.
St. I,ouis. . . .a a 1 il 0 il 2 0 1.1 S :i
Philadelphia . .2 ? 2 2 i 2 :i 0 12 IS 2
Batteries- Tavlor. Oarsev and Kins
lov . Eilleld and Mo Kurland.' Umpires
BOSTON. Sept. 2. A very (dose de?
cision .il the home plate against Cleve
I.,: .1 in i In- nint h inning saved the
champions from a third der. ai of the
v.k at the hands id the Spiders. Ai?
nu.lance. 2,200.
Score: It. II.P..
oston. . . .1 i
Icveland. ..0
I inllei i.-s- I...
. i.l ami V??.
?riger. Bmpir.
Nichols and Bra
.well. Young i
ym h and Andre
Ai leading- ? It. U.K.
Heading . . .a 1 a 2 2 a 2 0 0- 7 13 1
N.u ark. . . .1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0? 7 1
Batteries felis, b und lleydun. Mc
Paitl'ni ai d Taft.
AI Lancaster 11.11.10.
I .aliens, er
0 I
It. 1 I.E.
r. 7 i
i 7 i;
Richmond. . . .0 0-0 0 1 .h
Batteries Wcsl and Mi Mahnt
Sparks ami VigneaUX.
A I Bat. i-son It.II.
Pal. is..,,. . .:: u u u a i u ii i n u | r, i i
Norfolk. . . .11 0 ^ Oil I 0 2 0 il 0 0 :.
Batteries MvGinnis and Bemis. Si
I, y ami f..x.
I 'A N I Et. W ERSTER CHI >W Dj- I:.
I.-.-ipe Which |||... Slat.?sman Gave I
Makii g a fane.us Dish.
1 0* r. -i ami Slroam.i
In a left, r from his home, .Inlv
?I. I inhiel Webster n role:
??We went a lishlng yesterdny a
roiiglii in a g.. d far.- but we did i
ai.-h a halibui 1...1 did we s.r hi
f a single haddock, ihere are a r.
no kerel in -, Im ha y of an mi.iiiimi
i ki
breakfast. Mi
s a nice ehowdi
ner i...lay . in of a . odli.-h. very laig
.....1 liriiyi which Mr. Blalcliford look
>.-. I. rday a! a (planer pn.-t 2 ..?..?lock."
|.'. Ibis ii has I.n inferred thai
Mrs. Welisl.-r w as 11,,. chowder artist,
but : li.-re is abumlani evidence ili.n in
vVohsier hims.-lf is din- ih.- credit for
; he dish w hieb boars bis name This is
?i ? d ol in ,.r 12 pounds, well . lean- .1.
leaving mi Hi.- skin, cut into slices of
I 1-2 pounds i hi.-k. preserving lie- head
??. In.le.. Ill' pounds clear, fat salt perk,
it.hin sli. es: do the -unie u ith 12
pom.s. Take I he largest pol y. u
nave, fry ..in tlie pork lirst, lak'o.oul
the pic es .1' pol k, leaving in the ill i|i
pii g: mid p. that ihr.-, parts of water.
i layer of lisb so as m cover the bot
tum of tile pot. next a layer of potatoes,
Iben two lablusponnsful of sali. one
iep.-ooc.nful of pepper, then the pork
in,,ii..-: lav. ?? ,.f lisli. and I he remaind?
er of the I. .eS. till tile |>o| W it'll Wfl.
no- enough to cover the ingredient<=. put
.1 vor a go -.1 lire. Id the chowder boil
?", minutes: when Ibis is done have ;i
uuart ,.t holing milk ready and p-n
hau! ? rackets split and dipped in cuhl
water: add milk and crackers: let tin
Whole boil live 111 111111 OS J I lie fh?\V?tef li
then ready, ami u ill be lirst -rale il yoi
iinv, followed fin- directions. An onioi
is add. d if you like thai flow, r.
pa Dove, ma dove and others.
long, come along." cooed Mr*
irding lo l'iok-Me-rp.
"I: .th. ri .1 if I d..." puffed her hus?
band. "There's a young couple gone
int.. the woods, and I'm not going to
lose steht of them," and off he flew in
Ib.- other direction.
"And this is love," sighed Ma I love;
but shortly afterward she. too. Hew in
the direction her husband had taken,
and soon look a perch on the bow
side him.
Underneath lie- young couple \
strolling amid the green wood, hand in
"I.. t's sit .low n here," sa i.l one.
"( ih. no; there's a snail here," i
the olher, and so they went on further
until they came to a glade.
"I li let us sit here." sighed one: "I'm
tin d." I'a I love nudged Ma Dove.
"A bad excuse is better than none."
In- chortled. "Him tired'.' He ain't
"Hush! I didn't hear what he said,''
whispered Ma Dove; "but he won't sit
down am' .mvhow."
"Wants I., go farther in the woods.
Wh. I'e it IS quieter." chuckled Ma Dove.
"Ain't it a game?" ami the Turtle
Tin- couple strolled on a little farther,
ami I hen Ilm knick.-rbo.-k.-r one sal on
a f'all.-n tic,- trunk and. taking out a ci?
gar, lie. began i,, smoke, while the oth?
er looked lor terns.
"She's kidding him. pretending slip
don't waul I., sit on his knee, 1 know,"
said I'a Dove.
"Don"! la- so vulgar." said Ma Dove.
"Slip's a very nicely behaved girl, I can
"I I,...,lie. doodle, d..." chuckled i'a.
"What an- you laughing at. old stu?
pid?" snapped Ma Dove.
"i di. m.t hing." h.med.
Ma Dove I.Sed over an intervening
l.nnch ami leaves, and would have
whistled if if would have 1.n ladyliki;,
or Ma Dove to whistle.
But instead slit- (lew to the entrance
.1' I he wood and inspected the bicycles,
.ml returned,
"i thought so," She said.
"Though; what?" said i'a Dove, still
"They've both got ladles' machined.
I That creature in the knickerbockers is
only number girl."
"Well. I'm Mowed," said i'a Dove
"Jusi s.-rves you right for being un?
charitable," said Ma Dove. "Here,
come along home."
NORFOLK, VA.. Sept. 2.?The North
Carolina Lumber Association met til
Virginia Beach at in,on today. A ri
P..i : showed i|,ai sleeks a re' light and
an advance of r,? cents per thousand
reel wa <'s. . ur.-d. The demand is brick
and II.ml .k for llie fall trade is
'4.'? Hoavj rains are interfering
with t he cutting.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2.?Nicholas J.
Shannon, one ol the policeman who on
May I. ISSfi, helped lo ipii -t the Hiiy
market rims, is dead. The cause nf
his death was the wound he r..v d
from the fragments of a bomb thrown
by the anarchists. Krom the day of
I he Haymarkel ii. the day or Iiis
death he was a sufferer from his wound.
Among Ins pall bearers will he the few
men still living who were wounded in
I In 1 laymarki I riot,
LONDON. S.-p. 2. ? A report is cur?
rent here today that, a treaty of alli?
ance between England and Germany
on tin Idas of the speech made by Mr.
Joseph chamberlain was completed
Strange History of the Ruler of the
Chinese Empire.
The true story of the woman who Is
;it the head of the Chinese empire, and
ivho has just summoned Li Hung
Chang bark to power is of extraordi?
nary significance as well as Interest.
? ays the Boston Transcript. It has
been told how. disappointed with her
son's weak and characterless rule. sIr
lius again taken Into her own hands,
openly, the reins of power which she
lias held in truth, for a generation.
Phis monarch, who Is comparable . to
Catharine, of Russia, in her sagacity
and shrewdness and Judicial wisdom,
was once a slave. When she was a lit
lle giry she was sold by her father lo
!>.- a slave in the family of a viceroy
it, a remote province .,f China. Her
father was of Tartar blood, and one of
those who could read, and would not
have thought of silling his child, al?
though she was "nothing but a girl;"
hut as the family had become destitute
in ii rebellion, the little girl of eleven
suggested this means of getting bread
for her mother and little brother and
her father, the little brother, who long
after -she sought out and made rieh
and powerful.
Tuen served the viceroy's .wife and
mother-in-law, and was taught spin?
ning and other useful arts by their
maids. When she was twelve she em?
broidered a beautiful tunic for the
viceroy, and he was so delighted with
it that he offered the little girl what?
ever she wished most. Then Tuen fell
on her knees and declared her heart's
desire. She wanted to read like her
fat'net-: It w as a most extraordinary
re.,u. st. The viceroy told her that
girl's could not learn such a thing, but
Tuen told him that she was, not to
blame that the gods had made her a
gill, and she could not help longing to
know how to read. So her master laid
lo t- taught, and his own daughter dying
after a time, site was lulopt. d as a
.laughter of the house ami given beau?
tiful dollies as well as lessons. Later
i be viceroy received some political
honor from the-emperor of China, and.
being desirous to give him a beautiful
atal worthy present in token of ac?
knowledgement, be followed tiie art?
less Oriental custom ami s.-nt Tuen tu
I' kin. The girl's feel had ne\;er been
bound, of course, and she could walk
up.hi .beui, and htr mind was developed
ln-yond thai of most Chinese women.
The favorite slave of the emperor of
China became the favorite wife, and
when the empress consort died, she be
eiin.iupress of China. On the jour?
ney by river to I'ekin. with servants
sept with her by the viceroy, she had
given a ring to a young lad who saved
:i man from drowning in the river. She
had promised the ring' to any one who
would save the drowning man. The
youth to whom she gave the ring had
a bright, intelligent face, and he was
a sailor in Hie carse clothes or tie- lower
? lass. That was Li Hung Chang.
1 luring her son's minority. Tuen was
reg. nt. and now as Empress Dowager,
sin- again assumes command. The em?
peror is about twenty-four, lite empress
Miss Klsio Reasoner Saw What War
Was Like in Cuba.
To a bright and winsome miss of ^0
y. ars, says the New Vrnk Herald, be?
long.- the distinction of having been the
only American girl to follow the boys in
blue to Cuba and lo make her way t.
tiie front against many obstacles and
by h. r own exertions. Elsie Reasoner
is the name of the plucky little heroine.
From her picture one gels the impres?
sion that she is somewhat older and
taller than she really is. She does tn.i,
in fad. I .ok a day over ']:), and is a trim
lit lb- boy. as dainty as a bit of rate
I 'resdoh china.
.Miss Reasoner was born in Kansas, in
the midst of daisies and sunflowers,
and is a splendid example of the bright,
cheery, breezy, self-restraint girl if the
Western prairies. She writes well and
she talks well, inheriting these laleti's.
Perhaps, from her father. Judge Calvin
Reasoner, at one time a prominent edi?
torial writer or Leaven worth and later
connected with the Chicago press. As a
conversationalist and story teller he
has had few equals.
When the Spanish-American war
broke out Miss Reasoner was at Omaha
in charge of lb.- Bureau of Publicity at
the exposition. With the lirst sound of
ihe bugle she was astir, and determined
to go to Cuba to see for herself what a
real campaign and a real buttle were
lila-: ir, fact, as she confided to me. "I
had read what General Sherman said,
that 'war is hell.' and I was seized with
a desire lo investigate on my own ac?
count and see if he really knew what
he was talking about.
"I lirst sought some encouragement
from publishers, but gm little. Y.ut sie,
hnrdlv any one thought it possible Ilia:
I w ould ever reach the scene of the co :
diet, and most of my friends and ac?
quaintances who knew of my intention
either laughed at me or trfed to fright?
en me i hie publisher, for whose mag?
azine I thought I might write an inter?
esting-article descriptive of ItIV expe-i
encos. wrote me thai my proposed un?
dertaking was 'positively absurd and
foolhardy.' However. 1 persevered, and
in due tiin-- sailed from New York for
Kingston, bearing splendid letters of
recommendation from quite a number
of intluential public men.
"I had one to General Miles, one to
General Shatter, and several to officers
,.f the fleet, from Admiral Sampson
down to captains of the fighting ships.
From Kingston I went by rail to Port
Antonio a beautiful spot, by the way.
and .me about which very little s .- is
t.. be known in this country. After
waiting there some time the Red Cross
steamer State of Texas came over for
i. e for our wounded soldiers, and I w.s
permitted to board her and go on to
Chinatown was hot. but not so hot
as the Chinamen thought, says the New
York Commercial Advertiser.
"A Chinaman always thinks." said a
policeman on the beat, "that it is either
lo.. hot or too cold. In the winter time
they till their blouses with thick fur and
wind their pig-tails about their ears
and then bowl. And now they wear
nothing nut a tar blouse, and in the
shop almost nothing, pant like dogs and
Ian themselves all day in a weak, me?
chanical sort of a way."
The Chinamen were so hot yesterday
thai they couldn't think or answer
"Do you come from Canton?" one of
them was asked.
"1 don't know," was the reply.
The saun- question put to another was
"Why you wont knoiv? Too hot much
An old chap', however, '.he cutest, sly?
est old chink in Chinatown, the police?
man said, was mole congenial.
"Want mucKee rain," he said; "too
muchee heat. New Chinee actor to?
night, niuchee blood, too muchee heat,
no laugh. Much American man. I
know gone to tight. He come back, but
muchee more American man in New
York, lb- no matter. Twi Chinee man
I know gone light, but he gon.ok
meat, no lire glint. Too muchee heat,
tire gun, he kill, too."
(Cleveland Plain Dealer.)
"George. Aunt Maria is very angry at
yon for saying she eats too much."
"Dear, dear 1 didn't say anything of
the kind."
"What did you say, George?"
"All Hun I said was that she had an
appetite like a mud dredge."
LONDON. Sept. 2.?The Westminster
Gazette says it is pleased to announce
that tin- liritish ambassador at St. Pe?
tersburg has communicated to the
Czar an expression of the hearty feel?
ing of sympathy and appreciation with
which Mr. Italfour read the imperial
rescript proposing a universal disarma?
a ml 1*1 and etfeellvc laxalive they
ilL-rful. My .lioiKhter i ? i I were iKili.ereu ?Ith
bu-ks.Ioiiia.-ti a.i.l nur Iii. .ill v, or- very had. Ait?l
la!.ing a lew <l,,ses .if I asratt I* nv l.ave iii.nrv.veii
nomlerfully. They are a yrelit lo-h. In Hie faoillv
W il.ii i:i.m in a Niiai..
It:l7 llitteilln.ii.se St.. Cilicluuiitl. Ohio
rant. Paint;
hxi. Never Sicken. Weaken, or Urlpu. Hk-.:::,,
Entrance* unit Clciinii.s at the ?Mtsti
Uume. List or Vc HoN Now lo Port.
Oilier Marine Items.
Sim sets . (?::t0
High water l!:(in A. M. ami 11:10 P. M.
Low wat.-r 1:1:; A. M. ami r,:20 P. M
W?mtli?-r l-nrceiixt
WASHINGTON. S.|i(. 2. Forecast
for Satunlay, for Virginia hair ami
continued high temperature Saturday
with pn.speeis i,r thunderstorms aii.l
cooler Sunday afternoon, >n Monday
southerly winds.
VeMsrlK Arrived Y ester.lay.
Steamship Rnsemarr.in (Mr.) Slahell
.New Orleans.
Steamship |.a Ur?mie Duchess,;
(Am.). Hani.in. New York.
Sie.unship Strathgyle (Mr.). .Tones
Steamship Ca].orrientos ( Hi-.)"
Thompson. Pensacola. with Udlers and
tubes h aking. lor repairs. "
Schooner M. A. Willev. New V ,rk
Brig Mary Gibbs. 1: isput.
Veaieln Sillcil V.-ster.lHV.
Steamship Uosemarron (Mr.) Stab.il
Steamship Finsburv (13V.). dame- .-'I
The follow ing is i h.rreel schedule
received t.i date of .arg . ships
to depart from and now en route p,
Newport N.Avs:
St. Enoeli. II. S. Shipping i'o.. Ant?
werp. September
Kanawha. Eurness. Withv .V. i ...
i I.tdt. Liveri.1. September
Rapidan. Eurness. Withy & Co.
'. Ltd.). Liverpool. September In.
Greetibrier, Eurness. Withv & Co
(Ltd.). London. September li.
Albane, r. S. Shipping Company.
Hamburg. September 1"..
Shenanduali. Eurness Withv .v Cr,.
(Ltd.). Liv-'ipool. September Pi.
St. Marli ick. V. S. Ship;.ing Co.,
Antwerp, September 22.
Chickah.iny, Eurness. Withy & Co.
( Ltd.), London. September 22.
Castleventry. !'. S. Shipping Co.,
Manchester. September 2."..
Lord Lansdowne. N. Y. Shipping Co..
Belfast and Dublin. September :tu.
Tndrani. I'. S. Shipping Co.. Glasgow,
September I!0.
Nenia. N. Y. Shipping Co., Copenha
gen, i let,iber 1."..
Oswestry, Swansea. August Iti.
Robluia, ' 'n rill ff. August Hi.
Pinners Point. Simpson. Spence &
Young. Liveri.I. August la.
Oceanic, Sunderland, August 20.
?TT*-: Rotterdam. August 21.
R ipidan. Eurness. Withy & Co.
(Ltd.). Liverpool. August 21.
Greetibrier. Eurness. Withy Co.
i Ltd.). London. August 2::.
Shcnaml ah. Eurness. Withy .v.- Co.
i Ltd.). Liverpool. August 27.
Metis. Rotterdam. August ::7.
Chickah.iminy. Fnrn.-ss. Withy & ?
( Ltd.). London. September ".
W 11.1. -Ni iT BE I'tEMl'l LT.
'I'll- steam.-r Northum).i. 'd' I he l I.l
Dominion Steamship Company, burr.e.i
at (In- wharf three weeks ago. is a t?.
lal I iss. With til.- exceptii.' sum,
of her maeliin-ry liiere was nothing
saved. The v.-.-sel was insured for
$25.000. which ib.- un.lerwhiters have
paid it b. ir.g determined In he imprac?
ticable, if apt impossible, to rebuild t e
steamer. The Northampton was built
lift.-en years ago at a ; of $<t~..0O0.
She lias 1.n repaired several limes
since and had recently been overhaul?
ed and refitted at a cost of several
thousand d Hats. Hence, when she
burned sin- was in prime condition and
would have I.n capable of many years
good service. A new steamer will In?
built to ink.- the plat.f the North
ampton. Tin- coutraci lias not been
awarded. Inn it soon will be.
How a Recruiting Officer Lost the
Fruit of His Labor.
In a small Virginia town two ven?
turesome young negroes, dazzled by the
war-glory talk of she .-Mister, mad.
him a verbal proposal to meol him at
(he station on a certain day am! sign
their papers and go away to the . amp
which he represented. The Hay cam..
and a huge crowd of their i.pie went
to the station to sec them off. Thft two
lads were the heroes of the hour, and
bore themselves with much swaggering
Jauntlness until a preacher railed the
.crowd to order that they might all pray
for their departing brothers. ?
In that prayer he held out no hopes
or a return, hut resigned them wholly
to death and the Spanish bullets. "Oh!
Lord, dese boys is been mighty dano'n'.
banjo-plckin' young uns. but. oh. Lord,
when de shells is if" bust in' round 'em
sabe dey souls. even-If dey bodies is
guine down to de black pit!"The ex?
citable crowd caught the spirit of the
prayer, and began to wail as if already
at a death scene. Funeral hymns look
the place of jests as in solemn proces?
sion they Hied past the two heroes ami
mournfully bade them farewell forever,
at the same time loading them will)
messages to departed friends.
"Good-bye, Jim. Ef you does happ.-n
to go lo heaben an' you sees my man
dar. jes' tell him howdy fer me."
"Farewell. Dick, farewell. We guine to
miss you considi rable when de p. s-mm~
gits fai: and w hen we's eatin' water
milion we gwine to wish you could drap
a leetle of .1,- juice onto your burnin'
tongue way down yonder in torment."
Th, ordeal was loo severe for the
would-be sons of Mars. They wept as
loudly as any one over their stipposti
tious death and punishment, ami gazed
longingly back the way they had just
come Under the wailing admonitions
military honor lost its charm. A sud?
den beauty budded about their cast-off
hoc handles and haloed their forsaken
plows; and so, confessing the error of
their recent choice of an occupation,
they turned their backs on th.- tented
Held and went, instead, to the cot ion
patch. The chagrined enlisting olllcer,
having no signed papers |.. hold them,
was forced to submit to their latesi de
WASHINGTON, Sep. 2.?Secretary of
War Alger leaves this afternoon" for
Vlontauk Point, where In- will aid the
President In his investigation of the
:amp there.
In Spfle of Sultry
We atlier we find "the dullest season of the
year'' a fairly busy one, Uiank you.
Weare busy Sellin?;- Clothing, Gent's Furnishings,
ind getting ready lor a big trade in tl,e Kail.
Specialities in Negligee Shirts in Percale and Madras.
Some with separate collars and some with separate cuffs.
The.$1.00 kind reduced to 48c.
Our high grade Silk Bosom Shirts in plain white,
-tripes and plaids, reduced to 89c.
Uulaundered Shirts, reinforced front and back, ex?
tension bands, reduced to 39c.
Men's Night liobes, the 70c kind, reduced to 48c.
Japonette Initial Handkerchiefs 10c, 3 for 25c.
-Men's r.?G Garters 15c
We have received another lot of those Knee Pants to
?sell at 10c a pair. Cunie and get a pair before they are
ill" gone. ? . ? .
We still have a few Specialties in Men's Light
Weight Trousers, which we are closing out at greatly re
luced prices.' "
Good Working Pants 58c Better at 69c
Harris Cassimer Pants, all wool, $1.75.
Just a few of those $4.80 Men's Suits left. Thej
:ire 1 and L> of a kind of our $7.50, $8.50 and $10 Suits.
They are great values. IS very suit guaranteed all wool.
2714- Washington Ave , Newport Ncws.Ya.
Here they arc. All of our Broken lots of
Men's Hats
In I Mack and Brown Stiff and fedora
styles. We I iave marked them down to the
ovv price for choice
These goods arc worth ?2.50. $2.00 and
$1.50: There is everv size among the lot. If
you V ant yours don't delay. No old stock
no old styles among them- All this seasons
goods. See display in our window.
Low prices prevail in our-*Aen's Clothing De?
how prices prevail in our Children's Clothing
Low prices rjrevai! in our Shoe Depart?
Low prices prevail throughout our entire
ou should take advantage of them and
be among the lucky ones.
The. Reliable
Clothier. Shoer ana
kiew qank
i national Dutlding
An hnyilic, real estate now before the
big boom begins. "
Mure than $11)0.0(1(7 worth of rent
ffitAlc has changed bands in Newport
News in l!. past three week. Now is
ih.- time io put your money in real
estate if yoii want In got wealth out
nf the present movement. II" you are
8?ili? to invest doii'l fail In come and
?ice us. We have some splendid bar?
gains in business, residence and sub?
urban properlies which will make you
line profit in a few weeks.
Irwin Tucker & Co. ,
WasriHKjton five. & 2otli St.
New summer Resort.
the buckroe beach hotel
Is situated on Hampton Roads In
sight of Fort Monroe, where electric
ears meet incoming and outgoing
steamers. This delightful summer re?
sort will be
OPENED MAY 2. 1898.
The hotel lias been enlarged. Per?
fect sanitary condition and plumbing.
Bathing is unexcelled. Pishing and
boating unrivalled. No malaria. The
cool breezes of the Atlantic. Electric
cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe,
Hampton and Newport News. No liq?
uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic?
nic parties allowed the use of the
mammoth pavillion during the day.
Music every night except Sunday.
For terms apply to
liuck Roe Reach Hotel,
Hamilton. Va.
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"-?AJA* REiVlliOV CO., 'I's'J?^';,^
For sale In Newport News, V*., by
A. E. O. K.LiOR. Orug^lat
?rr 1S-1y
(-(, ^LADIES? you noY.'
$f *} Steel ? Pennyroyal Ti?s,'ment
iirdn- " i-i ? cfKN^H
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.lo oiiir hy
ror sale by KLSIt'S DRUG STORES.
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Classical School for Girls
and Young Ladies,
Full corps of efficient teachers, repre
enting I he best colleges of the North
nd South.
Unusual advantages in -Vrt. Music
lid Elocution, Conservatory course in
uisie. Business course.
Your patronage solicited.
Apply lo .M KS. M. \V. II Alt WOoT).
25 -itih St., Newport News, Va.
A Good Judge of Fuel,
will never burn anything but our high
grade coal. It is not only satisfactory*
for cooking and healing purposes, but
its intense beat and long continued
combustion makes it economical In the
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
from healthy cowx
?enable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for Inspection?6 cents a
quart or '? ce-nta a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cento a
pint in glaaa bottiea. Delivered aaiy
?vtier* in the city.
J. ET. Lengslou/
Eijk, Ear, Nose am' Throat Diseases
Office hours: 8:30 A. M. to 12:r.O P. M.,
2:00 to .1:00 1'. M? 7:00 lo 8:110 P. M. Sun
>y=, !):00 to 11:00 A. M. Room 5, first
floor. First National Bank. 2Slh street
a I w-whington avenue. _
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