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THE EVENING TJMMWASHltfGEOS, SATURDAY, EEBRUAfcYHlO, 1900.
EMBARKING THE TROOPS
The System Follow cil in Transport
ing British Soldiers
The Oltl Method Condemned nnd Sui
IInn(ed li Hie I'renent bliiii
Tluit llnic n Total of 757.001.
Modern Convenience on A esneli
for (tie Men and THeir Hor-icw.
Lieut. "W. L. Howard, of (he Naval In
telligence Office, lias recentlj made an in
teresting report to the Navy Department
on the embarkation of British troops for
South Africa. The report savs
"Great Britain, to a greater extent than
an other power, is constantlv engaged in
the transportation of troops to and from
her distant colonial possessions Her
transportation system is the product of
vast experience, and onlj a well-nigh per
fect sjstem of organization, coupled with
the fact that command of the sea is undis
puted, could make practicable the present
prompt departure of troops for South Af
rica. "The whole of the trooping arrange
ments arc in the hands of the Admiraltv,
which contains a separate department un
der charge of a naal officer of high rank
who is st led director of transports He
is responsible for the organization and
detail of all sea transportation, and must
.be constantly prepared for a sudden call
for the transport of a battalion of infantry
to an arm corps.
A l'ractlce. Condemned.
"Experience has condemned the practice
of maintaining a number of "troopers,
ships built speciallj for the purpose of
carrying troops, for in time of war the
vrewb would be required for the fleet and
in time of peace the sjstem is eostl.
Again, in time of war it has alwajs been
necessary to resort to hired transports,
and as an example of the difference be
tween the old 'trooper' and a modern ves
sel when fitted for transport service, the
Jumna, of 6,211 tons, carried, roughlv, L
100 men, while the Kildonan Cattle, of ,
C64 tons, chartered for the present war, it
is stated, can carry 2 700 men and 130 of
ficers, and that, too, at about 40 per cent
greater speed
"These vessels whrn engaged are divid
ed Into three different classes, official!
designated as transports, troop freight
ships, or store freight ships, according to
the terms of the contract. Transports are
vessels wholl engaged b the Goornment
for a specified time and specified serice.
and while on such serice temporaril lose
their identit. Thus the Nubia is officially
designated Transport No 4, the Pavonia,
No 18, etc A. troop freight ship is a ves
tel partiallv engaged for the conejance
of troops Store freight ships are vessels
wholl or partiall engaged for Go em
inent freight
"The transpoits have all to be fitted
and inspected according to specifications
prepared b the admiralt the details of
accommodations being worked out with ex
treme care The space allowed to each
individual is m strict accord with sanitarv
requirements, and sickness seldom if
er. occurs which can be traced to over
crowding
"In arming at the number of ships
necest-ar to transport a considerable body
of troops the calculation is ordiinnl
based upon gross tonnage. In a -short vov
ace 1 1-2 tons per man and i tons per
horse is considered a sufficient allowance,
but in long voyages more space must be
allowed In 1879 a force of S.136 of all
tanks, with l.fcSl horses was transported
trom Great Britain to the Cape in eighteen
steamers with a total of 5 000 tons. In
S82 a force of 1M48 of all ranks with
6 908 horses, was coneed to Egpt in
fort -seven steamers with a total of 140,
000 tons
'I he lrrmiiirl of tin iiii. Corps.
"The personnel of a Bniih arm corps
consists approximately of 35 ooo men of all
lanks With this corps there will have
to be dispatched a force to guaid the lines
of communication the war establishment
of whkhis approximate! 4 "iOO men As
a matter of fact the following numbers
i ompo'od the First Ami Corps the ex
cess being cavalry Men 41 37 horses
12 570, wttgons 3G
"It was calculated that to transport this
bod to the Cape with stoics and equip
ment, would require 230 000 tons of ship
ping Sixteen typical hips wtre despatched
with a total of S6U3 tons canning 1 016
officers, 17,003 men and 1 620 horses An
average of 5,468 tons 6S officers 1,100 men,
and 101 hoi see per ship
"With the selection and preparation of
the ships as transpoits th War Office has
nothing whatever to do bcond appointing
the nulitar members of a mixed board
which passes the ships for use. The trans
pou department of ihe Admiralty Is re
sponsible for everj detail connected with
the transportation of troops from water's
edge to water's edge at the poits of em
barkation and disembarkation, respeetive
lv But the militarv authorities are re
sponsible foi the amount of space nnd ac
commodation required nnd for putting de
lalls on board and on shoio in an orderly
manner
"At each of the main points of embarka
tion a number of naval officers are sta
tioned, the senior bung assigned as pnn
olpal transport officer In addition to
these, each transport has assigned to it
a naval officer who is lesponsible foi the
proper fitting out of the ship, its leadmess
to lecelve troops with assigned stores and
equipments at the prescribed times, and
for the stowage of men and material
"The troop officers aie quartered in the
usual passenger quaitcrs of the ship, and
l this is not sufficient additional two-berth
rooms are built whercvei most convenient
11 the enlisted force are bcithed in ham
mocks provided by the Admiralt, fitted
with clews and heav blankets, but no
mattresses.
"Heavv stnngeis aie run along the decks
of a transport under the overhead beams,
with thwartship scantling at intervals, into
which hammock hooks are screwed at four
leen inches space This framing Is covered
with light batten strips, thus giving ample
stowage space for each soldier's kit and
coik belt, the latter being stowed in place
befoie the tioops arrive.
"In each compartment of the deck is a
laige bin with sevcial sections, in which
the liammoiks are stowed, lolled length
wise with blankets Inside and the clews
lied arouni instead of lashed as is cus
tomar in the Navy The onl fixed berths
provided aie in the sick ba. where doubU-
Over 7,000
Doctors
prescribe
and
recommend
Duffy's Pure
MBit Whiskey
(Amepfcx'm Greatest Medicine)
For coughs, colds, grip, asthma,
bronchitis, consumption and
malaria. It stimulates the blood
and aids digestion.
Covcrnmert Himp marks the genuine b careful.
Ml drueEi ts and grocers, $i oo a bottle.
Book of information and testimonials sent free
uTFY MALT "WHISKEY CO., Rochester, K. T.
tiercd iron standing berths are fitted with
mattresses and pillows About 2 per cent
of the number of troops carried is the al
lowance for sick-ba berths, and a small
detached ba is provided for infectious
cases. A commodious bathroom is attached
to each sick ba. The. dispensar is sepa
rate. Tlie "Ick- Tnlle.
"On each deck standing mess tables with
benches are fitted to accommodate the men
berthed on the deck. The tables are in a
row along the sides, leaving the midship
part of the deck clear. The exlend in
board from the ship's side, where the are
rabbeted or hung over a stringer and, with
the benches, are securely nailed to the
deck.
"Over each table is painted on the ship's
side the number of the me&s to occupy it
and the number of men in the mes
"In suitable compirtments below are
built the armories, where rifles and car
bines are stowed horizontal in tiers, each
rifle resting in scores cut to receive it; le
volvers stowed in pistol racks and sabres
in vertical stands A compartment or large
bin is fitted with partitioned shelves for
the knapsacks of the? men of each unit
separate! . A compartment is also fitted
with rows and tiers of small open-faced
boxes to hold the helmets with which all
he troops are provided.
"Transports for mounted troops are fit
ted with a compartment for horse trap
pings, vertical stanchions with long up-ward-sioplng
pegs for saddles and bridles,
and horizontal baize-covered poles lor
hanging harness In some instances this
gear arrives all bagged nnd marked with
unit and horse to which it belongs, in
which case it is simply stowed in the com
partment provided
"Bakeries, galles, guard and orderly
rooms, magazines, wash rooms, and la
trines, are fitted on all transports accord
ing to Admiralt specifications and entirely
independent of the ship's usual furniture.
The wash rooms are fitted with running
water and metal tipping basins which
empt into ample overboard pipes
The IIorNe TrmiMiiortN.
"The horse transports are geneiall?
ships that are used in the live cattle trade.
The horse decks are above the water line.
The decks are laid In cement, with heav
rounded fore and aft wooden strips for the
animals to brace their feet. For the con
ve.vance of horses the Admiralt requires
that ttere must be a two-foot passage be
tween the ship's side and the cant at the
rear of the stalls
"In addition to these what we ma term
ordinary stalls, 'large stalls' are to be pro
vided for 5 pel cent more horses than the
number to be embarked, and 3 per cent of
the stalls are to be 6 Inches longer and 2
inches wider than the others In addition
to these larger stalls, which should be
together and clearl marked 'large stalls,
loose boxes are to be provided amidships
on each deck or compartment on which
horses are carried, and when possible,
one is to be built on the upper deck for
eacn nrty horses provided
"Each stall is supplied with a pair of
canvas cushions for the top rails on each
side of a horse in case of heavy weather.
' The heav wagons of the field telegraph,
compan, bridging battalion, field hospital,
etc, are stowed loaded, with covers on,
on top of other cargo, so that no weights
come on top of them The wheels are tak
en off Onlv a portion of special wagons
of the arm service corps are being taken,
as it is the Intention to use the wa-gons of
the Cape as better suited to the country
for transport purposes.
'The guns and wagons of the artiller
batteries and ammunition columns are
stowed in the holds with wheels on and
wagons loaded cartridges and fused shells
In the magazines The guns and caissons
have stout wooden frames over the breech
of the gun covenug projecting fittings All
guns wheels etc are painted a uniform
khaki color.
The dmirnlile rrnii-;eiiieiitK.
The transport arrangements are admi
rable The da previous to the embarka
tion of a certain unit, an advance party
arrives at the ship from the camp or bar
racks with the heav luggage, which the
seo stowed and loam the interior ar
rangements of the ship The military
thief transport officer at each principal
point of embarkation arranges the times
at which the units should arrivo alongside
a designated transport.
"He has a number of officers of the dis
tuct and non-commissioned officers as as
sistants Each of these officers, as also
each of the naval transport officers, is pro
vided with a sheet showing the number Of
each train to arrive, time of arrival, the
unit on board and name of commanding
officer the number of men comprising the
unit and the number of transport on
which it is to be embarked The naval
tiansport officer of the hip arranges what
compartments the unit is to occupv, the
number of mess tables assigned to it. and
has the advance part read to assist.
"Each troop train carries in a conspicu
ous place a number corresponding to its
number on the transport sheets, and in
the case of Southampton is switched from
the main line into the docks and the shed
alongside its assigned transport. During
the railwav passage baonets are fixed
with scabbard on, and all straps, belts,
etc , stowed in knapsacks As soon as the
men leave the car the are formed in col
umn of companies by their officers, rnd
under direction of the staff officer are
inarched to the propei gangwas, where is
formed a passing line from the dock down
to knapsack and helmet rooms
"This line is formed from the advance
part under the supervision of the naval
transport officer The arriving troops
ground arms, unsling knapsacks, and
standing in compan front pass knapsacks,
then helmets, from one to the other to the
passing line, and so on down to the store
rooms, where they are stowed according
to companies The passing line then shifts
to the armor and the rifles are passed
and stowed jn the same viaj. No ammu
nition is carried bv the men, but an ample
supply in packing cases accompanies each
unit, stowed in the magazines provided
stow ed in the
foi it
1'lnev of Hut linrUnt ion.
The noncommissioned officers of each
coinpanv are then called to the front, the
company divided into groups according to
capaeilj of mess tables, each gioup placed
in charge of a noncommissioned officer
who is given the number of his mess and
directed to march his detachment on board
and stow their sea-kit bags and overcoats
in the battens over the mess table At
the gangwa each group is met b nn as
sistant and piloted to their table So
methodically and rapidly is this sstem
worked out that a battalion of over 1.0W
men have arrived and been placed on
board with all accoutrements stowed In
place in but little over an hour.
"Southampton is an ideal place to em
bark troops so far asVelates to docking.
The dock frontage is sufficient for thirty
six large transports to He alongside and
load, while the dock fronts are covered
with great sheds, into which trains from
the main line can be switched. Twenty
one thousand officers and men, 1,600
horses, and seven battenes of artiller, to
gether with wagons, stores, and field
equipment, w.ere embarked between the
20th and 24th of October from these docks.
"Complete infantry brigades with their
auxiliar trains sailed on the 20th 21st,
and 22d, 5,000 men going out on the 20th,
about 6,000 on the 21st, and about 4 000 on
the 22d. A complete list of vessels and
tonnage chartered b the Government up
to December 20 shows 139 ships of 757,001
tons.
An nn j Triiim-iorl Romnncf.
SN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb 10 The
transport Logan arrived from Manila last
night On the voage of the Logan from
New Yoik to Manila, Lieut. Ed O Perkins,
of the Tvvent -ninth Volunteers, became
engaged to Miss Vena E Richmond, one of
twent -three trained nurses who were
taken from New Tork Perkins was a
gunner on 0'mpi at the battle of
Manila Ba.
GOLD MINES IN MIIIA
1 I
A Claim That Many Can Be Work
ed With Considerable Profit.
IlOMton CnriitnliKtn EiikukciI in I'nt
(tiiKT In n. New IMnul AVitli Imiirnv
ed Mtichliicr Nenr Culiicner V
NiiKKt'. Worth 1S0 'Ihe "Weld, of
urlotiK hnft in former I eiirn.
CULPEPER, Va , Teh 10 What is
known as the "Peninsular" of the Rappa
hannock and Rnpidan rivers is historic. It
having been the scene of seveial battles
during the civil war. Another point of in
terest in this section is the gold fields, in
the Rappahannock Valle, near the mouth
of the Rapidan River. In this immediate
viciuit can be found a large number of
gold mines, which are the Franklan, the
Randolph, Libert, Kelle. Pollard, Wck-
hoff and Tedard, in Fauquier count; the
Rappahannock, the Eagle, Rattlesnake, and
Monroe, in Stafford; the Goodwin and Gold
Flat, in Spottslvania; the Vancluse, Wil
derness, Mulvillc, Grast. and Whitehall,
in Orange; the Powhatan, Dr Bottom,
Culpeper, Enterprise, Ellis, Eva, and
Pennsylvania, in Culpeper.
The principal form of the gold found iu
these mines is in p rites of iron in con
nection with sulphur and antimon. Prof.
J. A. Holmes sas of these mines in a
book recentl published: "These gold
fields are well worth development, for there
are sufficient evidences of a remarkable
output, and that of the Virginia mines to
date amount to $1,200,000." Prof. Chou
man, near! sixt ears ago, said in his
book of practical raineralog . "There are
numerous roliiflnlrts In Virginia ami Vnrl'i
I Carolina, which, if not equal to those of
California at present, will certainly in the
future, when properl worked, be of much
greater importance " Other testimon is
from Mr C W. S Turner, the mining ex
pert, who, last ear investigated these
goldfields, sas in his report, now on file.
"These mines are certainl capable of a
great outcome, the gold to a great extent
can be easil mined "
The Culpeper mine, which is now work
ed b Boston capitalists, was some time
ago purchased of Baltimore parties This
mine comprises 325 acres, and $20,000 was
the price paid for it. Mr. H. J. Clark, who
is the superintendent for the Boston cor
poration and one of the owners as well, is
busil engaged in putting in a new plant,
the cost of machiuer being, he said, $25,
000 minus the cost of putting all of it in
place This mine, he said, had the most
improved machincr.
Mr Clark, who is an old Colorado miner,
is the first man in all this country, it is
said, who tested and used the cvanlde
process In mining, and this will be the
first test he will make in the Culpeper
mines He said that in inspecting the Cul
peper fields he met with new encourage
ment and that the Culpeper fields were
sure to be a paing propert He also ex
plained that b this canide process ' the
gold and other fine minerals are dissolved
and drawn off in liquid form from the val
ueless matter, then precipitated, and re
turned to the former solid state "
Further, he said, that the indications In
the Culpeper mines were far better than
an he had seen in Colorado A short
time since Mr James W Smith, living in
the vicinitv of this mine, found a nugget
of gold for which he readil got $180
There are a number of other mines
where gold was mined previous to the
civil war, and in some of which shafts
are now being sunk 350 feet deep Among
these the Whitehall, in this count. leld
ed $100,000 worth of gold in one summer.
United States gold statistics show that be
fore 1S60 there came from the Culpeper
mines $1,300,000 As much more i ertaml
found its wav to the mint bv private par
ties and manufacturers The earliest min
ing in the Culpeper fields was in 1S24.
A HIGHWAYMAN KILLED.
)io( While KultliliiK n ielli i ill it
liinir Saloon.
CHICAGO Teb 10 rrank Spencer who
wore clothes marked "A C Davis" made
b "Sharp Co ," New York was killed at
midnight -while holding up F. H. Barmm
in Wosterman's siloon, 1S59 West Madihon
Street. -
Barmm, an attorne, had sent Sommer
feldt, the bartender, down In the cellar for
wine The side door was opened and in
stepped the robber, revolver in hand
' Put up our hands," he said to Barmm
Up went the lawer's arms The attor
neys watch and money were being trans
ferred when Sommerfeldt came nolselesslv
up from the cellar. The robber s back wa&
toward the bartender and the bar.
Sommerfeldt moved on tiptoe behind the
bir, seized a revolver, and shot Spencer
through the head Barmm at the same
instant pulled the weapon from the
wounded thief's hand and shot him twice.
The big dog then bounded on the scene.
He seized the ding robber by the throat,
bore him down, and bit him until life was
extinct
Spencer lived at the Great Northern Ho
tel, dressed in the best of taste, and had
$164 on him when killed He'was a splen
didl formed man of fort ears Under
the name of Pat O'Keefe he was sentenced
from Jefferson count, Ohio, for burglary
in 1887. He was arrested here for bur
glar in 1893, during which he beat one
man unconscious with a pistol In Decem
ber, 1894 he was arrested In Pueblo Col ,
for safe-blowing, and served four ears in
the penitentlar. Last De'cember he shot
and killed a policeman at Kittanning, Pa,,
and was a fugitive when killed
The arrest of a supposed accomplice
was made at the great Northern
NEW YORK, Feb 10 At the store of
Sharp L Co, tailors. Fifth Avenue Hotel,
the man who bought a suit of clothes in
the name of "A C Davis," Januar 13,
was remembered well
"So far from looking like a robber," the
salesman said, "he -apneared more like a
clubman than an thing else."
The suit he had made for him cost ?"0.
Being a stranger, he paid $10 deposit
when he ordered the clothes and the bal
ance when thev were finished
SUING FOR ATTORNEY FEES.
Hcircnciitnli e Oliiinteil the Defeml
niil in n IlnrrlKlMii K .3iiit.
HARR1SBUHG, Pa . Feb 10 Represen
tative T. E Olmsted, of this district, has
been sued for $500 b W. R Peoples, a
Lycoming count Iawer, who claims that
amount for professional services Mr. Olm
sted, who is the leadiug corporation law
er in this localit, made a speech in 1S93
against the Xiles tax bill, which was
backed b the Grangers and aimed princi
pally at railroad corporations. Peoples al
leges that, at the instance of the Repre
sentative, he made a trip to Centre county
and gathered information concerning prop
erty owned b Leonard Rhone, a prominent
Gran gen-
The purpose of the information, which
was used in the Representative's speech
was to show that the farmers were not
suffering from excessive taxation and that
the corporations paid their share of the
taxes. Peoples wants J500 for his trouble.
D II If Iff II 9 Troches
the popular cure for
IRRITATED THROATS.
NAVAL LEGISLATION NEEDED.
The "Work of Ucftignin-: Bnttlcsliins
Iteinnin nt a StnmlKtlll.
Until Congress passes upon the question
of sheathing for ships of the Navy no fur
ther progress can be made toward the de
signing of the new battleships and ar
mored cruisers authorized more than a
ear ago The sheathing subject is now
before the two naval commmlttees, and
whatever action may Be taken will prob
abl be provided in the annual Naval Ap
propiiation bill, which usual' docs not
pass both houses until well along :iear
the close of the session.
Admiral Hichborn sas that U will be a
useless expenditure of money find waste
of time to begin the plans for battleships
which may be entirel changed by the
course Congiess ma pursue The failure
of the naval experts to have completed de
signs for ttfese vessels within a year from
the time they were authorized ma have a
serious effect on the proposed increase pro
gramme approved b Secretary Long and
the Boaid of Bureau Chiefs.
Admiral O'Neil, the Naval Ordnance
Chief, has received no intimation as et
from eithei naval committee relating to
the probable time when the armor question
ma come up for consideration. Testimony
on the cost of armor making, the construc
tion of a Government factor-, and practi
call all facts pertaining to the .whole ar
mor subject have been so exhaustively pre
sented to each committee that the naval
officials contend no new light can he
thrown on the question, and that so far
as the firms are concerned they stand as
they did one ear ago and will not budge
an inch
Until Congress jj willing to authorizo
the purchase of plates it will be inad
visable to authorize further war vessels,
as it would be useless to provide for them
when the cannot bo built without the
armor.
Admiral O'Neil states that good Harvey
armor can be purchased for about $412 a
ton, but that the new armor treated by the
Krupp process cannot be had for less than
$547 a ton. He strong! advocates the lat
ter armor foi theNav, and sas that with
this grade ships can be afforded bettei pro
tection and have armor placed over all
area of the ships, owing to the plates be
ing lighter than those treated with the
Harve process
The battleships of the Indiana class have
side armor of eighteen inches around the
belt, but it is not proposed to protect any
of the new vessels with armor heavier than
fifteen inches, which, it is believed, will
give the same if not more effectiveness,
owing to its superior tensile strength and
iesting powers
Admiral O'Neil contends that the Ameri
can Navv, which his assumed a position
among the nations of the world for supe
rior armor and ordnance, cannot afford to
accept an inferior plate for the finest ships
It is to build even though the price Is con
siderabl in excess of that paid for armor
protecting the sides of the Indiana tpe of
vessel There is no division among the ex
perts on the armor question, hut a unan
imous sentiment that Congress should au
thorize the purchase of the best armor in
the market
USES FOB OLD RAILS.
An IiM'rci'.e of IOO Per IVnl In Ihe
Price of Soinp Mel.
PITTSBURG Feb 10 Owing to the in
crease in the production of open-hearth
basie steel, scrap steel lias increased in
price H'O per tent during the last six
months and the shortage has become a
sore point with scrap-metal dealers. The
railroad companies are reaping golden har
vests, however Man of these are ex
changing rails bought at J-'O ami less, of
light weight, after several ears use, for
heavier weight rails.
The Carnegie Stetl Coinptn during the
v eek cleaned up $30,000 in old rails
throughout the countrv at $22.50 a ton
These rails are sheared Into lengths of
about live or si feet, mixed with pig
iron and other scrap and charged into the
open-hearth furna ts, vjbere the whole
mass Is melted and made into open-hearth
steel. This is of a superior qualit to
Bessemer steel and the demand for it is
increasing The price of the two grades
each other, and open-hearth steel finds a I trlcit deadlier weapon than ever live red
readier market Hails are among the bot j t-kin brandished.
scrap materials that can be had Mr. Pfundhcller keeps a cigar store, N'o
A. mill was recentl started here to re- 214 Washington Street, Hoboken. The gau
toll old mils The neck or part between d wooden Indian stands before the store,
the ilange and the head of the rail is cut off In his uplifted right hand the Indian pa
.md made into uee! for shoehorns It is , tientlv holds a bunch of wooden perfectos.
slid that Massachusetts shoe-manufacturers
use 50 000 tons of material each ear
for this purpose The flange of the rail
is rolled Into merchant bnr-6tecl. the top
or held of the rail is rolled into wire
nnd made into niils, etc Theic are but a
few of the methods adopted to use old
rails, hence ieir enhanced value from
$9 50 to $24 per ton in one year's time
SICK AND DESPONDENT.
W o in in i Commit Milelile ltvcnunc
of III H altli.
WILMINGTON. Del. Feb 10 Weary of
life because of the tortures of dyspepsia,
Miss Mar Robinson, aged thin -two ears,
committed suicide by shooting heisclf
through the heart with a pistol at the
home of her father, George F Robinson,
10C West Tenth Street.
Pinned to her dress was this note "1
am sick and despondent and tired of liv
ing in mler Good-by, father, rrank,
'Les' and 'Ed.' God bless Ou all You
have been good and kind to me Mame "
About 2 o'clock Leslie, a brother of Miss
Robinson, heard a noise as of a falling
boaid in the second stor, but he did not
hear a pistol sound and paid no attention
to it Shortl afterward he happened to
go to the room of his sister and found her
bod ling on the floor. For some time
Miss Robinson had been despondent and
often talked of killing herself. Her father
and brothers always cheered her up This
morning she asked her brother Edward
what was the easiest way to die
Miss Robinson was to be married next
Wednesda to Frank Matthueson, an elec
trician at Dupont's Mills, and the Frank
mentioned in the note referred 'to him
ADRIFT ON ICE.
U.uter In Dlstren Aiipt'iil for Aid
in nin.
MATTEAW N N' Y., Feb 10 Samuel
Bishop, a fisherman, and some companions
leport seeing a man floating down the riv
ci Thursda on a huge cake of ice
Bishop sas he was on the river taking
up his nets He and his comrades heard
some one calling" The glanced out and
distinctl sav the figure of a man floating
aw a on the ice
The man had on skates, and went from
one side of the huge floe of Ice to the other
erring for help The watched him until
he floated out of sight.
A conductor on one of the N'ew York
Central trains which arrived a little later
at Fishkill Landing said he had seen the
man about a mile south of the Fishkill Sta
tion. U that time the man was waving
a hat to attract attention. h
A FORTUNE FOR HIS NIECES.
Two Girl in Ireland 1..e 'Heir of
John McCiellnnd.,
SIOUX FALLS, S D , Feb 10 The es
tate of John McClelland, a wealthy pio
neer, who was killed by a falling elevator
last August, goes to Mary McClelland and
Margaret Hamill, nieces, who live in Ire
land. There has been a stiff fight made bv nu
merous claimants, but Judge Wilkes holds
that the McClelland and Haniill women
had made the best prima' facie case A
bond for $50,000 was furnished by William
Vaneps, who was appointed admisislrator.
H'jIj
Life Assurance
Outstanding Assurance
Assurance Applied for in 1899
Examined and Declined
New Assurance
Income -
Assets December 30, 1899 - -
Assurance Fund ($2 16,384,975.00), and all
other Liabilities ($2,688,834.03)
Surplus -
Paid Policyholders
Tames W. Alexander,
Louis Fitzgerald,
'Chauncey M. Depew,
Wm. A. Wheelock.
Marcellus Hartley,
A. J. Casatt,
Cornelius N. Bliss,
Henry G. Marquand,
Geo. II. Squire,
Thos. D. Jordan,
C. B. Alexander,
Charles S. Smith,
Thomas S. Young-,
James W. Alexander, Prcsiac7tt.
James H. Hyde, Vice-President. Gags . TarbelL Second Yice-Pcsidini, v -
Jeorge T. Wilson, Third Vice-Presida.t. Thomas B. Jordan, Comptroller.
William Alexander, Secretory. Sidney D. Ripiey, Treaswer.
William H. Mclntyre, Assistant Seen tat y. J. G. Van Cise, Actuary.
James B. Loring, Registiar. F. W. Jackson. Auditor.
Edward W. Lambert, M.D., Edward Curtis, M.D., Medical Directors.
JOSEPH BOWES, Mgr. for Maryland and the
n. j Washington, D. C 1326 F Street N. W.
unices. Bajtmorei Md. Equitable Building, Calvert
H. W. FITCH, Cashier.
A WOODEN INDIAN BHAVE.
Chnrftfil "With Klcrtri?lt. It AVrrv
tle-t A llli Mat I'fiiiiilhcllcr.
NEW YORK, Teb 10 Alax Tfundheller
wrestled with a wooden Indian. A ver
serious and painful encounter it was, for
Ah electric light rises from th" middle of
the bunch.
On Thursdav night it was raining Being
about to shut up shop, Mr. Pfundheller )
went to turn off the electric light, wnicB
throws a brilliant halo around the Indian's
head Unluckily for Mr. Pfundheller, the
electric fluid was leaking, and when he
seized the lamp he could not let go.
For as be stood on the wet pavement the
electricit ran through him and held him
there
Mr. Pfundheller shouted and writhed and
struggled. The wooden Indian held him
fast. The cigar dealer's ahoutg attracted
a crowd A kind but thoughtless man
seized Mr. Pfundheller to drag him from
bis captor. The kind man got a shock that
hurled him to the ground.
A lineman finally released Mr. Pfund
heller b turning the switch in the cigar
store.
DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION.
Conl ricet nt Ijtimhert'n Point Mut
Anchor OulHlde the tliannrl.
NORFOLK, Va , Feb 10 For a long time
masters of vessels, especially of the regu
lar liners, entering this port have been
ver much annoed by the large fleet of
vessels at anchor off Lambert's Toint
awaiting cargoes of coal. These vessels,
it is claimed, are often anchored very n-ar
the channel, some of the larger ones being
compelled to anchor almost directl in the
track.
Kn finrtmis did the obstruction become
that the transportation officials here made ,'
formal complaint to the Board of Harbor
Commissioners, which bod at its meeting '
vesterdav afternoon, in conjunction with
the transportation men, considered was
and means for remeding the blockade.
Representatives of the Old Dominion
Steamship Compau, the N. V, P. and N.
Railroad Company, the Merchants and
Miners' Transportation Company and Nor
folk and Washington Steamboat Company
appeared before the Commissioners" and
urged that immediate action be taken
After some discussion the Commisoion
eis agreed to secure a tug upon which one
of the harbor masters shall be detailed to
see that the channel is kept open and
vessels are assigned such anchorages as
will prevent their interfering with traffic.
BAD FEEDING
'Tis the one great cause of
rickets. The food is deficient
in fat for the blood, and in
mineral matter for the bones.
Such children have profuse
sweating of the head and great
restlessness during sleep. The
ideal remedy is Scott's Emulsion
with hypophosphites of lime and
soda. Here is.at to make the
blood richand mineral matter
to makers typnes firm and
9trong. - ;
At tll;dru?Ei3t3, soo. and ft jx.
SCOTT JW J ' 1.F G f f .it ' ' York.
The Equitable
Of the United States.
DECEMBER 31,
1899
(i
-&
m
Issued
m-
in 1899
DIRECTORS.
James II. Hyde,
T. Jefferson Coolidge,
Jacob H. Schiff,
Wm. A. Tower,
John Jacob Astor,
Gage E. Tarbell,
George J. Gould,
A. Van Santvoord,
Edward W. Lambert,
Geo. T. Wilson,
Sir W. C. Van Home,
H. M. Alexander,
T. DeWitt Cuyler,
John A. Stewart,
Robert T. Lincoln,
D. O. Mills,
H. C. Haarstick,
John Sloane,
Wm. Alexander,
Marvin Hughitt,
H. J. Fairchild,
M. E. Ingalls,
David H. Moffat,
Bray ton Ies,
C. Ledyard Blair,
A. Van Bergen,
OFFICERS.
Catarrh Can Be Cured !
The sreat eurcess of ' hRETOL" a a c r-atit- agent In the treatment of all catarrhal
diseases of tLe ccv; and throat has been fully demonstrated bj
" The Kretol Medical Institute
of Washington, D. C."
Their offices are -upphed with ail tl.e modern apparatus necessary, cot enly for tie sae
ceWuI treatment of CTRItII, but of aii diseases involving the NOSE, TEItOAT, AND LUN'GS.
Sprays, Nebulizers, Hot Air, and Oiygen Apparatus necessary in the utilisation of ALL
UODEItX AND SCIENTIFIC REMEDIES ate ."-d The best physicians are empiojett-
COSLLTVriO' VND IIUM. TUEVTMET FREE.
Offices
and Parlors
1224
Tie most successful and scientific treatment
T. B. Campbell, M. D.,
Physician
GRANDSONS OF LI HUNG CHANG.
Tiie Knter A niulorliilt CoIIckc t
Stud Vnierlonn CnMomn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn , Feb 10 T. Y.
Sung and C. H. Sung, grandsons of Li
Hung Chang, have arrived in Nashville to
commence the study of the English lan
guage and American customs.
The young men are to be educated at
Vanderbllt College, and since their arrival
a da or two ago have attracted much at
tention. The boS are sympathizers with the re
form movement In China set on foot by a
party of oung men desirous of effecting
radical reforms in Chinese politic? and
government
For the present the move-
nient has failed, or Is at a standstill.
while a number of ambitious lads are pre-
paring tnemseives to conquerine naiion
at some future date.
It Is learned through these young men
that a colonv of progressive Chinese will
come to the United States to study civil
ization in the Western World.
AT LAW OVER A CORPSE.
ItrlntivcN I'iarlitliit for l'oMciioii
f
the HciuniiiM.
CHICAGO. Teb 10 John Faulkner
died in Mexico a few weeks ago When
the news of his death reached his relatives,
Victor Bastian, Mrs. Faulkner's brother-in-law,
decided he was entitled to the body
while Mrs. Faulkner disputed him. Each
was determined to receive the body when
it arrived in Chicago, and for three days 1
two undertakers waited at the station for
the train on which the remains had been
shipped. The firm empIoed by Bastian
fippiirpft tlip liotlv anil nrpnnrfft t far hnrl.ll
Just as the funeral services had been retd !
and the body vva3 about to be removed to
a waiting hearse a constable, armed with
a write of replevin sworn out by Mra
Faulkner, appeared upon the scene and
seized the body. It was taken to Mr.
Faulkner's home and there remains under
the protection of a squad of police.
Bastian has sworn out a warrant enjoin
ing Mrs. Faulkner or the undertaker from
burying the body, and there the matter
rests. An attempt will be made to prevent
service of the writ until Sunday and the
police have been asked to rurnish an es
cort for the body to the cemetery on that
day to prevent forcible seizure by the Bas.
tians.
The cause of the trouble is the will of
Faulkner in which he disposes of his life
insurance equally between his widow and
the Bastians. Mrs. Faulkner, It is said,
holds' that the provision for the Bastian
famil should not have been made.
Society
$1,054,416,422.00
237,356,610.00
34,054,778.00
203,301,832.00
53,878,200.86
280,191,286.80
219,073,809.03
61,117,477.77
24io754-44
Levi P. Morton,
August Uelmont,
Thomas T. Eckert.
James H. Dunham,
Sidney D. Ripley,
John J. McCook,
John E. Searles,
Samuel M. Inman,
Geo. W. Carleton,
E. Boudinot Colt.
Joseph T. Low,
Alanson Trask,
J. F. De Xavano.
District of Columbia,
and Fayette Streets.
F Street N. W.
guaranteed.
id Charge.
SAVED FROST. THE MOB.
V Mi'torniHii Who IviIIt-,1 n hllil 'Viir
rowlj rflni- VcnKcnnep.
NEW YORK. Feb. 10. John Brake trf
163 East 102d Street, motorman of a Third
Avenue electric car which killed Paul
Sprockoe, eleven vears old. of 15 Oak
Street, at Chatham Square yesterday after,
noon, had a narrow escape from an infu
riated mob, which declared that he was
responsible for the tragedy. He was saved
by six policemen, who were hurried frm
the Oak Street stationhouse.
The boy was struek while crossing Cat
ham Square by a southbound car, but the
motorman did not see him fall under the
car. Louis Silverstone, a clothier, of 100 Parft
Row, was in a bootblack's chair and saw
the accident. He ran into the street, call
ing on Bruke to stop, but the motorman
took no heed and did not check his oar
until Policeman Hahn jumped on the trade
at Baxter Street, three blocks below
Bruke Insisted that hi,s car had struck
no one, but a man in the crowd that gath
ered saw the mangled bod near the rear
truck.
The crowd rushed at Bruke but Hahn
got him into a store and held him there
until re-enforcements came to drive the
revengeful mob away
The boy's body was taken to the Ellat
beth stationhouse and later was sent to
the morgue.
Mrs. Sprockoe wondered why her llttl
son did not return home. She became
nervous and went in search of him
Then she heard that a noy had been kill
ed by a car in Chatham Square The po
lice directed her to the morgue when she
asked them to describe the boy- Thither
she went, trembling, and near! fainted
when she identified the mangled body as
that of her little son.
Bruke was held by Coroner Bausch
SICK HEADACHE
Foslt lvelyCared byj
these Little mis.
They also relieve Dis4
tress from DyspepsiaJ
Indigestion and Toofl
Hearty Eating. A per
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oea?, .Nausea, Drowsi-
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Tain In the Side, TOR
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