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! Coatlnaad (ram Pint Fogs. *t : ~ i the collision, as. he m the Bourjrogne ;. Mnk within ten minute* titer the column | AWFUL SCENES ?? vlttuhd Jiut Aflar the CoIIIbIob? Hen Wlqhl LUt. MuIhi and Dfl? Woman f.' and Children Into (ha faa ? Woman p. SUhbarl Llka Sbaap. Gome of the scene* ensued on board La Bourgogne Just after the collision were terrible to witness. Men fought for j. positions In the boats like raving maniacs, women were forced back from the | f boats and trampled by men who made / self-preservation their first object On jt board were a large cumber of the lower tolas* of Italians and other foreigners, who in their frenxy stopped at nothing _ that promised safety for themselves. In a ItMi am. - na(>?? (a-tH ?? ? k/ VI tUI 1/ nviucui VUk o great was the panic that not a hand /'*. was raised to assist in its launching. ?he occupants, so near saved, were v 'drowned like rats when the ship with an prful Weeing went down, c 60 desperate was the situation that an Italian passenger drew his knife and made direct for one who like himself V was endeavoring to reach the boat*. Immediately his action wae Imitated In every direction. Knives were flourished . and used with effect .Women and Qhldlren were driven back to Inevitable death at the point of weapons, the owners of which were experts in their use. According to stories of survivors women were stabbed like so many sheep. ' The scene on the water was even worse. Many of the unfortunates who were struggling in the water attempted to tlrag themselves Into the boats or on rafts. These were pushed back into a watery grave. Here, too, knives were used freely. Not all of the dead met death by drowning. Christopher Bruaons saw a sailor belonging to the Bour~ gogne, strike a passenger over the head with an oar and killing him. The body dropped into the water. The passengers frraJbbed the "boat in which the sailor waa and attempted to get on board. There were 714 passengers on board end 163 were saved. With the exception Of two pasengers, Prof. LaCasse and his wKt, ell the passengers of the Bourgogt* are aboard the steamer Grecian at t&ft-Cunard wharf. The crew are also on*board that steamer. The Grecian Is expected to sadl for New Tork this evening. All the crew are collected by themselves In the forward part of the deck and are anything but pleasant looking. The officer of the gangway looked at them with a scowl and said If he had his way they would all have been hanged to the yard arm long ago. The correspondent Interviewed nearly all the passengers who could speak English. One passenger said the officers and crew of the La Bourgogne neglected the passengers entirely. The second officer was the only man of the crew who did anything to help the verrinea ana neipiesa passengers. ne out loose all the boats be could and In fact, all the boats chat were launched were launched by the brave second officer. He was last seen standing on the deck with his hand on the rigging going resignedly to certain death. Christopher Burnini, a passenger,was thrown Into the water and swam for two hours before be found a boat He clung to this as bis last hope. Alter some time another man got hold of the same boat and together they managed to right it. Under the seats they found the dead bodies of four men and three women who had evidently been drowned by the capsizing of the boat. Brunini said tbe crew were cruel in their conduct,toward the passengers. He was unable to get in the steamer's boats when be came on deck, being shoved away by the sailors. He saw many of his friends b?lnr prevented from getting into the boats by the sailors. He lost everything but what he stood in. . Mehelini Secondo, an Italian steerage t passenger, is among the saved. When he got on deck he found a raft with Ave men on It The raft, however, was tied and chained fast to the deck and no sailors were near to let It loose. None of the five men had knives. The ship sank rapidly and they were all precipitated Into the water. He was In the water twenty minutes and alone, the other five . sinking before his eyes. He came across a boat which he tried to get Into. He eventually succeeded, but not before a desperate fight with the crew. He was battered with oars and shoved away with boat hooks. He managed to seize an oar, however, and pulled himself to the boat and climbed in. August Pourgi was eager to give your correspondent an account of his experience. He was in the water about half an hour and attempted to get Into a boat. He was seized when he managed to get iitui Yfixy ui unu uuvwii uuvii m>u mc water. Again he tried to enter the boat but the savages who manned It were determined to keep him out. He managed at last to get in and to stay in. Clinging to the life line of a boat not far away he saw his mother, and as If his trials were not enough, he was forced to watch a man shove her Into the ocean with an oar. She never rose. He said the man was saved and was almost sure he could recognize him. Fred Niftier, a Swiss, was the most Jovial and contented of all the unfortunate passengers. He lost all his money and clothes with the exception of a pair of pants and n shirt, but he laughed and now and again cursed the French sailors Willi pawionaic eaniimiueBD. Niffler Rot Into a life boat with Rome others and remained there until he . reached the water, when he thought It was time to leave. None of the wallers even attempted to let the boat loose. He swam for a Ion* time before he was picked up. "He saw an Englishman attempt to gret Into a boat, but tho men in the boat, who were sailors of the Hourgogne, hit him over thf? head with the butt end of an oar. He fell back and eank. Charles Iiletora, a Frenchman, expressed himself as thoroughly ashamed of his countrymen's conduct. This man Is one of the mo?t unfortunate. He had his two motherless boys, five and seven years old, with him. He put them In a boat, but was prevented from entering himself. He could not get In any boat and went down with the ship, but he came to the surface and at once looked for the boat with his boys. They were nowhere to be seen, and he mourns them as lost. Hp floated a long time before a boat came along. He tried to pet in out was assaiieu wuii mun ?uu boat hooks. Mr. Llebra showed your correspondent Ms arms and body. His | nrmn are black and blue and hIn b?>dy Is terribly bruised from the blown he recHv??d\ After this boat went off he was In the water eight hour*. Patrick McKeown In an Intelligent young Irishman from Wilmington, Del. j He In Indignant nt the brutal crew. He | ' wan more fortunate than most of his fellow pansongern and got on a raft when the Hourgngne wan winking. i One of the worst nights he said he ever 1 saw, wan the murd?>r of an American with whom he had become acquainted I on board th^ steamer. Thin man. whoso nnme ho cannot recall, was from Philadelphia. where he has a wife and family. The Phlladelphlan wan trying to get on n raft not far distant from the one .\JcKeown wan on. A French sailor grab- i *hk1 half an oar and beat him over the forehead. Charles Duttwaller, a Germaii, man- | ftgod by an Interpreter to tell his storj. It In this: . He got In ? boat which whs tied fast' "t5 the ship and stayed la It uotll fce saw It warn certain death to remain longer. He jumped but was carried down In the whirlpool made toy the sinking steamer. He was In the water half an hour when a boat came within reach and he attempted to enter it, but the wretches in tt shoved him off with boat hooka His left eye fa badly cut toy the jabs he received. He saw a woman shoved away from boats with oars and boat hooks when clinging to the life lines or the rafts and life boats. He also ssys the crew assaulted many passengers with any implement that came handy and if no Instrument was to be had, punched the men and women- helpless in tho water with their flsts. One of the most important witnesses will be John Burgl, who got into a boat with his mother before the ship sank. The sailors in the boat held Mm and threw his poor old mother into the water. The sailors threw him out, beat him .with oars and shoved him under the boat. He was in the water nine hours before he was saved toy a boat iiVIU tiw Charles L/tebra, who lost his two children, also said that he saw Ave women who were evidently exhausted, clinging to the life line of a boat The French sailors cut the lines and the women sank. Qustav Criraaux, a French passenger, corroborated the (rther passengers in their statements about the crew. They did not attempt to cut any boats loose except those which they needed themselves. He saw women shoved away from boats with oars and not only beJng shoved away but pushed deep into the water. The officers of the Grecian say the pas. sengers and sailors presented a sorry spectacle when they were taken on board of the Cromartyshire. They had not eaten for nearly twenty-four hours. Some are still dated and do not know ! where they were or what they were doi intr. I The third officer of the Cromartysmro | said that one half-drowned wretch whom he pulled over the side some hours ' after the collision, seized* his life belt and asked the steward for his knife. He cut a piece off the life belt and started to eat It, saying it was all be wanted. a FATEFUL LIST,. Of First Cabin PtueiiRen, Only Two of Whom Were Saved. NEW YORK, July6.?The following Is | the passenger first cabin list of La Dourgogne, sunk In collision on July 4. The French line does not register tho addresses of its passengers: Mrs. M. Arrouet, Rev. Brother AmI brolse, E. A. Angel, Antolne Achard, | Mrs. Antolne Achard, Miss Marie Achard, Antolne Achard, Gulseppe Alpi, I " ? 1 a ini Uh. T. Drnm. JUSVier vjiuvoiiui ni|/i, ? ? berff, Rev. Leon Baumann, Miss Bines, Mr. Gnapard Behr, Mrs. Bourneville, Mrs. C. Bournquin, Mrs. J. N. Bronk, Fernand Brochard, Mrs. Fernand Brochard and child, Miss Leon I e Brochard, Paul Broyer, Mrs. Paul Broyer, Miss I Barcelo, Miss Rose Casazzo, Lopls Casazza, Glamoco Casazza, Mrs. Juliette Clcot, W. V. Clark, Mrs. W. V. Clark, Mrs. J. B. Coleman and maid, Mrs. H. S. Crumley, Gustave Cure, Mrs. Gustave Cure, J. M. Chanut, Pierre Collin, I G. Carbral, Loulgi Cuneo, Miss Connor, I A. Cablat. Mrs. E. C. Cook, Mrs. Joseph H. DurI kee, Mrs. J. P. Dillon, Mrs. Dlllon-OMver and maid, Mrs. Ernest Delmotte, Sylvaln Dumont. Mrs. SylvaJn Dumont, Mr. Dubost, S. E. Davis and valet, D. Scott Evans, Miss M. Evans, Miss B. Evans, Miss L. Evans, Frank A. Flston, i Mrs. Frank A. Flston, Miss Marie Flston, Master Frank Flston, Rev. Cprien Floriscone. Giovanni Fellini, Adolph A llranfU-llllnra Mr. Hlnl Mm j oJsephlne Germain. Albert Gnldot. Jorgt; I Grleshaber, Mr. Gabriel, Master Gabriel. Edward Halpron, Mm. A. Hummel and two children. Mrs. James Haggerty, Mr. Anton Hedneck, R. Hyman, Mrs. R. Hyman and child. MIm Frances Hess, Mrs. S. Huntzmann. Miss Harriet M. lover, Leon Jacqua, Mrs. Leon Jacqua and child. Miss C. Janssen, Almeo Jolocat, Richard Jacobs, Mrs. Richard Jacobs and child. Rev. A. Kessler. Dr. S. Koppe, Mrs. S. Koppe, Henry Kraemer, Mrs. J.. Klehl, Oawold Klrner, Le Gonldeo Kerdanlel. Mrs. H. H. Knowles, Mrs. Gertrude Knowles, Mrs. Henry M. Kldd, Dr. L. E. Llvlngood. A. D. Lacasse, Mrs. A. D. Lacasse. Emllle Le Gros, E N. Lemarre, Mrs. C. Laurlchesse, L. Labret. Miss Labret, Mrs. Logas, Mrs. Pauline Langley, Miss A. Langley, Mies M. Laurent, Mr. Lau rrcnuuiiih. wisn ucuiuoirau, mi a a *?tourneau, Miss Bertha Mohl. Rev. Bernardln Merlin, Miss E. McFarland. Patrick McKeown, Miss J. Mosse, Regis Mennler Paul Mclln, Miss Emma Mader. Mrs. James Marshall, Miss Morln. Mrs. Osgood and child, Mrs. John Perry, Miss Sadie Perry, Miss Florence Perry, Miss Katherlne Perry, A. Perry, Miss Suzanne Perrler, Leon Ponteau, Very Rev. F. L. Pensler, yjM Mary Poncy, Mrs. A. Povolnl, Miss Anna Poncln, Lorenzo Polcrl, Miss Edith Patton, Mr. Anthony Pollock, Mrs. Anthony Pollock, Miss Plante, Mrs. Plmson, E. R. Rundell, Mrs. E. R. Rundell. Miss Evelyn Reeves, Mr. Paul Rlsal, Mrs. J. Roussel, Miss Caroline Rltter, Jean Roneayol, Mr. Robell. A. Schultz, Mrs. A. Schultze and maid, Mrs. Caroline Schultze. Miss Mildred Schultze, Louis Sldebro. Miss Therese Sommer, P. J. Sosa, J. A. Sosa, F. P. Steel, G. Steel, C. Tacot, Mrs. C. Tacot, John Tatenger. Mr. L. Terland, Mrs. Vallado, Mies Van Cauteren, E. A. Van Cauteren. Jerome Vacher, Miss D. Valette, Mr. Vasal, Mrs. P. Vassal, Ralph Leon Williams, Rev. W. C. Webster, A. Weiss, Mr. E. Harper and two children, H. E. WelssIr, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Whitney,, child and maid. Prof. E. L. Watter, H. J. WintJ, Otto Zalgcr. PERSONNEL OF LOST. M?ny from Niw York?Th* Whole Coon. try It^prMcntad. NEW YORK, July The Mrs. J. F. Dillon and Mrs. Dillon-Oliver, who were on board the Bourgogne, were the wife and daughter, respectively of Judge J. F. Dillon, counsel for the West Shore rallI way, the Manhattan Elevated railway and the Gould railway system. Mrs. Dillon, who was about flfty-flve years of age. was making the trip to EuI rope because of the HJ-health of her daughter, Mrs. Dillon-Oliver. Walter V. Clark and wife, of Hackensack, N. J., were among the passengers. Tho American force* swept throu of these vMagva were left irtandlnsr, th Tboy were married last week. Mr. Clark was prominent in the Now Jersey militia. Mrs. H. H. Knowles and Miss Gertrude Knowlee are* respectively the wife and daughter of H. H. Knowlei, Inspector of agencies in the Equitable Life As. su ranee ompony. in Chicago. H. M. Kidd is thought to be a graduate of Yale, 1892, living in Albany. A. Schultz. Mrs. Schultz, their two daughters, Csrola and MHdr?d and a maid, were tin board.. Mr. Schultz was an Importer of laces. Prof, and Mm. Simon Koppe were on La Bourgogne on their wedding trip, i Prof. Koppe Is of the faculty of the Uni- ' verslty of Pennsylvania. His bride's maiden name was Matilda Rentz. They were married last week in this city. ! Ferdinand' Brochard kept"a delicatessen store In West Twenty-eighth street, j Gulseppl Alpi was a manufacturer of | artificial flowers In West Third street. His brothers are attached to the vatl- j can. Mr. Alpi left a wife and seven daughters at home. His father-in-law, ! Giovanni Fellino, was also on JLa uourgogne. Pierre Collins and A. Qrandvilllcrii were confectioners In the emplay of Malllard. M. tCJenl la said to have been in business on Broadway. Mme. Eliae Roussell's husband la connected with the French newspaper Courier des Etats Unls. T. Tacet was the proprietor of a delicatessen store in Eighth avenue. Pedro Soosa and his twelve-year-old son were among the cabin passengers. Senor Soosa was a civil engineer of Panama and was bound for Paris to act as a member of a commission appointed to decide upon means for completing the Panama canal. Senor Soosa was a graduate of the Renssalacr Polytechnic institute at Troy, N. Y. Mrs. J. B. Coleman, another passenger, is known <o the public as Berenice Wheeler, the actress. She was married less than a rear ago, her husband be na> a rmMflnf ?f T.ohanon. Pa. She was thlrty-8lx years of age, and formerly lived In Kansas City. Yousouf, the "Terrible Turk," was h second cabin passenger. His name does not appear in the JJst. It is said that the wrestler was going back to Turkey to resume his place in the sultan's household. BOSTON, July 6.?At least flv* passengers on the La Bourgogne engaged passage at the olHce of the French line steamer here. They were Leon Barteau, a music teaaher, with a studio in this city and living with his wife, alos a passenger, at Jamaica Plain. Albert Welssa, member of the Boston Symphony orchestra. Miss Minnie Connors, (foreign buyer for a dry goods house here), and Madame Vert Arrouet a French dress maker, residing in Brookllne. PHILADELPHIA, July 6.-Two Philn/lalntilang nihil flpn Itnnurn tn hnVP ed on La Bourgogne were Frances Penn Steel, Jr., aged twenty-four years and his slater Gertrude Ste?],aged seventeen years. Young Steel is one of the principal actors in the Mask and Wig- club, the burlesque organization of the University of Pennsylvania. The Steel family is wealthy and prominent socially. KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.?Among those on La Bourgogne were the entire family of John Perry, of the firm of Keith & Perry, of this city, one of the biggest coal and lumber concerns In the southwest. They included Mrs. John Perry; Katherlne, aged six years;Misses Florence and Sadie, twins, aged about twenty years, and A. Perry, aged eleven years. Mrs. Perry, with her two youngest children had met_lhe older daughters who had Just graduated from an eastern college, in New York, all proceeding to France, for a summer's outing. No other passengers are listed from this city. CHICAGO, July 6.?Among the pas sengers on the liourgogne were airs. a. R. Rundel and wife. Mr. Rundel was vice president of the Chicago Economist. In the party with Mr. and Mrs. Rundel were Mrs. Edwin S. Osgood and son, aged eleven years. Mrs. Osgood was the wife of Mr. E. S. Osgood, of the firm of Osgood & Company, engravers, In the Woman's Temple. Accompanying this party were also Miss Harriet M. Tower, assistant principal of the Garfield school, also Miss Floy Reeves and Miss Hess, of the Lewis Institute. Mr. Rundel, Miss Reeves, Miss Tower and Miss Hess went as delegates to the World's Sunday School convention, now In session in London. CLEVELAND. O., July 6.?E. A. Angell, of the local law Arm of Webster, Angell & Cook, was a passenger on the La Bourgogne. He was on his way to Swltserland' to join his wtfe and two children. tv? ftr-oN "Evans, the former Cleveland artist, was also on the 111 fated ship. With him were his three daughters. SOME OF THE SAVED. All of Them Were HcgomiI or Third Clnas l'aiicuc*n. NEW YORK, July 6.?The officials of the Compagnie aencrale Trnns-Atlantlque to-night give out the following list of passengers saved from the La Bourgogne wreck: Second class?Mr. Albert Caldot, Mm*. Ad LaCasse, Antonio Archard. Oswald Kirner. Charles Llebrf, Jacques Baccarat, Otto Zalger, Ludfon Verland, Patrick McKeown, Hre Germain. Third class?Nicholas Commeau, Antonio StifYanii, Susl Combat tic, Antonio Bonich, Louis Yvan, Antonio YIopoulo, Neglls Matkovlch. Jacob BfOfek, Joseph iwcnttMUiy, jotfcpn norraio, nug-ene i?trall, WuReno Plnoccttl. Chrlstovhe Trunin, Antonio Kucko, Ernest Oelmotte, Joseph Rolller, Tunle GralT, Tomasse Matensnl, Grac Sarprulw. Edounrd Georges, August Bora. Berffuln Hlffcler, Corrt Freed, Henri A'drlnn<?, Clement Berthonerl, Frantz Satorio, August Casparlno, Charles Antonio. Carlos Kessel, Mutheo Jurtsh. John Nicolas. Gustlno Bangueo, Domlnlo Pnmphanl, Pellejrrlno Elkoow, Alias Kolill, Adolphe E. Brahlm. John Michel, Rachald Michel, Bnlon Milen, Demos Bou?ado. Anna Grlmauld, Gustavo Lucia, Elunnet Pcetomlvlch, .lohn Kourto. l)n llo??* MONTREAL. Jwly 6.~Senor Du Bose, formerly of the Spanish locution nt Wn.shlnjs'ton, laUKhc-l when told that his t V. r ^ |jj BCEtm OF A RECENT 13A1 gh the village* near Santiago, rcductai ough the Iniitica of the houses were com] mime wai on the list of passenger* of I the Ill-fated La Eourgogne. "You car. imasloe tb?f f have no desire to tall by way of New York,".he sa!d. It has since been learned that the man reterred to was Eugene Du Bost, a wholcssale milliner, of this city. ^ PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION Aiklng III* People of ihn United mufti lo Offjt TliMiikaglvIng to (lie Almighty f-r HI* W'ntrbfnl C?re?f th? Xatlou. WASHINGTON, July 0. ? President McKlnley at 11:40 to-night Issued the following proclamation to the Amerlcan people: To the People of the United States of America: At this time, when the yet fresh; remembrance of the unprecedented success which attended the operations of the United States fleet In the bay of Manila, on the first of May last, are added the tidings of the no less glorious achievements of the naval and military arms of our beloved country, at Santiago de Cuba, it is fitting that we should pause, and. staying the feeling 1 VXUIieilUn UUt IUU imiuiau; | great deeds wrought by our countrymen In our country's cause, should rev- | J ereritly bow before the throne of divine grace ond give devout praise to God, I who holds the nations In the hollow of His hand, and who worketh upon them the marvels of His high will, and who has thus far vouchsafed to us the light | of His face, and led our brave soldiers and seamen to victory. I therefore ask the people of the United States upon next assembling for dlI vine worship In their respective places of meeting to offer thanksgiving to Almighty God. who, in His Inscrutablo ways, now leading our hosts upon the I waters to unscathed triumph, now guiding them In a strange land through the dread shadows of death to success, <*ven tJhough at a fearful cost, mow bearing them without accident or loss to far distant climes, has watched our cause and brought nearer the success of the right and the attainment of just on/1 tinnnrahlo nan no With the nation'* thanks let there be mingled the natiori's prayers that our .gallant sons may be shielded from harm, nlike on the battlefield and In the clash of fleets, and be spared the scourge of suffering and disease while they are striving to uphold their nation's honor; and withal let the nation's heart be stilled with holy awe at the thought of the noble men who hove perished as heroes die, and be filled with compassionate sympathy for all those who suffer bereavement or endure sickness and wounds by reason of the awful struggle. And. above all. let us pray with earnest fervor that He, the dispenser of all good, may speedily remove from us the untold afflictions of war. and bring to our d ear land the blessings of restored peace, and to all the domain now ravaged by cruel strife the priceless boon of security and tranauilitv*. "WILLIAM M'KINLEY. Executive Mansion, Washington, July 6, 1838. _ ADJOURHKENTOPCOHQBIBS Will Probably Take Place To-morrow. No Leglalntfoti of Imporlanen M atting. WASHINGTON, July 6.?It Is believed that Congress will adjourn Friday or Saturday. The passage to-day of the Hawaiian resolution and the general deficiency bill, both of which will go to the President to-morrow, leaves no legislation of general Importance to be considered of which there is hope of passage at this session. In the house the international bank bill, and in the senate the bill allowing volunteers to vote may be pressed, but ll is fiui ueueveu luui u quuruin cun ue obtained tor any business that would lead to prolonged debate. Unobjected business will no doubt be considered and some of the military bills may be brought forward. There are quite a number of nominations pending In tho senate, but those to which there Is any objection are not likely to be acted upon. Senntors and representatives ore anxious to got away, and the belief among the leaders is that the final adjournment will be on Friday. Probnbly Fowl Play. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. SISTERSVILLE, W. Va., July 6.?A very peculiar suicide Is reported from Coney Island, a noted resort a short distance below the city, this evening. *Mrfi. Ella Hissam, who lives on a shanty boat there, was found dead in eighteen Inches of water. She had been ill for a short time, and It is believed she committed suicide in a fit of temporary insanity, although the foul pjay theory has been advanced. The persons who had been staying with her on the boat had been away a short time, and when they returned she was found In the water, dead, with no clothing' on except ^ane stocking. There will probably be an Investigation by the coroner. That Fatal Drcontlou. Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. CHARLESTON, W. Va., July 6.?Nick Burgess. Scott Burgess, brothers, Jeffle ; Nichols, and a man named Jackson, working at a logging camp at Shelly, Clay county, celebrated the "Fourth" by drinking a decoction of cinnamon and whisky. All but Jackson are dead, and he Is dying. The storekeeper and clerk, wh? sold the men the stuff, are in Jail charged with their murder. The <nci- i dent happening In a camp of 500 lumber- , men has caused a great deal of cxcltc menu _ i The Sure L? Grippe Cwrr. There Is no use suffering from this dreadful malady, if you will only get the right remedy. You are having pain ail through your body, your liver is out | of order, have no appetite, no life or ambition, have a bad cold, In fact arc completely used up. Electric Bitters is the only remedy that will give you , prompt and sure relief. They act directly on your Liver, Stomach and Kidneys, tone up the whole system and make you feel like a new being. They nre guaianteed to cure or price refunded. For sole at Logan Drug Co.'s Drug Store, only SO cents per bottle. 1 i - ' V, 4 -A PTLH NEAfli SANTIAGO. I? th*m to a mm* of powder and pulp. I l<lrtely gutted out. . MIGHT 8HIBT3 r?a. ooooooooooc i J5v 75cCt Night J Thcae Nig Ml ffy extra lonj i .^) \j| and soft i j i II sewed bo i |' | '1 ' trimming SHIRTS ' ?Mr j32? v ooooooooooo FORNITDBB- ALE r : Furniture Bi a j . The styles are here, here, the reasonabh been looking for everything" that ma buying easy. Ther ment that will caus< brine vou back agaii our special line of sote and velour Co and prices will inter AlexancU Furniture, Carpets, Etc. UNIQUE POINTS , of Law Involved In a Matter Referred to City Solicitor BY THE \VHHELING CITY COUNCIL AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY EVENING?IT IS A QUESTION OF THE JURISDICTION OP THE STATE ON THE OHIO RIVER, WHICH LEGALLY EXTENDS TO THE OHIO SHORE?ISLANDERS VIEW THE PROBABILITY OF A TOLL FIGHT WITH SATISFACTION. ... ' ' I City Solicitor Frank Nesbltt had a matter referred to him for a legal opln- ' ion by city council on Tuesday evening that Involves some unique polata of law j upon which he has not yet come to a ^ decision. A. A. Everett was granted a yacht ferry privilege at the foot of I Zone street, back river, tout reported i that Cline Brothers, a Bridgeport firm, I * were occupying the landing. Cline Brothers had secured their franchise from the Bridgeport council. The I Wheeling man was unable to secure privilege to land on the Bridgeport side, i and the Bridgeport firm was recently turned down In their application to the . Wheeling council to land on the Island < side of the back river. Everett asked council to oust the , Brldgeporters, and the matter was referred to ?Mr. Ncsbitt for his opinion. , Of course he Is not in doubt as to the j power of council to oust the Bridgeport , people from the Island side landing, but the question goes farther, and then? ' Is where the doubt enters. As Is well known, the Jurisdiction of the old state j of Virginia extended across the river ' to the Ohio shore, and this Jurisdiction has been inherited from the old state' < by West Virginia. So It Is probably < true that when Everett was given a < franchise by the Wheeling council he < needed none from Bridgeport, at least co long as. he did not occupy the Ohio < nhore. It Is this phase of the question t that tho city solicitor is now looking up. < In the meantime, with two ferries t on the ba,ck river, and four In sight In \ the main channel of the Ohio, the Islander Is viewing with interest the s probability tnai mere win oe inaugurated a hot flgrht for his patronaRe, neontest that will, of course, do anything but raise toll rates. WAB LEXICON Of Puzzling SpanUh Trrma unci Other Utailrri of Intcrmt. Porto menns port. Rico means noble, rich, illustrious, opulent The present output of powder in the United States amounts to 16,000 pounds iv day. of which lL'.OOO pounds Is fur ly some etrangc (ate the walls of one -MTAPDBW3. . OOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOGGOOnqog )?l I rtiirts for 49c. fht Shirts arc cut extra wide and 5, and arc made from extra tine muslin, with deep yoke*, double ami, and pretty colored silk i on collars, fronts' and pockcts, rom 14% to IS, for only <3c. [cFadden's, HATS?SHOES, and 1322 Market St. OOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOCOCO XANDBB FREW. m uying Made Easy. the high quality is ; prices you have are here. There's kes your furniture e is every induces you to buy and 1. Come in and see fine leather, pantiuches. The goods est you. 5i r i'bwj 1208 Main Street. ' ntshed by one eastern firm, and the re. malnder toy a Pacific coast concern. Spain doesn't need any coal. Your Uncle Samuel will make It hot enough for her. San Juan (St. John) was the names!/en the Island of Porto Rico toy Columbus In 1403. The Caribbean Sea washes the territory of the Caribbs, whose name means "cruel men." All code books carried on war ships; have leaden backs, to assure their sinking If lost overboard. The letters In a code book are print cu in an tun. mm uiucs nuvit it WVUIV.U >. contact with water. Jamaica is a corruption of Xaymaco, a native West Indian name, signifying, the country abounding In springs. At present 3,000 projectiles the [3 heaviest type are completed dally and shipped to naval stations for transfer to war ships. The area of the main leland of Cuba Is estimated at from 40,000 to 4.1.0?X> square miles; the Isle of Pines at 1,214 square miles. British war vessels are furnished with lightning rods, and Mr. Edison claims that they are an indispensable protection to all ships. Santiago is the Spanish form for Saint James. The city of Santiago do Cuba was founded in 1514, and for several years was the capital of the island. Manila was founded by the Spaniards In 1571. It was tuken by the English In 1702, but restored to Spain. It has often been devastated by earthquakes. Tobago Island was so called by Col umbus rrom its ranciea resemoiance the tobacco or inhaling tube of the aborigines. Our word tobacco Is thence derived. Yucatan is a compound Indian word meaning "What do you say?" which was the only answer th<* Spaniards ?ould obtain from the natives concernng their country. Spain expresses the English of HIspanla. a word founded upon the Punic span." a rabbit, owing to the number of wild rabbits found la the peninsula jy the Carthageniana Porto Rico was discovered in 1493 by Columbus, but was conquered by Ponce ;Je Leon 1508-20, whq. It is said, reduced nntlvM tft slnvprv. Thev were ifterward exterminated. Telegraph operators In war are mere civilians, but Congressman Belknap has j plan to organise the telegraph branch )f the military service Into an officered lepartment. having rank and prestige vlth the medical corps. More powder has been burned In the 3an Juan bombardment and the occasional small engagements along the Cuban coast than has been consumed ror saluting purposes since the Civil var. In the West Indies, when an American war ship needs coal, it is towed up :o a pier called the coal wharf. A stout gangplank Is shoved from the strlng>loce to the lowest deck, and the bunkers are filled, not by derricks, but l>?' native women, who, to the number of loout (wii minutou. UIPUIK IIIB ?H?I >'3 ?agcr to get a "coal Job." The coal Is \irrled on board In baskets, each conalnlnn nn even, one hundred pound?. After a wnr is concluded. It Is usually known by the names of the nations Involved. the defeated power taking pr?> ?edence. The war between "Prance and Prussia In 1870-71, In which France wai >eaten. was the Frtinco-Prussian war. 5o the Turco-Russian war of 1877. the Sraeco-Turklsh war of 1897, the ChinaJapanese conflict In ISM. Foreseoint; | the etid, the present struRRle between Spain and the United States Is alre.ily fixed In history as the Spanlsh-Ameri:nn war. A Spaniard was born In Spain. HI? *on, who was born In Cuba, is not ? 3rmti!nrri lint n rnhnn If ft OlllW #ho?M ro to Madrid when he Is two weeks old, and upends all his life In the ?lace he would ."till be a Cuban, ami not quite ?o jrood as a Spaniard. If > Spaniard should po to Hav.inn when he s two weeks old and spend nil his lif? in that city or upon a plantation, lie vould still be a Spaniard nnd enjr.f the llstlnction nnd social position which ft ?ubsn nover attains. The sons :inJ laughters of n Spaniard are Cubans If they are born In Cuba; but the sons ind grandsons and ffroat-grandsons >* x Cuban must always be Cuban#, no natter If they were born In Madrid an?f *pend their whole lives In that city No 2uban can ever become a Spaniard. tio natter what happens to him. and from he Spanish point of view he is & degcO" rata.?New York Journal.