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\V. VA., SATURDAY. AUGUST 25. ]?)()Q. ~~ T PRICE TWO CENT { 5$ -. J
Official News Keceived by the State
Department From Consul Fowler.
Destination Unknown.
. .
Russia's Conduct Giving tho United
States Some Worry?GermanyTakes
on a Warlike Attitude.
WASHINGTON. D. C., Aup. 24.?
Acting Secretary Adee mado public
to-night the following dispatch ixom 1
Cousul Fowler at Che Foo, giving
additional information bearing on
events in Peking:
4'CHE FOO, (undated),
"Received August 23, Midnight.
"Secretary pf State, Washington.
"Japanese report emperor and em- I
press dowager left Pekin 14th, rested
at Wau Shou Shan, supposed destination
Tai Yuan Fu (Tai Yuen FuP)
Shan Si. Prince Ching believed in
Pekin. Li Ping Heng dead. Half J
population left.
(Signed.) "FOWLEB."
LONDON, Aug. 25, 3:45 a. m.?
live hundred American troops participated
in a signal defeat of "boxers"
outside Tien Tsin, August 19.
The fact is briefly reported from
Vienna- Details of the engagement
comes from the Reuter agent at Tien
Tsin, in a dispatch dated August 20.
In addition to the Americans, the
force consisted of 375 British and
200 Japanese, all under the British
place at a village six miles southwest
of Tien Tsin, where the allied
forces found a considerable number
of boxers, whom they engaged, killing
over 300 and taking sixtyfour
wounded prisoners, who were
sent to the hospitals of the allies.
The village was burned. The Americans
had five wounded, the Japanese
six and the British none. Hundreds
of boxers' flags, spears and
swords wero captured.
To Pekin According to Chinese
Sources?Prince Tuan Captured.
American Horses Dying From
LONDON, Aug.- 25, 3:50 a. m.?From
Shanghai comes a report, qualified by
t?m nssnrMnn Ihnf It Is from niirplv
Chinese sources, that the empress dowager,
after proceeding one day's journey
from Pekin, became terrified at the
looting by General Tung Fuh Slang's
troops and went back to Pekin.
A Chinese telegram from Tsina Fu
Bays that Prince Tuan has been captured
by a detachment of the allies.
Other Chinese messages record the formation
of a provisional government In
Pekin by the allies, but this appears to
be a purely military measure and
merely an elaboration of the scheme
for dividing the city Into sections for
police purposes. Ll Hung Chang has
received word that the ullles entered
Pekin easily, because the troops of
General Tung Fuh Slang utterly refused
to face the allies. According to
the Shanghai correspondent of the
Bally Express, Earl Ll, recognizing the
futility of an attempt to drive the foreigners
from China, now professes conversion
to reform principles.
Shanghai advices announce the receipt
there of a Chinese official dispatch,
asserting that Emperor Kwang
Su has been found and rescued by the
Messages from Tlcn Tsin report serious
mortality among the American
horses, owing to the heat.
Delayed advices to Rcuter dated Pekin,
August 14, reiterate the statements
regarding the treachery of the Chinese
on the night before the relief. They
have Informed the members of the legations
that orders have been Issued to
<lt8pcra.lt; attack and It was only the
welcome found of tho cannon of the rellcvlnfj
force Jn thc morning thnt renewed
the courage of the foreigners.
The correspondent adds:
"The Chinese admjt having lost 3,000
In the various attacks upon the legations.
Our rations dwindled to one
pound a day, consisting of horse flesh
and rice.
"When the American's attacked
the whole Chinese force concentrated
npnlnst them, leaving the
Slia-Ilo tfatn unwatchcd, whereupon the
British entered thqro without the loss
a mnn."
Huasia'B Declaration of War Not
Received by tlio Pronldcnt?Extra
Session of Congress *Will Not bo
"WASHINGTON, I). C? Aug. 24.?The
cablnat was lr. Hnanlon to-day until
nearly 2 o'clock. At Itn conclUHlon the
members were morn reticent than
'ir.tinl an to what transpired.' It can ho
Mated, however, that this government
linn hii far rccclvcd "no official or well
auihentlcated Information that the
ItUMHluii government Jiub declared war
<"? China or that It In hfr Immediate
Purple to do m?. The published rpport
that nho actually has taken thin ntep i
undoubtedly is disturbing to the adinln-,
Istratlon, Inasmuch as such action
would greatly complicate the situation
and probably paralyze the President's
efforts to bring about an early peace.
This apprehension Is somowhat Intensified
by tho fear that Germany also
may contemplate a declaration of war.
No reliable Information to that effect
has reached tho government, but It Is
regarded as not altogether Impossible,
In view of tho murder %of the Germau
minister aird .the recent reported utterances
of the emperor and field marshal
Count Waldersee, that measures
of the most drastic character may be
In mnbrnnlnllon
Action Not Known.
What action this government would
| take under theso circumstances is not
j known, but It lias been suggested that
the President' may at .once-ask for a
conference of the powers with a view
to arriving at some basis for a settlement
of the questions Involved without
resorting to war. The subject of an extra
session of Congress. It was said,
was not mentioned at the meeting, and
it can be stated on the authority of a
member of the cabinet, that under present
conditions an extra session is altogether
It Is pointed out that the President
now has at his command a larger
appropriation than could possibly bo
utilized within so short a time as the
next meeting of Congress in December,
under most extraordinary circumstances.
No War in China.
The diversion of the troops now on
the Pacific from China to Manila is
said by a cabinet official to be sufficient
proof that there will be no war with
China, so far as this country Is concerned,
until diplomacy has failed to
secure such reparation and Indemnity
as this government may demand on account
of the Imprisonment of Minister
Conger and our other legatloners and
citizens and the property losses they
have sustained during the present uprising.
Should diplomacy fail, there
?L-cnia iu uu no question inai a ueciaration
of war would follow, but at present
there is stlld to be no good reason
to anticipate such a result. The conclusion,
therefore, is that an extra session
is at best a remote possibility except
in the event of a radical change in
the situation.
To'the Crowds in. Kansas?Says the
Republican Party Has Always
Been a Silver Party?The Same Old
MANHATTAN, Kas., August 24.William
J. Bryan began the day witrf
a speech here at 10:30 a. m. The community
is regarded as largely Republican,
but there was a large audience.
Mr. Bryan said ho preferred speaking
to Republicans on the principle that It
is always right to save "brands from
the burning." He believed most Republicans
would leave their party when
convinced that they could serve their
country better by leaving It than they
^ -Utu uj lunaiiiiiih HI iu XII UIU mai
place, he said, the Republican party
had been a silver party, now it had
becomo a gold standard party. It
had supported the greenbacks, now It
proposes to substitute a bunk currency
for the greenbacks. It iiad, heretofore,
denounced trusts, now Its leaders
were found generally defending the
trusts. Speaking of trusts, he asked
what the individual Republicans, especially
the Republican farmers, were
getting out of the trusts.
Honest Accumulation of Wealth.
"We do not object to the honest accumulation
of wealth," he said. "I
want a government that gives every
poor man the hope of being rich some
day, a government that gives the rich
man assurance that his children will
be protected if they ever becomo poor.
What I object to is a government that
protects a few men In their robbery
of the masses, and then denounces everybody
as an anarchist that does not
like to be robbed. I want you Republicans
to see the change that has taken
place in the Republican party. I want
you Republicans to recognize that there
has been a transformation In your
party's purposes. You Republicans
have been looking on the outside of the
lie declared that a policy of Imperialism
la Impossible without a large
The speaker did not believe that
American mothers wanted to raise boys
to bo exchanged as soldiers for trade
at so much per head.
In a Terrific Storm at Nome?Only
Fivo Remain Out of 08 launches.
Talcs of Disease and Death.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.?A Seattle,
Washn.,special to the Bulletin says:
A terrific storm raged at Nome, August
7. There was a heavy loss of life.
The water front is lined with wreckage
and stranded vessels of all descriptions.
Out of sixty-eight steam launches, It ia
reported only five remain afloat aiid of
seventy-two barges, all but seven drifted
Twenty deail bodies wero washed
ashore and taken to the morgue for
Five dead bodies were washed ashore
at Topkuk, three miles north of Nome,
the inouth of Nome river and eight In
front of Nome camp, three twelve miles
below Bluff City and two below Topkuk.
The pest house on the- Island wan dent
royed by lire on August 9. Three patients
were removed nnfoly.
A tale of disease, death and suffering
among Eskimos almost beggaring description,
is told by .Guy N. Stockslager,
who has been directing a relief expedition
sent out by th? government. Stocksinger
has returned from York and reports
the natives dylajs by wholesale,
dozens of tliad bodies lying around Uil?
At Teller City tlK? slek natives killed
the medicine man of the trILt? In the
vain hope that the act would appear*the
ovll* spirit. Thirteen deuthu'wero
reported at Teller City In one day.
The Aged Fitzsimmons Puts Him to
Sleep In Two Hounds of Very
Warm Fighting.
The Master of Youth and Strength.
The Club in Bad Odor?Story
of the Fight.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.?Whipped Into
Insensibility in Ices than two rounds i3
the story in brief ot Tom Sharkev's
meeting with ^3ob Fitzslmmons at the
Coney Island Sporting Club to-nlghi.
Fitzslmmons was the victor; Sharkey
the loser. Fitzslmmons said all along
that wh&n an opportunity presented itself
he wopld prove conclusively that he
was Sharkey's superior and settle accounts
for the Injustice done him when
he met Sharkey in California four years
ago. Sharkey was equally confident
that he would prove to be Fitzsimmons'
master In the ring but the result of tonight's
battle and the brevity of it
proved that Fitzslmmons is still a 'great
lighter and able to beat the best of the
heavy-weights. He has beaten Corbett.
Ruhlln and Sharkey. Fitzslmmons was
a decided favorite In the betting, owing
to his showing with Ruhlln a short time
Ought to Whip Sharkey.
Ills defeat of Ruhlln on that occasion
and the previous victory of Ruhlln over
Sharkey a few weeks earlier ivere figured
on as showing that Fitzslmmons
ought to whip the sailor on this occasion.
When the men met to-night both
of them declared themselves to be In
first class condition and they, certainly i
muivcu ik. x> ilzsiiuiiiuhh uuu nikcii on a.
few pounds In weight since his meeting
with Kuhlln, but neither he nor Sharkey
would tell his actual weight, but
Sharkey looked to be about twenty
pounds the heavier. When the men
came together Sharkey assumed the aggressive,
rushing fiercely and swinging
wildly. Fitzslmmons had no difficulty
In side-stepping out of the way. Bob
soon began feinting Sharkey into leads
and when the sailor tried his round arm
blows he left himself open, of which
Fitzslmmons was quick to take the advantage,
as he stepped inside and put
powerful right and left smashes on the
sailor's - body- and neck. He stabbed
Sharkey with his left, making the sailor
lose his temper, then Sharkey rushed
more wildly than before, missing most
of the swings, while Fitzslmmons was
getting to him with great force and using
both hands.
Fell Together.
At the close of the round Sharkey
with a terrific left awing landed on the
shoulder and neck, put Fltzslmmons
down to the floor of the ring and Tom
fell over him in his mad rush. Tom regained
his feet quickly, but the bell
rang with Fltzslmmons still on the- floor.
The spectators were cheering like wild
men and when Fltzsimmons got to his
feet the men shaped to go for each
other, evidently not having heard the
bell amid the uproar. The referee
rushed between them, sending them to
their corners and this Is where Sharkey
says he would have finished Fltzslmmons
had he had ten seconds more. In
the second round Sharkey, having gained
confidence from his knocking Fltzslmmons
down in the preceding round,
went for his man as If to annihilate
him, but Fltzslmmons haying the cooler
head and better judgment; out-generaled
the younger man, who seemed to lose
nil control of himself In his frantic endeavors
to land on Fltzslmmons. Fltzslmmens
stepped In with a crushing
right to the body and a ready left to the
Jitw, while the best Sharkey could do
was to swing a left which landed in the
middle of FltZHimmons' back.
Fearful Force.
There was fearful forco behind this
blow as Fltzslmmons said after the
flght was over that he felt as if he had
been hit with a plck-axe In the small of
the back. Fltzslmmons' coolness never
forsook him, and he watched Sharkey's
vrllfi efforts with evident satisfaction, as
the sailor was leaving himself very
ujiwii. X- ii/.i'iiiiiuunH tticppeu into mm
and Utterly battered Sharkey flown
with right on body and lefts on the
head. Sharkey took the count and
came up groggy. lie staggered back to
the ropes with Fltzslmmonn hot after
him. Sharkey was then unable to protect
himself and Fltz sent that fearful
right once more to the body, following
up with right and left to the body.
Sharkey wabbled but still had strength
enough to keep on his feet. Fltz stepped
In again with another right on the
body, followed twice with right and
lefts on the head and finished his work
and the light with a stinging left hook
on'the Jaw which sent Sharkey down
and out. It was n short but hard fight,
In which Fltzslmmons proved his superiority
and It Is Just possible that another
meeting with Jeffries will result
In Fltzslmmons agnln winning the title
of heavy weight champion of the world.
About C,000 people saw the bout, but If
they had not been extra good natured
they would have loft the club house long i
before the light Was put on,
Management In Bad Odor.
The management was In bad odor
three hour.-", during which time the fi.000
sports sweltered and fumefl In the heated
club house where there wus little or
no ventilation. The preliminary bout
fell through and another had to be substituted,
which caused a delay of at
Ivaat an hour and a half.
When the boys began lighting It was
seen that they knew nothing of thu
same and their work In the ring was so
ridiculous that the onlookers took It as
a huge Joke Instead of resenting It as a
gold brick which was offered them.
Never was such a poor exhibition put
up in any club house, no matter how
small, In this vicinity In many a year.
Delay of on Hour.
Then there was another delay of
nearly an hour, before the big fellows
made their appearance. Charley White,
the choscn referee,, refused to officiate
until $500 was guaranteed to him. When
White finally gained his point It was
thmicrhf thnt tho flrrh*
on, but FltzslmmonB and hla manager
insisted that the amount of the purse,
525,000, should bo In sight before the
lanky pu^ would enter the ring. Just
what arrangement was come to between
the club managers and Fitzslmmons
could not bo learned, but Fltzslmmons
declared that he was satisfied
as ho walked to the ring side. Sharkey
had been in the ring fully twenty-five
minutes before Fitzsimmons turned up
and Bob was received with mingled
cheers and groans as the great majority
of those present were not aware of
what had detained him In putting In an
appearance. In less than fifteen minutes
afterward those who groaned at
the old man were standing on chairs
and benches cheering madly for the
man who had given Sharkey his quietus.
No Marks on Fitz.
After the battle, when the men had
returned to their dressing rooms, it
was seen that Fitzslmmons did not
show a mark. He.had a slight cut on
the inside of h!s Hp, but that was all.
Fitzslmmons tald:
"I've got very little to say other than
I'm glad I won and won quickly. I'm
also glad for the sake of my wife and
children, and am going to hurry home
to them with all possible speed, i will
look for Jeffries next and will be ready
to meet him as soon as arrangements
can be made. I am an old man, but
I'm not a has been, and I feel that I
can take care of myself against all
comers for some time to come."
In an adjoining room Sharkey was
being rubbed down by bis handlers. He
seemed to be crestfallen at his defeat.
He said:
"Well, I got licked sure enough, but
I've got myself to blame for It. I should
not have mixed It up. That's where I
made the mistake. I wish the opening
round had lasted about fifteen seconds
longer, and I would have finished him,
as I am sure I had him going when the
bell separated us."
Sharkey had a black eye and a bloody
nose as the result of his meeting with
Fitzslmmons, who beat him down as if
he bad been utilng a big hammer In a
blacksmith's forge.
Fight by Rounds., ^ .
Round 1. Sharkey rushed and swung
his left for the body, but Fitzslmmons
jumped out of reach. Sharkey rushed
again, but Fitzslmmons met him with
heavy right on body. Sharkey missed a
right swing. Fltz enslly stepped out of
reach. Sharkey swung his left, but
Fitzslmmons got away and the blow
landed on his back. Fltz tried right
and left for head, but Sharkey ducked
and then Fitzslmmons landed left hook
on neck. Sharkey swung wildly for the
head, but Fltz ducked and sent his
right to Sharkey's Jaw. Sharkey
clinched. Sharkey swung a heavy left
for the head, but Fltz blocked It. Shar
Key rusnca wnaiy, landing a left on tne
shoulder. Fitz sent left and right to
the face, then Sharkey rushed again,
swinging his left on the shoulder and
Fitz went down to floor, Sharkey falling
over him with hla rush. The bell'
rang with Fitz on the floor and the
referoo rushed between them.
Round 2. Sharkey rushed ,to close
quarters, swinging left and right without
landing. Fitz rushod, seizing his'
right to body and left to nock. Bothswung
wildly with rights and lofts.
Fitz stepped In with a right body and
left to head. Sharkey was wild, but
Fitz sent him to the floor, after a succession
of rights and lofts on face.
Sharkey took the count and got up
groggy nnd staggered to tho ropes.
Fitz went after him and hookod his loft
to tho Jaw. Then he sent a right nnd
left to head and Sharkey was unable to
protect himself. Then Fitz Bent a hard
right to the body and hooked his left to
tho Jaw and as Sharkey was staggering
ho hooked his left to Jaw, sending Sharkey
down the second time. Sharkey
struggled to regain his feet, but fell
over on his hands and face. He struggled
gamely, attempting to get up, but
tho right on body and left on tho Jaw
hnd dono their work and Sharkey was
counted out by the referee, who declared
Fltzslmmons winner.Young
Farmer Suicides.
Spoclnl Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
24.?James Pearson, a young man of
twenty-two years, well known In tho
county, killed himself nt his father's
farm near Wyoma.- Ills body was found
under a tree with a bullet holo In tho
head. No cause Is assigned for tho
Fair Closes,
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
MARTIN8BUKO, W. Vn., Aug. 24.?
Tho Inwood fair closed to-day, aftor a
successful run of four days. The fair
management came out bettor financial
ly, than ever before, despite the bad
weather. To-day the baby show took
ftlace, the crowd, although not so large
bb yesterday, numbered fully two thousand.
Powers in Loulavillo Jail.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 24.?Former
Secretary of State Caleb Powers, convicted
of complicity In the murder of
Governor Goobel, was to-day placed In
the Louisville Jail. Powers wan Indignant
because nippers hod boon placed
on his wrists. He quid he had given his
word to his guards that he would innlce
no attempt to escape, as such an attempt
would have ruined hla chance for
unother trial
Secures a Life Sentence in the Ohio
Hostile?Throws Himself on the
Mercy of the Court
The Day Quiet, and No Troublo Occurred?Soldiers
May Eemain
Until To-morrow.
CLEVELAND, 0., Auff. 24.-Loula
Peck, the colored man, who last Monday
evening assaulted tour-year-old
Christine Moan at Akron, and whose
nrf m nlnnn Iu i/<unnnclKla frtp tliA fitn r
ful rioting that occurred at Akron
Wednesday night and Thursday morning,
was this afternoon taken from the
jail at Cleveland, where he had baen
removed for safety, rushed to Akron,
taken to the court house and within
five minutes after his arrival In Akron
was convicted of the crime and sentenced
to the penitentiary for life at
hard labor. He had been indicted by a
special grand Jury, which had been
empaneled during the afternoon. Judge
D. J. Nye, of Klyrla, pronounced the j
sentence. Within two minutes after j
the sentence had been pronounced Peck j
had been placed on board a Cleveland,
Akron & Columbus train and hi charge
of the sheriff and an assistant, he was
taken to Columbus.
AKRON, O., Aug. 24.?The train car-'
rylng the negro Peck, arrived here at
3:30 p. m. A carriage was waiting at i
the railway station and Peck was
quickly bundled Into It. In three minutes
the court house was reached and
Peck was arraigned bvfore Judge Nye. I
The Indictment was read. Peck stood
up and pleaded guilty. He declared he
had nothing to say except that he throw
himself 011 the mercy of tho court. Thn
court then sentenced Peck to life Imprisonment
In the state penitentiary.
Troops were on guard at the railway I
station and along the route to the
court house. There was no demonstration
After Peck had been sentenced he
was at once taken In a closed carriage
to the Center street crossing of the.
Cleveland, Akron & Columbus railway
and placed on beard the train In charge
of Sheriff Kelly and taken on to the
.^ajt^enjtentlary. .
So quickly and "quietly was Peck
brought Into the city, sentenced and
sent on to Columbus that but very few
people knew what had transpired.
2To Crowd at the Railroad.
There was no crowd at the railroad
either when the train arrived or departed.
Few who glanced at the rapidly
driven carriage suspected that It con talncd
the man the furious mob of
Wednesday night wanted to lynch.
Peck was taken In at the rear door of
the court room.
Judge D. J. Nye, of Elyrla, presided.
He arrived In Akron at noon to-day.
Two minutes after Peck reached the
court, Deputy Sheriff Ed Hershey read
the indictment. Peck stood up withmruiacled
hands. Hp Dlr?nrip<i milltv in
a Arm voice. His worn eyes shifted
nervously about the room. Then he sat
down and Prosecutor Wanamaker
whispered with him briefly.
Then Judgo Nye said:
"Mr. Peck, you have heard the indictment
road churging you with rape.
You have pleaded guilty. Have you
anything to say."
"I havo nothing to say.except that I
throw myself on the. mercy of the
oourl," replied Peck.
Judgo Nye's "Words.
Continuing Judge Nyo said:
"In crimes sucli as that to which you
havo pleaded guilty, there is but one
penalty provided. That is Imprisonment
for life. It 1b the Judgment of the
nmirt thnt von Hr? rnnAmvi ?v.~ 1
vw.?l\.u 1(1 lilC IICIHtentlary
for lifo. You must pay the
costs of this procoedlng and that for tho
first three days of your Imprisonment,
you shall be placed In solitary confinement."
There was a stir in tho back of the
room, and a rush of tho few spectator
for the door. A company of troops hurried
forward to escort tho prisoner to
the train waiting at Central strcot
crossing. IIo was taken to Columbus,
in charge of Sheriff Kelly. When the
prisoner was hurried out of tho rear
door there was wild cheering from a
crowd of onlookers who hail got wind of
the proceedings.
Rapist Sent to Akron.
CLEVELAND. O., Aug. 24.?Tills afternoon
a closed carriago drovo up to
the county Jail. Peck, tho Akron negro,
with prison-keeper Washer, Dr. Founer,
of Akron, and Sheriff McConnell, of this
city, hurried out of tho Jail and Jumped
Into tho carriage.
They wero driven rapidly to tho Union
railway station where the prisoner and
the Akron men bourded a Cleveland,
Akron & Columhiw frtiin t? ... ??
- ??. >\u.a.BUlU
to be the Intention to take the negro to
a small town a few miles this aide of
It was also Bald that Akron was tho
Prlson-kooper Washer refused to talk
further than to say that Peek would
plead guilty to the charge of criminal
assault and would be Immediately sentenced.
Prosecutor Wanamaker convened tho
| grand Jury at Akron this afternoon and
an Indictment was at once returned
I against Peck.
I Begged to bo Shot.
I , AKHON, O.t Aug. 24.?Just after leaving
Cuyahoga Falls, while tho trala was
enroute from Cleveland to Akron, Peck
hogget] the prison keeper, Washer, to
shoot Instantly In the event n mob was
awaiting at Akron. The plans madu*
contemplated leaving the train at tho
Union station at Akron. Peck's fright
Increase as the train neared Akron. Hd
begged pUcoutfy to be shot if a mob
threatened." War her did not consent.
Anotner victim JJies.
ATCRON, 0., Aug. LM.-rRhnda Davidson
died at the city hospital at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. She was shot In the
head while In her mother's arms, during
the riots Wednesday* night.
Arrives at Penitentiary.
COLUMBUS, O., Aug. 24.~Peck arrived
at the .penitentiary in the custody
of the sheriff of Summit cqunty at
8:50 to-night. He felt greatly relieved
when the heavy Iron gates closed behind
him and he realized that he was
safe from mob violence. He had little
to aay and was quickly conducted to a
Has Been a Drawback in Business
During the "Week?No Backward
.illuvc1*1uuiy xxiluuu^ii iuu o&y ia
not Cloudless?Crop Advices Continue
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.-R. G. Dun &
Company's weekly review of trade will
The sky Is not cloudlcss, but there has
been no backward movement of business
this week.
The chief drawback of the week has
been the Intense heat In some sections
of the west, which was more effective
in retarding business than the lower
temperature east was in stimulating it.
Crop advices continue as cheerful as at
any time lately, and the labor situation
shows no important chains in working
forces. Prices are steady, but there is
talk of a decline, perhaps $100 per ton,
in steel rails shortly to a basis at which
It is believed the railroads will be willing
to place orders for the ensuing
year's supplies.
Good News From Iron Centers.
More good news comes from the great
iron centers, were bridge and boat
builders and makers of agricultural implements,
stoves and cast iron pipe are
all eager to secure raw or partially finished
material. Prices are sustained
and in a few cases move upwards. Iron
generally Is more solid and better balanced
market than for two months past.
Reduction in output of pig is having the
desired effect at most northern points,
though at the south, stocks are still
heavy, ami complaint .is heard of prohibitive
freight rates to the seaboard.
I^^.^x^ort b.ufin^Jb^iX^iyng^ajyjt. ?
foreign buying offlnlshcd material continues
Production of coke has been reduced
to 143,980 tons weekly in the Connellsville
region. Another sharp decline has
taken the price of tin to 30W,c, but copper
is firm.
Wheat declined still further on Saturday,
touching the lowest price since
early June and making the fall 16%c
from the top point of the season about
two months ago.
Vigorous marketing by farmers shows
their willingness to sell at current
prices, receipts at primary markets during
three amounting to 19,939,960 bushels
again 10.C33,0.r?l last year. Daily figures
of exports continue light although
there Is much talk of purchases for for
[ elgn account. Prlccs recovered from
I the lowest point, traders on short side
| taking profits freely. Corn Is steady,
but a drop last year makes the present
prlc^ only four cents above that of 1899.
Sales of wool at the three chief eastern
markets have Increased to 5,062,500
pounds against 4,231,800 In the week previous.
Texas Wool Active.
Texas wool was active In Boston and
territory grades are all firmly held,
though prices are nominally unchanged.
There Is no pressure to sell, some dealers
shipping.east with definite Instructions
to hold until after election.
Faotorles are still working only part
time In the eastern boot and shoe districts
and It Is evident that earlier estimates
of accumulated stocks were too
email. There Is more activity In tho
hide market and prices are sustained
by strong foreign quotations, there being
activity In Chicago by California
tanners and government purchasers for
Failures for the week -were 171 In tho
United States against 163 last year And ,
20 In Canada against 16 last year.
One of the Features at Camp Spillman?Many
Visitors Present?Offl- ,
cers Highly Complimented.
8pecfal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
Aug. 24.?Camp Spllmun was full of life
to-day and tHls evening, many ladles
from Piedmont and surrounding towns
being visitors. This evening the regiment
marched In review for Governor
Atkinson and Adjutant General Apple
ton. The olflrern ana mon were mgniy f
complimented by tho comandcr-ln-chlef.
Many of the officers' wives arc here. A
sham battle wm nn attractive feature <
of to-day. The First battalion had pos- 1
pension of Fort Piano. The fort was at- i
tacked by the Second and Third battal- 1
Ions, which captured it. Company A
boys took a prominent part In the battle.
Governor Atkinson advises the I
enemy to steer clear of the First rcgl- i
ment. t
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Foreman For Senator. i
Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. I
KBYSEK, W. Vtt., Aujf. 24.-L. J. \
Foreman, of Petersburg, Grant coun- i
ty, was yesterday nominated as Ttepub- (
Ucan candidate for into senator from i
the Twelfth senator al district, com- t
posed of the couutle of Grant, Hamp- a
shire, Mineral, Tt :kcr, Hardy, and I c
Pendleton. (l I
' ,'iCh.>"V^iVrJ'
* i
Huntington Bequeaths Ono Million
Dollars In Trust to the Princess
Hatzfeidt During: Her life.
Given to His Wife, Who Enjoys Only
a Life Estate?His Favorite Nephew
Comes In Tor a Good Slice.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24.?The will of C.
P. Huntington ivm made public to-day.
It gives 11,000,000 In trust for PrlncoHS
Hatzfeidt during her life, the principal
to go to her issue, at her death; $500,000
In trust 1b given for the benefit of Mrs.
Huntington, the widow, for life, afterwards
for the benefit of Archer AL
Huntington, for lifo; two-thirds of the
Southern Pacific railway stock Is to be
given to Mrs. Huntington and one-third
to Henry Edwards Huntington, on condition
that no part thereof shall bo sojd
during the life time of either, except
with the consent of both. The Fiftyseventh
street and Fifth avenue residence
In this city, together with all artl- .
clcs therein Is given to Mrs. Huntington
for life, afterwards to be given
Archer M. Huntington. Two hundred
and seventy thousand dollars Is given in
trust for tho benefit of Harriet S. Huntington,
Elizabeth Purdy, Susan Porter
and Allen Gates, In portions of $50,000
each; $30,000 for the benefit of C.II.
Sammls and $20,000 each for the benefit
of Eleanora Loveland and Frank Par
dee. Various other specific bequests
are made.
Mrs. Hunting-ton, Charles II. Tweed
and Isaac E. Gates, Mr. Huntington's
brother-in-law, arc made executors of
tho will. All of Mr. Huntington's pictures
axe given to Mrs. Huntington for
life, afterwards to Archer M. Huntington
for life and at his death to tho
Metropolitan Museum of Art of New
York City absolutely.
Will Amount to One Hundred Million
Dollars?His Various Properties
NEW YORK, Aug. 24,-The Tlmt.'s
prints the following:
The will of. Co Ills. P. Huntington:was
ofiSretf 'for"prolj^^'to^day " (Friday).
Copies and an "abstract of the document
were Issued at noon for publication
by Charles H. Tweed, second vice president
and general counsel of the Southern
Pacific Company.
It Is generally conceded that Mr.
Huntington's total equities In the tlilrty-odd
corporations In which he was ,
either an officer or a director and in
the score of interests where he was rep- i
resented and his immediate real niul
personal estates amount to not less than
120,000,000. Some Wall street estimates
place the Huntington fortune at 5100.000,000
on the condition that his chief '
interests are placed by his will In the
hands of trustees and nurse for a term
of twenty years.
Those who should have a large knowledge
of Air. Huntington's affairs figure 1
that he left behind In one way or another
from J25.000.000 to $35,000,000. Some ,
of his Interests wore enormous.
Valuo of Southern Pacific.
That in the Southern Pacific Com- ,
pany has been run up as high as J15,- ,
000,000. It Is said on fair authority, to ,
be about $12,000,000. In the semi-private ;
corporation, the Pacific Improvement 1
Company, capital $5,000,000. which owns i
the hotels Del Monte, at Monterey,
worth 52,500,000, and Arcadia, at Santa 1
Monica, and the mines of Castle Crag, ;
in the upper Sacramento valley, near (
Shasta, Mr. Huntington's Interest Is
computed at 52,500,000. The Huntington ,
Interests at Newport News cannot, it is J
claimed, be less than $6,000,000. In the 3
Pacific Mall Steamship Company Mr.
Huntington's Interests were about 52,- :
000?000. His share in other corporations '
was not less than 51,500,000. 1
In Now York City, at Throgg's Neck. :
and on Racquetto Lake, Mr. Hunting- '
ton's real estate was worth not less ^
than 53,600.000, and at San Francisco ho ^
had property worth about $1,500,000. His j
various parcels of improved apd unim- proved
property in several states of the i
Union are estimated to be worth from ;
51,000,000 to 51,500,000. These estimates, *
which aro regarded as extremely conservative,
place Mr. Huntington's for- :
tuno at more than 530,000,000. ]
shepard* suspected
D? Killing His Wife and Son?Has <
a i>aa jaeputation?uecoasea an illegitimate
Child-?Suspect Not Ar- [
rested. fl
Special Dispatch to tho Intelllconcer. I
PARKERSBUKG, W. Va.. Aug. 24.? r
It la now suspected that Samuel Shep- n
urd, of Powue, "Wirt county, murdered *
Ills sou and attempted to kill his wife, *
ind If ho attempts to leave tho locality g
tio will probably be arrested, charged s
ivith tho crime. i>
Mrs. Shepard was still alive at noon
to-day, but has not regained consciousless
and 'death Is momentarily expoctid.
Should she not revive, It will bo Jj
ilmost Impossible to convict the mur- ^
lerer. The indications are that both
:ho woman and the boy were assaulted k
vhllo lying In bed, by some person ^
'amlllar with the premises. Shepard
ilalms that he went to his brother's S
'arm to do work, which his brother de?les.
The dead boy was the illegitimate t),
ion of Mrs. Shepard and had a thou- jJ
land dollars In cash Riven him by his 7
atlier. llesides Uilst Mrs. Shepard, had jj
about 5800 In money which Bhepanl
wanted anil which the woman refused
to give up. Shepard hml a hud reputation,
having (killed; a man named SummerVHio
about eight years ago, and being
acquitted on. the plea of aslf defense.
Thu authorities are cloaoly Investigating
the double crime.
The population of Rochester, N. Y.,
was made public by the census bureau
yesterday. It Is.162,435; against 133,890
In 1SS0, an Increase of 28,539, or 21.3V per
cent. : .. ' '
The population of Indianapolis, Ind.,
has Just been mado public by tho census'
bureau. It is 160,164, against 105,43G
in 1S90, un increase of 63,728, or
60.44 per cent.
An official, dispatch from Tier; Tain
dated August 21, says the German naval
detachment arrived at Pekln August
IS, and that the marine battalion
reached Ho-Si-Wu August 20.
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Shallenbcrger has appointed tho general
committee of export postal officials
to have charge of the investigation
of,the pneumatic tube service in
the principal cities of the country.
A flpeclal'dlspatch from Pretoria sa,ya
General Lord Roberts has conflrmed
the sentence of death imposed upon
Lieut. Cordua, formerly of the Staata
artillery, who was convicted of being
a ringleader in the plot to abduct Gen
ciui iium.'i in, aim tun imiwsu uuiccr*.
A race war Is imminent In Sabine
county, Texas. The negroes have
posted notices threatening to kill three
prcrr.lne-nfc-white men, and are Intimidating
white women. Peace officers
have been called from adjoining counties.
The thirteen hundred visiting Cuban
school teachers who spent a busy day
yesterday In seeing the sights of Philadelphia,
were taken to the University
of Pennsylvania group of buildings. In
West Philadelphia. The Inspection
of the buildings took up tho entire
At Washington Park, Kansas City
yesterday, the reorganized church of
Latter Day Saints began its second
annual reunion, with a moderate attendance.
The meetings wlll'last ten
days. Several leaders of the church,
among them President Joseph Smith*
of Lainonl, Iowa, will speak.
Frederick Scharn, the eighteen-yearold
boy, of New York, who has been
held by the police ponding the investigation
into the murder of his sister,
Juice, last biuurciuy, was reieasea on
a writ o? habeas corpus Friday, but
was immediately re-arrested on a
charge of burglary.
Siege Battery 0., of the Seventh artillery,
now at the Presidio, San Francisco,
will set sail for China on the
Belgian King, as originally intended.
It probably will be assigned to Honolulu
or Fort .Mason. ^,TM^.l;4)a.nco,.0t_:^^.
tlghf 'Bhttt-fy^ C.7 SovMrth^ar&nehr;';?
has arrived from Fort Adams, and encamped
at the Presidio.
The Building Trades Council of San
Francisco, representing twenty-eight
trade organizations, has ordered a general
boycott of all the goods turned out
by nine-hour planing mills. . The action
is the result of mill owners declaring
that under no circumstances
will they consent to arbitration or acccde
to the demands of the employes
for an eight-hour day.
The British steamer Ingra, Captain
Burkeil, from Passaroeang, July 23, for
the United States, Is ashore twentyeight
miles southwest of Cape Guardafui,
and will probably prove a total
wreck. Captain Burkeil and eight
Europeans and twenty native members
of the crew were picked up. The rest
lire missing, having taken to the boats.
The natives are plundering the wreck."
After sessions covering three months
or more a special committee composed
of brokers, grain'receivers and exporters?nil
members of the New York
Protluce Exchange?hive agreed' upon
a basis of trading to enforce minimum
rates of commission and brokerage on
grain. It Is believed that when, on
September C, the grain trade of the
port officially meets to consider tho
agreement, there will be no doubt
whatever of the ratification. Tho
agreement chiefly provides that for tho
sale of consigned grain one-half cent
per bushel shall be charged on wheat,
corn and feed barley.
A dispatch to the New York Herald
from London says: Because the general
manager of the Taff Vale railway refused
to meet representatives of a labor
union, not a pound of coal Is moving
it Cardiff, and 30,000 colliers are Idle.
The strike on this railway, if not
speedily terminated, must have a dlslstrous
effect on shipping, and seriously
embarrass tho admiralty at a
time when steam coal Is a very previous
article. No better time could
Have been chosen by tho labor union
leaders to stop this great coal carrier.
Welsh steam coal has already touchftii
record prices, and the admiralty only
,i few days ago was forced to pay an
exorbitant price for 250,000 tons.
The department of agriculture fs
ibout to Issue a bulletin prepared by
Entomologist L. O. Howard on the
nosqultoes of the United States. It
llscusses their structure and biology,
ind Indicates the difference In all
itages of existence between the kinds
)f mosquitoes that transmit malaria
md those that do not, and also dlsusses
the subject of remedies. Among
ither things the bulletin says that
Ince the opening up of the gold fields
a Alaska and tho great influx of mliers
and traders, knowledge of tho
htjndnnpo jinil ferocity of the Alas- '
an mosquitoes ha* becomo wldopread,
unci government surveying: pnr*
les. in sinrting for Alaska for their
ummnr's work arc in the habit of conulting
the department for mosquito
ito remedies
Weather Forecast for To-day.
For Western Pennsylvania: Local
alns and thunder storms Saturday,
unday, fair; fresh southeasterly
For Ohio: Fair In southern portion;
?cal rains and thunderstorms In nqrthrn
and central portion Saturday and
unday; fresh southeasterly winds.
For West Virginia: Generally fair
uturday; southerly winds.
Local Temporature.
The temperature yesterday h# observed
r 0. Schnepf, druggist, corner Market
id Fourteenth street*. was as follows:
a. in G7 I 2 p. m.............. 87
a. m 74 ) 7 p. 82
S3 J AvcithcrwCliang'Ic,

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