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EXPLORER PEABT mi HE REMAINS IN UiiLiiNLAJNlJ TO COMPLETE HIS WOEK. The Thrilling Narrative of His Aflventures la the Arctio Reg;km ? A Peary Baby Added to the Party? The Iileutenant to Go Northward Next Year With Two Comrades. A dispatch from St. Johns, Newfoundland, ays: The steam whaler Faloon arrived Vtth eleven members of tie Peary Arctic expedition, Including Mrs. Peary and hor yearold daughter and nurse, and also the memben of the auxiliary expedition exoept Dr. Oblin, the Swedish naturalist, who took passage on a Danish ship sailing dlreet from Godharn to Copenhagen. Tbe auxiliary party had sailed north last July to relieve the original party, who had been in the Arctio regions since last summer. UITJTSSANT PEABT. The story of the expedition is very thrllln loir. The first incident of note was the , birth of Mrs. Peary's baby, on September U, 1893, a month after the Falcon left last fear. The baby, Marie Ahnigito Peary, note home safe with her mother. Paring the month of Qctober last frightful dorms swept over Falcon Harbor, smashing the naphtha launch and washing away large (nantltlee of oil intended for use for Ulam tearing and heating purposes. The various scientific observations were pursued all winter. The meteorological obterratlons were most successful. These were tak^n by Sir. Baldwin. On March 6 last the naln expedition started across Greenland to Independence B.iy, the furthest point north ..t reached by Lieutenant Peary on hils previous Jonrney. The eight men, Lieutenant Peary, Entrekiri, Astrup, Dr. Ylocent. Lee, Davidson, Baldwin and .Clarke, with twelve sledges and ninety-two dogs, met with frightful weather almost from the time of starting. After a week Dr. Vincent was so used ?p that he had to return. The storms i reached their worst point during the equinoctial gales on March 90. The party was then In camp about fifty miles from Anniversary Lodge, In a temporary house at the head of Bowdoln Bay. The thermometer dropped to fifty-five and ?iity degrees below zero, and remained so lor about two days, while a gale blowing boot fifty miles an hour buffeted the party, i Davidson and Lee were both badly frostbitten, and Astiup, the Norwegian, LI eaten UBS. FEAST. | sat Peary's chief dependence, gars in from , hardship. The dogs perished in great nam* , hers ana froze Into solid blocks. ; After the storm was ever the whole party , returned to Anniversary Lodge, where they , left three slok men, together with plenty of applies to form a basis of operations. Then the four healthy ones, Lieutenant Pearv, Entrekin, Glarke and Baldwin, started again and continued onward for fourteen days. But the dogs still continued to die. Those left were unable to drat the ledges and provisions. The party was ' so weakened by exposure and the time occupied In traveling was so long as to render It impossible to reach Independence Bay in time to accompiisn anytntng. consequently Lieutenant Peary decided to abandon the attempt to cross Greenland and returned to headquarters, which were reached on April 90. !' The party was absent forty-five days and only got ISO miles away. It started With ninety-two dogs and returned with only twenty-six. after having abandoned all the ledges on the way. It covered only a quarter of the distance necessary and never made more than twenty miles in any day. The members of the party asssrt that their xperlence In the equinoctial gales was worse than that of any previous Arctio ex- , pjorers. All had very narrow escapM from being frozen to death. Davidson was sick for four months after his experience. Enferekin had both his feet badly frost-bitten. After the party regained health other explorations In the neighborhood were organand. Astrup made a survey of the unexplored part of the coast of Melville Bay and enartea ID'J miles 01 it. no uau a nauvu crew oi five men to help him. Lieutenant Peary and his wife made a ledge journey to Olrlke Bay, 100 miles distent Entrakin and Dr. Vincent started to tfT to reeoh Kane'a winter quarters at Littleton Island, but the ioe broke* up, compelling them to return. The auxiliary expedition, which sailed from here on July 7 on board the steamer Faloon, met with a great deal of ice, and the tteamer was seriously tampered In her operations. She had extreme difficulty in making her way through the ice floes and only sighted Bowdoin Bay on July 23. Then an icepack thirty-five miles wide prevented communication with the shore until August 11, end the steamer only anchored in Falcon Harbor on August 20. She found all the Feary party In good health and spirits and glad of the opportunity to return home. While going north the Falcon searched Carey Islands, Gape Faraday and Clarence Head, but found no traces of the long missing Swedish explorers BJoridins? and Kal tenius, who sailed from here in June, 1992, in the little schooner Ripple. Their death In now regarded as certain. The Faleon seoured some relics on Carey Islands and burled a skeleton supposed to be that of a sailor. i Lieutenent Peary decided to remain another year in the North and try to cross ureemanu next yniir. iyjy uuu aciucu greed to remain with him. After the combined parties had engaged in hunt preparations for departure wens Bade on An trust 26. Mrs. Peary, her daughter. Mrs. Cross, the nurse, and an Esquimau irirl attendant were taken aboard and the Falcon started southward. Mr. Peary decided to accompany the ship to Cape'York to superintend shipping a *?teorite whioh be had examined while on Bledge journey, and arriving at Cape York n August 27 the Ice of the cape was found iatact. and thus all hope of reaching the meteorite, twenty miles distant, was dispelled. The Falcon carried Mr. Peorv north to Patomlk glacier, latitude seventy-six degrees fifteen minutes, where he bade hl3 wife and daughter farewell and olambered down Into kte whale'ooat. whioh, with his crew of Hen en and five Esquimaux, was awaiting him. The Falcon fired a parting salute, and Mr. P&ary, erect and resolute, stood In the stern ( hia llttlo boat and waved farewell in , answer to cheers from the ship. On August 28 the Falcon started for Godbavn, but a southwesterly gale drove her many miles from her course and prevented her Iron arriving until September 2. The last call was at Godthaab, and leavin? tnere September 8 Beven days brought the ship to St. Johns. The original party, except the leader, left Boston, Mass., on July 5,1893, in the Falcon. At Portland, Me., Mr. and Mrs. Peary boarded the craft, which then proceeded northward. Lieutenant Poary and his companion's ara well provisioned for a year and will be well looked after by the natives. These will form the reserve party when he starts next spring over interior ice. In Washington General Greely, commenting on the news from Mr. Peary, says that the failure of the party to advance further was due to clrcumstanoes which no man could overcome. The fortitude and perseverance of the explorers, he says, reflect credit on American manhood. The cj?ographical failure was, however, forecast by General Greely as nine to one. Tha extraordinary success of Peary's former journey, the General says. was due to the chance herd of musk oxen found at Independence Bay,without which the party would nave perished. Favorable outcome beyond Independence Bay cannot be reasonably expected in 1895. he" declares. THE LABOR WOBLD. Machinists have 450 lodges. These are 9000 Union bakers. Bosro* has sixty-Ave Unions. These are 160 barbers' Unions. Chicago has 1500 Union teamsters. Oar aha has a Polish Federation of Labor. rusHDXLX Das a coiorea Daroer s union. Louisiana is to hare an Arbitration Board. Chicago painters get 8% cents an hoar. Omaha (Neb.) city employes have a Union. Tennessee Is to have a State Labor Congress. Detboit QQch.) Union brooms are labeled. ' Bbussels, Belgium, makes 100,000 bats dally. Sax Francisco Union carpenters get $2,23 a day. Female farm laborers are numerous in France. Kansas Citt (ilo.) garment workers have a Union. Boston Chinese laundrymen Have fixed a scale of prices. San Francisco goldsmiths get twenty-five cents an hoar. A Prrrssrao restaurautear says girl waiters are a failure. aansas trn (aio.j packing nouse unions bare amalgamated. The second Wednesday In October is Eight Hoar Day In New Zealand. Taa municipality of Kllngenburg, Getmany, runs the local factories. A Hammond (Ind.) butcher dre^ed a beef In six minutes and twenty seconds. Bet. Db. Pentecost, of London, has 800 domestic servants in his congregation. Fabuebs on borteback \rere a feature of the Nashville (Tenn.) Labor Day parade. ' The English Amalgamated Society of Engineers has a yearly income of $1,073,000. A London pes company distributed $100,C00 of its profits for a year among its hands. Washington (D. V.) plate printers wore a $1 bill as a badge in the Labor Day parade. Theee clergymen made addresses at the Binghomton (N. Y.) Labor Day demonstration. A Nashville athletic chib occupied a float on Labor Day and gave a continuous performance. Italians are desert In? California. Many ore going home and not a few have embarked foe Africa. These axe 7000 people In Paris who are employed in the preparation of human hair for the market. Tins trade anions congress at Norwich, England, resolved to demand that the Government prevent the landing of destitute aliens. - i The Marquis of Dome is a sympathizer with strikes where the men have a reasonable complaint. He has often been known to contribute his mite to a strike fund. Outbaoes by unionist sheep-shearers are sausing muoh conccrn in Brisbane, Australia. Slnoe the beginning of the month Qve large wool sheds have been burned. Johs A. Howabd, Democratic candidate , for Congress in the wheeling (W. Ya.) dis- ; trlct, began his life as a glassblower and devoted his evenlngsto study In a commercial , college. i Th* petition of the collar, shirt and cuff 1 jperatlves. 76,000 in number, recently presented to Conqress, have been bound in one 1 mammoth book, 72x19 Inches, weighing 392 ! pounds. It is said that when the book la >pen a boy of twelve years of age can easily :rawi through the back. 1 A MURDERER SHOT. j Six Rifle Balls in His Breast From the Guns of the Executioners. Enoch Davis, the wife murderer, died at ' 10.45 a. m., at Lehl Junction, Utah, with six J rifle halls In his breast. About thirty offl- ] cere and reporters were present at the execution, but no minister. At 10.4? he was pla.jed In a chair with a plank at t h back. The penltenitiary doctor pinned a prescription blank with a black mark ovei his heart. ' Liquor was given to Davis and he was strapped down. He protested, as he said he wanted the sharpshooters out in plain sight instead of in the tent as tbey were, and be said he did not want to die "like an Indian." At 10.43 the Marshal cried: "Make ready, take aim, fire I" Six Bhots rang out and Davis moved slightly, and at 10.45 gasped faintly. Bin doctor said it was only a contraction of the muscles. Death wa3 practically lnstantane UU9* xuui inuis piercou uo yauor, iwy ai the side, and one ball pierced the olaok mark. Davis killed his wife on Jane 5, 1892. NEW COUNTERFEIT BILLS. A Five Dollar Note and a Ten Dollar Silver Certificate. The Secret Service Division of the United States Treasury Department has issued circular letters, announcing two new counterfeit United States notes, one a $5 National bonk note and the other a counterfeit $10 United States silver certificate. The National bank counterfeit is on the Fifth National Bank, of Cincinnati, Ohio, check letter A, series of 1892, and is calculated to deceive those who do not give money careful scrutiny. 4 The $10 silver certificate is of the series of 1886, check letter A, and is a poorly executed photo-etched production. Much of the wording is indecipherable and the face is blurred, while the shading around the letter is In solid blaok, Instead of fine lines, and the note should bo detected at a glanoe. HONORING FORT M'EENBY. Eighty Years Ago It Was Bombarded by the British. One hundred years ago Fort McHenry became the property of the United States. It is on Whetstone Point, near Baltimore, Md., and had been owned by the State from 1775. Tf tm? not the scene of anv conflict in tho Revolutionary War, but became celebrated In the second war with Graat Britain. Eighty years ago was fou?ht the battle of North Point. As a part of this battle the fort withstood s terrlflo bombardment by the British vessels. On the anniversary day these events were Jointly pelebrated In song and story. The old fort resounded with the strains of Key's Immortal "Star Spangled Banner," inspired by the fort's defense, while over the ruin- ( parts waved Old'Glory, greeted by volleys of musketry and a ohoros of voice*. Tkz watermelon industry Is really & great 1 one in Georgia and an important one for At lanta, which is the greatest watermelon market on earth. From all over Georgia water- I melons have been shipped to Atlanta, and through Atlanta dealers, sold In othei cities. ! Nearly 800 oarloads have been shipped from that point to other cities this yeix. 1 i THE WAE 0 Naval Port of Wei-Hal-Wei, Where pective Jape A CHUM TMftlCM.' THE JAPANESE WIN A DECISIVE NAVAL VICTORY, The Fleets of the Two Oriental Belligerents Fight a Great Sea Battle Oft the Month ofthe Yalu River?Four Warships Lost?The Japs Capture a Big Boots. The Central News Shanghai correspondent telegraphs that advices from Chinese sources report a severe naval en^a^ement at 1 the month of the Tain River, between the j Chinese northern squadron and the Japan- | ese fleet. 'The battle lasted six hours. During the fight the Chinese warships Tang Wei and Chao Yunz caucrht Are and were bumed and run ashore, and the Chih Yuen and King Yuen were sunk. No Japanese ships were punk. The treasure captured at Ping-Yang amounted to $3,000,000. A despatch to the Central News from Shanghai, says: "A. number of officers who were encased In the naval battle at the Yalu Rlver'have arrived at Port Arthur with half a dozen warships, badly damaged and filled with wounded men." The despatch states that Admiral Ting's fleet left port to convoy seven steam transports, conveying a large force of troops. A number of Europeans in the service of the Chinese Admiralty accompanied the troops, whioh were to be landed near Wipl, from which point they were to be sent to the front. These troops comprised some artillery, but were mostly composed of Infantry. Notning was seen of the enemy until the Chinese fleet reached the mouth of the Talu Elver, when a fleet of Japanese warships was sighted.. Thereupon the transports 'were hurried forward and the warships were cleared for action. The efforts of the transports to land the troops were successful, and most of them were gotten ashore before the naval battle began. The Chen Tuen was the first vessel to open flre, and was soon engaged with two Japanese warships of about the same size, one of Which i? supposed to have been the cruiser Chiyoda. Soon all the vessels of both fleets were engaged. Tho Chinese cruisers Chih Yuen and King Yuen were sunk, and 600 officers and men on board of them were drowned. Only a few of the men struggling In the water were picked up. Th? f!hnr? Ynncr and Yurie Waf: in manoen vring for more advantageous positions, got Into shallow water and ran aground. The stranded vessels were helpless under the Are of the big guns of the Japanese ships, and were finally set on fire by the enemy's shells and became wrecks. It was feared that some o? the transport ships were sunk, including one whose troops haa not yet been landed. The Chinese loss is estimated at 1500 killed and wonnded, and the Japanese loss Is supposed to be 1000; but none of the Chinese officers giving accounts of the!battle knew the names or size of the four vessels of the enemywhlch are alleged to have been destroyed. Taking the Chinese best view of the battle, It Is plain that the encounter has resulted in seriously crippling the naval strength of China. Despatches from Shanghai say that despite the previous despatch stating that the Chinese warship Chen Yuen was sunk in the engagement ofif the mouth of the Yalu River, It seems certain that she was not sunk, though she is badly damaged. At the same time. It seems equally certain that the Chen 5l aen and the otner Chinese ships mentioned were sent to the bottom as stated. The captain of the Chinese turret ship Tsl fuen, which withdrew from the engagement md witnessed the flght from a distance, reported that he saw tour Japanese vessels iaak. . Great consternation prevails in the palace it Pekin. The Emperor is determined to :ake the rr jagement of affairs into his own lands, bat this step is not looked upon with favor by the Government officers, who consider such a course as beneath the dignity of Elis Majesty. A NOVEL BLACKLIST. Position of the Crane Determines the Standing of the Applicant. rimoViQ ralimad men are much alarmed ovar the discovery of what thoy regard as a novel black list being worked on all Western Unas. Since the strike all men seeking employment are required to bring a clearance from their last company. The men claim that all companies are using a sheet of paper on which to write the recommendations that have the figure of a crane worked in it and while the writing may indicate that the bearer is all right the position of the animal on the paper, which is invisible except to a close observer, really determines the applicant's standing. In this manner, by a secret codo of signals, the railroads, the men say. can wrlto them a favorable letter and by uslnt? papsr with tho ilgure of tho crane indicating dissatisfaction prevent their securing work. The men are very much alarmei AN OLD CHIEFS EXPLOIT. Though beventy-seven He Dragged Hose to a Burning Schooner. Tho two-mastel British sohooner Maui Pye, from Moncton, N. B.. loaded with hemlock bark, ctught flro in the Maiden River, near the Maiden and Everett line in Massachusetts. The roar mast wa3 burned off and the cabin and stern of the vessel badly dam age.i. The schooncr wa3 in such a position that it was difficult for the firemen to get a line of ho3e out to her. When tho Everett flromen got their hose across the marshes to tho river in which tljo burning whoon^ lay they hesitated. While they were pondering how to get ontheschoonor ex-Chief Joseph Swan, aged seventy-seven, appeared upon the scene. He seize! the nozzio, jumped into the river, and dragging the hose, waded Into the water up to his neck to the mast of the vessel, which was burned off. He climbed up the slippery mast with tho hoso and got a stream of water on the thickest of the fire. He was loudly cheered by tho spectators on tho shore. The Are was easity *ut out :hen. LIFE FLASHED OUT. Four Persons Instantly KUled by Thunderbolts. The residence of Marshall Corryf a prominent farmer living near Owlngsvllle, Ky., waa struck by lightning. Corry, his wife, and daughter, aged eighteen, were instantly tilled. Several others in the house were injured, but, it is thought, not fatally. At Tuscaloosa, Ala., John Robinson was Instantly killed by lightning, and Slack Bibby, his brother-in-law, was struck by the jamo bolt, and placed In a precarious condition. They were In separate wagons, and :he horses were killed. JAPAN'S GREAT VICTORY." THE CHINESE ARMY UTTEBLY EOUTED IN KOREA. Sixteen Thousand Men, Including the Flower ot the Army, Cut to Pieces?Surprised by a Midnight Attack ? The Japs Lost Only Thirty Men. A dispatch from Seoul, Korea, says a great battle has been fought at Ping Yang between the Chinese and Japanese troops, In which the former were utterly routed. On . . w<, - r *? _____ a Chinese Fleet la Awaiting a Prosmese Attack. j LATER NEWS, Govznsoa Eoswill P. Floweb, In a statement, announced that he would not be a candidate for the Democrats Gubernatorial nomination In New York. Mr. Sheehan, In a letter, said he would not be a candidate for Lieutenant-Governor. The New York Republican State Convention at Saratoga nominated Levi P. Morton for Governor, Charles T. f&xton for Lieutenant-Governor, and Albert Halght for Judge of the Court of Appeals. Foub train robbers who stopped the Denver and Utah express on the Santa Fe Boad were shot at by an armed force. One robber, who slightly wounded the engineer, was hlmsell mortally wounded, and, with a confederate, was subsequently arrested. The Dutch have captured three forts in Lombok, killing many of the natives. Tee Emperor of China has deprived Viceroy Lt Hung Chang of tils three-eyed peacock feather, and it Is reported that the Viceroy has been deposed and has committed suicide. Thz Nlcaraguan Government officially denies that there is danger of a revolution in that country, and announces that the plotters have been frustrated and their eaders arrested. The Connecticut Republicans met at Hartford and made the following nominations : For Governor?0. Vincent Coffin, of MIddletown. For Lieutenant Governor? Lorrln A. Cooke, of Barkhampsted. For Secretary of State?William C. Mowry, of Norwich. For Treasurer?George W. Hodge, of Windsor. For Comptroller?Banjamin P, Mead, of New Canaan. Five and eighteen one-hundredths inches of rain fell In New York City between 8 o'clock in the -morning and 8 o'clock in the evening. Daxikl Mullane, seventeen years old, of Brooklyn, N. Y., was shocked to death by seizing two iron railings, charged by defective electric wires. The Democrats of South Carolina met in convention. John Gary Evans was nominated for Governor without opposition, Timmerman for Lieatenant-^Governor, Buchanan for Attorney-General and Bates for State Treasurer. The Ohio Democratic Convention adopted a resolution calling tor free silver, at a ratio of 16 to 1; the friends and foes of Senator Brice fought a drawn battle in the conven tion. at.tt trotted a mile In 2 ?3% at Galesbnrj?, El., lowering the world's record a quarter of a second. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Knro Leopold, of Belgium, rides a blcyole. Justices Bbeweb, Brown and Stxlras are Tale graduates. The first three sons of Emperor Wllllaai, of Germany, are learning to ride bicycles. Sxiutob Daniel, of Virginia, Is figuring as a writer of short stories for young people. The Crown Prince, Frederick of Denmark, has oelebrated his sUver wedding. He la fifty-one. Auoustin Daly, of New York City, has Just completed his flwt quarter of a century of theatrical management. Senatob Hill, of New York, uses neither tobacco nor liquor, and is said to be in magnificent physical condition. Geneeal Counsel Baxter, of the Louisville aad Nashville Railroad Company, receives for his services 840,000 a year. Basnet Lanqtey, the Damocratio cauflldate for Secretary of State In Kansas, owns a ranch of 13,000 acres in Chase County. Senatob Bbice, ot Ohio, some time ago trailed up the front door in hl3 house in Washington so as to have nothing but a sarriage entrance. Db. Olives Wendell Holxes is dally engaged in dictating his "Recollections" to Ills secretary, but they are not to be published until after bis death. - Cosobessaux Black, of Georgia, enjoys the distinction ot being the only member R-ho never missed a roll-call in the House of Representatives last session. Pbomixext Hebrew residents of Now York are preparing for the erection of a bronzj gtatue to the memory of the late Jesse Bellgman, the banker and philanthropist. Rev. Db. F. E. Cla.be. founier of the Christian Endeavor Society, has gone to Europe for re3t. While there he will introduce the society Into Germany, Denmark and Scandinavia. Estpebob William; of Germany, uses n rowinc apparatus daily in his rooms to limber up and harden his muscles. It was constructed espeolally for him by a Berlin physician. Ha finds it of great benefit to his health. Senatob Gobman*, of Maryland, is a man of frugal habits, but his expandlture of cash is large. How large his fortune Is nobody knows, but a few yenrs ago he received $150,000 for some property near Cumberland, Md. Thomas Nast is to lecture in London on American Political Notables, and will illustrate his remarks with lightning sketches, Adiubai, Tixq, commander of the vanishing Pel-Yang fleet, of China, has been deprived of his peacock feather for cowardice and incapaoity. Pbesidetst Clevela:td has been a 3tudent of literature all his life. His reading covers a very wide range and he Is very fond of the English novelists. He prefers Dickens to Thackeray and is a great admirer of tValter Bcott. His favorite English poets are not English, Burns being a Scotchman and Moore an Irishman. Repbesentative HoLMAif, of Indiana, if he lives to serve out the new term for whlck he has been nominated, will beat the Congressional record. No man has yet served thirty years in the House of Representa? tives, although two members, both from Philadelphia, came near it?Judge Koliy, who was serving his thirtieth year when he died, and Mr. 0 Neill, who had served twenty-nine, Link Waoooxeb, a noted desperado of North Louisiana and Eastern Texas, wa9 shot to death in his cell in the parish jail at Mlnden, La., by a mob. Waggoner was a perfect type of manly beauty, and as brave aa a lloo. For the past five yoars ho had been a terror in that country. Innumerable murders are laid at his door. The Spanish Government has Issued a docree cancelling the reciprocity treaty between Spain and the United States on the application by the United States of the new oustonu larlfL the day before the battle a Japanese column from Pong-San made a reconnalsance In force, drawing the Are of the Chinese forts, and thus ascertained their positions. The column fell back In good order with little loss. By the next night all the Japanese were In position for a combined attack upon the enemy. The Qensan column threatened the left flank of the Chinese, the Poncr-San column, threatening the Chinese center, while the Hwan?-Jo column operated against the right, whloh had been reinforced the day before by a detachment of marines from the fleet at the month of the Taltong Elver. The Chinese had utilized the old defenses at Ping-Yang, and had thrown np new works, making the position an exceptionally strong one. The battle was opened at daybreak by a Japanese cannonade of the Chinese works, which was continued without cessation un? til the afternoon, the Chinese responding. The work with the heaVy guns showed good 5:ractice. At about 2 o'clock a body of inantry was thrown forward by the Japanese, and maintained a rifle flre upon the enemv until duss. Throughout the day only the Pong-San column was engaged. The Chinese defenses had suffered greatly, v-t 1/mkioo /in afthivp aHa wppn MmA.il. both the Chinese and the Japanese having taken advantage of all the shelter available. The Japanese troops, however, had gained some advanced positions. The firing continued at Intervals daring the night and in the meantime two Japanese flanking columns had formed a cordon around the Chinese. At 3 o'clock in the morning at attack was made by the Japanese columns simultaneously and with admirable precision. The Chinese lines, which were so strong In front, were found to be weak In the rear, and here the attack was a perfect success. The Chinese were completely taken by surprise and were thrown into a panic. Hun? areds were cut down and those who 63eaped deatn, nncung tnemseives earruuuuou a* i every point, broke and fled. Some of Vice- | roy Li Hung Chang's European drilled troops stood their ground to the eastward and were cut down to a man. The Pong-San column, swarming over the defenses in front completed the route. Halt an hour after the attack was opened the positions of Ping-Ykng were in possession ol the Japanese. It is estimated that 20,000 Chinese soldiers were engaged In the battle. The Japanese captured immense stores of provisions, mu? nltions of war and hundreds of oolors. The Chinese loss is estimated at 16,000 killed, wounded and taken prisoners. Amonz those oaptured by the Japanese are several of the Chinese commanding officers, including General Tso-Fung, Commander-in-Chief of the Manchurian army, who was severely wounded. The Japanese loss is only thirty killed and 270 wounded, including eleven officers. Most of the casualties among the Japanese occurred during the first day's fighting, and very few were the reault of the night attack. The Japanese forces were In active pur- i suit of the fugitives , who threw away tneir | arms and readily yielded themselves prisoners. A desultory war may be carried on for some time to oome, bat unless China shall succeed in getting another army Into the Peninsula, Korea will undoubtedly remain la possession ot the Japanese. Advices from Yokohama say that dl3* patcnes from Japanese headquarters at Hiroshima confirm the report ol a Japanese victory at Ping Yang. A dispatch to the Central News from Shanghai says the Chinese are fearfully excited over the news of the defeat and alaugh* ter of the Chinese army at Ping Yang. BRECKINRIDGE VS. OWENS, An Exciting Primary Election In tlio .Blue Grass Region. A dispatch from Lexington, Ey., on the day after the Democratic primary election said . "The women ol the Blue Grass connJ 1 ? Tlior horfl iry It a J" S1L1? U SULl* U1 UIUU1|IU, i.ue; ^.u.v. fought against Colonel Breckinridge, and they have won." W. C. Owens has been chcsen bj* the Democratic primaries to run as the party nominee for Consreas in the November elections instead of W. C. P. Breckinridge. His plurality over Breckinridge and Mr. Settle wag estimated nt about 400, though later returns seemed to indicate that Breckinridge was beaten by only 140 votes. Rumors were afloat that the Breckinridge managers might attempt, through the County Chairmen in the district, to make alterations in the returns Jrom certain precincts in Henry, Owens and Woodford Counties sufficient to overcome Mr. Owens'a slight plurality. The contest proved the mo3t exciting and interesting ever waged in the State, and Kentuckians ar* surprised that more blood was not shed. It is now considered that 3Ir. Settle's race was a mistake, and that if ha had remained off the track it would have benefited Colonel Breckinridge. Kentuckians all along have said that Mr. Settle was * ? '-* running innao interest ui uviuuci uici.uurldge, but he refused to withdraw from the contest, and said ail along that he expected to win. The women who took part in the movement, or rather who led the opposition to Breckinridge, are jubilant over vne returns, and special tnanks offerings were made in the churches on the daj* after the election. The wotaen held a prayer meeting just before noon on the day of the primaries in which numerous prayers were offered for the guidance of the people in their voting. Colonel Erecklnridge u friends- asserted that he was defeated at the Kentucky primaries by fraud, and contemplated contesting the nomination. KILLED BY _P0KE BEBRIES, Two Boys D'ead and Mother of One Attempts Suicide. While strolling in the woods near Millville, N. J., Emll Klaweter and two companions dared each other to eat poke berries. They ate nearly two quarts of the poisonous fruit. When they started for their homes Klaweter became unconscious. Another boy then dropped. Klaweter died before a doctor arrived. The other boy swelled until he was three times his natural size. He died ia terrible agony. John Schwartz,, the last of the unfortunate trio, had by this time also been attacked. The doctors said he could not live until morning. When his mother learned this she seized an axe and tried to kill harself. She injured herself severely. PREDICTS PROSPERITY, Comptroller Eckels Says There Aro , Good Times Ahead. Comptroller ot tho Currency Eckels has left Washington for a trip through the West. "I think that the country Is entering upon an era of business prosperity," said Mr. Eckles before his departure. "The advices we reoelvo from the various banks in the United States*tend to confirm this view, and if anything more were needed to prove It the fact alone that none of the banks is reducing its circulation would seem to show that they expect an increase In tho volume of business, otherwise they would cut down their circulation In order to escape taxation as much as possible. The country is like a very sick man, and will recover slowly, but the convalescence will be none the less sure and certain." Over $20,000 waa turned back Into the United States Treasury on account of docking Members of Congress who hare been ab- f sent from their seats. 1 - ... ' '" jp THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States. Fbajtk Morris, ?lxtemi y?ars old. robbed a house In Connellsvllle, Penn., killed the owner, fatally wounded his wife and shot a stranger. McKeesport. Penn., celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding. The American Hner New York arrived at New York from Southampton, making the trip In six days, seven hours, fourteen minutes, the fastest on record, being one hour, twenty-four minutes better than the same ship's previous best performance. Rear Admiral E. Y. McCatxet. United States Navy, retired, died at Jamestown, near Newport. R. L. where he had a summer residence, after an Illness of sev?ral months. H<> was born In Pennsylvania November 2, 1827. Freemaj? Sxow. P\ d.. Instructor In Tu? ternatlonal Law In Harvard Unkersltv. fell dead of heart disease at Nelson, Penn., where he was soendlng his vacation. Dr. Snow was flftv-three vmts old; he was bom In 1841 in Fredonla, N. Y. The great strlk? at Plttburr, Penn., o* the New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Company's miners has been declared off. and the men are returning to work as Individuals. In the ifre mines 1300 men are affected. The strike began on April 21. It was one of the hardest battles ev?r waged bv th? miners. Thn loss in wages from the strike will reach 8526,000. The statement of the N"w York banks was favorable, showing an Increase of nearly three and a half millions on loans for the week. The Bethlehem (penn.) iron Comnany held a secret test of a new eight-Inch breech* mechanism gun. The test was very successful. The gun fired a 250 oound projectile, with a striking velocity of 2004 feet a second, at the Maine experimental plate. The pro jfictile was broken to pieces. The success attending this shooting was unexpected. Policeman Otto leaned against an electric light post In Elizabeth, N. J., and was shocked to death. While many Hoboken people were frowsts of Samuel Kllpatriek at Taconv. N. J..thi host shot his wife dead without an^ '.r^Qt cause, and wounded a guest who Interfered. South and West. rx J. C. Feltex and Miss Nellie Mann w?w married at Bryan, Ohio, and the nest nh'ht they wer* both killed by a train while crossing the Wabash track in a busrgy. . The Republican Territorial' Convention met at Phoenix, Arizona. Nathan Oakes. of Phoenix, who occupied the Governors chair during Harrison's administration, was unanimously nominated for Delegate to Congress. Ex-Posthastes Petdleto*, of Spragu-% Wash., has been convicted of embezzling 83500. T. T. 8mlth, for fourteen year* Treasurer of Columbia County, Arkansas, has been adjudged guilty ot embezzling $2900. Fantasy trotted a mile at Terre Hints, Ind., In 2.06, lowering by a second the world's record for four-year-olds. Sott for the impeaohment of Mayor Fttzpatrlcfe, of New Orleans. Li., was filed in the Civil District Court by District Attorney But? ler on behalf of twenty-five citizens. The petition charges favoritism and incompetency. Beverly Adams, colored, twenty-two years old, was hanared at. Hopklmville, Ky., for the murder of Otto Campbell, another colored man, last May. The execution in the Jallyard was witnessed by fifty people. The first snowfall of the season occurred at Havre, Montana. There was a deposit of over four inchos. Captain W. R. BarDoxiJf, of the United States Navy, died in Tacoma, Wash., of a disease reported to be Asiatic fever, contracted recently in China. Captain Brideman was born in Iowa, and was appointed an acting midshipman from that State Novomber 29th, 1859. A tebhible tornado passed through Jennings and Mining, in Oklahoma, and blew fifty houses to atom3. A young lady and two children were killed and several people injured. J. W. Staseoels, a civil engineer, shot and killed Mrs. Mabel Col via on the street In Portland, Oregon, and then blew out his own brains. Sejtatob Johs P. Jones, of Nevada, who recently became a Populist, is asked by the Republican State Central Committee to resign his seat. The 8ugar Planters' Convention at New Orleans was a large assemblage, and there were present many of the leading planters of Louisiana and some of the representative men of New Orleans. They resolved to go over to che Republican party. Washington. Dttbixo Ausust our exports of bread stuffs amounted to 310,851,336, against $22,630,348 a year ago, and for the eight months ended August last to $83,343,714, against $129,361,102 for the corresponding period of 1893. The Secretary of the Treasury decided that it Is Impracticable to attempt to move the Administration Building of the World'3 Fair In Chicago to Atlanta, Oa., where the Cotton States' International Exposition is to be held. He has therefore closed the contract with the Chicago Wrecking Company for the sale of the building tor $3000. A tatblt clear sky rendered discernible to those interested the partial eclipse of the moon. The rather ordinary spectacle, as tronomically speaking, was " not deamel of sufficient Interest to the official savants at the Naval Observatory at Washington to require any extra telescopic views ol the lunar conditions, and, as a consequence, no observations were made at that institution. A touching and pathetic case of destltu. tion has coma to light a: Washington in which Robert Tyler Jones, a grandson ol President Tyler and the first male Infant born in the White House, has been found living in an attic in the outskirts of the oity, suffering for the necessities of life, with aa invalid wife and a little baby dependent upon him. Thomas J. Tavlob, a young white man, crazed by jealousy, shot and killed his handsome young wife at Washington. Taylor afterward attempted to shoot himself, but his mortally wounded wife, crying out that she was not hurt, diverted his aim, and he only inflicted a flesh wound on himself. Secbetabt Carlisle has acceptod an invitation to deliver an address on the life and character of Robert Morris, at Batavia, N. Y., on October 13, the occasion being the dedication of the building so long associated wl*h ufa nf t>i? "rftt-nlnhrmarv nafrfnf V Liectesast 'Wilneb, the naval officer in charge at the Carnegie armor mill during the perpetration of the armor plate frauds, has been superseded by Commander Curtis. Thebe was a general shake-up of alas military post9 and all the artillery on Governor s Island, New York, was ordered to David's Island. Secbetaby Obesham received a cablegram from Consular Agent Alfred Cooper, at La Libertad, announcing the death of ConsuiGeneraJ Alexander L. Pollock, at Salvador, from yellow fever. He was from Utah. Secbetaby Cablisle demandoi the im? mediate resignation of Jeremiah O'Rourke, of Newark. N. J., Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department. Foreign. ? -- ?ftf i-rifirioan snlsntfsts nea* v. ? Ba'u*!oa reveal antiquities of tea centuries hitherto uadisclo3e>? The International Peace CoagTesj opeaol at Perugia. All Southfra Korea is reported to havs ris^n a^aiast the Japanese. Axoi3er transatiautic record has beea made br the Cuaar l liner Lucauia, which has reduced the eastward passage fro*n New Yoik yueensiQwa ay over iwu uuurs. A tebbitio hurricane pa?sed over the southwest coast of Spain, wrecking many small vessels. The town ol Gota was partly destroyed by the storm. The President of Nicaragua h^s pardoned political prisoners, among those thus released being John Taylor. Clay Ingrain and other Americana connected with tho Mosquito uprising. Two battles have been fought in Korea, In one of which the. Japanese advance guard was defeated by Koreans, and in the other the Japanese captured a Chinese fortress. The relations between France and England have become strained on account of the Freaoh mission to annex Madagascar. '' > . f -. A Japaki:se corps from Geaian eneaged and routed the enemy at Slng-Cbuea, Korea, . and the Japanese advancing army engaged and routed the enemy at Chueng-Chwa. 'The Chinese retreated to Vinglan. Heavy losses ' are reported on both sides. Tez strike of the Scotch miners has col lapsed. Ten thousand miners descended Into the pits and the pickets who had been stationed about the works were withdrawn. DEATH nT FLAMES. Six Lives Lost at a Fire In Washington. An alarm at noon called the Washington Fire Department to Massachusetts avenue and K street, where Are had been dicovered In the mattress iactory of Stumpth & Brothers. This was soon followed by a general alarm, and In a short time all the engines In the city were at the scene, but so quickly did the flames 1 spread that the employes on the fourth and fifth floors were obliged to fly tc the roof and jump fortheir lives before the trucks arrived. Four men jumped, one of t&etn, James E. Vanffhn. sustaining fractures of both legs and fatal Internal injuries. The other three escaped with more or less severe Injuries, but all will recover. So rapid and complete was the work of1 the flames, that In less than half an hour from the time of their discovery the greater part of the four walls had fallen In. At 3 o'clock the work of searching for the bodies of those who were known to have been la the building and not accounted for was be-, gun. -So far as couM be learned the missing! ones were Henry Fowler, Philip Ackerman, Robert Reltzel, William Tennyson, William Ashe, a boy, and nn engineer, name unknown. The searchers soon found three bodies, close together, about fifteen feet from the & street entrance, charred beyond hope of recognition. 'At 5.80 o'clock the searchers tound another body within a few feet of the engine on the ground floor. The fire, besides destroying the Stumph. building, consumed the Woodruff building, a factory where all the Government flies are made, and the falling walls of these buildings crushed Hall & Cammack's furnltni?A hnn?A. filled Benner'a marble yard and injured the Homoeopathic Dlapen* 9 sary building, on tbe Massachusetts avenue 8 side. On the E street side, Offenstein's I horseshoeing establishment, an oyster house I and a building occupied by a gospel mission *1 and the Horse and Cattle Fool Company > I were demolished. The loss will probably bo H about $85,000. S H EDITORS IN A DUEL | Both Principals Were Killed and a Spectator Fatally Wounded. H J. L. Goodman, editor of the People's Voice, and B. T. Armstrong, editor of the 1 Star, met In the main street at Gates ville, fl Texas, and each opener] fire on the other. JM Goodman was shot through the heart and A died instantly. Armstrong was shot in the right side and lived only a few minutes. t^E J. J. Beeman, a bystander, was struck In the back of the neck and fatally wounded IK by a stray bullet. The duel graw out ot the 0| Cash murder trial and the subsequent con- HE tempt proceedings that followed it. 9 A >"cw Giraffe. The new giraffe, the skin of whidli fl has been carefully secured and brought H 4/% P.n/vlon/1 is rHct.i norm allorl htr a. aaiyi? b plete and whole body coloring of rich, bright chestnut, scarcely separable by very fine, almost invisible, lines of creamy white of hexagonal and hexagonal shape. In the South African pecies, as indeed in the giraffe found in the Soudan regions of North Africa, which is indistinguishable from its South African cousin, the markings are widely and clearly defined; and a ' comparison at once shows how completely the new Smaliland variety differs from any form hitherto found. ' At a short distance the new giraffe must appear as entirely of one color. Every hunter of giraffes in South ' Africa is well aware how, even at considerable distances, the striking mot- ' tlings of the camelopard are visible to the ey?'. In other characteristics, such as shape and confirmation, the new giraffe seems to differ little from the old; but the extraordinary difference . in marking, and distribution of coloring arc at all events sufficient to warrant the establishment bv zoologists of a new variety?perhaps even a new fflj species. fl Major Wood and his party seem to fl have sighted at least seven different fl specimens of this new giraffe; but, fl until further skins and a complete fl skeleton are brought home, the att? 9 thorities of the Zoological Society antf H the Natural History Museum will prob* fl ably wait before assigning an exact fl title to this interesting form. fl Giraffes have long been impose! H from Northeast Africa?chiefly from H the Soudan region?and skins have Hj been brought home by hunters from fl South Africa and the interior. The fl mottled hides of these creatures are N well known. It is strange, indeed, to H have waited so far into the nineteenth fl century before discovering this new fl and singularly marked variety. ?Sat? H urday Review. ra A Monkey That Talks. I John d'Alma of Havana, Cube, H noted trainer of wild animals, is at the H Palace. He has traveled very exten- flj sivelv, and has had over sixteen years K experience in educating an &iuua ui h animals, from the ant-eater to lions H and tigers. Monkeys, however, are his H specialty. He has a big Javanese mon- ffi key with him as traveling companion Kj and says it has almost as much intelli- EH gence as a human being. "I have followed with the closest HE interest the discoveries of Professor Garner with his phonographic experi- EX ments in the African woods," said 3Ir. d'Alma, "and it is apparent that monkeys have a language which the? ^H understand. I hi.ve found that out myself. However, I have also learned IS that they communicate their ideas as EH much by the expression of the eyes E9 and face as by wtat may ba termed K8 their crude words. There is no doubt ES that monkeys instantly understand H| each other in this way. pg "I look for very important develop menib iu ic^uvu ?*??? these forms of lifd in n few years. H Professor Garner has had bad lack Hj with the specimens which he brought from Africa for stmlv. Of fire or six B| there were two chimpanzees. Theaa B9j have all died since his arrival four or five months ago." Bp As for the rudimentary intelligence HN of the monkey family being sufficient to enable us before long to understand H what they are talking about, and what HjS they think of us, ho has no doubt at "I have, like Garner," he said, ME i ? ~? xt "studied tneir woras. rienty oi mem n can say yes and no, after a little teaching, and understand both fully. Their H9 other words, which to inexperienced Jgp persons are meaningless, are to those HB familiar with them perfectly intelligible. Ere long wo shall know in a complete way what animals, at least Hlj such animals, are thinking about."? Sfta Praaciwo Examiner.