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WELLINGTON, onia NEWS OF THE WEEK. Gathered from All Quarters. WASHINGTON. In order to keep the regular army op to the maximum of 61,000 men, the war department will have recruiting sfficers at all Rtations where volunteers are mustered out, with a view of giv ing the men an opportunity to enlist in the regular service. Official announcement is made that the interest on the 4 per cent. United States bonds due October 1 will be an ticipated. The coupons will be paid pff September 10 and the interest checks on the registered bonds will be pent out about September 20 for im mediate payment. The early pay ments are due to the large amount of tnoney in the treasury. The monthly statement of receipts !nd expenditures of the government or August shows that the receipts from all sources aggregated $41,782, (07, an increase of $22,759,093 over Au gust, 1897. The expenditures for the ponth aggregated $50,200,717, an in irease of $22,672,670. The commissioner of pensions has issued an order prohibiting the send t)g of pension checks to "General De jivery." The intention of the depart- fient is to have all such checks (le vered nt the individual local ad- Iresses of the pensioners. The assignment of Chief Engineer jfilligan, of the Oregon, to the flagship Kew York means a special distinction ind an increase of $1,200 a year in sal -ry. J ne promotion was made in feoognition of the officer's marvelous fecord in bringing the Oregon around pape Horn from San Francisco under Jrying conditions. There is no room to doubt that this fear's wheat crop in the United States, even though it may fall a shade below Borne estimates, will prove the largest ever harvested. The secretary of the treasury has Issued a call offering to redeem the balance of the bonds, amounting to $14,004,560, issued to the Pacific rail roads. The treasury department on the 3d sent out its first batch of the regis- tered war bonds, the issuance up to that date being confined to the coupon bonds payable to bearer. There were 17 survivors and 211 wid ows of the Indian wars and 46 Rur vivors and 502 widows of the Mexican war pensioned during the past year, 1 here survive tive widows and seven daughters of soldiers of the American revolution. A statement made at the treasury department shows that the total Amount of gold and silver coins and certificates, United States notes and national bank notes in circulation September 1 was $1,792,096,545. show ing a net decrease in circulation of $1T,101,7C9 as compared with August 1 EAST. During the past month the Carpen ter Steel Co. at Reading, Ta., made the Jargest shipments of projectiles in the history of the establishment. They consisted of all sizes from 4 to 13-inch and were consigned to various sta tions designated by the war depart ment. The shipments aggregated in value more than $200,000. The firm's employes are working day and night. One man was killed and another seriously injured in an accident at the Lehigh Valley transfer house in Buf falo, N. Y., on the 1st. Fred Klein and James J. Dutton were shifting a heavy hogshead of tobacco, and as they were nbout to roll it upon a small platform it slipped from their grasp and fell to the ground, crushing both men under it. The American flag which was hoist ed over the custom house in Honolulu, on August 12, the day of annexation, and which was mailed to Elizabeth, N. J., for presentation to Company C, Third New Jersey volunteers, is held np in the postoffice there for the col lection of $9.90 duty and 25c war tax. The intense heat caused 13 deaths in New York City on the 1st and 2d. No such weather for September was ever known there. Justice Cohen, of the New York su preme court, has appointed a receiver for the Godey Co., publishers of Go dey's Magazine. At Cramp's ship yards, Philadelphia, on the 2d the auxiliary cruisers St. 3'aul and St. Louis were returned to the International Navigation Co. by the government. Orders have been issued by the war department that all regular regiments now at Montauk which were stationed previously east of the Mississippi river shall return to those snme stations. Business failures in the United States for the week ended September 3 numbered 171, as compared with 191 for the corresponding period of 1897, and 22 in Canada, as against 25 for the mime time in 1897. A shortage of $5,000 in the account of Former Deputy State Treasurer Hiram F. Gerrish was announced on the 2d by State Treasurer Carter, of New Hampshire. Treasurer Carter days that he discovered the shortage and Gerrish confessed liability. No proceedings will be taken against Oerrish. Fire at New York City on the 4th totally destroyed the East Side horn, rubber, bone and ivory works, entail ing a loss estimated at $20.000. J. S. Stranahan, one of the leading citizens of Brooklyn, N. i prominent for many years in politics and in pub lic affairs generally, died at Saratoga, JJ. Y., on the 3d. He was in his 90th year. WEST AND SOUTH. At Petoskey, Mich., on the 30th nit. Joseph Kaiser, of Lexington, Ky., was run over and killed by the Charlevoix dummy car. Kaiser wbb crossing the track on a bicycle. His head was com pletely torn off. James Elliott, one of the oldest fire chiefs in the United States, died at Detroit, Mich., on the 31st ult. At Austin, Tex., the dry goods store of Thilip Hatzfield, the largest of its kind in that section of the state, was destroyed by fire on the 30th ult. Loss about $135,000; insurance JHO.OOO. The state of Kansas this year pro duced one bushel of wheat for every man, woman and child in the United States. This does not include Hawaii or Porto Rico. "The McKinley" bale of cotton that has been going the rounds of the boards of trade of the country, being sold at auction for the benefit of the United States hospital fund, was auc tioned off on the Kansas City ex change for $305. The Illinois Manufacturers' associa tion is said to be collecting evidence against several of the leading express compnnies'with the view of establish ing that those carriers are acting as a trust, in violation of the act to pro tect trade and commerce against un lawful monopolies. Nicholas J. Shannon, one of the po lice officers who on May 1, 1886, helped to quell the Haymarket riot in Chi-. cago, is dead. The cause of death was undoubtedly the many wounds he-re-i ceived from the fragments of the bomb thrown by the anarchists on that day. tiov. Bradley has succeeded in bor rowing for the state the money neces sary to equip two hospital trains tO; bring the Kentucky sick soldiers' home. , Between 60 and 70 iron workers em-' ployed about the shipyard at Newport' News, Va., have struck for higher1 wages. It is said that others will join the strikers. The strike at the Elgin (111.) watch works has been settled, at least tern-. porarily. Considerable damage is reported throughout eastern Tennessee, along the head waters of the Tennessee, Holston and French Broad rivers from heavy rains. The railroads are heavy sufferers. Schauss Bros.' bank furn'tur fac- tory at Toledo, O., burnt.! to the ground on the 3d. Loss $00,000; insur ed for one-half. Mai. Russell Thorpe, one of the prominent figures of the western conn try, was killed near Lusk, vVyo., on the 3d as a result of a runaway accident He was interested in Black Hills min ing enterprises and owned some of the largest cattle ranches in Wyoming. FOREIGN. The Spanish government is seeking to secure the release of the Spanish soldiers who are still held captive in this country. There are a few of these confined at Fort McPherson, Ga., and our government is entirely willing to be rid of them. Lieut. J. H. Blount, of the Third im mune regiment, has been assigned by (ien. Lawton. commander of the De partment of Santiago, to the task of codifying the Spanish and Cuban laws, with a view of arranging a system for use in that part of the province of Santiago which is under American control. He has begun the work with a large corps of assistants. The un dertaking is a big one. The recent storm which swept across the Baltic sank a German torpedo boat and severely damaged the whole German torpedo flotilla, Five of the torpedo boats barely reach ed harbor. The United States revenue cutter Algonquin lias been seized at Montreal on behalf of J. wade, who claims wages due him as a detective in Chi nese smuggling cases. A question of international law is involved. LATER NEWS. On the 5th the corporation of Dub lin, Ireland, elected as sword bearer James Egan, of New York, who was recently released from prison after 15 years penal servitude for treason. The will of the late Right Hon. Wil liam E. Gladstone has been probated It shows that his personal estate is valued at 59,506. As a result of the war with Spain at least $1,000,000 prize money will be distributed among American sailors More than half of this sum will be paid in accordance with the law providing for the payment of a bounty for per sons on board vessels of war sunk in action. War department officials say that no request has been received by them for the immediate muster out of Col Hryan's regiment, the Third Nebraska, If such a request was made it could not be complied with because the quota for Nebraska to be mustered out has been filled. On the 5th the state of Alabama de clared quarantine against all persons and baggage from New Orleans until the suspicious cases of fever in New Orleans are pronounced tpon. Hon. Andrew J. laulk, well known throughout the northwest, died at his home in Yankton, S. D., on the 5th Mr. Faulk was the third governor of Dakota territory and it was mainly through his endeavors that the open ing of the Black Hills to settlement was secured. While eating breakfast at his home in Jersey City, N. J., ou the 5th, James Ryan was overcome by the heat. His wife called in a physician and while the doctor was trying to restore the man to consciousness Mrs. Ryan be came much agitated, suddenly col lapsed and died of heart failure. Ryan is in a critical condition. The members of Company B, of the Tenth regiment, Pennsylvania volun- teers, will find on their return from Manila their names emblazoned on tablets of marble on a huge steel tow- er standing in the center of the busi ncss section of New Brighton, Pa., and surmounted by the flag they fought for in the Philippines. New Brighton is the first place in the United States where a memorial just at the end of the war has been placed. While bathing in Lake Erie at Buf falo, N. Y., on the 5th Frank and John Mann, 14 and 16 years, old, and George Grass, aged 14, were drowned. On the 5th the First New Hampshire regiment, consisting of 1,300 officers and men, left Lexington, Ky., for New Hampshire," where they will be mut A GREAT VICTORY. Anglo-Egyptian Army Annihilates the Dervish Horde. A Stubborn Conteet oo the Nubian Desert The Khalifa' Force are Fat to Flight and Leave 1S.OOO Dead on the Field A atahdlit Strong hold Captured. Omdurmun, Opposite Khartoum, on the Nile, Nubia, Sept. 2. By came) post to Nazri. The sirdar, Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener, with the Khalifa's black standard, captured during the battle, entered Omdurman, the capital of Mahdism,' Friday afternoon, at the head of the Anglo-Egyptian column, after completely routing the dervishes and dealing a death blow to the mahdi. Our losses were 500, while thousands of dervishes were killed or wounded. Thursday night the Anglo-Egyptian army encamped at Agaiza, eight miles from Omdurman. The dervishes were three miles distant. At dawn Friday our cavalry, patrolling toward Omdur man, discovered the enemy advancing to the attack in battle array, chanting war songs. Their front consisted of infantry and cavalry, stretched out for three or four miles. Countless banners fluttered over their masses and the copper and bruss drums resounded through the ranks of the savage war riors, who advanced unwaveringly. At 7:20 a. ni. the enemy crowded the ridges above the camp and advanced steadily in enveloping formation. At 7:40 our artillery opened fire, which was answered by the dervish riflemen. Their attack developed on our left and they swept down the hillside with the design of crushing our flank. But the withering fire maintained for 15 min ntes by all our line frustrated the at tempt; and the dervishes balked, swept toward our center, upon which they concentrated a fierce attack. A large force of horsemen, trying to face a continuous hail of bullets from the Cameron Highlanders, the Lincoln shire regiment and the Soudanese, was literally swept away, leading to the withdrawal of the entire body, whose dead strewed the field. The bravery of the dervishes can hardly be overestimated. Those who carried the flags struggled to within a few hundred yards of our fighting line, while the mounted emirs abso lutely threw their lives away in bold charges. When the dervishes withdrew be hind the ridge in front of their camp, the whole force marched toward Om durman. As our troops surmounted the crest adjoining the Nile the Soudanese on our right came in con tact with the enemy, who had reform ed under cover of a rocky eminence and had massed beneath the black standard of the Khalifa in order to make a supreme effort to retrieve the fortunes of the day. A mass 15,000 strong bore down on the Soudanese. Gen. Kitchener swung around the center and left of the Soudanese and seized the rocky eminence and the Egyptians, hitherto m reserve, joined the firing line in ten minutes and before the dervishes could drive their attack home. The flower of the Khalifa's army was caught in a de pression and within a zone of wither ing cross fire from three brigades, with the attendant artillery. The Mahdists strove heroically to make headway, but every rush was stopped, while their main body was literally mown down by a deadly cross fire. Defiantly the dervishes planted their standards and died beside them. Their masses gradually melted beneath the leaden hail. Finally they broke and fled, Ieav ing the field white with corpses. At 11:15 the sirdar ordered an ad ranee and our whole force drove the scattered remnant of foe into the desert, our cavalry cutting off their retreat to Omdurman. Among the chief incidents of the battle was a brilliant charge by the Twenty-first Lancers. Galloping down on a detachment of the dervishes they found the dervishes massed behind and were forced to charge home against appalling odds. The lancers hacked through the mass, rallied and kept the dervish horde at bay. Lieut. Grenfell nephew of Gen. Sir Francis Grenfell, was killed, four other officers were wounded, 21 men were killed and 20 wounded. The heroic bravery of the dervishes evoked universal admiration. Time after time their dispersed and broken forces reformed and hurled themselves upon the Anglo-Egyptians, their emirs conspicuously leading and spurning death. Even when wounded and in death agonies, they raised themselves to fire a last shot. Among the wounded is Col. Rhodes, the correspondent of the London Times and a brother of Cecil Khoder London, Sept. 5. The war office has received the following dispatch from Gmi. Kitchener, dated Saturday evening: "The remnant of the Khal ifa's force has surrendered and I have now a very large number of prisoners on my hands. Our cavalry and gun boats are still pursuing the Khalifa and his chiefs, who, with only about 140 fighting men, are apparently mak ing for Kordofan. The war correspondent of the Daily Telegraph with the Anglo-Egyptian forces says: "Khalifa Abdullah with his harera and Osman Dignn, his principal gen eral, managed to escape; but thou sands of prisoners are in our hands, It is estimated that 15,000 of the enemy were slain." Fannn Arrive at New York. New York, Sept. a. The story from Havana that Gen. Pando, the former eomander of the Spanish troops at Manzanillo, had secretly fled fron Cuba on the French steamship Notre Dame du Salut, for Spain, with 12,000, 000 francs, was proved to be unfounded yesterday when the steamer Philadel phia came to her dock in the East river. ' Gen. Pando was the first of the 42 passengers who arrived from Havana on the vessel to land. Ha claims to speak no English, and drove to a hotel, where he engaged: a suite . i LEADING CHARACTERS IN No other event In the history of the Htpment as the latest development of cide of Col. Henry, a French officer high to his death, confessed that the letters on sirengm or wnicn tapi. ureyius ua un graded and expatriated were manufactured by him "to save the honor of the French army." Other actors in this despicable d rama are expected to destroy themselves before the much-wron(?ed Dreyfus can be brouRht back to France for a retrial. EIGHTEEN DEAD. Picnickers are Slaughtered at a Grade Crossing. A Delaware & Hadion Train CraBhen Into and Demoliiihei a Trolley Car at Co hort, N. V. A Frightful Scene of Horror Ten Fatally Injured. Cohoes, N. Y., Sept. 6. An appalling disaster occurred in this city last night. Shortly before 8 o'clock a trol ley of the Troy City Railroad Co. was struck by an express train on the Delaware & Hudson railroad at a crossing at the west end of the Hud son river bridge which connects this city with Lansingburg, and its load of human freight was hurled into the air. Eighteen of the 35 passengers are dead and 10 of the remainder will die. The cars entering the city from Lansing burg were crowded with passengers returning from a Labor day picnic at Renssalaer park, a pleasure resort near Troy. Car No. 192 of the Troy City railroad was the victim of the disaster. It came over the bridge with a merry party of people fresh from the enjoyment of the day. Four tracks of the Delaware & Hud son road, which runs north and south at this point, cross the two tracks of the trolley road. It was the hour when the night boat special, a train which runs south and connects with the New York City boat at Albany, was due to pass that point. The tracks of the street line run at a grade from the bridge to the point where the disaster took place. The motor car was struck in the center by the engine of the train, which was going at a high rate of speed. The accident came without the slightest warning. The ear was upon the tracks before the train loomed in sight and no power on earth could have saved it. The motorman evident ly saw the train approaching as he reached the track, and opened his con troller, but in vain. With a crash that was heard for blocks the engine struck into the lighter vehicle. The effect was horrible. The motor car parted in two, both sections being hurled into the air in splinters. The mass of humanity on the car was torn and mangled. Those in the front of the car met with the worst fate. Every man in that section of the car was killed. The scene was horrible. Bodies were hurled into the air and their headless and limbless trunks were found in some cases 50 feet from the crossing, The pilot of the engine was smashed and amid its wreckage were the maim ed corpses of two women. The passen gers on the train suffered no injury in addition to a violent shock. The injured were taken to the City hospital and to the Continental knit ting mill, the former not having suffi cient ambulance service to care for all. The corpses were placed in boxes and taken to a neighboring mill shed. Many of them were unrecognizable. The crash was frightful in its results. Headless women with gay summer dresses bathed in their own and the blood of others; limbs without trunks or any means of identifying to whom they belonged; women's and men's heads with crushed and distorted fea tures; bodies crushed and flattened these sights constituted a spectacle most horrible to behold. The train on the Delaware & Hud son road immediately after the acci dent went to Troy. The engineer stated that he did not see the car until he was upon it. He tried to prevent his train from striking the car, but his efforts were fruitless. LargMt Crop on Record. New York, Sept. 6. The wheat crop of 1898 is not quite up to promise, ac lording to the report of the American Agriculturist. This says that in a few states the promise of wheat was not fulfilled in actual grain by a large margin, while in a number of states the rate of yield ' was even greater than indicated on July 1. But with full allowance for all disappointment, the fact remains that the crop this year is the largest on record. The reported rate of yield in winter wheat Is H.8, bushels ynr acre and in spring THE DREYFUS SCANDAL year has caused as much International ex this cause celebre, which ended In the sui In the esteem of the war office, who, prior G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT. Thouaanda of Teterana of the Civil "War Invade Cincinnati and a Week of Re unions Begin. Cincinnati, Sept. 6. After the re cent rains there is no longer appre hension of prostrations from heat dur ing the national encampment of the G. A. R. The railways are bringing in excursionists from every direction and the local posts are kept busy in escorting the visitors to their quarters. Although Camp Sherman was not ded icated till Monday, it was partially oc cupied by veterans Sunday night. The reports of the railways indicate over 260,000 tickets sold. Reports indicate a greater influx the next two days than was ever known before at these encampments. The festivities of the week opened when the naval veterans formed at 6 a. m. to escort Rear Ad miral Kelley from the depot. When the visiting naval veterans were escorted to Horticultural hall in the exposition building they rebelled against the arrangements. They ac- knoweldged that the cots and every thing were better than usual on such occasions, but they wanted quarters in a boat and nowhere else. They have had boats at other places and claim they were promised a boat here. Com modore William E. Atkins, of this city, who is in charge of the local naval ar rangements, has had no opposition for rear admiral of the association to suc ceed Kelley and at noon he announced his withdrawal from the contest, al though he had more than enough en dorsements to elect. The indignation centered against Atkins and he was forced out of the race, although he is not responsible for the situation. Commander-in-Chief Gobin and staff visited Camp Sherman in the after noon when the camp was formally turned over to him. This camp has a capacity of over 15,000 in its tents and ample provisions for meals. The offi cial salute was fired upon the arrival of the commander-in-chief, after which the bands rendered concerts. Among the numerous camps in the suburbs is one at Garfield park, occu pied by the James Lyle post, of Allegheny, Pa., which has its own band and is accompanied by 135 Sons of Veterans and others from western Pennsylvania. The two cannons guard mg the entrance to Camp Garfield were made of bursted shells gathered from the battlefield of Gettysburg. Charles F. Sheriff, commander of the ex-prisoners of war, and his staff, escorted by Patterson post, of Alle gheny, arrived last evening, when the local association and all other ex-pris oners of war who are in this city turn ed out and escorted them from the depot to their headquarters. The ladies are very largely repre sented at the present encampment and there is the usual rivalry between the ladies of the G. A. R. and the W. R. C, The business sessions of their respec tive orders will not begin until Thurs day. ine executive council of the na tional board of administration of the G. A. R. met yesterday and appointed a committee to audit the accounts and report to the full council. The busi ness of the commander-in-chief and his staff was found in complete order, No new business was brought for ward. The camp fire of the naval veterans known as the dog watch, at Music Hall last night was attended by over 8,000 people. The principal address of the evening was by Gen. Gobin, com mander-in-chief of the G. A. R. Cnban Comiulialon Depart!. New York, Sept. 6. The cruiser Resolute, carrying the Cuban commis sion left here last evening, bound for Havana. Epidemic Among Imported Miner. Pana, 111., Sepl. 6. A number of Alabama negroes who took the places of the striking co&l miners at Spring- side have contracted malarial fever, half a dozen cases being reported. It is said that all the sewerage from Pana empties into a se.ver near there and the negro quarters will become a pesthole in a few days. Drowned In Niagara Elver. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 6. M B. Martin, of Buffalo, and Constable Macken, of Lewiston, were drowned In the Niagara river at Lewiston Sunday Pimples Are the danger signals of impure blood. They show that the itreara of life is in bad condition, that health is in danger ot wreck. Clear the course by taking Hood's Sarsa parilla and the blood will be made pure, com plexion fair and healthy, and life's journey pleasant and successful. Kood's8 Is America's Greatest Hedtotne. (1; six for (fi. Hood's PUIS cure indigestion, biliousness. a THOSE CHARITY PARTIES. The Head of the Honae Bad His 81 and Then Paid for Hla Fun. The two fair daughters of the household were discussing the entertainment they pro posed giving for the benefit of a little work of charity in which they were interested, and, as a matter of course, the old gentlemai had to have his say. "It's an infernal nuisance," he declared "The house will be in a commotion for week, nothing wiil be thought of but youi party, and everything will he disarranged That night we will all be awake till well to ward morning, and the next day. those whl are not sick will eo about marline and hall asleep. I call it nothing but tomfoolery." "Papa," said the eldest, "don't you under stand that we are going to help some of thi poor and that every cent we make will pro vide them with some comtort; What yol should do is to encourage us." "Don t talk silly. It s a good deal von girls care about the charitable feature of thil social combination you're in. It's the boyi and girls and cards and dancing you want No use trying to pull the wool over my eyes. "Very well. We'll try to do our duty; even if vou do make it hard. We. at least have some sympathy for the afflicted." Uh, you have: bwcetly disinterested aren't you? How much did you take in al the last blowout?" "Just $13.50," proudly. "Well, I'll give you just $30.50 for thi cause if you'll not inflict your coworkers oi us. Now, now s your chanty: "Mamma, I wish to the land you'd comi down here. Papa's acting perfectly awful, and she flounced out of the room while hi laughed sardonically. Detroit Free Press. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Some Short Sentences Which Contali. Truth Uttered in liumor- ona Ways. ' The man who is wedded to art should havi a model wife. Money often wins the first battle, but sel dom the secoifd. Some girls change color because the first box is unsatisfactory. Usually the more a man is wrapped up is himself the colder he is. It's a wise philosopher that knows whei there is a brick under the hat. Poor is the minister whose voice fills thi thurch and empties the pews. A woman's idea of strategy is to Bpend l dime in an effort to save a nickel. All geniuses are more or less eccntric. A few have even been known to pay theit debts. Eve had her faults, but she never weni through Adam's pockets while he was asleep, Love blinds some men, and it makes lots oi others too near-sighted for military service, A chainlets wheel renders trouser guard unnecessary, but it's different with a chain less dog. When a man is continually talking about bis troubles, his neighbors never troubli very much about bis talk. The intense love of an old toper for liquoi goes to prove that familiarity doesn't alwayi breed absolute contempt. Many a man who doesn't know enough U go in when it rains knows enough to raise thi best umbrella he can get his hands on. Chicago Evening News. Generally the Case. "What a great bore thatSimperlingis!" "Still he would leave a very small hole in the world if he were taken away." Chicagl Evening News. To please a man find out what he wants- what he needs is of minor importance. Ham's Horn. If you are young you nat urally appear so. If you are old, why ap pear so? Keep youne inwardly; we will look after the out wardly. You need not worry longer about those little streaks of gray; advance agents of age. I will surely restore color to gray bair; and it will also give your hair all the wealtb and gloss of early life. Do not allow the falling of your . hair to threaten you longer with baldness. Do not be annoyed with dandruff, will send vou our book on the Hair and Scalp, free upon request. rVMfs to Ihm Doetmr. ' If yoo do not obtain all tha'ben. nte you expected from the ate or the Vigor, write the doctor abont It, Probably there 1a torn dia.ultr with your general yttem wblcn niaj be eiully rnraOTM. v , -,r,rii'.!l Ml tered out. of rooms. .- wheat 15,4 bushels. UlUl. . .