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tuesday evening, july 11, 1899
At thk Christian Endeuvorers' na?
tional convention in Detroit yesterday,
K?v. Dr. W. W. Boyd said "in hie
judgment tae government made a great
mistake, which it will not be apt to re?
peat in the Philippines, when it put in
the hands of the negro all the privi?
leges and franchises of the freest gov?
ernment on the globe." Whether the
mistake will be repeated or not in the
Philippines, is not known, but that it
waB a great one, disastrous tc both
races, is cot denied now eveu by tbor-e
who once imagined, or said they did,
that it was right and proper. But
hind, are always better than foresights.
Mk. Bryan is not perfect; no mor?
tals are, or ever will be. Among his
imperfections was his support of the
Spanish treaty, by which this country
was made to give twenty million dol?
lars for a war that has already cost
over a hundred mi'lion, and that will
cost untold millions more. But as he
is clearly and unmistakably the favor
it? of a vast majority of his party,
and as in this country the majority
should rule, especially in the demo?
cratic party, he should, and doubt
lers, will be the Presidential nomioeeof
that party, and, if so, every good and
true democrat will support him.
Wealth and education, which ali
men *trive for, have prove.i the greatest
evils that could have befallen this coun?
try. The former has been confined in
the pockets of a few, and where wealth
accumulate?, men decay. Jvlucation
makes poor people dissatisfied with
their condition and repudiate the idea
that men must earn their bread by the
sweat of their faces. Both together
tend to depopulate the towns and vil
lages and make grass grow in the
ritre<-ts theirof, and to crowd the citie
with idlers, for wbom the devil ulways
fiods something to do.
Representative Otey, of tne
Lynchburg district, a man of excellem
sense, says the best way to lessen tin
injurious influence and eflect of true's
a to repeal the tarid awa by which they
are engendered and BUpported and to
Imjiose an income tax that will compel
the trust-; to pay their full share of tht
expenses of the government. In a fret
and eijual county,where everybody ba?
the right to vote, trusts, like other evils
must come, but, as Mr. Otey say?, th?-\
are promoted by congresssional legisla?
tion, and that legislation should be re
pealed, so that no more specihl favorr
be grauted them.
dlVCE Senator MORGAN has becom?
an imperialist he has been bill cted
with other lapses from the policy of the
democratic party. He now says h9 be?
lieves silver should not be made a
prominent feature in the next natioual
democratic platform. With no silver
plank, and with internet anic caoal
planks and plauks in favor of crushing
iiberty in the Philippine Republic,
there would be little difference between
the democratic, and the republican
platforms. But the hi-dory of political
5>?Htforms in this country shown that
?ibey :>??:<? made only for politicians to
.Jack Bishop, the negro whom the
President recently appointed post mas
ter at White Oak, Aiabama, well
knowing thai1 his appointment would
be provocative ol bud feeliug and pos?
sibly something worse, declined to ac-'
cept the position, and ban thereby won
t he approval of all the good residents
of that place and ils neighborhood. He
has also proved that he is a wiser and j
better citizen of the country than the
:man who appointed him.
A Spanish merchant of ban Cristo
bei, Cuba, has just beeu kidnapped ami
carried oil for ransom by the bandits
who now infest that island. He was
president of the Spanish conservatives
of Cuba. The lot ol eo?.jervatiws
ilnnocouutry is happy during uou fa?
mous timea. Jt was so in the United (
estates, as it had been in France and
England and all other countries before.
Iu such times, to succeed, meu must be
TuootiH the United Statos threat?
ened to go to war with Great
Britain because she refused to
submit d?tfferenoe she had with
Venezuela, fc-fcey themselves now
refuse to submit to .nrbiiration a claim
Austria has against them. But govern?
ments as well as men chatsge cith the
limes. An unstable man is oonstatftJv
liable to dangerous errors; a great deal
more so is an unstable government.
The inconsistencies, diilerences aud
variations of republican government are
grotesque and, but for their injurious
.erlee.t, would be amusing. Few intelli?
gent mec dony that trusts are infinitely
more injurious to the public iuterc-st
'than lotteries, but though Congress
?could easily pass Jawa that effectually
broke the latter up, it says it is im
jposaible for it to formulate and enact
any that cau put an end to the former.
* Lawio this country is for tbe observers |
of the law, Dot for those who never lei I
it interfere with their wisbte, aud per?
sonal liberty is either so rest:icted or so
licensed that shoo id the Czar come hern \
be would imtH' diaiely return to Russia, !
that he might experience its rational
[Oorrea:">D t?-i.,? of the Alexandria Oaeetie.l
Washington, July 11.
The rumor that .Secretary Alger, not
takiog the hints that hia place ia better
than his company ut the Cabinet board,
will be officially informed of that fact
at an early day, ia again revived today,
upon the authority, (or the first time, of
official source*. They state positively
that under pressure and sorely againet
bid will he realizes that his struggle is in
vain, und that he will consequently re?
sign. But the Secretary himself still
denies that he has any such intention.
The Secretary wa3 the first member to
leave the cabinet to-day, something un?
precedented since the beginning of the
Spanish-American war. This incident
ia said by some to point to Alger's ie-iig
nation. The rumor ia Btrengthene i by
I i be fact that the President, as ODe cab
j ioet officer stated, did not ask tbe
i Secretary a single question t >day
about the progress of the war
( r concerning the War Department.
It s saerted here by some that the res
i;i!a i Ki of Secretary Alger is already
iu the President's hand, but this is de?
nied from a source that cannot be ques
ioned. It is said this afternoon that
iJen. Jaiu-s H. Wilson, of Delaware, is
-lated for the place. He was a mbjor
general of volunteers during the war
with Spain. Tne propositions to admit
50,000 cattle for breeding purposta to
Cut.a free of duty was favorably pa3=ed
ua and an order issued to grant the
request of the Cubana.
Senator Martin, who is still here,
ays there is nothing in the newspaper
' illk about his being chairman of the
national democratic committee, that
all he knows of it he has read in the
newspapers, and that the Gazette was
rittht wben it said as soon as tbe report
na.-? .-tarted that he had enough to attend
to iu his own State, without attempting
to direct the alJairs of the democratic
nar.'y of forty four other States.
Mr. Phillipe, superintendent of the
WV-bingtOD aud Falls Church Electric
Kdilroal, says if the Alexandria people
will take a sufficient amount of the
guaranteed five per cent, bonds of bis
road, the compleim thereof will soon
he effected and the cars on it be ruouing
over Seminary Hill and into Alexan?
dria, via Little River turnpike. II the
ro-id shuil slop at the Seminary, all tbe
trad-of that neighborhood that now
comes to Alexandria, he says, will be
deflected to Washington.
Representative Hay of Virginia, who
vas here yesterday, went home last
night, aud Senators Daniel and Martin
and Representative Swanson, of tbe
-nine State, will pro! ably leave for
their respective homes this evening.
The two Senators, who will name
lie three applicants for military com
ni.-.-ions from their State who will be
tppoioted,) had not, up to two o'clock
td*y, mode their selection. The di?
rector of the census has informed them
that all tbe ten census supervisors iu
heir State will be directed to divide
m ir enumerators equally between re?
publicans and democrats, the republi?
can -upervisors giving half of theirs !o
democrats, and tbe democrats, half of
theirs to republicans.
Ralph Dickinson of Marion, Smytb
county, Virginia, was appointed a cadet
it the West Point military academy
od ay, with Henry A. Stuart of Tazwell
county, same Slate, as alternate.
Leading democrats of this city say
they are assured trat the delegation
irotn the District of Columbia to the
next national democratic convention
will be solid for th? Chicago platform
Surgeon ?encra! Sternburg has re?
ceived tbe following from Surgeon
O'Reilly dated at Havana, July 10:
Harvard (Santiago) telegraphs revised
?st today 122 with 24 deaths including
our ot?cers Fabricus,Clendennin, Heat
wole, McLaughlin. AIbo 2(j civilian
<ases, five deaths. No cases in camps
last five days. Headquarters ordered
to interor. Surgeon O'Reilly also re?
ports two additional cases of yeilow
lever at Blanzanilla, making five in all.
The President today telegraphed hie
condolence to the Czar of Russia for the
death of his brother, the Grand Duke
People from the Senatorial district of Vir
ginia composed of 1'iinco William and Fair?
fax counties and the city aud com ty of Alex?
andria, here today. Bay the democrats of that
district are, with few exceptions, iu favor of
the re-election of Senator Martin, and that
the man they will send to the Virginia ben
ate will be suie to vote for that Seualor. They
also say that the delegates to tho legislature
will do likewise
The Virginia members of tho Houso who
ope sod tho senators from their State didn't
like the action of tho latter in the matter of
?M appointQl'BOt "f the consus supervisors for
Virginia. One of them who was here today
also thinks they huou,'.! have beou consulted
in reference to the now military appoint- I
j moots. They should know that politicians,
like er/ery body eiso, look out for their own
interests, and when they have favors to bo
stow, Rive then; to their supporters rather
than to their opponents,
Tbe remains or Charles Smith, formerly of
tho Water ford, Loudouu county, Virginia,
nuighborhoo I, who recently mot his death in
t o Indian Territory, piuu-d through bore
.his morning on their w*y to tho former home
of tho deceased for interment.
Ex-Senator Butler of South Carolina, who
bas recently roturned from his Stale, where
he addressed a Urge mooting in favor of ox
pans: jn and the enlistment aud deportation of
itrgroesto the foreign provinces.sa} s the white
people thoro are nut in favor of tho emigra?
tion of /.ha negroes, and would rathor they
r main at Loi^o and woik out their destiny
I tore. Tha General himself is an avowed
expansionist aud imperialist,
An Oil Producing Well.
Fleniinggburg. Ky., July 11.?The
?own well, vhifh ban supplied citizens
with water for man/ years, yesterday
begat: filling with crude oil. parrels of
oil have been pumped out a?d carrie*
away and the supply seeia9 to be iuex
haustible. The town uas brilliantly
lighttd laat night hy the 11 toie? from
oil (>oured in tbe streets and gutters.
No signs of oil in th'* vioinity hayeever
b?eu observed before.
THE TEXAS FLOOD.
A diapti^h froni Austin. Texas, says: Tbo
groat Hood us Brazos river is emptying
useif into the Gulf+t q terrific rate, and it is
expected that tho river \,.l; be back in its
banks by tho end of tho present ^.e^k Tho
crest of tho unprecedented rise reached Era
.-, >ria county yesterday morning, and after re?
maining af. a standstill for a fcw hours began
to subside. Several hundred families wore
roscuod from tbe tree tops in Brazjria and
Fort Bend counties Sunday night and yoster
day No further deaths by drowning aro re?
ported. Tho total number drowned in the
llood will not exceed 100. There has been
no exaggeration of the property loss in any of
the published reports. The call for aid con?
tinues to meet with liberal responses from the
people of Toxas and many northern citifci.
NEWS OF THE DAY
Brigandage continues to prevail in
par.a ol Cuoa.
T?" United s fttea g iveromerjt baa
refused to arbitrate tbe Austria-Hun?
gary claims arising from tue Hazelton,
Pa , riots.
It was admitted in i be Hoi:-t- of Com?
mons yesierlay that tbe Br;;;-b troops
in Soutb Africa are being su| p ied with
Tbe Board of Agriculture of Puerto
Principe, Cuba, will send a re-que.t to
Washington for money to buy farming
implements for the people.
The gteateat lavings bank in the
world is the Postotlic-s Savings Baak
of England. I- is tbirt -eight years
old, has S.OOO.LHJtJ depositors and ?CuO,
000,000 uf deposits.
The Scott Paper Mill l-cated a' 6tb
th street and Glenwood hv -oue, Phila?
delphia, wa- totally destroyed by fire
yesterday after oou. The loss will
reach fully $100,000.
Mr. Herbert D. Pterce, First Secre
taty of tbe United States EjiNassy a!
St. Petersburg, savs Russia's Trans-Bi
berian Raiiroad is nearly completed
and will produce almost a commercial
Miss Annie Wheeler, daughter of
General Joe Wheeler, will ac?
company her father to tbe Philippines.
Sne has been appointed a turse by the
War Department, and so she goes in an
Tne schooner Ida S. Hull, hailing
from Barnstable, Mass., went ashore
yesterday morning on Camp Island, in
Mactiias bay, Me. She is reported to
have had fifteen persons, passengers
and crew, on board, all of whom it is
feared have perished.
At a meeting of the board of direct?
ors of the Southern Express Company,
held in New York, yesterday, M. J.
O'Brien was elected president to sue
ceed the late Henry B. Plant. Mr.
O'Btien w*s formerly vice president
and general manager of the company.
Dick Williams, a nrgro, charged,
with the murder of two wni'.e men, was
lynched at Alma, Kai., Sunday night
by a mob of white men. The mob left
the negro ha ging to a telepnone pole,
and six minutes 1 iter he was cut down
by a town marshal and taken back to
the coanty jail, where he recovered
consciousness. The negro is Still alive,
and if he fenally recovers the mob
threatens to bang him a second time.
The report of Cap!ain Watkins of the
stranding of the American Line steam?
ship Paris was made public yesterday
by the local board of steamboat inspect?
ors. Captaio Watkias makes no at?
tempt to evade responsibility for the
accident, but, on the contrary, says
irankly, that the stranding of the ship
was the result of an unaccountable er
ror on his part. His license has been
au-peuded for two years by the United
S:ate.s local inspectors
At Cincinnati yesterday the Balti?
more and Oaio Southwesiern R n I was
sold to E. R. Bacon, George Hoiulli-y,
jr., and J. Cnauucey Hollman, commit?
tee for security holders, for $3,510,000
This purchasing committee at once
transfern d the property to the Balti
more^aad Ohio Sou hwestern Railway
Company, which will beorganiz-d with
H R. Bacon as president aud W.lliam
M. Green as vice president and general
manager. The relations continue the
same as heretofore with the Baltimore
and Ohio Railwav.
THE CZAR'S BROTHER DEAD.
A-i stated yesterday the O/.irevitch.
tJrand Duke George, brother of the
Czar, died yesterdav at AbbasTouman
in the Caucassus, from a sudden and
violent hemorrhage resulting from
phthisis, which for years bad rendered
bis life most precarious. He had for a
long ijme resided a AbbaH Tittnan,
hi-disease preventit g him Irom living
anywhere but in the pure air of tbe
Caucassus, aud occasionally for a short
time on the shorts of the Mediterranean.
No details of his end have been made
public but his death, apparently, was
no more expected than at any time for
Grand Duke Michael, youngest broth?
er of the Czar, who now becomes Czare?
vitch, was born in 1878. He is now
visiting London. The death of Grand
Duke Georg* was forestalled by the re
cecit imperial arrangements, which pro
vided that should the Czar die withou'
an heir the throne would pass to Grand
Duke Michael, Grand Duke George re
nouncinn his title of Czarevitch on ac?
count of his malady. Tbe arrang ments
also provided that should a minor mic
ceed to the throne Graud Duke Michael
should act as regent during the minor?
ity of the Czar.
The court at St. Petoishurg will bo in
mourning tbreo months for the death of the
Grand Duke Georgo
Still Alive.?Charles Oliver, who
was seriously cut in an affray at iven
rnore, Fairfax county, on Sunday, is
still alive, but in a critical condition.
Little bope is entertained for his re?
covery. He is wounded near the heart,
and his spine is also injured. From re?
ports that have been received it seems
that Chas. Armstrong and his brother
William were giving a dinner at 'heir
home on Sunday. Charles and James
Oliver wero included in the list of
guests, la the afternoon, after drink?
ing heavily, it is said, the Armstrong
brothers became involved in a family
quarrel, which ended in a fierce fight. :
James Oliver endeavored to separate j
tbe brothers and finally did so. He j
held Charlea Armstrong firmly iu his i
grasp. 1'he latter reque-ted to be re?
leased, saying he was through fighting. !
When released, however, he turned I
upon James Oliver and attacked him
with a knife. At this point Charles
Oliver attempted to disarm the now
thoroughly frenzied Armstrong. In
doing so ho was stabbed three times, \
once, lust above lha heart.
Arrested for Assault.?A dispatch ;
from Frederick, Md , says: Calviu i
Smith, a farm hand, aged twenty-one j
years, was captured by a posse yester-i
day evenirjg. ~He is cb&rged with crimi- j
nally assaulting the sixteen year-old ;
daughter of bis employer, Lewis Stauf-- '
fer. The girl was taking care of the
younger children, and, according to
her story, Smith ueu! brute force to
aecomplish his purpose. She informed
her father when he returned. He or?
ganized a posse and they scoured the
surrounding country for tweuty-four
hours, finally capturing their man.
Smith was sent to jail. Justice Biser re?
A dispatch irocf Seattle Wasbn.,
jays : The battleship lo\?a ;rill be de?
layed at Port Orchard dry dock for 12
or 1? days jBo'l?l two of her furnaces
can be replaced. Tlie break is a seri?
ous one and was discovered by accident
as the engine crew were making their
Mr. George W. McOjfrmick, one of
Winch? tili r*s old ?nd highly respected
citiz-ns, tva^ paralj z -d'ryesierday.
Cnpt. J. W. McKenzie, one of the
oldest citizen of Danville, died on Sun
| day. He was in the eighty-fourth year
! of bis age. .
Mrs. Ann Cochran, widow of Dr.
Hirem Cochran, died near the Brui t
fac'.orv, Clarke county, Saturday last,
aged SS yeurs.
Mr. W. J. McCirty, of King George
county, died of Brigbl'd disease Sunday
night, at his home nehr Passapatanzy,
i aged sixty-eight years.
Rev. Dr. William S. Licy, for eleven
j years pastor of the Second Presby?
terian Cnurcb, of Norfolk, has resign
i ed, because of failing health.
As the result of sticking a nail in ber
foot about ten days ago, Mrs. S. F. Ad
I ams died Sunday at ber home at the
j Wilderness, in Spottsylvania county.
A school for instruction in Royal
! Arch Masonry was established at Elk
ton on the 6:h instant, conducted by
Deputy Grand Lecturer W. J. Hubard.
J. E. Wilson, of Wakefleld, the birth?
place of Washington, has been given ?
permit to make repairs to the govern?
ment svharf at that place, at his own
Tne Baltimore annual Sunday-school
convention and Epwonh League con*
terence will in^ei in Salem this even?
ing. The opening sermon will be
preached by Bishop A. W. Wilson, of
Mrs Robert P. G)a-=s died at her res?
idence near Winchester yesterday after
a loug illness, of consumption. Mrs.
Glass was 32 years of age, and is sur
vived by a husband aud one child. She
was Miss Bdie Taylor, of Appomattox
county, and a daughter of the late
The plan of 17 prison'-rs to escape
from the Norfolk county jail was frus?
trated by Deputy Sheriff Codd Satur?
day evening. Among tbe pri-oners
was Alexander Tale, a convicted mur?
derer. The men bad prepared for their
escape by tunneling under tbe jail
wall. James Jensen confessed having
done the work.
Robert C. Gary, who was for many
years employe 1 as a laborer at the
Richmond Locomotive Works, and
more recently at the Richmond Stove
Works, eomaiitted suicide yesterda\
by swallowing an ounce of laudanum.
Trie deceased leavts a widow and four
children. He was unable to procure
reuular employment, and it is supposed
that this made him despondent,
j A successful raid by revenue depu?
ties of Richmond ha- just been com?
pleted in Charlotte and Mecklenburg
c?untifs. An illicit distillery was de
-troyed on Blue Stone creek, in Char
lotte county, and one of the deputies
also ran across an establishment near
Chase City, where fixtures for illicit
distilleries are manufactured. He
brought a part of the mechanism with
him to Richmond.
Two heavily-laden excurnion train.
oa the Norfolk and Ocean View electric
railway collided at a late hour last
night. Both trains were going in tbe
?arae direction, and the tir=t section,
striking a man, stopped, when the sec?
ond section, close behind, crashed in'o
the rear car of the standing train. A
motormao was badly bruised and two
other men were badly hurt. Doctois
and ambulances were hastily dispatch*
ed from Norfolk to aid the wounded.
A LION ON FIRE
A callow youth, a. cigarette, a match
and a lion combined eflects at the Lin?
coln Park Zoo in Chicago on Sunday nf
ternoou aud caused one of the strange-1
panics on record. Leo, tbe largest of
the Lincoln Park lions, was calmly
sleeping in his new open air cage, sur?
rounded by several hundred men, wo
men and children, when the cienrette
-mokiug youth joined, the multitude.
Hi; cigarette bad gone out and after
relighting it he tossed the still flam
ins match into tbe cage. It stuck
in Leu's mane. An instant later a
thin e-piral of smoke begau to ascend
from the lion's neck, an 1 then the
With a tremor that shook his mas?
sive frame all over the lion awake, and,
raising on his forepaws to a silting po?
sition, he snilled around as if investiga?
ting. He found his troubles quickly.
Tbe blazing tuft of mane fell athwart
the royal nose and in a moment he was
on his teet howling as if possessed ol
demons aud making frantic efforts to
break through the cage.
The crowd seemed to eujoy the un?
usual scene until some brilliant voice
shouted : "He'll get out sure,"
Tben there was a stampede. Men,
I women and children flashed for an open
space twenty yards away. Some reach?
ed it in safely: some did not. A dozen or
more women and phildren were knock?
ed down and trampled on; and four wo
raeu fai?ted, and even before the panic
of the sightseers had been quieted tbe
roars of fear let out by Leo were taken
up by the animals in adjoining cages
and Bed'am reigned for some time.
Kepper De Vry appeared upon the
scene with a small hose in time lo save
all but Leo's mane. The cigarette youth
was among the first to escape and could
not be found.
A Lucky Young Georgian.?J.
Ciisby Wise, a young man of Macon,
Ga.; is being congratulated upon an
unexpected piece of good fortune, the
story of which came out in Savannah
yesterday. He has been presented a
modest fortune by Heqry M. Flagler.
the Standard Od and railroad magLa'e.
Several years ago Mr. Flagler met Mr.
Wise at a mountain resort. Not long
ago Mr. Flagler decided he wanted to
do something handsome for his young
friend. In the meantime the latter had
married, so when the magnate present?
ed him with one of the best homes in
Macon, at a cost of $40,000, the gift was
very acceptable. Tbe gift was not all
that came, for two hundred shares of
Standard Oil Company stock were also
Statue or AiJ'-krt Pike.?Colonel
Bingham, iu charge of the public
buildings and grounds in Washington,
ha;; reported to .Qeo'.> Wilsoj, chief of
engineers, that work has been begun
on the statue of General Albert Pike,
to be erected on tie triangular reserva?
tion at Third and D-streets northwesc
and which is to be presented to the
United States by the^Masonic fr iternity
of America. The excavation for the
base has been marl?, and the figure
will be put in place during the summer.
DsWitt's Little Early .Bisors benefit perma
nently. They lend gentle assistance to na
tuTe, causing no pains or weakness, perma
nontl" curing cons "i patio- and liver ailments.
Edgaf Warfield, jr., corner Ki?.jj a?d Pitt
TODAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
i MuDich July 11 ?Y-s'.erday'= elec
j tions to the Bavarian Diet were marked
i by victories for the socialists who iu
j cuauy places were supported by demo
j crats and centrist. Tne liberals were
j compietely routed.
Paris, July 11 ?It is s'ated that the
! report of the urefect of police, reveal
j ing the royalist plot to overthrow the
i^vernment, as published yesterday,
has been authenticated. Count de
Castellane and other royalists may be
Cherbourg, July 11 ?The North Ger?
man Lloyd's big liner Kaiser Wilhelm
der Grosse, which arrived from New
York yesterday evening, beat the rec?
ord on the run from Sandy Hook to
Cherbourg. Her time wa-5 days and
21 hcurs and ber average sp.ed 22 61
Knots, or over 26 miles an hour.
Berlio,July 11.?The Post onnounces
this evening that tbe peace conference
will not complete its works at the pre
?ent .-e-sicn and that another meetirg
will be held in the near future.
London, July 11.?Mr. Michael Da
vitt. Irish nationals:, renewed his ques?
tions concerning the dumdum bullet in
tbe Houre of Commons today, askiuu
if it had been served to British troops
in south Africa. Mr. Wyndham, under
war secretary, refused information ex
cent to say that it had been issued to
tbe army in lS'JS and that its use had
oeen uoivers-il since.
London, July 11?Tod Sloan won a
mai len plate at Newmarket today on
Pesdidus Sloan also won the race for
the Soltikofl stakes of 300 sovereigns
on Lord Beresford's Silob.
i.oadon, July 11.?The increase in
the number of cancer cuses was a sub
ject of discussion in tbe House of Com?
mons today. The government prom?
ised to procure information relative to
cancer from the labratory at Bullalc,
N. Y., which was cited as an authority.
Paris, July 11 ?It is sta:ed tha: Gen
eral Pellieux has challenged Senator
Del Pech to a duel aR tbe result of a
quarrel in connection with toe Dreyfus
ntlair. It was reported on Saturday
that General Pellieux would be remov
id from bis office.
Southampton, July 11.?Another mis?
hap has befallen the Shamrock. It war
discovered this a'ternoon that the yacht
was leaking and that she has been or?
dered to dry dock. It is supposed that
the leak is due to the springing of a
[date when the Shamrock grounded on
riving in the harbor last week.
The Loss of the Portia.
Halifax, N. S, July 11- One life
was lost by the wreck of tbe New York
passeoger liner Portia on Big Fish Shoai
to the eastward of Halifax harbor dur?
ing a dense fog last evening. It was
?hat of a Syrian lad called Bash, who
was bound to Newfoundland to join
nis mother. It is believed he was left
?in the steamer and that he went down
w th the vessel when she foundered. The
passengers and crew were taken oil In?
ner Sambro this morning by steum
ers s?nt from this city and all have
arrived here. Few saved anythinu
The best of discipline prevailed
among the Portia's officers and crew
and it was due to their coolness and
courage that there was not a large los
of li!e. Many affecting scenes occurred
between wives and husbauds when
separated, some by force, so that the
women coui I ali take to the boats first
Tbe steamer was abandoned fi.'teen
minutes after she was r-truck. At the
time she was already full of water
Soon after the boats pushed of! tb<
steamer pounded over the reef am
suuk in ten fathoms of water. Only
the tops of her masts are now visible.
Execution of a Murderer.
Harrishurg. Pa , July 11.?Albert
Smith, colored, was hanged at the jail
yard at 10:0-3 o'clock this morning. Tne
execution of Smith was almost a fail?
ure. Three strands of the rope broke
when the drop was sprung by Sherifl
Sellers, but the other two strand.
held the body. Smith's neck was
broken and he was pronounced
dead in 12 minutes. He made no
statement on the gallows and main?
tained his innocence until the last,
-inith left a long story of his life with
Dr. Bagley to be published in pamphlet
form and the proceeds given to his
mother in Staunton, Va. Smith wa
found guilty of poisoning his wife by
mixing arsenical powders in medicine.
His self confessed paramour, Aunie
Win3on, now serving a 20 years' sen?
tence in the eastern penitentiary at
Philadelphia, for poisoning her hus
bund in December, 1S97, accused Smith
of the murder and he was arrested.
The body was exhumed at Siaunton
and a large quantity of arsenic was
found in the stomach.
Rescued from Tramps.
Middleborough, Ky., July 11,?Three
weeks ago an umbrella mender in
duced Tom Brinnegar and Tom
Q'Mara, youths of 10 and 12 years, by
promises of immense forluues, to yo
with him on his travels. Since then
the parents have written everywhere
for their stolen children without result
until last week when they located them
at Mount Sterling, and brought them!
home yesterday. The umbrella man j
has skipped. The boys say he treated
them in an awful manner. The also
say he has two other hoys with him,
one of whom he stole from Marylaud
and the other from Virginia.
Massillon, O, July 11?Carl Zim
mer, aged 14, who claims that he whs
kidnapped in Cleveland two weeks a?o,
was rescued from two tramps here yes?
terday. The boy says bis parents died
some time ago, and he cannot give di?
rections as to where his relatives can
Dangerous Street. Conduits
New York, July 13 ?A report that
resounded all through the lower end of
Manhattan Island early this morning
was caused by an explosion in the
manhole of an electrical conduit at
Church and Fulton streets. The occu
pants of a Sixth Avenue car bad a nar
row escape. When the explosion came
a sheet of flame spurted high in the air
and two heavy steel covers were hurl?
ed aside. The car, wbic't) had passed
the manhole a fraction of a second be?
fore, was lifted from the raila by the
concussion but dropped back. Ths pas
sengerowere terrified but no one was
injured. It is supposed the great he it
engendered by steam pipes caused
moisture in the ponduit to expand in?
to t?n explosive ga?.
Flim-Flammed tbe L&ndJoj u.
Yonngstown, 0., July 11.?Landlord Wal - ;
lace, of West End, Ohio, was flirn-dammed :
out of $600 yesterday by a stranger giving
his name as A. D. Alexander and residence
at Washington. Wallace expected to get J
rich quick y, but Alexander took his cash, '
leaving him an envelope with ton pieces of
green piper tbe size of a bank note as a me- j
tcento and skipped.
I New York. July 11 ?Charlotte Sond
1 ericka lies dead at tier some io Brook
j lyn aod her sister Freda is in a dying
i condition in St. Mary's Hospital, as tbe
: result of a pecu'br accident. Tbe girls
I live with their grandmother who is suf
! fering with rheumatism. A neighbor
i recommended hot turpentine baths and
I Charlotte put a basin of turpentine on
the stove to heat. It boiled over and
I caught fire and the flames wer6 com
j municated to her dress. Her screams
! attracted her sister who was in bed arid
j tbe latter ran to her assistance. Freda
tried to beat out the fire that was con
I sumiog Charlotte's clothing and only
I rave up wben her own hair and cloth?
ing became enveloped in flames. Char
I lotte inhaled the llames and died th:s
j morning. Freda is so bad'y burned
that she cannot recover.
Rescued from a Burning Building.
New York, July 11.?Twenty six per
sons, some of whom may die, were in?
jured in a crowded tenement house on
Monroe street at 8 o'clccK this morn?
The building burned was a five-story
structure which furnisbed a home for
125 people. So fiercely did tbe flame?
??at their way through the walls and
floors that tbe work of rescue was car
ried on with the utmost difficulty. Be?
side this, the lives of thousands of per?
sons in adjoining tenements were en?
dangered and only by superhuman ef
forts were the fireman able to control
the flames. Of the persons injured
twenty were overcome by smoke; the
others, mostly children, were severely
Tlx- Transvaal Affair.
London, July 11.?Two British war?
ships have arrived at Delagoa bay for
the purpose of intercepting Boer sup?
plies in tbe event of hostilities. Queens
and, Australia, has oliered tbe govern
rnent 250 men witn machine guao for
South African service.
Loudon, July 11.?Conservative
papers today urge sir Alfred Miluer,
j Governor of Cape Colony, to dissolve
he Cane Parliament and dismiss Pre
mier Schreiner aud the ministry for
disloyalty to the crown in giving moral
I support to Kruger.
The llatii.-Id-McCoy Feud.
Charleston, W. Va., July 11.-Governor
t Atkinson left last night for Gray station, od
the Norfolk & Western Eailwav, tho scent
of the killing of H. E. Ellis by Elias Hat
field The governot's mission is, it is stated.
' j make h per-onal investigation into the
facts of the murder, as pressure has been
brought to bear upon him ever since its oe
curren e to take steps to preveut another out?
break of the Hatrield-McCoy fead.
Gray, W. Va, July 11?Governor Atkiu
son and guaids arrived here this morning.
Elias Haifield immediately approached and
thuok hands with the governor and delivered
himseli up lie will accompany the gov?
ernor and party to Huntington.
Tragedy in a Church.
Dallas, Tex., Juno 11 .?The Firat Christian
Church was the scene last night of a most
Startling tragedy. In the midst of pro?
tracted meeting services John Carliso arose
from his seat and walked to where Professor
j William Lip-comb, principal of tbo Central
II gh School, was seated, and shot him with?
out a word of warning. Lipscomb sprang up
and grappled with his assailant hut eoon
swooned from the effects of hia wound acd
lied in less than hour on the church altar.
Carlisle was arrested. Ho was formerly jani
?or of Lipscornb's schcol and blamed tbe 'at
;er for his fnilure to he reapiwinted. He ll a
cousin of Hen. John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky.
Ihe Woolen Trust.
Boston, July 11.?The woolen trust, by
combining 28 mills, expects to effect a sav
J ing of S'J.Oi > i > KX' a veai in tho selling of i:s
product au-1 $51)0,000 a year in tho purchase
of raw material. The ctpitatizition is ?50,
UUO i >U0 and the ttust expects to do a busi
nessof $10,000,000 a year. It has ?11,.
"iUO,( 00 cash on hand.
Murderer to be shot to Death.
Dorant, I. T. July 11.?W M. Goings, a
full h'ooi Choc taw Indian, is to be executed
by shootiug at Alkichi, 115 miles east of
Noud laud, next Thursday. Goings was con?
victed of the minder of a Choc taw deputy
sheriff tw > years ago. This will probably bo
the last execution by shooting under tho
Chi-ago. July 11.?Tho market closed a:
foliows: Wheat?July 73%a73^fe; May ?
Corn -July :5-"?^,; May ?. Oats?July 20:l4 ;
.May ?. Pork?May ?.
Georgetown, July 11?Wheat 70a74.
Fire destroyed Gallagher's Hotel, Krouses'
?"hoe store, and Lauor's general store at 1 a
p.?rto. Pa., this morning. Forty teachers at?
tending the Stimmer school escaped from tho
hotel in their uigtit clothes. Tho loss is
Pauh and Brother's men's furnishing goods
store on Liberty avenue, Pittabnrg. Pa., was
damaged by lire and water this morning to
tbo extent of ?75,000, 00
The Appetite of'a Goat
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics
wnose Siomach and Liver are out of
order. All such should know that Dr.
King's New Life Pills, the wonderful
Stomach and Liver Ilemedy, gives a
splendid appetite, sound digestion and
a regular bodily habit that insures per
feet health and grtut energy, Only 25
cents, at S. 8. Leadbealer & Sons
Riding at a Dizzy Height.?Alex?
ander M. Scbreyer, a crack bicycle
rider, has arranged for an exhibition of
riding, which he proposes to do upon
tbe top of the big Capital Traction
smokestack opposite The Post building
in Washington. Schreyersays that re
nas made arrangements with the trat -
tion company and the commissioners
for the ride, and that he will go to the
top of the stack aud ride a few liouis
eich morniDg and evening for a week".
The stack is 105 feet in height and nine foot
in diameter at the top. Tho cyclist intends
to board over thu top opening and mount a
homo trainer and his wbool in tho center and
pedal away against time Ho says ho re?
cently made a milo in 5U 3-5 seconds at an
elevation of ten feet a largo urob-ella, ac?
cording toSchrt-yer's plan, will bo fitted to tho
h-uidlo bars of the bicycle, aud at night suit?
able illuminations will bo provided, it is said,
l) attract attention to the rider.
There is mote catarrh in this section of th
country than all other diseases put together
aud until the last few yoars wa* supposed to
be incurable. Fora great many years doc?
tors pronounced it a locil disease, and pre?
scribed iocal remedio", and hy constantly fail
ing to cure with local treatment, pronounced
it incurable Science has proven catarrh to
he a constitutional disease, and theroforo re?
quires constitution treatment. Hall'sCatatrh
Cure, manufactured I y F. J. Cheney & Co.,
Toiodo, Ohio, is tho only constitutional euro
on the market It is taken internally from
10 drops to a teaspoouful. It acts directly on
fhe biood and mucous surfaces of tho system
Tjiey offer one hundred dollars for any case
it fails to curs. Scud for circulars and teati
F J. CHENEY & CO , Toledo, 0.
fold by druggist*, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
A NOTHEK INVOICE OF CHOICE CA .
A IFOENIA LEMON CLING SLICED
PEACHES, in cans, received and for sale by
J. C, MILBUEN.
APPLIED SCIENCE IS .
A n presentative of the Gazette
' peoed io the office of the ] i
Electric Co. a few days ago .. ...
1 ecieotific possibilities were heir.- j .
sed. Of course it's useless to stap
i the reuorter was "at home ?
I'll tell you what, remarked
I Thompson, applied science ie gi
j produce some wonderful rerui:
I near future, and of course electi
will play the star role. Will
short period of five montns, sixty
panies, capitalized at over $16
have been organized in the Uoited -
for the manufacture of autou..
or horseless carriages. Verily,
Richards of the future, if they dec
be understood, will have to es
?'My kingdcn for an automobile
lie heating is coming rapidly
front, and already a number ol :.
are engaged io the manufae'.i.r??
electric stoves and cooking u e
These appliances can be instant
cached to the same wires that |
your house. No fires to mike. :
and nothing to burst. Electru a
ing is about to be greatly improwu,
The ideal light, the light witho.j-. :. ,?
is almost in sight. You know
the present incandescnt light is DC
economical, less than ten per*
the energy put into it comes ba< -.
th9 form of illumination, the re-.
lo=t in heat. Where we now gel
incandeecent lights from ahorse
of mechai-ical energy, we will gel
hundred cold lights. There's an
important factor that is goiug to pla
conspicuous part iu the -
of that great household problem,
cilled "Domestic service/' I refei
liquid air. Temperature 312 tl .
Ooly a few years a^o we were
led by the annouucemeLt of ar
ice. By the dawn of the new >
liquid air plants will be as com::,
ice factories. You'll raise a big b
if the air man should overlooK j .
some morning. Why? Because 5 .
will not be able to get along withou
A lew drops in a glass of water
that ice. Refrigerators, a memory of
the past. Butter frozen so bar I
you could not break it with a pi ?
er. Spilled on the most dainty fai r
not the slightest it jury. An open
of liquid air iu a 100m will purifj
atmosphere and lower the temp. .
;o any desired degree. What a bless
ing to the sick and fevered. Dan?
j ou-,did you say"? Relatively, co. Al
' antial en-rgy is dengerour-. There
some persons who will never Ii
use it intelligently, just a.- there
some who continue to kindle fires
L quid air boils at 312 below
hence it is boiiing all the time. A
of ice is just 344 deg ees hotter,
containing vessel must be kept 1 ;
: he vapor can e-cape. Handie this t
5 a-ice just as you would boiling wa
and you wont De far from right.
Theoretically, by tbe continuation 0!
the process that liquifies air, it may be
solidified, and when this is accom
cd I will renew this conversation, i w
be^in with that "portentous phrase,
"I told you so."
THE DEACON KILLED THI
Jocai W. Thompsou, a deacon in 1
Baptist Church, east of Pine Plai -
settlement north of Geneva, N .
uoticed about two weeks ago
one of his Jersey heifers wa- ?
yielding her usual amount at 1
evening milking. The morning -
remained normal. The anims
daily growing thinner, otherwise
appeared in perfect health. Lasl
she failed to come to the barnyai
the rest of the cows. Deacon J
son went to the swamp lot when
cows were pastured to ascertain
she had not appeared. Tbo heiiei h
standing beside the fenc-1 on I be
of the lot. As the deacon appro
he saw a large black snake in 11
extracting the milk from her 1
The reptile had wound its body
times around a fence post, twice an 1
the bei'er's left hind leg, and had I
reached up and taken one of her teats
in ils mouth. The deacon yelled,
suake lowered its bead ami I
around. Quick as a lla.-da it unw
its coils from the heifer's leg 011-1
fence post and started for the dea<
who was coming on a run. The d<
struck at the snake with a small -
Tbe reptile dodged tbo blow, threw itself 1
to a coil, struck and sunk its fai gi inl
deacon's right leg. just above tbe aokl .
deacon killed the suake before it 1 oile 'as ?
ond time, hurried to tbe house and sumin
ed Dr. Warbeck, of Junius. The
leg wai swollen to an immense size and
do< tor said it might have to he amputate '.
Baskeall.?The following is the r<
the National League games played y. -
Washington 7, Baltimore 1 ; Pbiladelpl .
Brooklyn <>; Boston 3, New YorkO;
6, New York 5 ; Cincinnati I, Pit tabu rp
Tbo following is the standing of the 1
Won. Lost, l'or < ? ? :
Brooklyn. 48 li? .?IT'
Boston. 44 tiO .<>:'?
Chicago. JTl' '2C . I
Philadelphia. 41 27 .?OS
8t. Louis. 41 '_'!) ,5fi
Baltimore. .'IS 29 61
Cincinnati. :tf> 34 .50
Pittsburg. :54 :if>
New York. 30 3!)
Louisville. 27 43 .3S<
Washington. "J4 48
Cleveland. 12 ?? .17'
Today's Schedule:?Louisville at Ball
more; St. Louis at Erooklyr?; Chicsg
Boston ; Cleveland at Philadelphia ; Pittsl
at New York ; Cincinnati a: Washington.
DeWitt's Littlo Early Kisers expel from too
system all poisonous accumulations, regulate
tbe stomach, bowels and liver, and purify the
blood. They drive away disease, dissipate
melancholy, and give health and vigor for
the daily routine. Do not grips or sicken.
Edgar VVarflold, jr., corner ting and Pi'u
TEAS.?Fine new crop English Breakfast
and Japan Teas Just recc ved by
_J. C. M1LB?RN.
C^OX it (iOEDON'S MISaoUhl HAMS,
/ tiueet quality, for sale by
_J. C. MILBUBN.
Li.WEB COFFEES-Coflees, freshly roast
e l at my store, for sale at 11c to .'!5c
per lb._ J C MILBUEN.
EDI UM WEIGHT and OACZE L'N
DEBWEAB, full line, ah prices, at
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X BA?S LIMA BEANS just received 1 ,?
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IHAVE perfected arrangements by wbicii
I am turning out better Roasted Coffees
than over be "ore._LC MlLHl'KW
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