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*?>_-_??_?t**?_?*? SATUBDAY EVENiNG. AUG. 1* 1900. IN thi??, as in all other countries of uure.-tne'.e I suflrage, ao overwhelming majority of tbe voters are iofluerced by ignorance, prejudice and money, ami no by pitrioiism or even common sense. Therefore, the character of party leader, ie hardly a factor in determin? ing tbe ballot the average voter caste. It ?loes seem, however, more than pua ing htrange that Americans, wbo have the slightest interest in the welfare of their country, should be undecided io their choice for tbe next Presidency, at? oo less tban three needless and cruel wars have been prosecuted by Mr. ?Mc? Kinley, and ne, under his rule, the government baa been changed from a democratic, to a plutocr ?tic imperialism; interference with the affairs of other Dations au J foreign alliances have be? come the order of tbe day, a-d _8 bir administration ha. been marked, fro__ first to last, by the most glaring fraud?, aod a-, under bim. the tariti has been raised and the public debt terribly in? creased. Certainly, if Mr. Bryan were to try, he could do no worse. U. S. *?bnator Chandler, of New Ha_ai>-hire, says tbeSouth's represent? ation, botb in the electoral college and in Congres?, should be reduced, but, though be is a man of many wiles, be conferee ?hat he doesn't see exactly how that can be done. Nor does any body tl.e, as representation is based on population, and not m the number ol votes tbat may be cast. The reason he a.aign-) for the reduction he tosiste up? on, t. 'hat tne negroes of tbe South are cot allowed to vote. Tbe Senator for? gets tbat though the negroes of the South did not vote before the war be? tween tbe grates?in which war be did Dot take part, though he was twent> -:x year?? old vM.e ? it commenced?and tbat trie republican majority in Cov gree- in responsible for depriving tbe negroes of the District of Columbia of tue privil-ge of suflrage aod for in eisiiug upon tbe permanence of tbat deprivation. But Mr. Coaodler nurse? hi-j wri-tb against the South to keep it warm. ?--?? apt ? ? an engagement with Ameri? can Midien last week, the Filipinos, Dot having the required facilities for treating their wounded prisoners, a-nt tbem back to tbeir command, with tbe assurance that those wbo were un wounded would fare as well as their own troop-. In engagements with the Filipino!*, Americans don't tike any prisoners, and shoot alLtbe natives in eight, though unarmed, and theing, ?nd though civilians or soldiers. But the Americans are' Christian" warriors, and conduct hostilitie?* according to civilized aod humanitarian methods! The ease witb which the rascals who have worked in the cause of Mr. Mc? Kinley, and been paid by the people of tb? whole country, have the trial?-* of their frauds and robberies suspended or postponed, has become so common tbat it has long since ceased to be a special wonder. In the case of Neeley, the famous robber in the postal eervce in Cuba, therefore, the wonder is, tbat his trial has not been abandoned, in? stead of, ae it has been, again post? poned, this time until next October. The scales have fallen from the eyes of tbe Baltimore Sun, a newspaper that though it opposed Mr. Bryan four years ago, now calls him "The Tribune of the People." Tbe Sun is unques? tionably the most influential newspaper Jo Maryland, and ita present advocacy of Mr. Bryan will go a long way to? ward bringing that State back into tbe democratic party; and Maryland, too, ie one of the 8.ates tbe republicans count? ed on for securing tbem success next November._ A.-? the political campaign progress? es and th?? signs of democratio success and republican defeat become more manifest, the puree strings of Mr. Han Da's committee loosen, and, as a natural oonsequence, the so-called independent Dewspapers beo ime more and more pronounced in tbeir advocacy of McKin? ley and Roosevelt. But, to intelligent people, this is any thing else (hau fav? orable to the republicans and tbeir paid A(Mt__ BBC?U..K Mr. Bryan Bay ?7 if elected Pr sident, he will stop tbe war upon, ?nd the slaughter of tbe Filipinos] eome of the Northern republican preee ?ay he is "dangerously near treason." To the average Northern republican, almost every thing tbat opposes th? policy of .he republican party ig -'treaaonable." But if tbat were eo the majority cf the American people would be traitors. Northern republican newspapers say tbe Filipinos have contributed five million dollars to the democratic cam? paign fund in this country. If this be so, then Mr Bryan will certainly be elect tl, for if he received six and a hall million votes without any money, ?ve million dollars will certainly be suilhieiu to buy bim the email addi tional minibar that may be required to elect him. FROM WASHINGTON. [Oorrajpondence of the Alexandria Gaiette.] Washington, August 11. Minister Wu, while he ba? no advices from an olficial source, thiuks it more than likely tbat Li Hung Chang bas been called upon by imperial decree to act ae mediator with tbe powere to et. teblish peace. "As you know," said tbe Minister, "Li Hung Chang -it the trusted servant ol the 'Chinese govern? ment and is always called upon to set? tle grave questions." Tbe minister tbis morning presented to the State De? partment an appeal from tbe viceroys of tbe southern provinces asking this government to use its good offices to dissuade tbe British authorities from landing troops at Shanghai. It is tbe opinion of tbe Cbioese of? ficials tbat tbe lauding of British troops at Shanghai will only cause bad fueling and unreal atnoug tbe Chinese and a repetition of wnat followed tbe tiring on tbe Taku foits is likely t. fol? low in tbe soutbern provinces. Tbe viceroys state that tho Cbineee believe that the European governments are desirous of acquiring territory and the lauding of troops will only confirm tbij opinioo in the miods of the people. Tne Chinese minis'ere in other coun? tries bave received the same aopeal to pres-ut to governments to wbicb t ey are accredited. Minister Wu says that tbe natives are leaving Shanghai iu large numbers and iu consequence trade is paralyzed. Tne following dispatch from Consul McYVade at Canton communicating an additional mes-age from MiDisterCon ?er is-made pubic this morning by tbe department of State: "Cougar, dating August 10, Tsi nan, aDswering my message says that tbe legations are under siege by tbe impt rul soldiers. The situation is desper? ?te. Tbe los* of tbe legations is60 kill? ed n,d about 100 wounded. There is -teme . iokness, nevertheless tbe general h.t-ltb continues good. He conclude*: 'Whatever m.y be tbe outcome we will oold on indefinitely?' " It is believed, the State department bulletin conticues, the date assigned bis ?i.patcb by tbe Consul refers to be file date when tbe message left T.ioan aod does not fix tbe time when it left Pekin by courier. Tbe follow ii g dispatch from Admiral Kemey was received this morning from Chefoo, dated August 10. "Cbaflee t?l?graphe from front '6tb Yantsun occupied. Casualties about 60 in my jjuimand. Two marines wounded, many pn.rtr ?ted by beat and fatigue. Next move ye', unknown.' Command? ing general 'Eoglish' at front tele? graphs: 'March-d from Peitsang nine miles toward. Y-uteun, wbeo formed tor attack, with Americans od right, Russians on left. After rapid advance of three miles under bot ride and ebeti fire, our troops carnei first line of de? fense. Cas .allies about 50 killed; one death sunstroke.' " The dispatch from Consul McWade, forwarding another message from Min? i-ter Conger, wuile somewhat con? fusing as to tbe date when it left Pekio, is thought to be later than tbe direct message from tbe Amenceo minister received yesterday tbrougo Mtuister Wu, tbe date of wbich was approximately fixed ?>y the Saie department as of August 5. Iu order to test tbe sincerity oi the Coin-Be eatci allowio. free com in unie? non with tbe ministers all the United Statee consuls were directed by tbe ?tate department t j send dispatches to CoDger at Pekio. McWade'sisthnfir-i ? bs answered and it -hows tbat direct o ?mmntiicatiou has been established, i'h. situation of the ministers is, bow evvr,apparently getting more desperate, lor the attack, upon tbe legations wbicb ceased under agreement July 16 bave b.en resumed. Conger's concludiate words: '"Wnatever may be tbe outcome we will bold on indefinitely," is taken to refer to the efforts of the Cbineee government to induce tbe diplomates to leave Pekio, and to represent the finti ?1.cisi?n of the ministers on tbat ques? tion. Tsinan, from where the message is dated, is about 350 miles from Pekin ind is the capital of the province of Sbanglung. From Pekin to Tientsin ?he messa.e must have been carried by pony express. Tbe message conse? quently, it is believed, must bave left Pekin not later than tbe 7tb. Admiral Kemey's diapatch adds little ?r nothing to knowledge of the latter at Yaogtsun, as the direct message rom Cbaflee has already told of the town's capture, the ligi t casualties aod tbe prostration. by heat and fatigue. Apparently the allies at the moment when Cbaflee wrote bis dispatch bad not formed any definite plans for fur ber advance, but military men are unanimous in tbe belief tbat in order lo obtain tbe greatest profit from tbe .?resent advantage of the allies it is nee t.seary to pursue the fleeing Chinese closely and if possible prevent their making a stead and throwing up la? trenebmeuts. Ihe di_patch also tends to continu the report that the e?ect of be lydite shells and other high ex plosives employed by tbe allies has tieen great and perhaps more than any other feature will effect less opposition jn tbe road to Pekin. The Stato department has received no confirmation of the report that Rus? sia bas ordered her minister at Pekin, M. de Giert, to accept the oiler of a Chinese escort to Tientsin. Secretary Root, when shown the dispatch, ex? pressed himself as being much sur? prised. Tbe message from Minister Conger yebte.day declared tbat ?denti ??al decision bad been sent to their re? spective governments. Tha ?tate de? partment also bas no information be? yond prese dispatches regarding the ??ported appointent of Li Hung Chang to conduct peace negotiations. Secretary Adee and Secretary Root nad a a long conference this morning, presumably upon tbe disposition to be made of the appeal from tbe southern viceroys of Chioa against the landing of foreign troops at Shioghai. Tbe Presi? dent will be consulted in this matter aod until be bas been b.ard from noth? ing can be learned at the State depart? ment as to the action tobe taken. It is believed, however, that beyond com? municating the protest to tbe several foreign governments Interested, noth? ing will be doue. Il any comment should accompany thin communication it is not thought tbat tbe President will go farther than to say that the landing of troop? at Shanghai at tbis time might be inadvisable. Secretary Adee made it clear, in die? cussiDg the other day the dispatches stating that Consul Goodnow had made a protest against Admiral Seymour's project of landing 3,000English troops tbfct tbis goverument holds it to be the right of any foreign government to take such measures as it deems proper to protect its own citizens and tbat tbe United States would, if necessary, itself insist upon that right by landing troops or marines. The ooly question Is therefore, ae to tbe wisdom of taking this action at Shanghai now when it ia reported that it may lead to anti-for? eign demonstrations in tbe Yangtse Kiang valley. Tnis is the hottest day of tbe summer here, so hot tbat strong men bave been made eick by tbe beat, and the sunny sides of the streets are shunned by pe? destrians as carefully as they would avoid a furnace. Tbe Russian acceptance of tbe offer of the Ciinese fovernment to send tbe Russian legation -vilely out of Pekin to the coast, it Is a.Id here, show- that all the legations would be wise in doing likewise, and that the Kus-ian govern? ment is much wiser tban tbe American. Chairman Bichardson and Secretary Kerr, of the democratic congressional cau-pai.n committee, ?nd Mr. George C. (Jorbam, wro ? now woikiu-t witb th?m. were at the dem? ocratic headquarter? thi? momirg, aud all three agreed that the ?.roepect of democratic ?ac.ee? ia bri_hl and brighter ing, and though Ur Hanna ?? di?t-ihotin_ ??-.paif-n money very liberally, very little of it get- out of the pocket? of ibc-e to whom Ito disi-osition is intiu-ted, and that the workingmcu say they do not intend to be looted a second time. There is more talk here today about an extra ?(?-ion of Congre-?, and it ia ?aid that the Pr.?id*nt, when he letame next woek, ir h" think? it will be at all conduci?, e to in fhction, will ia?ae bi? call f .r one at oik e. But tome of hi? party are opposed to euch a call aod think it would harm instead of help his .?nee, and be the cause of more .bueinee? de? pression than already exist?; ?t-d they say that only those who want army and naval .ommiaaiona or contrade for army and navy supplie? favor an extra session, a? tho lepob Iican majority in it is b?nt on fcaot?alag D ?ti* the military and naval forcee of tbe country. (" M Claiborne wae appointe?! po?tnia?ter at New Glasgow, Amberai county. Va , today. vice M. DeL. Cash resigned. Intelligent democrat? from North Car ilina. ?mt from tbat State, ?ty their parly will send a ?olid democratic delegation to the neit D. 8. House of Bepree.ntati-.es. that being a gtin of three democratic Congreasmen from that State alone, ami that if the otln-r butes do aa well, tbe democrat? may a? well be thinking about the next Bpeakerahip of that body. A month ago it waa supposed here that Delaware. Maryland. West Virginia and Ken? tucky Were doubtful tJtalee bat ?leu.'..r?t from those State* now here say that Delaware, Maryland aad Eenta-ky are ?afe aod tbtt tbe nomination of Mr. Davi? for Con_re-e in We t Virginia is of iUelf alone euflicitct to carry th?t fct?te for Bryan, even if Preaidenl McKinley shall go there, a? be has promised to do, to speak in his own behalf. Tbe ?abject of a loag consultation over the telephone yesterday between Secretary ?.?>? and the President is ?aid to have been adi? j patch from Osterai Chatte? repot tint* on the condition of tbe allied army after tbe batt ? of Tangt-nn. It is s vid that Chaff?? report? d many Americans were unfit for duty. Ih? re ! had been man. case? of heat -iroatrati ?n, ' ?orne of which resulted fatally. He alto sai ? that the condition of other troops was ?imltr and intim-ted some deity might he e tue tot. These condition? he attributed to tbe rapidity of the march from Tientsin and tbe beavy fight at Peiteang and Yangttun in hot we?tb?r. At the broker*' office? here today stecke ?nd cotton are strong, but wheat and corn are weik But even In the meet reliable and well established of those office?, husmo?, is dull, ?nd each is reported to be*the evie ell over the ?oantry. ? telegram from ( hicafen tbia inorning an? nounces the arreat of Axtel I Warka and wile and Wm. Do kery, alias Kelly. The trie are charged with raising ?ed passing $2 M ? Phereon-head bill? to 95't and $10*_. NEWS OF THK DAI Fifty-two cases of yellow fever, eigh? teen heitiK among Americans, are re? ported in Havana. Tbe body o? King Humbert of Italy lay in alate in tbe (?-urinal yesterday and was viewed by thousands. Kirtr Vic? tor E naouei received tbe diplomatists. Despite tbe emphatic denials of the officials of the American ?steel and Wire Company that a reduction of wages of the employes of its mills was contem? plated tbe report turns out to be true. Tbe Qrady G? i m Label ordinance, passed by the Atlanta city council some time ago, which required tnat nil tbe city printing should bear the union label, ban been declared illegal by tbe supreme ourt o__Qeorgia. Michael J. Malloy, thirty-five years of age, supervisor of tbe Metropolitan Branch of tbe Baltimore and Oaio Railroad Company, who fell beneath the wheels of a moving Pullman car iu the train yard in Washington last Mon? day afternoon, died from bis injuries at the Emergency Hospital in that city al 12:20 o'clock tbis morning. Mrs. Bessie Krulewitcb, while rid? ing in a Canal street New York surface oar at four o'clock on Thursday, bad a diamond earing valued at |700 torn from her ear by a ruffian, who then sprang from the oar to tbe street and mixed in with the crowd of pedestrians along tbe sidewalk. There was a detec? tive on the car, bu' in spite of his pres? ence the thief succeeded in escaping. At Ooodland, Kan., tbe hiding place of tbe two men wbo held upa Union Pacific train, killed one passenger and robbed tbe others Sunday, was found yesterday by a sheritl and posse. A tight followed, in which one robber war killed and two of the posse probably fatally injured. The other robber barri? caded himself in a sod kitchen, which was set fire to and the man burned to death President Kruger declares tbat he has no idea of surrendering, and tbat tbe war would last a long time A big battle was reported between Lydenburg and Middl? burg, iu which the Boers are said to have been victorous. The dia covery of the alleged Boer plot to kid nan Lord Roberts, shoot the Britisn of? ficers und recapture Pretoria has MO*. ed a stir among the British and aroueen a demand for more drast.c repressive measure?. Fielder 0. Sllnglu?, attorney at law, of Baltimore, applied for tbe benefit ol the bankruptcy law yesterday. Hin Uabili?lofl are fl-_8,_>00 and assets $61, i02.09 Mr. bl'nglutl became financial? ly embarrassed by indorsing promi? sory notes of big brother, Horace Billig? luff, and of the firm of SlinglutI, Jobn & Co., oi which Horace t?linglutl was ? member. These Indorsement-? compris?? tbe bulk of the liabilities. Of tbe as? sets i/A),000 is represented by a one seventh interest In Beach Hill farm ana Forest farm. Hie Li-'i: Tavn> by a Beim.?A g'aes of beeraavad the life of Henry Bocconi * few day? ago. If tbe beer wa- sot the saving agent the thiret for it wa?, ?nd that ie about the ?ame thing. It happened in this wav ?ay? the Chicago Inter-Oc?an : Boucord it a motorman ou tbe Twelfth street trolley line. Oo one of the hot nlgbu recently he went ap the ?taira of hi? home to go to bed. He had partly disrobed in hi? room when the incli? nation cam? upon him to go to the corner saloon and get a glaea of cold foaming beer. The more he thought ?boat the heat au? beer the more thirsty he beo*me, and tb?? ,-eeult wm that heredreesed himself ?nd went to U_3 saloon at the corner of Ogden and Mil lard avenue?, where he ordered a "school.?-r While Bonoord wu drinking, a that.dir storm broke and load *-eals were beatd Lightning wa? inceaeant for ?eversi minato?. When the ?torn had paea-.d Boneori returned to bi? home ?nd to hi? room. He found that the hon?? had been ?track by lightning, and the bolt bad shattered bit bed to ?mltbereen.; j even th? oolite and sheet? were torn t. pLtce?, I VIRGINIA ? ?.WS Dr. Richard W. Bagby, a prominent physician of Louisa, died yesterday at his home near Bumpass in that county. He was 67 years old. Mrs. Janni?3 Embrey, wife of A. T. Embrey, commonwealth's attorney of Fredericksburg, and daughter of ex? Postra.ster H. H. Wallace, died at her home, there, last night after an illness of several mohtlis, aged twenty-eight years She leaves one child. Mr.-. Bettte ? Cock? ?lie?l lest night at the University ol Virginia. She was the widow of George ? Cocke, jr., eld ?et son of Geu. Pntlip St. Geo. Cocke, tbe owner of Bsllmead, the lamou? farm in P.wbatan county, and one of the wealthiest men in the South. Mrs. E?-?b. th Haydon, wife of John H.ydon, tbe wea I? ? t KM ofSpott t-ylv-ui., died t-udd.uly at her home Thursday night, aged seventy-eight years, tibe was sitting on her porch when she b.cani?? ill, ami was assisted to her room by her housekeeper, where she died in a few minutes. Belle Grove Council. No. 1.2, Jr. O. U. A. M., of King George, have i^ued tbeir programme for tbe dedication ex? ercises of their new hall, at King George Court House, on August 16. During the day there will be speaking, a tournament and a match gume ol baseball. At night a concert will be given. Alexander Bracchi, the alleded an? archist, who was arre-tml in Richmond upon complaint that he had threatened to blow up Ht. Pet r's Cithedral, creat? ed a sensation in the Police Court yes? terday by spriogit g upon and striking tbe first witness against bim. This in? cident practically ended the examina? tion, as the police justice senteuceil Bracchi to jail in default of il OOU se? curity. In the Prince*8 Anne County Court yeeterday, ?counsel ior Charles t?hield?1, who was accusetl of accomplishing II.? ruin ot his sixteen-year-old daughter, Vashita, but whom the granii jury this we k filled to indict, learning that tbo commonwealth would prosecute Shields'daughter if the defendant aj. peal.d from the magistrate's court, where he was given six mouths iu j ?til for immorality, withdrew tbe prisoner's appeal and Shields returned to jail to serve out bis sentence. Work is progressing rapidly on West? moreland's handsome new Couttbouse ?' Montross. The roof bes beeo pul ot and the large force of ?workmen expect 10 complet?? their labors about Septem? ber 15, Wuen the building is turn ?I >v?r by the contractor for the use of ?he couiity it is proposed to observe the -veut with fitting ceremonies. Por? traits of former judges, clerks and ether . ublic otfi_ials who remiered honorable service to the good old county during the pas 100 years will bu uuveileilo ??lorn the walls of the new structure ?ml talented speaker.-) will make appro? priate addresses. THE CHINESE TROUBLES The Belgian foreign office has re received from E. D. Cartier de Mer Ohienne, first secretary of its legai ion it Pekin, a cablegram stating tbat an imperial Chinese decree name.-? Li Hung Camg as Mim-Mer Plenipotenti? ary to negotiate p-nrw It is believed in London, where Chinese good faith has been seriously doubled, tbat the move is a genuine one and that Cbina is heartily tint! of her cot ti ct with tbe powers. According to some reports, Li ?. seriously ill at Shanghai. As.trtUd yesterdav all ministers iu Pekin are actog together in refusing to leave the capital except ui?der the di? rer? instructions of their governine-1_, which are not likely to be given. A St. Peter-hug <t -patch says it is r? - ported that 12,00?? ('cinese troop-i ar?? marching Irom tue provinces of Ho Nan and Hu-Pei toward Pekin and Tientsin. Tbisarniy, coming from the soutb, would strike tbe allies in the rear. No doubt is entertained in Washing? ton of tbe ability of .he relief column that reaches Pekin to safely take back tbe legaMonere. The United States government has forwarded its approval of the choice of Waldersee as the leader of the interna? tional forces. The United ?States now has two gui. uoaN?the Castine and the Princeton? at Shanghai. A R Js_o-Japanese expedition is re? ported to be moving on i'ekiu from tbe north. Bishop Graves, the Methodist bishop of Shanghai, thinks the unrest of the north of Cnina will extend totbesoutb and all work must be stopped. Andrew Carnegie in an interview ad vines the United States to steer clear of Ei.rop.ao alliances in China. He says tbe European powers are looking out 'or their own selfish interests. Rear-Admiral Kempfl is going to Shanghai to look after American inter? ests in that new centre of trouble-breed ng. If the British land troops there (he French propose to no likewise. CLOSING OF THE COBBLER".?? ? ? REEK The cobbler in an old institution. He lias been a prominent member of tbe community since mankind cast aside sandals and began to wear shoes. At first the soles of shoes were of wood and the uppers of cloth, but later the art of tanning was brought to what was thought to be perfection, so that the entire shoe was made of leather. Straightway the cobbler bectmo mucb more io demand, and at one time so auch so that a man had to serve an apprenticeship and learn how to make 'ne entire shoe before being allowed to rejair lb??... ?In th ? age of machinery," said an old C-bi?lcr, 'the ba?ineas of repairing shoae is not ?<? *oo?*? as it we? when I wae a young man learning my trade. Then all ?ho?? wer?; nu lo by hand, and when we would ?tart to wi'k on it we knew |att what to expect to find when we ?tot be ow th.. ;rf?ce, and wn cou. ? poandand hammer acd know the tbitg would not fall apart. Bat now the cato \s pit tbe rev-i-e fco mu.h of the thing ie made by machinery tbat tbe different paru do not fit ae tbey should, and tbe material is away behind third clase, and io tho cheaper ? hoeeoo the market the noie? are of paper and will last a very ebort whi e. "The ptoblein of proper rep.ir? to a shoe !? very haid toeelve. If the mm who want? the repair? made in ? ?me of tho ?hop? go.h ta we ?ee here, with aign? oot-ide advert? ??? a sole and beel for thirty.flve cent?, he 0?n expect cheap work and mueri?!. They ..me very near putting the Da Is io by m*. thine BOWaiay?. The first lain eome? and the ehoe ia rained. If any person wa.Ua pair of ?hoe? repaired let him flnt cut and pull tut the ?tttchee and then take them to an o.d-timed cobbler and ?n.truct him to band?_ew thtru tnrough tbe original bolo?, and after t_.e work ia done he can be sure of a good job. The ?a??????? ?u good ap te a f.w year? ago, bot now tnerei? hardly ali .mg in it for ue. and 1 ?oppose a few year? will ?ee the hut of tu _t a ?eia??, I TO-DAY'.- TELEGRAPHIC NEWS From China. London, Aug. 11.?A tit. Petersburg dispatch says that the Officiel Messen? ger publishes an announcement that tbe Russian Minister at Pekin, M. De Giers, has been ordered to leave the city oo the understanding that the Chinese government guarantees bis s.fety. The Czar's decision to allow M. de Giere to leave Pekio, accordicg to tbe Messenger, followed tbe receipt of a dispatch from him identical with those lately received by the other pow? ers, telling of tbe desire of the Coinese tbat the ministers leave the city. London, Aug. 11.?The Czar's permis? sion of M. De Giere to leave Pekio in? cludes all tbe members of the Russian legation with the marines. De Gier? is instructed to caution the Chinese gov? ernment of the consequences of tbe ??lightest infraction of tne inviolability oi himself and all wbo travel witb him Paris, Aug. 11.?Admiral Courejolles telegraphs from Taku tbat it is rumor ? d tbat tbe Pekin legations have again been attacked. _-? Russian Plans to Crush China. London, Aug. 11.?A dispatch to the Graphic from Moscow describes tbe .ruwth of the war fever against China among all classes, tbe feeling not being alone connecte 1 witb the Pekin situa? tion. Russia, it is said, is concentrating 400,000 men Id *.be far East for tbe put nose of inflicting a series of stat-gering nlows on the Chinese. Hoe will not commence tbe really offensive until -luccess is certain. Sbe realizes tbat the future security of her eastern bounda? ries depends upon ber inflicting t-ucn ?-baetieemeut as will de'.er tbe Chinese tor generations from violating Russian territory. Therefore, tbe 8lav ti.t bas .one forth tbat the Mongol must be iverwbelmed atd crushed beyond res irreotion. It is rumored in military circles that the Russian permanen force in tbe eastern possession will be increased to 400,000 men. The War in Africa. London, Aug. 11.?An important operation is revealed in Lord Roberts lispatcbes to the war office today. Gen? eral H-.iller is advancing direc ly north irom Laings Nek, on the wagon road which passes through Krmelo andero.? >s tbe Lorenzo Marquez railroad uear rlarcbadodorp, one ol the important Boer bases. Butler evidently aims to ?et behind tbe main body of the Boer wbo nre somewhere near Macbadodorp. (Crug.r Is also in tbat vicinity. Lord Roberts in bis report says: "Hunter te ports tbat tbe Boers are still surrender? ing in the Bethlehem district. A mil lou rounds of rifle ammunition have been destroyed at Nauwport. Kitcbe .ier engaged De Wet's rear guard yes? terday afternoon near Lindegues drift (on the Vaal) He beard Metiiuen's guns six miles to the northwest." London, Aug. 11.?Lord Roberts ri? pons under yesterday's date, concern ing the plot to kidnap bim. It was ap? parently exaggerated in the press dis? patcher?. Robert wires : "A plot to carry me od has been discovered. It was clumsily conceived. The ring lead? ers and all concerned are now under ar? rest." LoDdon, Aug. 11.?A dispatch from Lorenco Marquez ->ays that it is rumor? ed that President Stey ? has com ini: ted suicide. Expres?-i Messen_-or Killed and Sai'?* Robbed. Columbus, O., r\u_ 11.?When the Panhandle train No. 8, Irom tbe Watt, pulled into tbe Union Depot shortly alter ten o'clock 1 <st night, Charier Lane, tbe express messenger.was found lead in the car, with eight bullets in bit body. Tbe safe was blown open at?: .tbout $10,000 bad been eecured by tb? robbers. The murder is supposed lo -luve takeu place between Milford Cen tre and Columbia. Tne messenger was alone. No one heard tie shot or the explosion attending ibe blowing up ot the safe. Tbe utmost mystery veils the islUir. Lane was about 28 years of age Line's own revolver was found in tbe safe witb two empty shells, indicating ?hat he had tired twice at his assaltati ts. Detectives are doing some fas: work on the case. By 8:'i0 o'clock this morning tbey bad learned tbat there were three robbers and that they got on the train at Miliord Centre and a man suppose.] to be an accomp.ice digged tbe train ?it Marble ('liti, four miles east of ( '. lumbus. From tbe perturbation shown by the express officials, it is believed (hat a big sum ol money was taken, tui this (bey deny. Oae rumor places it at #45,000. Zionist- Start to? Holy Land. New York, Aug. 11. -The steamship Graf Waldersee, tor Hamburg, sailed at live o'clock this morning and aboard tier were Divine Healer John Alexan? der Dowie, his wife and daughter and ei^rht of his disciples. They are bound for the Holy Land, where the leader of tbe ? onists expects to derive inspira (ion and rest. He will be in Jerusalem, he said, to see tbe sun rise upon the 2(1 I. century. Tie party took the tinesi suite of staterooms on tbe vessel, the oor-t being something like $1,500. A few of his followers met bim at the pier. He talked to them in a fatherly manner for some time and placing hi nands upon them he uttered words of bles-ing. His followers stood in a group ?tbout bim and fairly worshipped bim. Dowie said he would travel as well as his means would allow and in as much as be admits 'bat he is worth sometbirg ike two million dollars it is presumed tbat be and bis party will live aod travel in lavish style. He denied ibe report tbat he would establish churches throughout Europe. Tour of the Cuban Teacher**. Boston, Aug. 11.?The Cuban teach ers, the gues's of Harvard University, ?vili leave Cambridge next WadoMda* ?.Itrooon and will sail from Bostoi ?arly Thursday morning, for N? w York. Washington will be reache Friday night, and Sunday noou tbt start will be made for New York by train. Tbe teacher? will stay in New York and Brooklyn, Tuesday and \V-r! nesday, and Thursday tbey will be the .ueste of tbe c.ty of Philadelphia. G Friday, August 24, the teachers wul leave Philadelphia in transports foi Havana. If yoQ wish tine devile-i or ?be try three preparo?) by ui from crab ment of our own ?? king at f.ammel's Bestanrsnt. Uard-ahel rub-i Hteamsd twic. daily. Soft-she.1 crab on toset Clami in sil etyle?. Fried orate?? in boxee ? specialty. All order? through Home 'phone '?3 receive prompt attention. DIED. Ob Au.ist 11th, at 2:15s. m, ????? HOWARD, infant son of Hoes W ?nd Henry U Hanter, aged ?even m.nths Fonersl from ?urente' residence, 1215 Princ* street, tomorrow (Bunday) evening at 6 o'clock.' f neo?.? snd re! .?*_e invited to Attend, In? ternet*; private. For-iitn Kern?. London, Aug. 11.?It is reported that Sir Robert Bant Bannatyne Finley, a prominent liberal unionist, will succeed tue late Baron Russell of Killowen as Lord Chief Justice of Eogland. R.me, Aug 11 ?King Victor Emanuel took the oath to tbe conetitu tion in the Senate bouse today. Tbe republicans and tbe extreme radicals ?.bsented themselves from the cere? mony. London, Aug 11. The Spectator to? day, commeuling on Bryan's speech of cceptance and bis remarks about tbe Pnilippins, says that it is very unlike Americans to acknowledge tbat any tssk is loo hard for them. "Should . be democrats by any chance succeed," -ays the paper, "they will find that protec ing .nd governing a republic is verv mucb tbe same thing." Osterd, Aug. 11.?Tbe Shah of Per? sia and his suite arrived bere today from l'ars en route for London. C-pe Coas? . Castle, British Gold Coast, Aug. 11.?Col. Burroughs has reinforced and reproviaiooed Kumassi ?iter severe lighting. The British loss relues Lieut. Geer killed and four ol licers wounded. The loss among tbe men were four killed and 25 wounded Oran, Algeria, Aug 11.?Since tbe re* cent pillaging of a French convoy by in? Irme, men was allowed to go un nuni-bed the tribes on the northwest frontier bave been menacing tbe French. The Djad and Meboya tribes are figbt i.g among themselves because tbe lat? er killed a pr. -French chief of tbe for? mer. Two hundred and rjlty were -Cili? ci on both Bides before the local ?Sol? an's envoy arrived and urged tbe folly if civil strife when all were threatened iy a commou enemy. Forest Fires. Kiogston, N. Y, Aug., 11.?The voods on tbe C-tskill mountains in tbe vicinity of tbe Kaaterskill Hotel, took dre about 3 o'clock yeeterday after toon and soon assumed such propor loua tbat surrouodiog property was in langer. Parties were made up to go ?ut aud fight the flamee. One of these little- were so busily engaged in figbt _g the flames tbat they paid little aeed to be direction of tbe wind wbicb lad changed aod was blowing tbe fire ? toeir direction. Tbe li_mes made ucb headway tbat they were compel? ed to lire lor their lives. They lost heir bearings and brought up on the op of a high ledge witb tbe flamee ?lose at ih'ir heels. Three of tbe tour men succeeded in getting lown the lerig?-, but tbe other man was bin ?-Mi to death. His budy was so jurnel so badly as to be unrecogniz? able and the only way he was ideot:? tied was by bis watch wbich bad -top runntug at precisely four o'clock. A Young Yaiulcrbilt. Asheville, N. C, Aug. 11.?The news loi abroad today that the stork bad ?aid a vi-it to Biltmore, tbe home of Vlr. and Mrs. George Vanderbilt, last Sunday. Tne new born heir is a boy. People bere are wondering why tbe ?appy event wa-> kept a secret so long. Un. Vanderbilt was Miss Editb 6 uvvesaot Dresser and she was married o Vanderbilt in Paris on June 1, 1898. TELEGRA-W BREVITIES. The quadrennial convention of tbe ?ational assuc ation of democratic clubs, originally set for September 5 at In? dianapolis, bas been postpone! until < ?jtober 3. The British s'eamsbip Palestro, which went ou tbe Outer Diamond Shoals ofl Halteras, Thursday morning, lies a helpless wreck with her deck under water and about to break in two. This morning an explosion of gasoline oc? curred in the ba-emeutat the rear of Barnard'? ..?'in an I oi. st? re in Foeuester, N. Y. Im mediately a sheet of flame sprang up the five ??? ri building to the roof, enveloping the whole rear pa?t in dame?. A ?colored man wbo was seen etiipjiug gasoline where the explosion occurred, is missing. Barnard's -tore and fcandrell'? restaurant are a iota! lose. Pugilist (fu* Bnhlin went to Manhattan to? day. He enid "It wa? ihe heat a? mach a? Fitz's body l/ows which weakened me. I al? so trained too hard and fongh too soon af? ter the tight with -harkey I was not fit and .he heat ami tbe punching laid me oat. I am <is good as ev??r now." Fir_t and Fatal Trip on a Train. Washington Turner, a young farmer re-id ng near Ai.nistoti, Ala., boarded the Southern Railway train at tbat place yesterday, bou d for McFall, rwelve miles away, where be was rear ed, With hi t? were his wife and baby. Tbey bad never ridden on a railroad 'rain before, and as the cars sped along al a fa-t rate of speed they watched anxiou-ly for their destination. Half a mile from Mr Fai I the whistle blew, and, recognizing their whereabouts, Turner and wile hurriedly left tbeir seats, and, proceeding to tbe platform of tbe coach, made a leap for tbe ground, the wife clutching her baby in oer arms. As tbe train bad not slack? ened its speed, Turner was killed al? most instant iy und his wife was so bad? ly Injured that she died. The baby has ? broken leg. The only explanation advanced for the conduct of the couple is that tbey were unacquainted witb traveling on a train, and, fearing that it would not stop, jumped from it. Maryland Wheat t? Ohio.? Several cars of Maryland wheat have been forwarded to Ohio, supposed to be firmillin_ purposes. There has been quite a demand for Maryland wheat trom both Oiiio and New York tbis sea? son and considerable has been shipped to both plpces, Tbis season's crop of Maryland wheat shows better condition and quality than for several years, and tbe yield has also been a good one. _u_ Woods a Baihinu ???..a ? The young women summer residents of Baya'de, L. I , wbo go in bttbicg mmt do their drees? i ?ig in tbe woods. For over twenty years the b?.?-? h of Little Neck B?y, jutt off from the t:rich?ron House, ha. been a favorite place fof biheri Several years ago Joseph Crocb eron ? r?.,?ti_tor of tbe place at that time, b _iit a number of bathing h ?mei eonvenient to the water. Throngs osud the?? houses every day durirg the season Lait week, for -ime unaccounted, leaaon, all tbe houses were destroyed. The women and gir'? took to the wool? to make their charge? of gar? ments. Ti is went a 1 light until a d?y or two ago when the wi.ruen learned tbat (ome of tbe hoys hid seer? ted themselves in the trees overhead and had wa'o ie?! tbe perfoim? ance. An elf tit is being made by the summer resident?, to have bathing houses built aear Willeui Po nt. The Market?. Chicago, A ng. 11.?The market closed at follows: Wheat-fcept 76^?7_V (Jtx-rgetown. Aug. 11 ?Wheat 06a70, Tho quicker you stop a cough or cold the lo-s ?langer there will be of fatal lung trouble. One Minute (ou^h Cure is tbe only harmless -?.m-dy that give? immediate resalta. You j will like U, YcL'NO Negro's Cbimk-i G?-ode. a young negro hardly I_ .'*'* of age, was tried in the Couoty ,?, of Appomattox yesterday ou t?.. of attempting to criminally _w_. John Torrenoe, a highly resi*cie , ofthat county. Mrs. Torrecu band had gone away to thresh ^ and early in the morning t, was employed on the Torren.. _:!, crept from bis room, on the unner h ' down into Mrs Torrence's cbeZ where he found her end her tbH asleep on a pallet which w_. J '*] out on tbe floor. When the _e?f0 , tempted to assault her Mr- ! awoke, and on seeing the _??,,, -? __. ?__1UK ?.?e , struck bim with her ti-t ? theo, grabbing a cbair, attack?, "' witt - ? ihat she pu _.,_ * lilis _Jt _? flight. He was immediate. and bad he been captured" be have been lynched. The negro was afterw.rd caught ,. Farmville. It was ?not would receive tbe death penali? ,n! when the jury rt turned a rei lid Of ? year? in the penitentiary i_ere '?*' much exoitementand iodignatioo lr*J many threats ol lynching. It _app._^ tbat a train was due to pass Apr omst t_ station in a abort while af'er | diet was rendered, and owing to thi state of tbe public mind the own ( reeled the sberifl to take tne pha**? to Richmond at once, wt; It is thought tbat tbe jury u. duenced in their verdict b* ti efactlta tbe negro was not quite 10 yean oli.? and that he did not ptMiae. a |T bright mind. Gilugan'b Bu'ibmoi -..?,*,_,_ The case of Nick Gilli.ao. who ?-* ?jiven eighteen years in to- ; tiary for tbe murder of his iw? father in Isle of Wight couotj who wee refused a new tri will not be carried to the Court peals, contrary toexpectati >i - C. Baker, of counsel for Oil e*d. mid yesterday it would be utterly ble to take the case _? jud-e allowed tbe defeosi August 18?ten days?in _rbi< : pare tbe necessary pB*i.r-, a. :: ? take over two weeks alone tu ihe record of tbe trial from tbe rapber's notes. Tbe de: until (he September term to die ?_ _?. peal, but the judge woujd to tbe time further than Augu-' : defense has sufficient lue. defray all necessary ex pei. Attacked n_-e.__AR___-.--u.. ing|a cat boat on tbe Delaware terday, Miss Agnes Merritt.n:. pbia, had a battle witb abai.-.. ma? returning from a trip up the bay a-in? den gaie swamped the boat, tbro?;?? Miss Merritt into Ibe water. S.e ??.? aged to climb on top of tbe over-ur.?. boat, however, but bad barely done < wbeo from ten to fifteen ibarki ? rounded tbe boar. Tbe plucky **?_ woman seized a floating our ar,j* tempted to teat them oil, hut tne b.cv> only maddened tbem, and her sRirt, nearl pulling ber from _er percb. At tbis critical juncture m young woman was reecued hy tbe erti of a passing tug. Remarried.?Miss Ada B. H.?p*. of ".tauoton, was married at IbebttM of her brother, C. D. Hawpe, in Brak? lyn, ?. Y., this week to Mr. Tbco? *3. Burwell, of Lexiogton. married in t?aunton never? 1 year- ? and went at once to tbe band- ine n.m that the groom had newly titled.?. but for some reason never nade pakk tbe bride became dieeatir-tiei after ? few days and returned to her -i--r? borne in ?tauuton and a!'? cured a divorce. So tbe ? - remarriage is a surprise to ?ii _? friend- in Staunton. Mr. ani Hfl Burwell will reside at Lexington. The diiruption of tbe wall imp today. The employe? of the ?--lory .'. V? Br(n?wick, ? J., Joined :u a bif today at the death of th. tra?. HOW'8 THI**? We offer One Hunched Dollar- ? nti any case ot (Jstarrh tbst cantei bo ? urei '?' Hsir? Cauri h Cure. F. J. CHENEY A 00 We, the underiif-ue<*, have known ' Cheney for the last 15 years, sn<l bed perfectly honorable ia all bumnt-M **?_?? t'on? snd financially able to eai obligation? made by their firm. Weet A Trusx, wholesale diu^g1 Walding, Klunsn A Msrvm. win gieU, Toledo, O. ??1G? Catarrh Care is tsk. ? -re-'??' acting directly opon the blood surface? of tbe -ystem. Te-; free. Price 75c per bottle, ti? gist?. Hail'? Family Pilla are the beet. Mothei? endorse it, cbildn folk? nee it. We refer to One M ? Cure. J$ will quickly <ure til ??? ' lo___ trouble?. ?JU.OO Round-trip to Hlu?no n' ?' On Sunday, August 12:h. Bailway will ?ell ticket, tl I from Alexandria to Aihburc. 1: and intormediste lUtionn, |00 leaving Alextndria 7:68 s. m ai arriving st Aloxsndria 7:52 p. m. '*"'" '"?' Excursion I.<nii?. Book? The Passenger Department of tb* ? ay 1 vania Kaiiroad Com panr 190U editici of it? Suma? I Baok. This work is designed publie with descriptive not???? ? '? summer retort? of eastern Amer;.?. * beet root?? for reaching them ?<"?li: of fare. It contain? all tbe shore and mounUin Matti over seveLteeu hundred difiere..'. ' combination? of routes. 1 ta '"-o* **'. compilad witb tbe greatest c? ? gether is the most compi??'.? ? si ve handbook of ?u miner ir? to the public. '? he cover i? hendi?me tad - ed in colora snd the bo. _ - _ . maps, preeentin_ tbe exit? ticket? are sold. The book ?? C tratad with fine half-tone cuu of ? tbe various resorts and ?long it? .n?1"? Pennsylvania bad road. This very interesting book ? cured at any Penasylvsnis l?*? ' oflce at tbe notntnal price of u ? pon application to tbe ger.er-. street sution, by mail for twem. ? $5.00 Washington t?. "??? * and Ketur? f-MW. Tickets on ?ale for s i -iato? ^ ? Prlt| van ?a Railroad Friday, and tal '-' '} . -? lanticCity, Cape M*y, Ocean tl? Isle City, N. J., good to rei-? J"Ui,.,: ing Tnesday. Tickeu ftta bridge route to Atlantic CSty. K' not Uter than September 1, ?-?? ol fifty oenU, return limn may ** t? tieptamtar 14, Lndusi*'??