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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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
No doubt is entertained in Washing?
ton of tbe ability of .he relief column
that reaches Pekin to safely take back
The United States government has
forwarded its approval of the choice of
Waldersee as the leader of the interna?
The United ?States now has two gui.
uoaN?the Castine and the Princeton?
A R Js_o-Japanese expedition is re?
ported to be moving on i'ekiu from tbe
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".?? ? ?
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
?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
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
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?
LoDdon, Aug. 11.?A dispatch from
Lorenco Marquez ->ays that it is rumor?
ed that President Stey ? has com ini: ted
Expres?-i Messen_-or Killed and Sai'?*
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
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 _.,_ *
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
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.
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?.
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?
Hail'? Family Pilla are the beet.
Mothei? endorse it, cbildn
folk? nee it. We refer to One M ?
Cure. J$ will quickly <ure til ??? '
?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.
not Uter than September 1, ?-??
ol fifty oenU, return limn may **
t? tieptamtar 14, Lndusi*'??