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SATURDAY EVENING. AUG. ? 1900.
??????? the beet authority for the etatement that a great pressare le bein<? brought to bear upon the President to pursue a war polioy towards China, by an indefinite military occupation of the capital of tbat country and other forms of hostility and violence, either alone or in conjunction with some other powern. It Is said this pressure comes partly from commercial interests that stand in witb the administration aod partly from tbe so-called religious element, who want to force missionaries aod religion upon China. Of course there are many thou? sands ot reputable merchant?* and ot genuine (. tiriftiens in the land wno would view such a policy with stern disapprobation. But tbe depraved ele meDt is numerous and very influential. We observe alno that a clssa of per? sons calling themselves "the Ameri? can Association" at Shanghai havr been busily telegraphing for troop*, anil say tbat the "military estimate" for Soanghai is 15,000 This they ?end by telegraph to their allies in New York, who in turn forward it to the American State Department. That these fellow? want a Chinese war and the job.-? and plunder that follow in its traiu is obvious enough. Such is the development in less than two sboi ? years of the imperial policy. The Pres? ident made war on the Philippines. Not even Washington, in tbe belter days of the republic, would have dared to make war without the express sanc? tion of Congress. The President swears to obey the Constitution. If be wilful? ly violates it he is a perjured mac Ii he now thinks war on China is neces? sary, let bim summon Congress in extra session and submit tbat question to that body lor ite action. It is very desirable tbat the United States should have good trade relations with China. If American live sand property have beer? wantonly destroyed, this country bas a right to suitable indemnity. Oui ju-t rights and our interests end righi here. No exorbitant indemnity, no seizure of Chinese provicoe*, nor proi agation o? Christianity in any form or creed iu China by tbe sword, ought to be counte? nanced by tbe people, unless we are to im?tete the vilest examples of European governments. Now, this being our ob? vious duty and our interest, how can these results be best attained ? They caunot be reached by an overthrow and dispersion of the Chinese government, or by undertaking to dictate to the Chinese where they shall have their capital loos ted. So long as Pekin is occupied by tbe allied forces the gov? ernment of China will not be apt to re? turn there. II it were to return and ne? gotiate under the military dictation of foreign troops, all its acts would create suspicion among the people and any treaty such a government would make at Pekin would be liable to be upset by a popular uprising. A stable govern? ment is alike important to tbe Chinese and to ourselves. These considerations are clear enough to any man who is not a jobber, but a friend of peace, but, un? fortunately, with an administration so easily controlled by dangerous, corrupt and secret influences, nobody can tell what is coming next. The man "with the pull" controls the administration; the President controls tbe man witb the sword, and the American people have ceased to have any real control over their own government. Not only are our British allies sup? plied with money, exacted from the tax ridden people of this country by a high tarili on their necessaries, at low rates of interest, but tbe Russians, a'so, having been informed that prosperity is so prevalent here that money is cheap, have borrowed one hundred and fifty million dollars on more favor? able terme than tbey could obtain else? where. The Americans who have be? come millionaires by means of tbe spec? ial favors granted them by their gov? ernment, have read the handwriting on the wall, and are casting anchors to windward, so tbat when the fireworks begin here, they may have a snug har? bor among the more stable govern? ments of Europe, whose people are less taxed than those on this side of the sea. Thk democrats in the Norfolk dis? trict have nominated Mr. MBycard for Congress The democratic nomina? tions in all the ten Congressional die tricts of the ?State have been made, and all that the Virginia democra' < now have to do is to elect them, and that, they can do il they try, and should do, uot only for their St ite'e and their party's iutereaN, but for those of the whole country. There are only two or three close districts in the State, end it should be tbe duty of the democrats in tbe others' to help to make them sife ateo. A Disi'ATCH from Pekin to the Lon? don Times of yesterday's date, says the allied forces are "looting tbe city sys? tematically." Irregular looting is bad enough, but as it is practiced systemati? cally upon the people of Pekin, their lot is hard indeed. Aod yet the rob? bers are not heathen, but prof? as to l? Christians aud civilized. The course pursued by tbe Ameri? can army in China is the sime as tbat it taken in the Philippines, that is, ac? cording to the dispatches received from there. One yesterday stated that the American troops the day before attack? ed a village near Tientsin and tbat five of tbem were wounded, but that they killed three hundred Chinamen and captured sixty-four wounded ones, and then burn?-d the village. All of which is of course highly conducive to the spread of Christianity and humanity among the people of that unfortunate ? )untry. A Boer lieutenant, in his own coun? try, accused of an attempt to capture tbe General of the British army in 8outh Africa, has been shot to death. But the British, when their spy, in this country, Major Andre, was sentenced to death by General Wash? ington, made a great ado. But there is a great difference between an Eog linhmari and a Boer, not only in Eng? land, but in thi? country, which has be? come England's secret ally. Mr. W. E. Johnson, editor of the New Voice, who has just returned from Manila, says that city is now "a hot? bed of vice and crime." But bow can tbat be, when the Americans made war upon tbe Filipinos for the "sole" pur? pose of civilizing and christianizing them? Mr. Johnson must be wrong; but what he says is corroborated by all other intelligent Americans who have returned from Manila. _r . An Elberfeld journal says the Ger? man troops during the fight at Tien inin killed all the Chinese prisoners, but that the KussiaDs murdered every? body, tbe women and children being bayoneited. Tbe Crefeld Zeitung has a letter, saying that the Russians and Japauese assassinate all Chinese whom they encounter. But, all tbe same, the Chinese war is prosecut? d iu the name of civilization, Christianity and humanity. Okneral Wood, the U. 8. com mander-in-cbief o? Cuba, has ordered the TJ. ?. flag that has been dying over the palace at Santiago ever since the surrender of tbat city by the Spaniards, to be supplanted by the Cuban dag. This will be a sad blow to the jingoes and imperialists, who say that when "tbe flag" has once been raised, it must never be pulled down. FH?JM WASHINGTON. [Correspondence of the Alexandria O saette.] Washington, August 25. Tue Navy department received lrom Admiral Ram?-y la?-t night a cablegram which bss been withheld lrom publica? tion. It was dated Taku. It made the surprising statement, according to an official, that tbe Russian commander at Pekin bad dir. cted the commanders of tbe other forces in the field to hold no communication with the Chinese. So far as can be learned Remey did not give his authority for the statement. The dispatch caused the utmost sur? prise among officials her?'. It was con sidered as a report, although it did not say so in so many words, tbat Russia bad declared war against China. Serious complications are almost certain to fol? low such a condition of affairs and the officials are eagerly awaiting confirma? tion. The foregoing interpretation of Remey dispatch is directly in line with tbe positiv* statement made in pr?ts dispatohes several days ago tbat the Ruseiane bad declared war on the Chi? nese. The State department this morning makes the final announcement: "The attention ol the department of State was today called to the recently publi? shed s m ementa of the Console of tbe United States in China tbat they bad left their several posts by express direction of that department. These statements have been formally con? tradicted. It is true, it wrs said, the consuls were permitted by the de? partment to leave but this permission was accorded upon their own repre? sentations that their lives were in im? minent danger. Siepi are, however, being taken by the department to have all consuls of this government return to their several posts s- soon as the immediate danger has pe sed.'' While the War department denies that the diversion of troops from China to the Philippines was iu any manner b9sed upon a sudden emer?ency in the latter place, it in known that Gen. Mc Artbur hm baen insistent upon his need lor more men to accomplish the subjection of the islands. Chief Wilkie, of the seoret service, received a telegram from New Orleans chis morning announcing the arrest there of Custeo Salvador, an Italian and supposedly an anarchist. It is stated at the Cens?a Bnreau that the census rene-*, will show that the population of the country is about sev? enty five million.aud that forty percent, of it is urban. Wheat and corn, as well as stocks, are quoted at tbe brokers' offioee here today as weak. An active business man of this city, being asked today if prosperity is as generally preva lent here as the newspapers re? port, replied that a aa Washingtonian, ne didn't like to say so, but that he must acknowledge tbat he never, in all bis life, knew business of all sorts dull? er bere than now, and that all his ac? quaintances told bim the same. Then, he added, if a man wants to find out how scarce money ie here now, let him nim try to borrow a small sum, even on tbe best security. All inttlligeut Americans here are now saying tbat they have at least one man in the army and one in tbe navy of whom they can justly be proud, Ad? miral Kemp? and General Chaflee, the former having refused to take part in the improper and unwise attack on tbe ' Taku forts, ani tbe la ter having ad? vised tbe President to withdraw the army from China as soon as possible. Though Vermont and Maine are both strong republican states, it is learned here that tho republican managers are exeiting their utmost endeavors to carry them next month, lest their usual majority in them be reduced by the antLimperialiste, and thus in? juriously affect the succeeding November election?. No democrat expects tbat any New England State, even Connecticut, will vote against trusts, high tariff, gold mono? metallism, and imperialism, as the influence of money it all powerful there. The following official announccn.ont was made at the White House this afternoon: "Owing to the continued pressure of public busine>s of immediate import? ance the President has been obliged tu with 1 draw bU a? '?-p'aiice of the invitati.>?? I - ? t-nd the 31th national encampri.en*. of t're , Grand Anriy of the Republic and the ?event I other invitations incidami to tho ea*?inn. I Secrotiry Cor'alyoa h? r today adi - I citrtive Director Harper. Comman'er-iii-llin-f ? | Shaw of tbe Grand Army of the iUiptild? , and others of this decision sud of the keen disappoint meut felt by the Prr Ident that he will I: ) enable to la pre ent during tbe en? cimpment." ?en. Mae Aithnr has recently reported ab rot 1 000 asen incspacitiled for duty by disease or wounds. Tho troop? origlrit'ly In tended forservice in Chins, abtu? 8,000 hi numi er. will by the order oi Thurs?lay. go to Manila and reinforce tho army iti Ih? Philippines to the former Btreaftb, 8,000 rinvine been lost by transference to Ghhw and 4,000 in ?apacitatod by illness or wounds. NEW?TuFTHK DAY. Nearly 700 Iron molders of Baltimore plants of the Central Foundry Cotopeoj are out of employment for an ind?-finite period. George M. Allen, acting first assis? tant postmaster general, waa taken sua? denti* ill yesterday, and is said to be in a precarious condition. The Cuban tlag will be hoisted today with elaborate ceremony over the pal? ace in Santiago, Cuba. It will float there for tbe first time since General ribatter ordered it hauled down in 18!?8 A dispatch from Pretoria says that Lieutenant Cordua wbh shot Friday afternoon. He was formerly of the ?Staats Artillery and was convicted of being a ringleader in the plot to abduct General Roberts and kill British office re. After seventeen years of seli-iuipor-ed exile, mainly spent in Paris, Theodore Ti I ton, whose name was on nearly ev? ery tongue at tbe time of tbe famous Beecher-Tilton trial, will soon return tu New York. He ii now 65 years old, with long snow-white hair. Rev. Wm. N. Hindman, pastor of tbe First Presbyterian Church, at Liucoin, Neb., which Mr. Bryan attends, bat been asked to resign because be ex? pressed a wish to see the democratic nominee elected. Most of the leading members of tne church are republican??. Information was received in Pnila delphia yesterday of the stranding dur? ing a hurricane of the new British trami? steamer Indra, which sailed with a cargo of sugar from t?amabajn, Java, June 1(1, for Puiladelphia, and nice live? are believed to bave been lost. Norristown, Pa., is greatly perturbed over tbe visitation in town of a rabid emine tbat bit children right and left in bis path. Bef?te the anima! could be dispatched live cbild-en were known to have been bitten and it is believ<<i that many more were lacerated by hi fangs. Charles Geiger, aged sixteen yearr, son of Rev. Mr. Geiger, of Uniontown, Pa., while fishing in tbe Sur-queiianna river yesterday was etruck by light m ? v. and killed instantly. Geiger's clothing wss torn from bis body and be \?? thrown out of tbe boat into the stream. A somewhat excitiog incident mark? ed Mr. Bryan's stop in Bameston, Neh., upon his return from tbo Topbka no? tification meeting yesterday. This in? cident was the detection of a pickpock? et in the active pursuit of bis vacation by Mr. Bryan, a lively chase through tbe cars for tbe thief and bis capture and bis subsequent escape. Louis Peck, tbe colored man who last Monday evening assaulted four-vear old Christina Maas at Akron, Ohio, and whose crime is alone rwpopiibte for the fearful rioting that occured at Akron Wednesday night and Thursday morning, was yesterday afternoon taken from tbe jail at Cleveland, where ht had been removed for safety, rushed to Akron, taken to tbe courthouse, aud withiii five minutes alter bis arrival was convicted of ? be crime and sentenced to the penitentiary for life at hard labor. Dingens, Logan county, W. Va., is In a tumult of excitement. An epidemic of Msassinntion seeras to be rweepiog over the county, Within twenty-four hours three men have been waylaid and shot. On the headwaters of Island Creek, Ira Ellis was Thursday night shot and dangerously wounded by some unknown person, from ambush. About tbe same hour Louie Elmore was fired upon, and his borse shot from under him. At 11 o'clock yesterday Rev. Mil? lard ? a?lord was waylaid on the head? waters of Guyan, by two men. He wh shot In the left side and arm, but will recover. No arr?ete have been made, though the officers are leaving no stone unturned to discover the assassin?. No cause can be assigned for tbe lawless? ness. ? robo Insolence.?Under no cir cums'inc js can mob law b3 jus ified in a "ivilized community; but it is only fair to say that the negroes of New York have brought trouble upon them? selves by the outrageous insolence of their behavior on the streets, in tene? ment houses and in the cars. They have not been satisfied with being con? sidered as good as white people; they have assumed to be superior. Tne re? publican party committed a gross crime against the republic by giving them votes before they were educated to the right use of the franchise, and the republicans are always coddliug and petting them by appointments in tbe national departments as janitors, porters and letter-carriers in order to win tbeir boll?te. Pulled up by this political favoritism and presuming up? on it, the negroes have made certain -ections of New York uninhabitable for the whites, and iu consequence of the prevalence and arrogance of negroes white persons find it unpleasant to pa along Sixth, Seventh and Eighth ave? nues between Twenty-third and Forty fifth streets after nightfall. No other racial quarter of the city?not even the Chinese quarter?is so barred against the majority of our citizens. While these facts do not justify negro-baiting, they show tbat it is to some extent an application of the law of retaliation. ?[Town Topics. Nbobo Boy's Crime.?In Rocking bam county ?. C, yesterday a negro boy, Joe Scales, criminally assaulted tbe six-year-old daughter of Mr. John H. Husky. The mother of the girl, hearing screams, and being told the cause by ber youngercbiiden, secured a revolver and ran after the negro, who fled to a barn and took Irefuge under a wagon. Mrs. Husky forced him to come out, and at tbe point of the pistol marched bim to tbe house, where she rang the farm bell for tbe men in the fields. They came at once, as did, also, a number of friends from adjoining farms. They seized the boy, bound bim, and carried bim to Wentworth, where he was arraigned before a magis? trate and oommitted to jail. There is much excitement over tbe adair, but the youth of the negro will save him from lynching. lu?. . ! 18? V.r. George D. Thaxlon, sr., died in Rionruoinl yipicrlay. U?'V. J K. Mason dieel near Herndon, Fairfax c unity, a few days ago, a?,ed &i year?. The preparations for the second an? nual exnibit of tbe Warrenton Horse Show Association are nearing comple? tion. Hon. Archer A. Phlegat is still unde ri.id about accepting the Supreme Court judge ibip ! ?ndernd him by Oov. Tyler. Senator John W Dtniel will address th:? Jo? Kendall Camp of Confederale Veterans at their annual reunion, Aug? ust .30, at Bethel Academy. Tbe Htptist parsonage in Warrenton, was pertly destroy??! by tire Wednes? day night. The tire originated in the kitchen, which was totally destroyed. It a understood the republicans ol the Filth district will not nominate a candidate for Congress, thus giving Hon. Claude Swauson, democrat, a walkover. Tbe democratic convention for the Second district ol Virginia, which met at Newport News yesterday nominated State Senator Henry L. Maynard, ol Portsmouth, for < ongress on the sixtieth ballot. Abrahams Creek, which is fed by the Winchester run, aud from on? of the principal tributali?- of the Opequot?, was completely divested of fish Tnurs day, asa result of tbe Winchester Gas and Electric Light Company emptying 4,000 barrels of poluled water into tbe town run from ttieir gas holder. The Baltimore and Ohio and Cumbei land Valley railroads, the latter havin ? a terminus in Wiu?iii? ilt-r, ?ire survey? ing for a connecting line between th? two roads on the outskirts ol the U WO At pr?sent ?tit freight matter is trans ferred from one nail to the other by wagon, and the ?onnecling line will facilitati? the transit?r ot ireight as lyell as nave much time and expense. A storm ol tremendous violence swept over Norfolk ami vicinity yeste: - day afternoon. The rainfall was un? precedented?three quarters of an inch in Itt-s than halt an hour being record? ed. Great damage to shade-trees am', dwelling-houses was caused by the high wind. The storm unroofed a number of small buildings and desiroytd gain?? and cornices on mansions in tbe V? est End. Unconscious, with a fractured ikall, and une eye lorn from tbe socket, Geo. Symms, colored, was takeu to Wn chester from Clarke county for medica! attention yesterday, cymine's Injurie? were inflicted by A-hby Pngh during t tight. Tue two meu were at woik threshing on the farm of Mack Cain, and became involved <n a quarrel When Symme threatened to kill Pugh, at tbe same time advancing towan him, Pugh struck him with a pitchfork, fracturing his skull and tearing his eye out. The injured mau is still uncon? scious, and pbjaiciana say be will die. There is a very strong demand io tue English market? ior Virginia daik to* bacco. ? ?nw day? ago the repr?senta? tive of a widely known I. indoli hous? went to Richmond to look into the qOMtioa ot tbe stock of this grade ?? tobacco and the prospects for the yearV crop. He left yesterday for Liverpool. Tbia extensive Eogiiafa buyer came t<> this country on Augu.-t 1, and made? tout ol the West first aud then came direct to Richmond to look into thv tooacco market. Tbe sittiution in Rich? mond befouud i>s favorableas tlesirtdaod ia future he says tier? will bo imported into t he English market a great amount of dark Virginia weed. Iu the pa?t they have been handling cigar leaf. THE CHINESE TROUBLE??. President McKinley is branching out on bolder lines in his treatment of the Qhtoaae sUuaUoa. Though the Ameri? cans in Pekin have bum rescued, he does not, according to Washington dis? patches, consider the programme fin? ished, but proposte to prevent Raerla and Germany from carrying out their own tilaua in Cniua. In this his course of action is parallel with tbat of England and Jaoan, The President is now seriously con? sidering the project of calling a confer? ence ot nations to deal with the situa? tion in China. He ha? heard with "deep distrust" unconfirmed report' that Russia has declared war on Chins and that Russia has been actirg imi? - peodently, to some extent, io rekln. The expected German expedition un? der Field Marshal Count von W?lder see also excites bis suspicion, il?? leurs ? bat these nations propose to gel some special advantage for themselves territorial or otherwise, in China, ano this does not accord with bis wishes. Il Russia or Germany takes any indepejid eut action in the rase it ie expected that President McKinley, together with Eogland and Japan, will protest vigor ously. An extra session of Congress, it ie stated in Washington, is considered un? likely for tho moment, ae there is no need of increasing General Cnaflee's .ores. Tbe President, it is now held, ?an keep Chatlee's army quartered at Tientsin or Taku for some time to come without Congressional sanction. IV.. sure has been brought on tbe President to withdraw the troops from China al? together pending negotiations, but he Il unwilling to do this. Tbe War department has received wo dispatches from General Cnatloe, dated at Tientsin August 21 and '?'? Tne fact tbat they are dated at Tien? tsin leads to a heli'-f tbat perhaps Gen. Chailee has returned there from lVkin, hui this view ie not generally taken in Washington. A new center of trouble has devel? oped in China?Araoy, in Fukien prov? ince, the Japanese "sphere.,' United .States Consul Johnson cables that h mob burned a Japanese temple there and that marinas were landed, presum? ably from a Japanese warship. The latest advioes from Pekin bear the date of August 17 At that time tbt Japanese troops commanded the Kates of the Forbidden City and were awaiting instructions as to whether to nold or destroy them. The American troope were encamped in the grounds of tbe Temple ol Heaven. A Coefu dispatch, dated August 23, saye tbe Chinese have again attacked the allies'line of communication ne ir Tientsin, but met a repulse, Marines from the French cruiser Comet have cleared the streets of Bara? to* and freed the besiegen priests. Eight survivors of tbe fourteen Eoglish missionaries who started te getner from t?han ,>i have reached Han? kow after sutlering frightful barbarities. Motheis endorse it, chrldren ?ike it, old folk? use it. We refer to One Minute ( o igh (uro. It will quickly tare all throat ami lu? uoebtoa T?--DAY> TELK(jKAPHil.NKW8 F?ir??t_n New?. London, Aug. 2.r).? l'iie railway ser? vants' uniou yesterday cashed |l(Hi,( ft) worth of console, representine; tbe union's savings for years, in view of the expected strike on the London ?\: Southeastern Railway. As the other English railways have agreed to help the London & Southeastern in the event ol a strike, a sympathetic strike on the part of their men is likely to take place also. A vast ntruggle be? tween tho railroads ami their employ ?s is imminent. Paris, Aug 2.r>. - It is rumor?>d thst Emperor William will vie-it tbe exposi? tion with the Czar in September. Berlin, Aug. 25.?An explosion de? stroyed most of the royal military fire? works factory at Spandau today. An enormous quantity of material was consume?! iu the fire which fdlowed 0?ie man was killed and another fatal? ly injured. London, Aug. 25 ? The Hurst Pa.k Lennox stakts of 2,000 sovereigns war won today by Mr. Farie's Mahdi, rid den by Madden. Juhert, ridden b Loates, was second, aud Admiral Eewey, ridden by J. ReiII, third. From China. Tientsin Aug. 20.?A force made ui of English, Americans arni Japanese at? tacked and routed an army of boxeis west of here today, killing ?300 of thtrn. The reason tbe British troops entered Pekin so easily was because the whole Chinese garrison was concentrated els > where to repel the American attack. The Chines? admit to having loi-t over 3,000 meu during the siege of tbe legation*. A column of Sikhs and American cav? alry has been ser>l to Tomk Chou t> disperse the ('hi?ese there. Shanghai, Aug. 85.??It is report <> that the Viceroy of Hzechuan hasreii: ; body of troops to oppo-e tl?? French near the Mengtz district on the frontiei between Yun Nan province aud Tom King. Taku, Aug. 24.?Three German trans? ports have arrived here. There an >hree Russian troopships in the harbci Gne hundred civilians, chielly womei and children, are coming to ibe coa-l from Pekin, under escort. The War ia Airi? a. London, Aug. 25.?Lord Roberts r?=? ports that the enemy, in considerali!? force, opposed Bullet's advance ao?i tried to trap the cavalry. Tbe Boer used l?-pounder pompons which th? British finally silenced. The Boer tra; failed. Two companies of theLrvn pool regiment strayed into the Boer ?iues losing 10 men killed, 45 wound??I and 30 captured. Giber losses were 4 men killed, (1 wounded and ?'? mlaeing. General Polt-Carew has occupied I! fast station, near Machadodorp, on the Delagoa Railroad. He met with no opposition. Pretoria, Aug. 20?The Boer com? mandant Delarey with a large torce i threatening the stations along tbe Jo? hanuesburg line. He recently ?i? manded the surrender of a British gai - rison, but the demand was refusai . Meanwhile, Generai Dowel ha.- ? the railroad 'Jo miles ?out h of Krugert dorp bound toward 'he V'aal. !So_<> ? : his abandoned wagons have been cap? tured. Navetl liy ;i Negro. New York, Aug. 'J? ?Bruit i ?? ?1 cut from head to foot and with a bull? ? ?a his right leg, James O'Brien, of Ni a burg, wto for some time has lite: stopping in the neighborhood of Gravesend Beach, is under arrest at Fort Hamilton charged with a.-saulting Mrs. Cnar?ee Woisner, of West Mead? ows. Hhe was alone in her bom? at the time. George Sim?, the colored local preacher, happened to be passing, and hearing sounds of the senili* rar into the house and .seizing O'Brien, slammed him agaiust the wall O'Brien came hack at the preacher. Hot h men are hig and nui.-ctilar and ? corking fight followed with lots of ex? changes. Finally Sims polled his re? volver and put O'Brien clown and ouf with a shot in the leg. The noise o the light had caused a big crowd to col? lect, and the road in front of the bous? was filled with people. Some one hid telephoned to the police station at Fort Hamilton. ?Sims gave one look around at the crowd an?! lied, fearing violence. O'Brien was taken to the lock-no. The police are looking for Sims. Want? 8500 on Hour. Indianapolis. Aug. 25 ?Manager Parker of the Fountain Park Assembly was very anxious ten days ago to se? cure Mr. Bryan for an hour's lecture ii|K)ii current politics, aud after con? sultation with the hoard of directors e letter was address* d to the democrat ie candidate outlining the work of the as? sembly and entering particularly into iis hopes for the future. It wag inti? mated very strongly tbat the assembly is not yet on a paying basis, hut it did not want the services of any one for nothing, and an oiler of ?800 was made to Mr. Bryan if he would deliver i. hour's address upon any subject that he might selec*. There was much dis? appointment yesterday when an an? swer was received from the candidate in which be declined the invitation of the assembly and said that he did not I en u re for less than #500 an hour. No further attempt will be made to enguge him, as the limit was reached when the otler of #200 for a single address wa? rned?. Struck by ?.?? Inning. Quincy, Hi., Aug. 25.?Ona man was ririven insane, three were seiiously burned, and seven more stunned by? bolt of lightning which struck the gaso? line launch Lilian, yesterday. Tbe bolt tore ?i bole in the roof of tne cabin, mt the machinery resumed its work apparently uninjured. Hugh Patlon w-rs rendered unconscioup. His mini! aeemsa blank. Thos. While, a wenlthv manufacturer, was parali/.-d from hi' hips down. Anarcliisc Captured. New Oileanr au?. 25?With torn and bleeding hands from which manat?es had ? ?3JI1 wronched and hand'ome clothes pui posely despoiled to disguise their ricbnes?. an Italian anarchist of distinguished appear? ance, is in custoty here. Ho h?- capturad by Secret Servio men. It la claimed the Washington secret service borenti put lh< tosai authorities on guard against liim and from all account! he is one of a band of anar chiste appointed to come to this eoeatrj for tbo purpose of assassinating President Mc? Kinley. The man ?eft Genoa as a stowaway 00 the steamer Soutbgate, and when dar covered nave liis name as Cunten salvator. 1 ho remarkable disparity between his personal appearance and his announced posi? tion in life aroused tbe captain's BBMSateioa .nd instead of nermittiug bim to work with the crew he was put in irons ditti 1 pagtWM reached. Wedoesday night while ?. ham! and foot ?id tethered to tbe capataa, Salvator broke away nod leaped overboard over the stern of the vessel. H? reached shore but was soon arrestes! by a escici sei vice agent. The ?-iHnrliy -?;?_?*?. 8b<>ep?hea<! Bay, ?. Y., August 26 ! The Futurity -fakes for twoyi-ar old ?, the rich?at event 0? the year, will D? deci?le?t at the track here this aft?-r noon. The weather is oool and clear, but tho track is in \utot condition after last nirfhl's severe thundereforme. Fif? teen two year olds, the best of their age, are carded for the event. The majority of th? entries ere owned by millionaires. The Keenes and W. C. Whitney, according to the best opinion among turfmen, have the winner in their stables this morning. The Keener? have in Olympian, Cat? and Bells, and Tommy Atkins, and Whitney has ? formidable pair in Ballyhoo Bey and Elkhom. Tod Sloan will ride Bally? hoo B?y. S )it can be seen that Mr. Whitney is spaiing no expense to b.-at out his millionaire rivals. The Fleiscr maiius, of Cincinnati, have in a couple, one of whom at least, will be close to the winner at the finish. Tbat i-< Blues, a winner in first class company. Tom ray Burns will be iu the saddle. m The Famine in ludia. Boston, Aug. 25.?The following cabe-ram has been received by the American committee of the oue bun ?Ired or Indian famine relief, from tie Hon. Wra. T. Fee, U S Consul at Bom bay, chapman of the American, Indian famine relief committee, under date of Auk. 2:;. "Famine distres-? appalirg Thou sands will die of starvation, unies.? reached. Money is needed to buy both food and blankets. The suflering frcm lack of clotoing is terrible. Cholera ie ?till alive. ? h(> ? ondition of tlu destitu?. wonioi? ai.?l d'ieitid ih'Wrcn ?* ptviaily pitiable. Many boys and girMme m rnwrtreodiug net-1 '' Oliil?! S<"i/eil I13 an Bagte? C!ii;ii ufen-ii", Va., Aug. 85, Wbill _Otttoeed W Hie Barer, Bged four ?ml live respectively, were playing in a fie d near their father's bouse Thursday, a big bald eagle swooped down upon them. Tue Hi Lie boy pluckily tried to defend hts sister, but the bird f?stentii its talons p? the little girl's dress ano started away witb her. The thin ma? terial of Lottie's whitefrcck ^ave wh\ uniier'.he strain, and she fell about 12 feet to the ground, stunned but not sen ously hurt. At that moment tbefathei of the children was running shouting to their rescue, and the eagle look ?light Killed hi? Wife Montinoli, (?lieber, Aug, 25.?Sianb laiis Lacroix a laborer of tnis place, yes ierday sh?)t and instami}? kill??! bis wife, End ? shanty man named Hypolit? Thomas de Tr?nchomon?Hgne, aged 60 years. Lacroix has been separated lrom bis wife for some time and jes'? oitsy ia supposed to have caused th? act. Lscroix was tak?u intocu-tody. He later confessed ti;at he had placed to kill Rev. Father Alard, the perista priest, aud Mr. an?! Mrs. Kouruier, who te says uro re.-ponsinle for his marital troubles. The Internal lonal Rowing ila? ? - Paris, An . 25?rbe entire day was occupied with trial ?vents, which ne gao at 9 o'clock Ibis uiornn.g, and in oluded ?he senior, junior and Inter? mediary singlet aud doub.ie-s, the fours and eights. One American crew, the Vesper eight, of Puiladelphia, is enter? ed in tbe COOteet. Many German and I French eights ?re entered. In the t seoond tiial heat the Vesper crew v\n k ed away from two Kreuch eights, The Americans ft el confident tbat they wi I win tbe finals, which will be rowed to? morrow. Fossil Remains Found. ? >sr?^n, Aug. 25.?The fossil remains of n man have reached here from Neva da and are stored in a loft of Boatta BostOD. The fossil is ?-?x feot tab, weighs lot) pounds and its age is esti? mated at from l.PUO to 3,0(M) year?. It *?s ?iiiii up BOUM wieknt^o netir ? ?p?>. Nevada. The preservation of ?veiy particle is most perfect. It is the form o; a well built athletic man .'?? or 10 years old, apparently, at the lime ol death. Shipyard Men S dike. Newport New-, Va., Aug. 25.?Over LOO employees in the hydraulic mi chine department of the shipyard went on a s;nke yesterday and others are likely to follow. Tne local shipyards offered to compromise and ^ive them tbe Mine amount as that offered bj t ? Cragupe Philadelphia firm, hut the men were not ??dished and Mopped work. They will make an ellort to g? t ip 1 sympathetic strike and a general walk? out may be ord red. Kailrn.iil ? ? ? ?.lein ? Reading, Pa , Aug. 25.?An express tram on tue Philadelphia and Reading Railway was wrecked shortly before S o'clock this morning a mile above iris city. It is thought last night's rant (muted the rails to spread. Tne engine jumped th ? track and ran 200 feet o - fore it stopped. Tne tjnder was turn, d over and t ?i" fireman, who was on it, wi < ground to pieces. The r< ?t of the train kept on the track. ?-m ??? .Mareore. Chicago, Auk. ??5.?The market closed at ollowa: Wheat-Sept ? *\9>T A,1^. Georgetown. ???? 85.?Wheat t?f>?70. TELfriKAfiiiL BKJSViTIK>. Senator Hanna came lo Philadelphia this morning for a coufeience with the advisory c >mmittee ami announced Ihut (benito-jal committee expected Pr.il ..rielpnia to raise $100,000 for the na? tional campaign fund. The money was promise?). Fi! ? -im mon. felt so good after bet-t irg Tom Hharkey last night that be went hack to Bergen Beacu where le lives and ?lariceti at a bali till 3 a. in. Upwards of ?0.(0 00;) change?! hands as a reoolt of laat night's battle. Mrs. MoBride, wife of a prominent iiniiui ?icturer of Chicago, had 86,000 worth of ?liamonds in a chamois bn? which she left in a toilet room of the sleeping car, while coming to Cleve? land, ? >, Friday. Wnen she discover*!! t at tbe diomonds were missing, the room was seaiched but the gems cjuI ? *.ot he fouud. Advicps from Lexington Vs., are to the efe** ?hat Hon. W?iiain L. WiNon, formerly I'ustinastjr Ornerai, but now president of Washington an I i ej University, ia critically ill. iti? 11.ltd that Mr, Wilaou hashing troulile ami his friends fair the wor?t. O.iv Nash of Ohio, foni, thcra may l?e farther, rioting al Akron. For that reason the trjop? will not I? withdrawn from the citv for a few day*. Militons will be apeat m politic* this y< hi WV .au't, keep the ramptign ????? will' at in ri. y any more than we can keep Iho h?dy vigorous wuuout toad, liyspeptics u-cd to ataiVO the-uwei vos. Now kodol Dyspepsia ? ira d?Kaste what von cat ami allows ras tu eat all the good fosi you want. It radi? .1 y eures akiuiach tioabiea. I SHAkl'KK <i\ OCEAX ft I ... ? passengers *?; ^ HOiry te hear that the ihirpiai f h. nity nei begun operations ?; There wee much trouble ??pj t!l( somo years ago, but it i that the big lines had tak frighten away the deft mari[,i,:? cards, and had stopped heavy gaui'tr], among trie passengere. "Passengers are respectfully G?(,,]6)., e?l t-i beware of gamblers. By fir,'| H' This notice, written with a blu? on a piece of foolscap ami pceted ? ? he smoking room of th. ci uscii no little commeti: ,: pass?Migers on the crank Ciuard. ?! last home voyage. Inquiries were made from ?? h r another to find out who the ^nriir,|rN were r,nally it wi ? diaoove B?ltomi had l-een Inveigle 1 ?? roui ? ? ? the simple delights of "banker " ? hoisoy looking, middle-aged m York. (>i e of the vilume conti ?887 (81138). ajMtfe a third of 1.127 (8<-i > . "it waa quit?? sa li u rwUng , ? one of the passengers yi ?torda}. ? ? .' ed tbe (lay anil saw one mm, ,,., (8810) io 20 Binate?. * "Wh?'ii the three gentlemen the smoking-room upheld th opponents strictly alone for ; voyage. "Seyond this 'barker' there m eery u caul playing on board the Cam, , a little inker with ti vi -cent ai ter limit, bui lu thing inore pal? h Dam LOI R ??.a-??\.? .? storm raged at Nome Au^nst 7 a hoavy loss ef life. The wnter from with wreckage and Btraaded description-. ?)utofo>. ates? reported only live remained a liaiges all but ?? ven drifted aabt a deed bodies were arni and ink en to the morgue fo Five d<ad bo?les wer?: mahl kok, thno mile? north of mouth of Nomo river, and ? . Nomo Conip, three IS a City and two Mow Topkuk The on ?n island waa destroyed try 8. Three patients won. r tale of disease, death m the Eskimos which ah iron is told by Guy N. - Urerthag a relief ispediuV the Government. Mi ckalagi ?rom Yeirk and reports Ihe nal wh ii-ale, eO/eiis of Si ? around uiihuned At Talk I native' killed the medi? ???. : ,? in tin.? vain hope that the a> B?Ofl the ?vii spirit Thin? ?. ? ported at leder Cuy in one lay. Acting Secretary Hair.? ciibtracts, yesterday, for ?ix sub torpello boats to the Holland Sut marira I'orr edo Boat OeOapeoj sin et tbe contracts. DKAFNEHS CANNOT BK I ? l.y I. cal applications, as they the diaaaaed poit'on el only <>ne way to cure d? >fn constit'Hi?>nal remedies. I?? by in nil!m ???! coi dltiori of I nig of the Eustachian Tula:. ?s renamed you have Itami ? | imperfect hearing, and araei closed deafness is the ? ? iiiiUmmaton ? .? l?c takiii . restored to its BOfaOal ooad li" ? ? dcstro>e<i forever. .'? .j| tea ?sed by Catarrh which ? . an iniUiuod condition ut tbe at Wo will give One Head red :> c->o of Deafness (cinsed bj ? inuot bo cured by Hall's Catari?' I'll or circulars, free. F. J. CHENEY A ( ?. : Sold by Druggist?, 78e? Hull's Family Pills are the t* -t To Cure Constipation I Taki Calcarei ? Candy ? .? If C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists I ' Iiist of Unclaimed I?<?11 ? r? The following is a list of the umilimi; in the Alexandria, \ ??????? 25. Bark?), Us iW l.inun?, M?? ??? krach, I. Muml.lt. I IJiyant, MrjJnlin Baossj, ? tarter, Fannie Rim ?? Coleman. Misa Lee MmpSM Cattar, Mary 8Ii?joIi. l> W Downing. I-M Tkroei O ?Sal/ Oee Then Clark _ Jonoa J?? ?. < B0PJ . MONETARY AND ? '".'ii - kTIAl, Now York, _Bf. 25.?etc h and irregular. WHOLESALE PBIOU IN I Floor Exit?. Family. 36(1 Fan.y brand?. 1 00 Wheat, longberry. 01 Mixed. p? Faltr. ("? Damp and ton g h. ??? fiorii, whit? . Yellow. I ?'? - " Corn Meal. I ? " - ? Bye. 050 ? ? r?ate, mixed. ? 10 ? White. I Batter, Virginia, packed. 0 1" ? Choice Virginia. Common to middling. . 0 1'-' ' ' Egg?. 0 1.1 ? " Boof. hind ijnartorw. U '^ ? Foreqnarter?. 0 4 ? Uve Chicken? (hen?). " ' ' Spring ?io. 0 i Veal Calvo*. l'otaioe?. Va., baib. ?*weot Potatoes, bbl. '?? 60 ? Melons.m ' Onions, ??or bnihel. 0 7 Driod Peaches, peeled.... ' ~*\ ? Porto Blco. 0 IH ? tingar Myrape._. 01? Hr-ring, Eastern per bl. ? Oil ? Potomac No. 1. Potomacramiiyroe. ?1?? Do. halfbarrel. -" ? ,'*-' PotomscSbad. Mackerel, ?mall, per bbl No 3 modium. 22 01 No. 2. it ni'? - Plaster,ground, poi toi Quand in bag?. ~> Lamp. Clover Heed. Timothy. 1 *< ^^_ Old pi.*?? Linseed Mes. Il 01 ? _lt-?. ?. Fine. Turk'? Wand. I 00 Wool--long, unwashed... " 1" Waehod. 024 ? ' ' Merino, ? ? washed.... Do. washed. 0 3d fotlonsoed Meal .. ' Hulls. 6 '" * , Cotton Seed Mixed Feed 12 ?J ? Sunjac . 0 it) Hay. I?? ? Cut do. 1?( Wheat Bran por ton. ? I Brown Middlings. White Middling*. Unpeoled. " Dried Cherries. '' Dried Apple*. " ;' ' l*a on, cn.intrr ham?. ' '''v B"*t sugar-? tired ban?s "' ?:?,-here'ham?. '' ';' Bl Afast Paeon. ;i >' ? Sugar-cu rod ?hoalder? 0 o% B__ ?hoalders ... _ 0 : v ' Diy ?Saltai'?M. Fit back?. ?' Belile.. " ', drunkod ?hnulder?... " " Mi<>ked?ide?. W^ ?jo lar.1. 0 g?ek? Beef. '' ' ;, HHH-Browi). ' Off A. 0 0 Oonf.etaudard A. <* Granulated.... " ' ?orTees-Bio. 2 ,2* 2 ?l? lj??ia(;jr? ?jH