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THE CHARLESTON STRIKES A REEF ON THE LUZON COAST. ALL ON BOARD ARE SAVED Vessel Was Built at San Francisco in 1888 —Carried a Powerful Armament and Had a Complement of 306 Men —Belonged to the Class Known as “New Navy.” Manila, Nov. 14. —The United States cruiser Charleston which has been pa troling the northern coast of Luzon, was wrecked on the reef northwest of the coast Nov. 7. All on board were saved. The Charleston, which was built in San Francisco in 1888, had a displacement of 3,730 tons, was 312 feet, 7 inches in length, 46 feet, 2 inches in beam, and 21 feet, 8 inches in draught. She was of steel, having two propellors, one funnel and two masts with military tops. She had the following arma ment: Two three-inch guns, six six inch guns, a six-pounder, 2 three pounders, 6 one-pounders, two ma chine-guns, one light gun, with four torpedo tubes. She had a complement of 306 men. Washington, Nov. 14. —The Charles ton had been in Asiatic waters more than a year. She was one of the first vessels to be sent to Manila after the destruction of the Spanish fleet by Ad miral Dewey, the navy department utilizing her for the purpose of send ing amunition and other supplies for the Asiastic station. Just previous to her assignment to that duty she had undergone overhauling at the Mare Island nevy yard, San Francisco, and therefore was in prime condition. She was one of the vessels of more recent construction and belonged .o that clas3 which is commonly referred to as the “new navy.” Her commander was Cap tain William H. Whiting, her lieuten ant Gottfred Blockinger. GERMS IN TELEPHONES. Dr. Emanuel Friend Finds Bacilli In festing the Receivers. Dr. Emanuel Friend, after making tests of ten telephone mouthpieces in downtown business houses, finding the germs of infectious diseases in nine of them, advocates the passage of an or dinance requiring the daily disinfection of telephone receivers. The tests were made in the laboratory of the Michael Reese Hospital by Koch’s iso lation method. Scrapings from sepa rate instruments were placed in sepa rate cultures and the examination showed that some of the disease germs were pus-forming microbes. Dr. Friend suggests the use of a so lution of bichloride of mercury or a 5 per cent, solution of carbolic acid for disinfecting purposes. He says that while he has not found the bacilli of consumption in any telephone he has no doubt they are present in many in struments. “Some weeks ago officials of the Chi cago Telephone company were visited by men who are exploiting a patent germ-killing attachment for telephone mouthpieces, who wished to ascertain whether in our experience the trans mission of disease from the use of tele phones had been noticed,” said Gen eral Manager A. S. Hibbard. “Our in formation was to the effect that no authenticated cases of this kind had been reported in the country. Later they required if they might have an examination made of mouthpieces in use in Chicago, and were given every opportunity in the way of obtaining mouthpieces from busy public tele phones and others. Presumably the examination published today is the one which was made at their instiga tion. At about the same time the Chi cago Telephone company took the mat ter up with the city officials, and an examination is to be made under the direction of the Chicago board of health by Dr. Wynkoop.” Dr. Hibbert W. Hill, director of the bacteriological laboratory of the board of health, in March last began an in vestigation of the question whether telephone transmitters constitute a menace to the public health by reason of the presence of disease-producing bacteria. His report has recently been submitted to the board of health. Thirteen telephones which are sub jected to an extraordinary amount of daily use were chosen. The attempt was made to get specimens of bacteria from the inside and outside of the transmitters attached to the telephones in question. The results of the at tempt were negative, as the cultures prepared from the specimens obtained failed to show the presence of bacteria dangerous to health. “It may therefore be concluded,” says Dr. Hill, “that these telephones did not on the day of examination constitute foci from which bacterial disease could be readily distributed. Nevertheless, It is douotless possible that infectious diseases may be conveyed from one user, not by infection of the transmit ters through the expired air, strictly considered, of the diseased user, but through his saliva or sputum deposited on the transmitter, either through act ual contact of the wetted lips to the transmitter or in the form of minute particles of liquid detached from the liquids of the mouth by coughing or other strong expiratory breaths. Prac tically, then, the telephone transmitter cannot be considerd a dangerous source of disease, while at the same time Its possible action as an occasional medium for the carriage of infection must be admitted.’ Dr. Hill recommends the use of a liquid disinfectant —e. g., a 1 per cent. solution of formalin or a 5 per cent, so lution of carbolic acid, applied by paper, cloth or brush or spray to the transmitter, inside and out, at all pub lic telephone stations by the person in charge after each use of the instru ment. —Chicago Post. DANGERS AHEAD. Dean Farrar’s Indictment of Present- Day England. The dean of Canterbury is not usual ly set down as a pessimist, but his re cent utterance in the British religious magazine Young Man, quoted in the Christian Statesman, exhibits any thing but a bright view of the imme diate outlook for religion and morality in Great Britain. He says: “I am neither a prophet nor a prophet’s son, so I will not undertake the rash task of venturing to make any prophecy about the future. But it has long seemed to me that things are in a state of unstable equilibrium, and that another century cannot pass with out the occurrence of some great Euro pean war, with all its terrible and heart-shaking catastrophes. Nor is it possible to be content with the state of things in England. The alarming spread of betting and gambling among workingmen and the youths of great cities —so that this ruinous vice helps to fill our prisons, and (in the north of England especially) has ruined the healthy influence of our games; the eager love of money, which leads to so much wild speculation and commer cial dishonesty; the cruel indifference with which we degrade the helpless childhood of the world by deluging savage tribes with drink, the growth of Hooliganism, and crimes of brutal vio lence; the dominance of a selfishness which immerses itself in luxury, pleas ure and amusement, while a poverty more and more squalid welters almost at the doors of the wealthy; the growth of a sullen and angry feelmg of discontent among thousands of the poorer class; the decay of faith in the deepest and most awfully vital truth; the ever abiding and infinitely loath some curse of drink, which seems, among women at any rate, to be gain ing rather than losing ground, and, as Pope Leo XIII. says, ‘drags unnum bered souls to perdition;/ the tendency to substitute niggling nullities and fe tich-worshiping superstitions for ’re ligion pure and undeflled’ —all these things give serious ground for disqui etude.” The great men in religion and phil anthropy and letters, says Dean Far rar, are all dying off, and are leaving no one to take their places. “We have no poet who can stand for o moment beside Tennyson or Brown ing; no orator who can be distantly compared to Gladstone or Bright; no painter who reaches the level of Land seer or Millais; no writer nearly so powerful as Carlyle or Ruskln; no nov elist —the novels now flood the world at the rate of five a day—who is worth mentioning with Dickens, Tharkeray or George Eliot; no religious teacher whose influence is half so telling or ennobling as that of Maurice, F. W. Robertson or Dean Stanley. If our age could prgtygce one dauntless or far sighted man-4 teacher like Savonaro la. or Luther, or Wesley, or Whitfield; a philanthropist like Frances of Assisi, or Vincent de Paul, or Thomas Clark son, or John Howard; a man who would willingly face bonds and afflic tions, and cataracts of calumny, and not hold his life dear unto himself, and would count it a glory, for the truth’s sake, to Stand pilloried on infamy’s high stage, And bear the pelting scorn of hair an age; a man whose soul was so ardent with the light of Heaven that he cbuld flash conviction and reformation into depths of moral unreality; a man who could fling the Are of God, like arrows of lightnings, into the apparently impreg nable strongholds of wickedifhss and shame —then we should feel a livelier hope for the immediate future.” WHAT PRUDENCE AND ECONOMY DO. Whether the following is the rule cr the exception each can judge for him self, but the News learned today of a very encouraging condition of affairs in one part of the county at least. A well known farmer, who has a number of renters in Mecklenburg and Union counties, makes the candid statement tnat his renters are in a bet ter condition financially than they were last year, and that their debts arc more largely canceled, while some or them still have surplus cotton on hand. 1 his gentleman attributes condi tions in part to the increased economy of the renters in view of the shortage in the cotton crop, but one thing re mains certain, and that is it is a fact that some at leest in this county uav? ueeu able to more than counter*el the shortage in their crop by the practice of economy and common sense. The merehants also state that their trade this fall is very little less in balk than it was last year and the unfavor able conditions existing do not seem to have materially afTecfcd their trade. These facts would make it appear that eve i such adverse conditions as have existed this fall may be more than overcome Ly the practice of pru dence and economy.—Charlotte (N. C.J News. The steamer Polarstjernen. which was disabled at sea, has arrived at St. I Michales, Azores, In tow. CHIPS AND CLIPS. The importation of wood pulp into Italy is greatly on the increase. A Vancouver timber merchant has just first importation of Aus trialian hardwood into British Colum bia. One and one-quarter million square miles.s the estimate of the timber area bf Canada, as given by the U. S. consul general at Montreal. One of the most valuable timber trees in the great northwest, the Red, Cedar, grows to a maximum height to t 300 feet and a diameter of 14 feet. I Norway supplied Great Britain with! twice as much ground'wood pulp last year as the United States, Canada, Sweden and Holland combined, Immense spruce forests will be open ed to commercial development by the extension of the Atlantic & Lake Su perior railway to Gaspe Basin, Quebec. Paper shingles have been introduced into Japan by an enterprising Tokyo firm as substitutes for the wooden article. The new idea is a slab of thick-tarred pasteboard, more easily managed than ordinary shingles and costing only half as much. Some historical trees have lately come into the New York lumber mar ket from the Wilderness battlefield of the civil war. The bills of lading showed that the trees had been felled and the lumber sawed there. In some of the planks the minie balls can be seen plainly, the wood directly ad jacent to the bullets being discolored or rotten, but not enough to damge the lumber. While the display of forest pro ducts which Canada will send to the Paris Exposition of 1900 will include everything from the tree to the semi finished product, it is the intention of the special commissioner to give atten tion also to recent exports of wood manufactures. The possibilities of a lucrative ex port trade in tamarack between Canada and Great Britain received something of a setback in this reply from the Im perial Institute of London in answer to inquiries from the dominion: “Gum of any kind is practically un known in England, gum-chewers being confined to Canada and the United States.” But there is said to be a good demand for tamarack for medicinal purposes, so that some samples will go abroad at any rate. The portion of the state of Wash ington west of the supimit of the Cas cade range is covered with the heavi est continuous belt of forest growth in the United States. This extends over the slopes of the Cascade and Coast ranges, and occupies the entire drift plain surrounding the waters of Puget sound. Excepting the highest moun tain peaks and the sand dunes of the coast, which are treeless, the valleys of the Cowlitz and Chehalis rivers, which are dotted with small oaks and other deciduous trees, and the stunted yel low pines occupying with open growth the barren Steilacoom plain, all of western Washington is covered with a magnificent forest. TRAINS ROBBED SINCE 1890. More than twenty times a year rail way trains in the United States are held up and robbed. The criminals who follow this dangerous pursuit are fearless, and it is said that there is but one possible measure that will go to check their vicious careers. Few trav elers know that since me year 1890 there have been 230 hold-ups in this country, with more than eighty per sons killed outright and nearly as many wounded. The desperadoes usu ally work in gangs, and are difficult to run down. After committing a robbery they terrorize the country for miles about, and do not hesitate at killing a man who may be a witness against them. In consequence their atrocities are seldom punished, and the wretches who have slain women and stolen prop erty live and flourish, waiting for a fresh opportunity for crime. As it is always express cars that suffer from robbers congress was not long ago peti tioned to grant federal protection ,to the express companies. Mail cars are, it is alleged, rarely attacked by rob bers, for the reason tnat such robberies are crimes against the United States, and are promptly brought up in the federal courts, where the culprits re ceive severe sentences and no mercy. On the other hand, the robbers who at tack express trains commit a crime not against the nation but against a corpo ration. Their conviction, therefore, has to be looked after by the state, and when a crime is committed so near the border of one state that the criminals can escape by running into the next long legal complications are likely to ensile, which often end in the robbers going free. At all events, unless some thing is done by congress the present danger will continue to threaten every train that runs. HER SHOES. If it’s a woman, and the shoe pinches, she buys it. —Saybrook Gazette. What we are looking for is a girl whose shoes are not a mile too large.— Atchison Globe. Muggins—“Do you believe a woman can stand more pain than a man?” Huggins—“ Certainly. You ought to see the shoes my wife wears.” —New Or leans Times-Democrat. FUNSTON RETURNS TO MANILA. Topeka, Nov. 16. —Gen. Frederick Funston Wednesday started for San Francisco accompanied by his wife. Mrs. Funston will remain at her par ent’s home in Oakland, Cal. Gen. Funston will sail on the first transport leaving for Manila. Senator Hayward of Nebraska is at the point of death in Omaha, from brain trouble. HIS NEW BROTHER. Yes, I’ve got a little brother, Never asked for him from mother, But he’s here; But I s'pose they went and bought him, For last week the doctor brought him; Ain’t it queer? When I heard the news from Molly, Why, I thought at first ’twas jolly; ’Cause, you see, I just 'magined I could get him. And our dear mamma would let him Play with me. But when once I had looked at him I cried out, “Oh, dear! Is that him? ‘Just that mite?” They said; “Yes, and you may kiss him!” Well, I'm sure I’d never miss him. He’s a fright. He’s sofcmall, it’s just amazing, And think that he was blazing. He’s so red; And his nose is like a berry, And he's bald as Uncle Jerry On his head. He’s no kind of good whatever. And he cries as if he’d never, never stop; Won’t sit up —you can’t arrange him, Oh, why doesn’t father change him At the shop? Now we’ve got to dress and feed him. And we really didn’t need him, Little frog! And I cannot think why father Should have bought him, when I'd rather Have a dog! —London Mail. KRUGER AS A SHARP TRADER. How the Transvaal President Got Something for Nothing. An exceedingly curious and interest ing story about President Kruger has just been related for the first time by a well-known resident of Toronto, Ont., who has spent a number of years in south Africa. In 1884 Paul Kruger, Jorrissen and two other delegates from the Trans vaal were in London negotiating with Lord Derby the famous London con vention which has been so assiduous ly canvassed and quoted of late. No one has ever accused the burghers of the Transvaal of being an especially docile set, and during the absence of Kruger and his fellow leaders one of the not infrequent civi® commotions took place at home. Not particularly important in itself, it had the disagree able effect of stopping supplies for the country’s quartet of diplomats in Lon don, and Kruger and his colleagues, found themselves “broke.” They could not pay their board bill, and their cir cumstances were awkward in every way. At this junction the Englishman who now relates the story appeared on the scene. He was staying in London, was familiar with south Africa and its pub lic men, and knew the Transvaal dele gates well. He became aware of the financial straits in which they were, and, as an acute business man, thought he saw’ a golden opportunity. It was before thedaysof the Witwaters raad, and the Transvaal government was eking out its insufficient income by grants of monopolies and concessions. The Englishman had an uncle, a wealthy Yorkshire woolen manu facturer. Enlisting his uncle’s aid he made a proposition to Mr. Kruger. The two Englishmen would the hotel bill and would supplement it with a cash gift of £I,OOO. In return they asked for the monopoly of the wool manufacturing and the wool washing of the Transvaal, in which large flocks of sheep are kept by the boers. Mr. Kruger thought it over and accepted. The hotel bill was wiped out and the £I,OOO check found its resting place. Thus provided with the sinews of war, Kruger and his friends continued the negotiations and the London conven tion was signed. The Englishmen went ahead with their plans. They intended to erect a mill to manufacture certain woolen goods that would find a local market and to control the export of the surplus wool. They were to get a certain tract of land seventy-five acres In extent. The city of Johannesburg today stands on that tract. They bought their ma chinery and were ready to ship it. Just then they mentioned their good bargain to a friend, who was an of ficial in the colonial office. He advised them not to proceed any farther until the concession had been ratified by the volksraad, and the Englishmen waited. The voolksraad met and President Kruger submitted the proposed conces sion to them, exhibiting no warmth in its advocacy. The volksraad threw it out summarily. Then the English men broached to President Kruger the question of the £I.OOO and the hotel bill. The president was suave and ex plained that those sums were to be charged against the lepublic. The Eng lishmen, however, are still minus their little investment.—Gt. Louis Globe- Democrat. SNAKES AS WATCHDOGS. A dispatch to the New York Tribune from Columbia, S. C., says: The best burglar alarm in the country Is the burr-r-r in the warning of a deadly rattlesnake. That is the opinion of Postmaster J. A. Pinson, of Thicketty, Cherokee county, and he has had ex perience with both burglars and the burglar cure The postofllce of Tn'ck etty occupies a corner in Mr. Pinson’s store, In which he sells and buys ev erything used and produced in the country roundabout. He has been i troubled with burglars, and several months ago the postofflce was robbed. Mr. Pinson found the burglar and has just secured his conviction in the l nited Stateto court. He soys, how ever, that his in’no is now easy on *he subject of burglars, and he is not Sven particular about locking nis store door at night. Bulldogs may be silenced or poisoned, but his guards are ever faith ful. Soon after the last robbery Mr. Pin son pffekured four snakes of the dead liest kind. He keeps them in & box in his store, inviting all his customers, particularly the negroes, to examine them. He remarks that they are great rat catchers, and tells how he fastens strings about the necks of the snakes nd turns them out in the store at night before closing up. Mr. Pinson says bis plan has many advantages. In the first place, the rats are cleaned out; then he is not dis turbed after hoursjiy persons wanting their mail. It is understood that the store is used only |n daylight. Again, he can rest in absolute pe r , and without the least dread of burglars. A negro cannot be got within 100 feet of the building after dark. If any attempt is mada to rob the store and postofflce, Mr. Pinson Is confident it will be the work of tramps or traveling cracksmen who are not ac quainted with the facts. In that case the county will have to bear funeral expenses, but it will be rid of bad char acters. Snakes as guards, he says, beat dogs all to pieces. They draw customers in the daytime and deter them at night. GOSSIP FROM FOREIGN LANDS. According to a recent report issued by the French bureau of agriculture, Spain and not Italy should have the adjective “sunny” placed, before it. On the average, it is said, Spain enjoys about 3,000 hours ot sunshine a year, while Italy has 2,300. France has al most as much sunshine as Italy, her figures being 2,200. Germany has at her disposal no more than 1,700 hours, while England, the land of fogs, has to get along with 1,400, less than half of Spain’s amount. The average fall of rain in England is, however, greater than that of any European country. One more expedition has been sent out to recover the gold lost fn the ship General Grant, which met a strange and terrible fate in May, 186t>. The ship was on her way from Melbourne to London with a number of miners re turning from the Ballarat diggings and, being becalmed off the Auckland islands, a heavy swell drove her on to the shore and into a rift which led into the cave. Here she sank and of eighty persons on board not a dozen were saved. The German reichstag and the Prus sian diet are very much exercised over that modern method of retailing known as the department store. They appear to look upon these stores, as they do in France, with suspicion, and are endeavoring to handicap cnera by making them pay special taxes, based on the number of departments and number of employes. As yet no defin ite action has been taken, but the gen eral tenor of puoiic opinion appears to be in favor of restraining their growth. The Parisian department stores are subject to very heavy special taxes. The first interment in the new dog cemetery recently opened in Paris has just taken place, to the delight and financial betterment of all the space writers on the Paris papers. The corpse was laid out on a sofa in a coffin at the house of its mistress and all its living comrades gathered around it. The mourning was opened somewhat suddenly by a little terrier which set up a doleful howl in which the remain ing pets joined. Then the line of march was taken up to the cemetery. The Russian government has adopted a somewhat drastic measure In order to suppress drunkenness in St. Petersburg. It has taken away from 25,000 shops the right to sell alcoholic liquors and has replaced these by 5,000 establishments placed under uie con trol of the state ana located at equal distances apart. These establishments are directed by young women. The liquor is delivered in bottles, to which is affixed a government maik. The consumer can obtain only one bottle In each shop, and if, when he visits an other establishment, he shows the least sign of intoxication no liquor will be served him. The Parisians are mightily amused over an action pending in Brussels. A gentleman took a stall, a program and a book of the words for some opera. Directly the curtain went up the lights were lowered. He accordingly claims damages on the ground that it was im possible to read the book he had paid for and that the artists were so com pletely Incoherent that it was impossi ble to hear a word. He also claims for waste of time. HER WILES. Ihe most successful way a woman knows of deceiving her husband is pretending to tell him everything she does.—New York Press. He: "You women do not know your own minds.” She: “Maybe; but we can read the minds of you men pretty well."—lndianapolis Journal. Professionals always beat amateurs. That’s why widows invariably distance young girls in matrimonial races.— Washington Democrat. If wicked women coulu only add to their arts the mysterious charm of in nocence every man in the world would go to the devil.—New York Press. UP IN i’LKEsi TO AMERICANS. i ue ouerau of foreign commerce pub lishes a tong account, oi me iiei itu mu lul carnage eApoamun lue most ililer coting icatuie ot Wuicu appears to nave uceu a comuineu eiectro auu benzine motor carriage, in tins me problem 01 unliving an eiectro-aiotoi* carnage sen-sustaining ana inuepenueiit Of eaaiging iroin an ouisiue source has Oven apparently inastereu. lue wheels auu tuouiar name ale 01 me oruinary tjpe, eacepi unit tue wont auu rear a.ties are cuunecieu uy two strong, rigid steei oraces, on wmoa l est cue electri cal motor, accumulator auu tne uevice tor regulating me speeu. a. oenzine motor tests on springs over lAe trout “Xie auu turns me main suaw, which cxteuus oacKwaiu lurougn tue elec trical motor anu connects Dy mitered geuinig Witu tue rear axie, tnat con nects tne uriviiig wheels. mere is tuus a uelizine anu an eiectricai motor gcaieu lu me same uriving suait, and tne iternel m mis cominuation is that ootn can oe wortieu at tue saute time or eitnei mrown out anu tue otner left nr action at tne win of tne driver, w nen in cities Uie veuicle wouiu Tie used as an eiectro-molor carriage, with an me uuvaifiages 01 mat system; but on a long journey or remote from out siue electrical supply tne benzine mo tor is not only emcient to propel the carnage, but Dy running the electrical motor as a dynamo or generator it recharges the accumulator. f in Down county Ireland, there has been in operation for sixteen years a combined tramway anu wagon road the arrangement of wnieh might be uuplicated on any of our suburban elec tric lines euabliug farmers to hitch their wagons to me electric cars ar<i have them drawn into town. Tl-J Dow- county line is built of steel rails, outside of and which is a lower line of steel raii l’he wagons, without flanges on Ul wheels run on the lower outside rail?’ the inner rails for the cars, are enough above the outer rails to act ,■ a guide to the wagons, keeping the , 0 on the track. On either end of the line the wagons arc detached from the train and taken to their destination over the regular streets and roads by horses. There is no delay or difllculty in getting the wagons on or off the ends of the line. 'lue commercial intelligence brunch of the British board of trade was opened last week at 50 Parliament street, London, S. W. The work to be done by tills branch of the Board of Trade is to keep British merchants and manufacturers posted as to trade op portunities in foreign countries, obtain ail sorts of information concerning competition, ascertain what the princi pal competitors to British trade (Ger mans and Americans) are offering in foreign markets and give hints as to the best way for the introduction of> British vroduets abroad. The figures relating to the trade of Italy in the first six months of this year reflect the activity that has beeu mentioned several times and tell a tale of prosperity long un precedented in Italian history.. The importation of raw materials for man ufacturing purposes -coal, wood, to bacco leaves, cocoons, raw silk, wool, iron and steel—increased $13,703,000. The raw-material exports went up sl,- 930,000, manufactured articles $2,895,- 000. The total exports in the first six months of 1899 were $120,432,000, against $i lO.Sktf.OOO for the tirst six months of 1898, or a gain of $9,843,000. Recent returns show that the United Slates Is still able to sell a little moat to Germany despite that country’s restrictions. Germany Imported dur ing 1897 47,986 tons of meat, valued at $9,496,200; in 1898, 83,597 tons, costing $17,255,000. Of this amount the United States furnished 47,243 tons, valued at $9,448,600. The meat Imported from the United States consisted mainly of fresh pork. Since 1891 Germany’s meat im ports from the United States have in creased three and a half fold. The final shipment of 25,000 steel plates for the Coolgardle water supply of Australia was made this week. They are twenty-eight feet in length and made from the best steel obtainable. The weight of the entire 25,000 plates aggregates 35,000 tons. They will be shipped to Australia flat, with special machinery for curving them upon their arrival there. They are to be used In constructing a steel aqueduct thirty inches in diameter and ten miles long to supply Sydney with water. Demetrlo Castillo Duany, civil gov ernor of the Province of Santiago de Cuba, was in New York this week. He said that the census taking, which is now in progress, may interfere some what with business in the rural dis tricts, as people will not want to >ish agricultural pursuits until they find out what steps will be taken next* the American government toward • independence of the island. In large cities the census taking It , said, will check undertakings and im provements. for the reason that capi talists are timid until Anal decision is known as to what is to be done next. The Havana Electric Railway com pany is placing largo contracts in this country for electrical material and roiling stock needed to convert the sys tem to electricity. The new com pany comprises English, Canadian, French, Cuban and American capital ists. Pittsburg will furnish most of the material for the construction and equipment of about 1.000 miles of rail road which Is now in the first stages of construction in Japan. The Richmond Locomotive and Ma chine Workß of Richmond, Va., has Just received an order by cable for ten ten-wheeled locomotives from the Fin land state railways. Jacob Immel and Miss Amelia Brandt of Forestville were married.