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A NEW PRIMARY LAW SAN BURNS' BOARD OP STRAT . EGY ADJOURNS ADOPT AN IRON CLAD OATH Republican State Central Committee Carry Out the Colonel's Program Without a Murmur Associated Press Special Wirs SAN FRANCISCO, July 23.—The Repub lican state centra! committee of California decided today at a largely attended meeting that the forthcoming convention of Its party should be held at Sacramento on August 23. Chairman Frank McLaughlin was thank ed by a rising vote for his services during and since the last campaign. The acts of the administration, including the conduct of the war with Spain, the ac quisition of Hawaii and the general man agement of the affairs of the country, were heartily endorsed, the mention of the name of President McKinley being the signal for enthusiastic applause. It was decided that theconventlon should comprise 788 delegates, each county to have one delegate for every 200 votes on the highest showing made in the last presiden tial election. Primary Election Rules The following resolution was adopted re garding primary elections: The several county committees shall make provision for and have full control of primary elec tions, or caucuses, for the selection of said delegates In accordance with the said reso lution, provided that this resolution shall not apply to counties in which delegates have already been selected, and the said selection of delegates are hereby ratified and confirmed. In counties having three or more assem bly districts, primary elections must be held by assembly districts. The county committee shall give at least ten days' notice of the primary election. or caucus, for the selection of delegates to said convention, and must provide for two voting places, and as many more as may be necessary in each assembly district where primaries are held, and, the polls at such primary elections .must be kept open at least twelve hours. The chairman and secretary of the sev eral county committees shall forward to the secretary of the state central committee a list of the delegates elected, at least three flays before the day fixed for the meeting of the state convention. All contests, together with a full written statement of the grounds of said contests, must be filed with the secretary of the state central committee before noon of the lay fixed for the meeting of the state con vention. The Iron-Clad Oath Those only shall be allowed to vote at the primaries and participate in the cau cuses whose names are upon the register af voters, or who present a certificate of registration from the proper officer, and who, under challenge, make oath or af firmation as follows: "I will vote at the ensuing general elec tion for the nominees of the Republican party;" provided that in the city and coun ty of San Francisco, the register of voters In use at the last election shall be used. Congressional Matters Congressional district conventions of the Republican party for the nomination of candidates for the house of representatives in the various congressional districts, and for the selection of congressional districts shall be held at a time and place and ac cording to an apportionment of delegates to be specified by the congressional commit tees of the respective congressional dis :ricts. Delegates to said congressional district conventions shall be selected In each county of such congressional district In such manner as the respective county committees therein may determine; pro vided that in every county having three or more assembly districts, such delegate* must be elected at a primary election to b* held at such time and place and in such manner as such respective county commit tees shall decide; provided that this reso lution shall not apply to counties in which delegates have already been selected, but the said selections of delegates are hereby ratified and confirmed. Details of the Meeting The meeting was well attended, nearly all of the leading Republican politicians of the State being present. The report of the Executive Committee congratulated President McKinley upon the wisdom and masterly statecraft with which he had guided the affairs of the na tion and especially in the war with Spain md the annexation of Hawaii, under whose administration the country Is already reaping the benefit of prosperity. The committee recommended that the Btate Convention be called August 23rd to nominate officers and select a new State Committee. It apportioned one delfgate to each 200 votes cast for D. E. McKinley for elector in 18%, and one additional delegate for each fraction of 100 or over, the dele gates chosen to be delegates to the conven tions of the districts from which they are elected. Sacramento as Usual Sacramento's committee of citizens has done some good work since Its arrival yes terday, and when the convention came to order It was generally conceded that it would be chosen as the place for the con vention. It was resolved that all delegates shall be elected at primaries or caucuses called by the County Committees for that pur pose. Primary elections must be held In all counties having three or more assembly districts. This Includes San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara and* Los Angeles counties. Ten days' notice of such caucus or primary must be given. The selection of the place for the holding Df the next convention was quickly de cided In favor of Sacramento. LUCKY KLONDIKERS Llat of the lien Who Reached Home With Fortunes BAN FRANCISCO, July 23.—Following I* a list of the most fortunate prospectors arriving, with the amounts credited to them: E. Aylward, Puget sound, $50,000. Jack Brothers, Ottawa, $35,000. C. H. Church, Juneau, $30,000. H. N. Jacobson, Sacramento, $25,000. N. Adams, Portland, $30,000. R. B. Taylor, Wheaton, 111., $15,000. Wm. Buckingham, Chicago, $10,000. P. H. Young, Winnipeg, $10,000. C. B. Elliott. Chicago, $10,000. A. B. McDonold, Rochester, N. V., $5000 When the Garonne left St. Michael. July 12, the Seattle No. 1 had arrived from Daw ion with 100 passengers and about $200,000 a gold. The steamer Leelenaw had arrived | with her tow of two barges and two river steamers. Nothing had been heard of the Moran fleet of twelve river steamers. It was expected that the mall steamer Al liance would leave for Seattle on July 18 The Yukon Is reported to oe getting lower, and there was some doubt that the steamer Rock Island, which left for Dawson, July li, would be able to get up without lighter ing, as she drew six feet at the stern. On account of the non-arrival of the British company river steamers the company char tered the Rock Island to carry up the pas sengers taken to St. Michael by the Ga ronne. It is said they pay JIOO a'day for her and furnish provisions. July 9th a river steamer, John C. Barr, sailed for Dawson heavily loaded. The steamer Charles Nelson is having trouble with her passengers. Part of them refused to leave the ship as none of the company's river steamers had arrived. SHAFTER REPLIES (Continued from Page One.) to know of your ttetermlnatlon to with draw yourself from this vicinity. I remain, yours very sincerely, SHAFTER, "Major General Commanding." Cubans Murmuring The Cuban rank and file are still murmur ing disoonitent. Tou can hear groups of ragged native soldiers along the country roadsides discussing the matter with ve hemence. It is now practically settled that despite the consuming anxiety of the American forces to get home or go to take a hand in lighting at Porto Rilco, that they will be marched inland to the north to recuperate as best they can in the healthful uplands, preparatory to an attack on Holguin. The insurgents have already gone there save one small dotachment encamped out side of Santiago, but they will move north In a day or two. GarcLa's Letter a Forgery SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 23.—(8y the Associated Press). It now turns out that the letter alleged to have been addressed by General Garcia to Gen era] Shafter. complaining of the treatment accorded to the Cubans and advising Gen eral Shafter of General Gamut's resigna tion, was prepared by a newspaper corre spondent named Arms, who has been act ing on the staff of General Castillo. It is not clear that General Garcia ever saw the letter. BY TELEPHONE FROM LIMBO Davy Jones Threatens to Resign if the Yanks Overwork Him (Telephone call 14746, July 3, 9 a. m.) "B-z-z-z-z-zt!" "Hello! What's wanted?" "Is this Davy Jones' locker?" "Yes. Who's talking?" "This Is Admiral Sampson's fleet. Please call Mr. Jones to the 'phone. . . . Hello! That you, Mr. Jones?" "Yes; this is Davy Jones." "Admiral Sampson sends his respects and begs to inform you that the Spanish fleet Is coming out of Santiago harbor. Kindly prepare for its reception*" "Pretty crowded; but I'll do my best. Good-bye." "Good-bye." B-z-z-z-zt. (Telephone call 14747, July 3,10:30 a. m.) Bz-z-z-zt. "Hello! Is this Admiral Sampson's fleet?" "Yes. Who's this talking?" "Davy Jones. Present respects to Ad miral Sampson and Inform him that Plu ton, first of consignment, has been received. Good-bye." (Telephone call 14748, July 3, 10:45 a. m.) B-z-z-z-zt. "Hello! Sampson's fleet? This is Davy Jones. Furor received. Good bye." (Telephone call 14749, July 3, 12 m.) B-z-z-z-zt. "Hello! Sampson's fleet? Yes; this is Davy Jones. Almirante Oquen do received. Coming pretty fast. Any more coming? What's that? Gosh! Goodby." (Telephone Call 14750, July 3,12:15 p. m.) Bz-z-z-zt. "Hello, Sampson! Say, slow down there, can't you? Infanta Maria Teresa Just arrived. Don't hustle a man so. This is no summer hotel. Good-by." (Telephone Call 14571, July 3, 12:30 p. m.) B-z-z-zt. "Hello! Vizcaya arrived. Have put out 'Standing Room Only' sign. Vhis is getting beyond a joke. Two of my assistant mermen have struck. What are you trying to do—Bottle me up, too? Nol Apologies don't go. Good-by." (Telephone Call 14752. July 3, 2 p. m.) B-z-z-z-zt. "Hello! That you, Sampson? No, I want the admiral himself. . . . Hello! Look here, Sampson, I'm boss here, and I want you to understand that I've closed shop. See? The Cristobal Colon's here, and she's the last. Understand that? I've shut and locked the locker, and I'm gy-ng back now to sit on the cover. That goes, too. Gooel-by." (Telephone Call 14753, July 4, 10 a. m.) B-z-z-z-zt. "Hello! This the White House, U. 8. A.?" "Yes; what's wanted?" "Davy Jones' respects to President Mc- Kinley, and he'd HKe to talk with him over the 'phone for a minute. . . . Hello! "This President McKinley? Congratula tions, Mr. President, on your glorious Fourth." "Many thanks, Mr. Jones Can Ibe of any service to you?" "Yes, Mr. President; I want you to call off your nayy." "Beg pardon, Mr. Jones. I don't think I quite understand you." "Mr. President, I've got too much busi ness. I want a respite." "But what have I"— "I'll tell you. On May Ist I got a consign ment of Spanish ships from Admiral Dewey." "Yes." "I've Just got them nicely stowed away, and now come Admiral Sampson with a rush order that's Just swamped my ac commodations, and I'm hiring extra help as fast as I can." "I'm sorry we discommoded l you, Mr. Jones." "Now, Mr. President, as between poten tate and potentate, I want to ask you If you've any more Spanish ships Insight?" "Well, there's another fleet around at Suez that " "Great green-eyed sea serpents! Another? Do you think I want a Spanish colony down here? I won't stand It!" "But, Mr. Jones " "No 'but' about It, Mr. President, I won't stand It. You send 'em here and I'll turn 'em back. There's a limit to my endurance. No, sir, I'll turn the locker over to the mer men and go out of business, and that set tles It." "Very well, Mr. Jones. In that case we'll have to keep the Spanish fleet ourselves." "That's the Idea, Mr. President. Con gratulations om your victory and good wait a minute, Mr. President. Will you do me a favor?" "With pleasure, Mr. Jones. What Is It?" "If your nation gets into trouble with Germany, let me know In time so that 1 can resign and go and climb a tree." "Certainly. Good-bye, Mr. Jones." "Thanks. Good-bye, Mr. President." B-z-z-s-st.—New York Sun. LOS AJNOHLCd nilrt-ftlXiJ SUINUAY MUKINUNIj, JULY 24, JB9B MURDER WILL OUT MYSTERY OP GAYLORD FISH'S DEATH DISSOLVED Poisoned for His Wealth—His Widow Implicated in the Crime by Another Woman KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23.—A dispatch to the Times from Sedalia, Mo., tells of the arrest there today of Mrs. Edna Beaman, a young widow, charged with complicity in the murder of Gaylord Fish at Georgetown, Col., on December 6, 1806. Mrs. Beaman is alleged to have made a confession today to the detective who caused her arrest, and she Is said to have so far involved the widow of the dead man that the Colorado officials have been telegraphed to arrest her. According to the alleged confession of the Beaman woman, Fish was poisoned to death for his wealth. Gaylord Fish was the young son of a rich Colorado banker. "When 27 years of age he came to Kansas City, where he me and married Jane Armbrust, who was ther. 55 years of age. Mrs. Beaman lived with the couple during their sojourn In this city and later, after Fish had returned with his wife to Georgetown, Col., she joined them there, at the request she says, of Mrs. Fish. According to the alleged confession of the woman who was arrested today, Fish was poisoned to secure $2000, for which his life' was insured in the Woodmen of the World, and the large estate which fell to him upon the death of his father about a year ago. Fish was supposed to have died of heart disease, but the officials of the Woodmen became suspicious and set detectives to work upon the case, and the arrest at Se dalia by Detective L. Collins is the out come. Collins started for Colorado tonight with the woman in his custody. According to his statement of her alleged confession, Mrs. Beaman denies having actually caused the death of Fish, as she puts all the blame on the other woman, but she admits guilty knowledge of a scheme to kill the young man, and states that Mrs. Fish hail repeatedly urged her to commit the crime. BRANDON'S THIRTY-FIVE BOYS The Came of Fighting Stock and Many of Them Wert in the Civil War "I have been reading in the papers since the war began a guotl elsul about families with fighting sons, so ready and patriotic that as many as four and five brothers have enlisted," said George Mahler of St. Clalrs ville, W. Va., "and it has made me feel good; but I don't believe any family, no matter how ready and patriotic its sons are. will be able to equal the record of old Charles Brandon's, for It Is doubtful if :here Is another one in the entire land that could turn out seventeen, sons to fight for their country. That's what Charles Bran don's family was able to do, and did do, in 186 L "Charles Brandon lived at Moundsville, W. Va., and died when he was 96 years old. but his youngest child was then less than a year old. lie died of a broken heart, just as the civil war broke out, his wife having refused to live with him any fonger ami having begun proceedings against him to obtain a divorce. He had at that time 35 living children, add had been married three times. His first wife bore him only two children. His second wife died after bear ing him 18. At the age of 75 he married Sarah Barker, she being Hi, and the young • est of 16 children. She lived with him 21 years, bearing him 15 children, and then left him, taking her year-old baby with her, and sued him for divorce on the ground ol incompatibility of iemper. Brandon was then hale and hearty, but the desertion of his wife broke him down, and he died with in a month after she left him. "When he "took his third wife, the oldest of Brandon's 20 children by his two pre vious wives was 39, and the entire 20 lived under the paternal roof. The young wile: reared all of the 20 that were young enough to need rearing, besides caring for the 15 of her own, the oldest of whom was but 20 when she left their father. If the patri- archal Brandon had lived a few months longer, he would have seen 17 of his sons enlist in the Union army. It Is a question if in this or any other country an instance can be found where one family ever before contributed 17 sons to Its country's service. "There were two Charleses and two Johns among these patriotic brothers. The names of the other 13 were Simeon, Evans, Peter, Josephus, Hiram, James, Van Bu ren, Jacob, Abraham, Alexander, David, Andrew and Ruse. Besides these, three of Charles Brandon's sons served in the Mex ican war. The 17 brothers were all in In diana and Ohio regiments. Two of them— one of the Johns and one of the Charleses were sons of the last Mrs. Brandon. They were both taken prisoners at the battle of Chickamauga and placed In Andersonvilie prison. John died there. Charles was a prisoner 21 months, when he escaped. All the rest of the sons were children of the second wife. 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"These boys all came of good fighting slock, for their father was a famous Indian fighter, and was himself a veteran of the war of 1812 and of the Mexican war. When Western Pennsylvania was the frontier and the Indian fighter and scout was the most important and Indispensable person In the settlements, Charles Brandon, according to all tradition, was one of the best and most daring of all the active foes of the hostile red men. His father was killed by- Indians when Charles was only 3 years old. He himself was taken prisoner by his father's slayers, and lived among them 12 years, hating them more the longer he was with them. At tho age of IB he escaped, and, after learning his mother tongue, spent most of his time, until they were driv en away to more remote regions, In hunting and killing Indians. He was 51 years old when '.he war of 1812 came, and he was one of the first to join the army. He was still in the service when peace was declared. "The third wife of this old fighter was still living at Moundsviile a year ago, halo and hearty, at 77. She was over six feet tall and as straight as an arrow. Of her 35 children and stepchildren, she then knew positively the whereahouts of only 15. The rest were scattered about the country or dead. Brandon's 35 children were all sons." -New York Sun. ENGLAND'S'LATEST BATTLESHIP The Albion, which will be launched this afternoon from the yard of the Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding company ai Blackwall, is a first-class battleship. She Is one of the Canopus class, her length be tween perpendiculars being 390 feet, and her breadth 74 feet. At a mean draught of 26 fe-et her displacement will be 13,000 tons, the vessels of this class being somewhat lighter than our biggest battleships. The ship has a belt of Harveyized armor 6 Inches thick and covering 196 feet of her length, the vertical extension being 14 feet, or 9 feet above the normal water line and 5 feet below. The end» of the port and star board sides of the belt are transversely connected by armored bulkheads of steel Harveyized plate, the thicknesses of which are 12 inches, 10 Inches and 8 inches. The armored deck extends from stem to stern, and starts from the lower edges of the arm ored belt, forming, as it were, a floor to the armored part In place of being what might be described as a roof. Considera ble curve Is given to this deck, so that at the longitundlnal center It is 2 feet G Inches above the normal water plane. This re fers to the middle body; at the extreme ends it dips do WIT* in the usual way. The principal armament is carried in two bar bettes' which form the forward and after ends of the armored citadel. These bar bettes are circular in plan and have 12 --inch Harveyized armor on the upper parts, the lower walls, where the side armor sup plies protection having 6-inch armor. The main conning tower forward has 12-inch armor, there being an observation tower aft with 3-inch armor. Between the armored bulkheads the main and middle decks are protected by ft-lnch and I-inch steel. The it-inch gun positions are casemates having ■l-lnch armor outboard and two thicknesses of 1-inch plates at the back to arrest splin ters or langrage. It should be noted that the main deck casemates give an arc of fire which Includes right ahead for the for ward guns and directly aft for the after guns, the angle of fire In each'case being 1 120 degrees. The ends of the ship are pro tected by 2-inch nickel steel plates. The main armament consists of four 12 --inch forty-six-ton wire guns. These are mounted within the barbettes on revolving turntables in the usual way. There are B inch Harveyized steel shields over these guns. The twelve 6-lnch quick-fire guns are mounted In casemates as stated, eight on the main deck and four on the upper deck. There are also ten 12-pounder guns, six 3-pounder guns, three of the latter be ing In the military tops, two 12-pounder boat and Held guns and eight .45-lnch ma chine guns, and six howitzers for high angle fire. There are also four sub merged torpedo discharges, the stern dis charge, which was to have been fitted hav ing been taken out of the design. These will take the 18-inch diameter torpedo, of which eighteen will be carried, In addition to which there will be five 14-lnch torpe does for boat's use. The contractors fo- the machinery are Messrs. Maudslay, Sons & Field. The main engines are of the now usual inverted triple expansion type, hav ing high, intermediate and low pressure cylinders of 30 Inches, 49 inches and 80 Inches In diameter respectively, the stroke being 4 feet 3 inches. The screws are 17 teet in diameter. The boilers are of the now universal Belleville type, there being twenty in all. They will be pressed to 300 pounds per square inch, the steam tension being reduced at the engines. The indi cated horse-power Is estimated at 13,500, which Is calculated to drive the ship at eighteen and a half knots. The coal ca pacity is 1,900 tons. The launch will take place about 3 o'clock. The Duke and Duchess of York will be present, the duchess performing the launching ceremony.—London Times, June 21. An Imperial Day Government expenditures yesterday ex ceeded $4,000,000, and the United States at the same time assumed the Hawaiian debt of $4,000,000. It was a day of some expense for the American people.—Springfield Re publican, i DEADLIER EOE (Continued from Page One.) the brigade ambulance train and Red Cross ambulances. JOHN I. ROGERS. Brigadier General Volunteers, Senior Offi cer at Port Tampa. Close of the Week WASHINGTON, July 23.—General Miles' expedition, in all probability, is now in the Mona passage between Haytl and Porto Rico, and will be In sight of the landing point in the morning. While this is the expectation of Secretary Alger, for pru dential reasons the war department de clines to make any comment as to the ac curacy of the various messages that have been made in the effort to ascertain just what point has been selected for the land ing place. There is likely to be a lapse of a day or two between the arrival of the expedition and the notification of the fact to the department, unless some merchant vessel crossing to St. Thomas should sight the American flotilla. After that, how ever, the department will be In the closest communication with General Miles, for It will possess Itself with a cable connecting General Miles' headquarters directly with the department. Detachments Delayed Some parts of the Porto Rico expedition have been delayed for a few days beyond the dates fixed for their departure, but in view of the dif Acuities of handling large bodies of men and the supplies for them, this is not surprising. Thus Schwan's troops got away only today from Tampa, though It was believed they started yester day, while the most numerous detachment of the whole expedition, the first division, under General Brooke, will not be able to clear from Newport News before Mon day. Still, It is believed that they will arrive at Porto Rico In good season, and It will certainly facilitate an orderly nnd comfortable landing for the troops to have them land In detachments instead of in one vast army, as in the case of Shatter's army at Santiago. Doubt is cast upon re ports of recent exciting events among the Cubans at or near Santiago, owing to the failure of General Shafter to make any report on them, and inasmuch as he has made less Important matters subjects of dispatches, It is hard to understand, while he should fail to mention an event of such importance as the reported attack by Gar cia upon Spanish troops on their way to surrender to Shatter. Waiting for Reports The war department Is now, while keep ing a close eye upon General Miles' expe dition, looking with interest for detailed reports from General Shafter. telling of the engagement preceding and leading up to the surrender of Santiago. It was report ed today that Colonel J. J. Astor of Shat ter's staff was duo In Washington, bring ing with him the full capitulations signed by the commissioners, and It was expected that Shatter's preceding reports would accompany them. However, up to the close of official hours, which today, to tho relief of the hard-worked clerks, was 3 o'clock for the first time in many months, the officer did not appear, and the depart ment does not know where he Is. Some of the papers have come from Sampson, but to the great disappointment of the navy department, the reports closed on the day before the famous naval battle. Some points of Interest contained in them will be given to the public in the course of a day or two, but they will relate only to the several fights between the squadron and the shore batteries. Reserve Camps It Is the purpose of the war department to begin at once the execution of the plans devised by Secretary Alger for the crea tion of reserve camps and boards of staff officers are now engaged In various locali ties looking after suitable camp sites and making preliminary arrangements for ac quiring the right to use those places and arranging for water supplies. The in tention Is not to be caught through any contingency with large numbers of troops at central points, In the midst of an epi demic of any kind with no place to remove them. It was for this reason that Fer nandina was selected some time ago as one of these reserve camps, and within the last two days the value of this policy has been amply justified, as otherwise there would have been no suitable place to which to remove the troops from Tampa. One of the reserve camps is likely to b,e located In the valley of the Potomac, about forty miles above Washington, and will be very convenient for the reception of troops from Camp Alger In case It Is deemed necessary for the health of the soldiers to remove them. The state department today completed the engrossment of the joint resolution adopted by congress extending the thanks of that branch of the government to Ad miral Dewey for his notable achievement In the Philippines. These were trans mitted to the navy department, which will forward them to the admiral along with the degree of L.L. D., conferred upon him by the University of Pennsylvania. SANTIAGO NEWS Postoffice Opened and Two Hundred Bags of Mail Distributed SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July 26, 6:30 p.m. —The postoffice here was opened today. Two hundred bags of mall from the steam or Lampasas, brought by the Comal, are being distributed by Louis Kempner, the postmaster. The steamers Alamo, Rio Grande, Leona and Concha stilled yesterday by way of Siboney to pick up the sick and wounded bound for Newport News. The Clinton left this morning for Tampa In ballast. Tho Panama on her first trip under the American flag, arrived this morning with a cargo consigned to the quartermaster. The naval board appointed by Admiral SampsorJ to Investigate the effects oft the bombardment by the American warships finished Its report today and returned on board the Brooklyn. General Shafter and his staff established quarters at the palace here today. General Wood will remain as military governor. The health of the troops is about as re ported in dispatches. James Gough of Company A, Ninth In fantry, died this morning from malaria. The cargoes of supplies on the vessels here are being unloaded, and the prevail ing distress is being relieved rapidly. Or ders have been issued with a view to en forcing cleanliness throughout the city. The condition of the sick has been great ly Improved In the last two days. Many of the refugees are seeking em ployment nnd commerce Is being resumed. General Shafter's report to the army was published this afternoon. In it the general thanks the officers and men for their efiiclency. A Seat for Every Passenger A resolution to compel all railroad com panies operating within the city of New York to provide a seat for every passen ger carried was introduced In the council recently by Councilman Christiman. The members of the council have received a good many letters complaining that dur ing the hot weather the open cars have been so crowded that on every line in the city passengers were obliged to stand in front of those fortunate enough to get sents. The resolution provides that the companies shall display a sign whenever a car is filled, and It fixes a penalty of 125 whenever any more passengers are taken on than can be seated. Provision Is made for the appointment of Inspectors to enforce the ordinance. It It also provided that when a passenger boards a car without being notified that It Is filled and cannot get a seat, he need not pay his fare until a seat is furnished him.-- New York paper. Rushed to Porto Rico CAMP ALGER. Md., July 23.—An order was received at Camp Alger today direct ing that the five troops of cavalry sta tioned with Gen. Graham's command pro ceed to Porto Rico as rapidly as possible. These troops are A and C, New York vol unteers, and A, B and C, Pennsylvania volunteers. There are 530 men in all the troops. The order was unexpected, but It took the men only one hour to get ready to move. It Is expected that the troops will reach Newport News about noon tomor row. Undelivered Telegrams There are undelivered telegrams art the Western t T nion telegraph ofllce, corner of Spring and Fii-st streets, for Mrs. W. C. Camp, H. C. Carroll, A. A. Bowser, H. A. Weatherbee, Stella Hallett, J. P. Flint, Mrs. D. M. Leary, S. H. Chapman, C. A. I Home, Lamar Price. Reliable Goods Popular Prices N. B. BLACKSTONE CO. Telephone DRY GOODS I ,71 " 173 Maln 259 n N. Spring Street LADIES WILL FIND THIS THE VERY BEST OPPORTUNITY OF THE SEASON TO BUY SUMMER DRESS GOODS In order to make buying more active we have taken forty pieces of Imported Lace Striped and Checked Organdies, of this season's choice patterns, which have been selling regularly at 30c, 35c and 40c per yard, and place the lot on sale, beginning Monday morning, at just 15c a yard. See display of these goods in our windows. We are also offering some splendid I A new lot of Bias Plaid Percales, the good values in Colored Dotted Swiss ! latest material for shirt waists. Price and Satin-Striped lawns. A fine as- rt sortment in pretty tloral designs. The per ydru " usual price has been SUe and 10c o ne case of Oolf Suitings In black per yard; our price now 6#c per yd. tn( j white, brown and white, red and A new line of Ginghams (dress styles) wh ite, green an j wnne and blue and in checks, plaids and stripes, all new wn j te checks. We have been selling and very desirable, 7c per yard. this line of goods at sy } c per yard; Another new line of Ginghams in they will be placed on sale Monday cameo checks and broken plaids, all 1 morning at a very liberal reduction' very desirable for separate waists or Your choice of the entire lot at 5c dresses. Price 10c per yard. ' per yard. A full line of colors in 40 inch Sicilians, very desirable goods for bathing suits. Price 45c per yard. Reduced prices on every yard of Woolen Dress Goods in the store. Women at Home Or on a vacation, suffering with painful and disagreeable diseases of the rectum, by using Ovo Pile and Tumor Cure Of^Mr"^ faithfully Can (mfcvtot Be 11& Cured For sale by all druggists. Price $1.00. Accept no'substltute. If your druggist does not carry it write to us or call. Ovo German Medical Co. N. Main St., Los Angeles, Cat CAMP Of DEATH (Continued from Page One.) Corporal Daniel S. Nrwsome of Dea Moines, Company D, Fifty-first lowa, died at the children's hospital of pneumonia. There are about thirty new-made graves, showing tihe fatalities, principally at damp Merrltt, during the past two months. Ths two funerals were for Stafford of Tennes see and Cecil Flower of Kansas. Long List of Patients The division hospital records last night showed that there were 207 patients, in cluding about forty iti hospitals in other than the main quarters at the Presidio. Sixteen new cases were received from Camp Merrltt during the day and nine were discharged as well enough to return to tihedr regiments. In addition to these sick, sol diers there are forty-five patients in the Presidio post hospital and nearly 100 in tihe different regimental hospitals where milder cases arc cared for. Sailing of the Bio SAN FRANCISCO, July 23.—The trans port steamer Rio Janeiro, bearing two bat talions of South Dakota volunteers, re cruits for the Utah Light Artillery and a detachment of the Signal Corps, sailed to day for Manila. The vessel was accorded the same ovation which has been given the other transport vessels which have sailed for the Philippines, nnd nothing unusual occurred as the vessel steamed down the bay towrtrd the ocean. The expedition will be under command of Brigadier-General Harrison Gray Otis, who has sated that he will make all possi ble sneed to join the United States forces already In the Philippines. The Rio will slop at Honolulu to take on fresh supplies and to reiill her coal bunkers. Duffield Coming Home WASHINGTON, July 23.—Gen. Duffleld, who has been engaged) In/th« campaign at Santiago and who is convalescing from yel low fever, has received permission to re turn to the United States if he so desires.