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Secretary of Agriculture Talks
of This Year's Corn Yiel d. 'MILLIONS OF BUSHELS. iTMitfca tkitt Farmer Will Find It Hon aratM to Peed It to Wlnrk Thun to MpliAkrMHl at Uw Kt-Hlgh Prle m1-Tnw Cutting Uood Price for TKelr JTraweta. Mill-am, fSfeell.) "TM ynt'n corn !MP on of th largest In nr hls- jT- Secretary of Agriculture James fruaa. wk was In Chicago with the rrl teattal parly. "Tim total ytld. It It estl ate, will a between twenty-three and tweaiy-flv hundrrd millions of bushel. iTberw will h plenty for manufacturing and ift-effiaj. anil w will bur till th corn to mil. , jlkM anybody want to tttr. To whet ex eslk Top will be shipped abroad will de J" la-cely apon lb prion It will bring. The high prices offered for meats will Incline lb farmer to as lliplr crop for feeding rTwii" Oenttnnlnr on the prnricts for good ptir. r-r. tnrjr Wll.on snld: Where -toe la lo ho f .und the corn will fc-it mt.hu the. prlee .n high. A cnnsld jmbie frrK-Miin of the crop will h" erlbhed, ! termer generally nre well off nnd urn rottl il rrrM for their r red nets, 0 -,T " atr.td to hold their corn crop. Mat. r likely lo be blch, because In the last few year nor population hue drown tmtrr tban tie meat-producing animals. "Tb-, li J.i.lMoo. graxlng on tbe seml-arld jregti of th- West has been destructive, i irmny of thoe range States do not bur wMp-r rent, of the animal thejr bud flyy-r. a-o. A st ndy demand outside f l TJ ,lt-.l state for first-class meats In tlie (pirn and on the hoof nnd a growing iod t-nt only aero-, tbe Atlantic, but In the enaalrlM n and nround the Pacific, for Anteriran panned mea's In playing nn Im portant part Ja Influencing hlub prices. Tbe me-d la crowing In the Orient for animal -pr-wrwls. and growing rapidly. "The Iirltlh In tbe Transvaal wnr, ahould It wmr. will want onr canned meat. They RBft4 wan onr refrigerated mentn over there. a. la order to feed their soldiers na well a the United States feeila hra tbev ,wfll .-- lo tnko the quarters to Cup of Joe II - In refrigerating vessels, and fcn -til ItVi a plant for coring for chilled .newuet-rllar to the one the United Ktatea a at M nlle. They must have fanned wea'e. and they most come to Chicago to rr' th-m. "All thla talk we have heard of embalmed 1 vriil -t chance thla order of feeding Th- y may avoid the kind tbnt do thT- eult In them, known na panned yomt UT. aad thla may remit In enit I eing in tl ia prparallnn, but the fuet aialaathat armlm r quire ranix il where hey rot.o. t if-t ehlllrd beef. ' Tli United KtaiaM J. thx only eonntrv prparnl t aup IlF it. and the vrnw'ng ilernnnd fur it In nil jnerb-r of the plobe will help keep up tbo 'Jltee of meat-." 1IK tKAIIKII DIKiKAtK. - tn be Arreated ami la Be lt, v. 4 m riaee Taken Poleun. 3lJ-lki , N. C, (Sfclal.)-TUere la a aen Uoa la military olrelea here. Wbeu Com lyaay Bof tbe Third Regiment wu prepnr tnar t JJ-w Turk to the Dewvy parade, XJrsi. Clenda Broubton, n brother of Itev. X i. Brungbton, a woll known Bnptlst ttraeifr, now at Atlanta, collected uit-oey nMilbrU to defray eooie of the expenvea f th tegiment. lit turned In t30. but tli eoUJara rbi.rn' be npproprlnUU t47, nnd Matted to bavn lilm arrtattd. The. witrrnot wmamadii r:urnaMe In Uio nfteruoon, but Xroiucbtuja wna rrporled Lick. Three pby atriaua are attending blm, and it la fenn-d bwama taken poi.on. Boon otter the war nl wa eervrd lie weut to b'f Intber'a beiua and threw lilmaelf on the tt-o, asking tbat bU wife be cent for, an be bad not long - b ve. Undo la Heath In Car. Tfareo, O., (Uprclal.) A etreet car CD Ik Trninbti.l Hue, containing twent)tbree lople. tu stuck t y tbe Clevt'lnnd aud tiburg trnln of the Pituburg ftud West ni Ballroad at Nile, und badly wrecked. Brit B. W aid, of Ueforeat, was killed, and Joerpb AUeu, Htrlcklnnd HoltOD, Ella Me Bride, Mi, ttemuel Cnrtwrlpht nud the 2-JMi-o ll daughter of Charles Llnlz,o( Nlle, were bad. injured. Allen und llultou OiBy die. rutLU or uuuik Byrfa lias do factories. Florida his an osirlch fnrai. C'oreaakers have forty-teveo union. Siashvllla baa few Idle men. Indiana has Immense coal deposits, fttramrr O.'eanlo employs 500 men. Eoglai d bn 81,033 union engineers. Jong-bor. mxu have I'll local unions. r. Louis bus Ihe largest drug house, TifUaa police mutt be trlegmpbers. Clrand Ueplda is to have a labor temple, Kw Tork State bas 188,455 unionists. Xjondoa knok layers get 19 cents per hour, Soreland, Km-., Is a criperntlve towu. Sew Turk ba a Hebrew B ikers' union. Ueorgia boas:s a 149.pnund watermelon. VTherliof; made 6,150,003 stotfies lust year. City of Slrxlco is to bare a department totv. bllade'phla painter now (jet (3 for elk'bt seure. Sew York's Cigar Workers' Lengue Is taaeaty yt-arit old. lfctrtendi-re btld a national convention nt enter. UuicaU'H aiansred an lodubtrlnl expual W at Jl'i n apollo. tw i M.ller. Jersey City, have volnn. terally granted a uiae-hour Uuy to tbeir aearbibb-ts. Hiiadw (Soolland) street railway eui jVye d niaod the elgbl-Uour day. New T ik's fuvtory Inspector urges the ara-iivur dey lor women. lrilu sewage fnrm laborers get I2.C1 a V. evtei!-biiur day. Tke K Ighis of Labor general anaembly wriUn-i tu asnaal session la B atou lu S'vraiber. Bnuthamplna has municipal dwelling ! ( illjtv erected end rented by the iy ) Oeat.a striking waiters have been for. &kl'h'o ty lUa vourt to UlelrlLuie Loyvou ain-a!ar. li'ka ling retail elerks found among the anevebaitts little opposition to tbe Buudny oi.sk vveaiag closing bonis. Vilwauke Building Trades Council wnnla irielaii cielilon fcoysotted ou auuuuut 1 iNey.iu euuvlstloo. Tarn- U no mill aad aiaeltermen's union In Juaeettiidit. Tbe largest smeller city Is in me kiialo ol Washington. Ttte working women of this or any olber ' s.U l ecautry ara upon as blub a plaue at ferny as auy class la tba ooiumuully. Taw tUt rootrlbatloa of the National. miMI ike Halted Brewery Workmen lor stv-teeed-ut aalea workers In Duumark ut U nearly S00. THE NEWS, Alaska's first Territorial Convention Is be. log held nt Juneau to formulate for the use of Cnngrets tba legislative needs of tbe Territory. The Kkagwny Chamber of Commerce rnvaed resulutlon protesting ngnlutt the cession of a port on tbe Lynn Canal to Qrent Britain. The Ramoans have proclnlmed Tamasose King, In spite of the agreement of the Tow ers to abolish the Kingship; nt least, this Is tbe story sent by a Ofrtnnu correspondent. The Cubans continue to harass the 8pnn Inrds In Havana nnd vicinity, taking their cue from Mayor Lacoste's recent Older against the dlnplny of the Hpaulsb Qng. An nttempt was made In Havnua to lyncb a Chinaman who bad served as a guerrilla during the wnr. The strainer Nutmeg Stnte, of the Bridge pert Line, wns turned to tbe water's edge on Old lieu lef, nenr Nrw York. Eight of the crew were burned to death aud several passengers lire missing. rrealdent nnd Mrs. MrKluley and soma member of tbe Cnbluet party attended Hun day service In tbe Flr t Methodist Church ut Sioux city, In. At night tbe prestdentlnl train left for tbe Eft't. J. II. Hlnde, a trusted messenger of tbe National Machine Company, In New York, disappeared with 7S0 of tbe company's money. Daniel Lockllet executed a deed In New Tort News, Vs., transferring bis little dnuKbterto Mr. nud Mrs. A. W. Watson- Lieutenant Harry Caldwell, - Admiral Dewey's secretary, will be presented with a silver Icving cup I y bis IllluoN friends. Tim family of Charles Herman, In New port News, Yd., declnre that tbe skeleton found In tbe woods wns not bis. Seven buildings of tit. Mary's Training School, at Feoliauvllle, III., were burned. Loss tVC0,000; InsurnLca tliO.OOO. Ten tbou-ntd people attended tbo Jnbiloe missionary convention of tbe Cbrlstlun Church nt Cincinnati. Two men rtnde n brutal assault on Police man Splnks lu Alexandria, Va. James O'Beirue, of New York, nnd Mr, Van der Huogt, of Baltimore, representing the Trnnsvnul government, were In Minne apolis seeking su Interview wltb Fresldent M':Klnlev. Addresses wero made at the Huntsvllle Industrial Convention by Booker T. Wash ington, Governor MueCorklo aud Professor W. II. Council. Alexandria, Vn., celebrated its sesqul-cen-tennlal with day und ulgbt parades, lavish street decorations and beuutlful Illumina tions ut night. Tfe-ideiit M.KlDlpy participated In the welcome to the returned Mlunosota Volun teers In Minneapolis aud was given a recep tion In Bt. Paul. Itev. Dr. J. Itltchle 8mlth, formerly of Baltimore, received a call to tbe Market Square Presbyterlau Church In Uurrlslurg, P... Frederick George nnd bis three little daughters wero killed 1 y an express tritlu striking tbeir wagon at Il.verside, N. J. It 'irkelellnr bus cornered tbe lake Ireight market and Carnegie will now have to pay double charges ou Iron ore. Itev. Normiin Piuss was arrested In Provi dence, H. I., on the charge of attempting to blackmail u snloon keeper. Oveno freight rates bare advanced, ns a ro-ult of the British government cbnrteriug over e'gbty steamships. Itev. C. J. Woods, of York, Pa., and others read papers at the Protestant Episcopal Congress at St. Puul, Minn. Hugh Warwick, colored, wns orrested In Lexington, Va., on tbe cburge of feloniously a-euultlnu Lucy Creasy. Admiral Dewey was the guest of his native State Vermont aud received tbe medal tbnt was voted tn him. The National Wholesale Druggists' Ao. clatlou decided to ask Congress for a reduc tion of the war revenue tux. Another part of n dismembered bumnn body was found In New York. The Minneapolis Produce Exchange war burmd 'oss 100,000. The International Commercial Congress opened In Pbllndulpbln. Senator Sboup, of Idaho, who has Just re lumed from Alaska, is opposed to ceding an Inch of land to Canada in Alaska. Chalrmau Joues, of tbe Deinocratlo No tional Committee, will soon resume active charge of enmpnign alTulrs. Cn.'iU'derute veteraus nsk no pensions from the Federal Government, declared Colour) Hull, of Mncou, Oa., In his address at the Blue nud Urny Iteuulon In Erauaville, Iod. 8even-yenr-old Kitty Sbnugbnessy, 61 Brooklyn, was badly linen by ruts, wblub Invaded tbo child's bed. Thomas Morgan nnd Lculs Cameron, bill porters from Detroit, were asphyxiated by Illuminating gas la n New York hotel. Captain bmllli, U. H. A., u member of tbe Havana 11 mime committee, addressed the students of the University of Pennsylvania on "The Conditions of Amerlcuu llule In' Cuba." The promotion of n number of Pennsyl vania railroad ofllcials was annouuued, It seems likely that the Kansas City, Pltts l urg and Gulf Ballroad will be sold and the property purchasid by Ex-Presldeut Still well and bis associates. The annual reunion of tbe Army of tbe Tennersee began in Chicago. Montpeller was gully decked in honor ol Admiral Dewev, who was elaborately enter tained nt tbe Vermont capital. Rnur-Admiral Uowison was retired, aud Captulu Barker now beoomes a Junior Bear Admiral, The drift of Bev. Dr. Da Co-ta's recent sermon leads to the belief that he will enter tbe Cetbollo Cburoh, although be Intimates no such purpose iu his statement of the causes wbleti led to bis withdrawal from the EplHcorul Church In New York. The upper portion of a woman's body, from the waist line to lbs neck, as found on tbe Leach near the New York Quurnutlue Station. Tbe body of a young woman who bad I eeu strangled lo death was fouud on a S'.rret lu Lowell, Muss, Two women who hud quarreled with their lovers drank carbolic Held In a Bowery dive, New York. Qua Is dead and the other dying. The Itev. J. A. Maralen. of Owensvllle, Intl., Is under err, st, accused of using tbe malls fraudentiy, be having collected funds for the It- d Cross, nnd, It Is said, not buvlng forwivded them. Union Pacillu stockholders, meeting at Suit Lake, agreed lo an lucreaaa of the Company's preferred stock by .(1211,000.000 and the common stouk by (7,718,000. The crew of the schooner 'lliomas W. Holder, of Boston, which went ssbore neni the Cnlioon's Hollow (Mass.) Life-Uavlug Bintlou, was resoued. Incendiary tips have done grant datrane In Mill Vulley, neur Han Francisco, much of the haud-ome scenery belug destroyed. The coudlllon of oolton on October 10 wns 62.4, as compared with C8.S last month; 76.4 on Uet"ber 1, 1H98-, 70.0 at the corresponding dale In 18'.)7, and 73 6 the mean of tbe Octo ber average for the last 10 years. Miss Edua McClrllan, 109 Welt Seventy seven Hi street New York, has started an endless Jialn tn arour dimes to buy a boms or loving cup for Adu.lrul Schley. Hon. W. J. Bryan's poor health may com pel him to withdraw temporarily from the campaign. II is now In Iowa. President MrKluley was kept busy attend ing tbe religious services on Sunday lu Oil. eago. In an address to the color-d people, ba said tbeir race bad damonstrattd Its pa triotism by Its arr Does. EIGHT PER Early Morning Fire on a Pas senger Steamer. LIFEBOATS CAPSIZED. ""Sgageinnster Jayn Arnnsed the Steep, ers on lit Nutmeg Klat and Then Leaped to Ills lteatlt Th Steamer Left Bridgeport Two Honrs l.at Mra lta coverad About Hinokastnck. Now York, (Special.) Tbe Bridgeport Steamboat Company's steamer Nutmeg State, which lelt Bridgeport nt 8 o'clock Sat urday morning, caught flro three hours later oJT Execution Light, and was totuliy de.t-oyed. Eight persons perished. Tbe steamer City of Lawrence came in sight soon alter the Are was discovered nnd stood by lo rescue the passengers nnd crew. The Nutmeg Slate's lifeboats were launched as soon as the City of Litwrenco got within balling dlatnnoe, lut several of them cap slz-d. and It was feared tbnt some passen gers were drowned. The City of Lawrence brought those rescued to this city. Ou bis arrival Capt. Charles Brooks re ported that tba Nutmeg Slate left Bridge port nt 3 o'clock, two hours late. He said that the first be knew of tbe lire was when he saw a blaze around the smokestack. Tne Ore was burning rather briskly then, und be got soma men to work lu trying to put It out. Tbe steamboat was then five miles enst of Execution Light. She was headed directly lor Sand's Point, nnd nil steam that could bn got up wits put on her. She made good time, while a stnte of the most Intense ex citement reigned aboard the vessel. On corning near Sand's Point the Cnptaln directed the bow of the boat dead abend for the beach, and fan rnn nsbore about n mllo east of the Point. Cnptnlu Brooks said that the vessel went Into 12 i fuetof water before he grounded and settled. There were between 83 nud 40 passengers on tbe Nutmeg State, Captain Brooks said. He wns afraid some of them wero lost. Everything possible was done for the pas sengers. The City of Lawrence, n Sound steamer, which was coming dor, u to the city, saw tbe fire and steamed over toward the burning vrssol. Boats wore put out from her, nud by heroic, work the passen ger of the Nutmeg State were tnkeu aboard t hi vessel, together with thu remaining members of the crew. Captain Brooks ref orted thnt the vesfol nnd Ireight were n total loss. Captain Brooks says thnt Samuel Jayne, the baggage-master, got out of the hold, In which the lire was, and jumped overboard to escape tbe flumes. The Linnet, which had sailed ns close to the burning boat us she dared, steamed up to the man, ns the yacht owuer saw him Inln to swim, nnd Juynewas picked up. When lis was laid out ou the deck be was dead. Patrick Coffey, tbe mate ol the vessel, was In the lower part of thu bold when the lire started. He could nut get out end wna burned to death. An oiler, whose mime the captain could not remember, was iilo a vic tim. He was lu the hold, could not get out uutl died Irom inhaling flame. O. J. Hurlburt, of Bridgeport, a pnssen gnr, was n-leep when the II ro was discov ered. He said the lire was first seen by Btggagemaster Jayne, who, niter nrou-lug ail the passengers be could, Jumped over board and died from Injuries which be re ceived from striking a portion of the vessel. Juyue is described its the bero of tbe Are. DtHKV AT THE HUB. Th Admiral Tendered u Grand Iteceptlou He la tilven n Watch, Boston, Mass., (Special.) Tbe residents of Boatou and vicinity, augmented by thou nuds of visitor from other suctions of the Commonwealth aud from adjacent States, Saturday did bouor to Admiral Dewey. Disappointing weather conditions pre vailed early lu the day. A thick fog, that frequently became n.Ut, prevailed. Later, however, the heavy sky began to brighten, aud theu thu suu broke through tbe bare. The first purt of thu day's progrntnuie was devoted to a u.usicnl recital by tbe school children of the thy, to the iiuiltXT of uho.m-, 25,0. 0, on tbe Common nt 10 o'clock. The Admiral nnd party were escorted with dlfil culty from bis headquarter ut tbe Hotel Touraluu through the immense crowds. From the Common the Admiral and party were conducted to a large reviewing stund lu front of the City Hall bulldlug, where, Just before 11 o'clock, Mayor Qulnoy, In thu presence of city cfllclaU and guests nud thousnnd of spectators, presented him, ou behalf ol the City of Boston, with a uiiigulll ceut jewel-aiudded watch. TltULLKY AN IS Tit A IN. Three Persons Fatally and litre Ser iously Injured. Dnllns, Tex., (Special.)-Near tho Sinte Fair Ground', tn the eastern suburbs, it trolley car on thu Bnpld Transit Street Hall way, tilled with pu-seugers, collided with mi exeursloit trnln ou the Gulf, Colorado Hnd Santa Fe road. Of thu 49 pi.Biengers on bourd tbe street car, nearly half of them were hurl. Six of them were seriously injured and threo of these cannot live. The other passengers who were hurt were able to get itwny without assistance or the need of surglunl help. The accident was oaUHed by the trolley oar attempting to make the crossing, where theru was no lltigmun. Amarlrait ttqual Wag Union. Kansas City, Mo., (Special.) The Ameri can Equal W.ige Union, recently Incorpor ated, has adopted a constitution, nud will Immediately commence active missionary work. Thu organization departs (ruin the methods ol older uuiooB iu that it omits the word "strike" from Its eonstltutlout, pro. po.es to accomplish reforms through the ballot, work to offset the activity of corpora tiou lobbies, und declares for equal pay tut equal work lor women. Ntrength of the llrltlsh In Natal. Durban, (By Cable. ) Fnllowlug Is the strength nnd disposition of tbe troops lu Natal: At Ladysiclth, seven littterlee, 12 guu-, 4,000 Infantry; at K.lcourt, 200 volun teers, and ut Coleiiso 427 volunteers These, with the lorce at Pielermnrltislurg, make u total of 15,000 men lu Natal. (ecoud Cusey Armjr failure. Wichita, Kan.. (Special.) Carl Brown, who led Coxny'H army to Vuhlugtou, ami who arrived In Wichlut from Denver on his second march, dec In red thu march off, and LolilUd bis men that he would go no furtnor. A Cup for Dewey Serrwtary, Quliiey, III., (Special.) Lieutenant Harry H. Caldwell, Admiral Dewey's secretary, upou his returu to bis borne here, will be presented with n sliver lovlug tup, which has been designed lu Imitation of the void cup presented to Admiral Dewey lu New York. Lieutenant C ildwell, during the b, ti tle, of May 1, 181)8, fought oua of tbe O.ym plu's seeoudary batteries; j . An American Lady stubbed. Berlin, (By Cable.) a Philadelphia lady named Ca. dwell, rea ding here, was jittiii-krd lu hur residence by a robbur, who felled her with bis flsl, then looktier money and val. uables and made bis yscape, MUST LEAVE OR FIGHT. President Kruger Demands the Removal of All British Troops From the Border. War between Great Britain nnd the South African or Transvaal Bepublto now snejns practically inevitable. The Transvanl Government has suddenly precipitated the crisis by sending to Great Britain nn ultimatum consisting of four de mands and requiring an immediate answer. If Great Britniu does not make a satisfac tory answot within the time limit, she Is notified that ' her course will be deemed a formal declaration of wnr. Tho demand are thnt the differences of the two Governments be settled by arbitra tion or other amicable means; thnt troops on the border be instantly withdrawn) that British reinforcements sent to South Africa since June 1 be withdrawn within a reason able time, nud that the Brltlrb troops now on tbe seas shall not be landed in any part of South Africa. Another note sent by the Transvaal Gov ernment to Great Britain contains a defense of the Transvaal's position. Tbe London Tlxes says It bas reason to believe that the British Government's reply to President Kruger will contain simply a brief expression of regret that be should bnre taken the serious step involved iu ad dressing a communication of such a nature, and the announcement thnt Great Britain has no further communication to make to blm at present. In London there l no sign of yielding to the demand. War Is regarded as Inevita ble. The v ir feeling In Loudon was shown by a wild demons ration In honor of th New South Wales Lancers, who passed through the olty on tholr wuy to South Africa. The situation on tbo Transvaal frontier Is critical. British troops are sleeping ou their nrms. It Is stated lu London that fighting may have already begun. It Is reported thnt Great Britain has bought from Portugal Delngon Bay and surround ing territory, which bus been tbe Transvaal's only outlet to tbe sea not controlled by Britain. THIS IS Tit K ULTIMATUM. ilrltaln Is "Karne.iljr llrqnested" to Answer. London, (By Cable.) The text of the Transvnul Government's ultimatum, re ceived by tbe British Colonial OfJuce, is In part ns follows: "Her MnJerty' unlawful Intervention In the lutnrnnl affairs of tbU B-publlc, In con flict with the London convention of 1884, by tho extraordinary strengthening ol her troops in the neighborhood of tbe borders of this llnpubllc, has caused an Intolerable condition of things lo arise, to which this Government feels Itself obliged, In the in terest not only of this 11 -public, but uleo of all South Africa, tn make an end ns soon ns possible; nnd this Government feels Itself called upon and obligid to press enrnostly, nud with emphasis, for an Immediate ter mination of this stnte of things, nnd to re. quest her Majesty's Government to give usauruniei upon the following tour demand-: fnar Deinnnds I'resented. "1. That nil points of mutual difference be regulated by friendly r '-course to nrbl trutlou or by whatever nmlcnbie way may be agreed upon by this Government and her MnJety' Government, , "2. Thut all troops on tba borders of this Republic shall be Instantly withdrawn. "3. That all reinforcements of .troops which have nrrlved iu South Africa since June 1, 1HU9, shall bo removed from South Africa within a reasonable time, to be agreed upon with this Government und with the mutual insurance nnd guarantee on the part of this Government that no attack upou or hostilities against any portion of the pos sessions of the British Government shall be made by this Bepubllc during the further negotiations within it period of time to be subsequently agreed upon between the gov ernments; und this Government will, on compliance therewith, bo prepared lo with draw the armed burghers of this llepubllu ' from the borders. "4. Thut her Majesty's troops which nre now on tbo high sen shall not be Innded lu any part of South Africa. "This Government presses for an imme diate and affirmative answer to these four questions, and earnestly requests her Ma jesty' Goverumut.t to return an answer. "It desire lurther lo add that In the un- j peeled event of nu answer not sallsfaotory being received by it wllhlu the interval, It will with greats regret be compelled to re gard the notion ol -er Majesty's Government as n fnrmnl declaration0' war, and will not bold Itself responsible f6rt"e cousequenoes thereof, aud thnt, In the eveiKf any further movement of troops occurring "Within the above-mentioned time In a Learor dij,elii to our borders, this Guverument wH) be compelled to regard thut ulso us a Inrmiil declaration of war. "I bitv the honor to be, respectfully yours, F. W. IIeitz, State Secretary." Track Tanks for Freight Engines. Tbe use of track tanks by which loco motives of blgh speed passenger trains may lake water without stopping I almost uni versal ou the larger Eastern road, wheri fast expresses nre the rule. The Baltimore A Ohio Railroad bn a number between Washington und Philadelphia, nnd Intends to equip tbe entire malu line lu the luture. This decli-ion was recently nrrlvid al through tbe usa of passenger locomotives, equipped with water scoops, ou fust freight tram-. It was found tbnt much time was saved, danger from stopping, being reduced to a minimum and cost ol running lessened. The transportation olllclnla made some cal culations and t he llgures showed a saving ol no small sum, If truck tank nre used for slow freights on the divli-lons where bust ness Is very heavy. If thu experiment ou this part of tbe road proves successful, track tauks will be Installed ou every divis ion between Baltimore nnd Chicago. Asa starter, the 60 new Vaucltitu Compound En gines recently ordered with be lltted with wuler scoop. Funslon stack l-'rom Manila. San Francisco, (Special.) The transport Tartar, with Him Kausas Volunteers, luclud Inii General Fiinetou, on board, has been tlgnled two mnes out, returning from Manila. UK AMKUIt ltf-t'OUTED CItAZY. Sanction llrnlal rxeeiitlnn and Torture of tho tlrHolttla In AfuhanUtan. London, (By Cable.) Tho Dally Tele (ruph's St. Petersburg correspondent says Ittisslau accounts represent Abdurrahman Khan, Ameer of Afghanistan, na Insane, ud likely tn provoke a conflict I el ween Itussiii and England. These accounts say the Amenr Is sanctioning brutal e xecutions and the tortu il iK of officials dally, nnd thnt bis actions are resulting iu a gcuorul nodus. CAH'llO rtllt I'KKbIDCNT, Probable Heault of the Itavoltitlon In Vnesiieln, Carnoas, Venezuela, (By Cable.) Snor Mutos, Ihe special envoy sent by President Andrsdetn thu insurgent commuuder, Gen. Clprluuo Csstro, has returned here. He bed S prolonged interview with Gen eral Castro, nud ha bus assured United States Minister Loomls tbnt there is no danger of further hostilities uulesi new and unexpected complications nrlse. President Audrade, It is expected, will 'resign, allowing th peaceful election if .General Castro, to th Presidency. DEATH Br DYNAMITE. Thdtnas, W. Va., Scene of a Distasrous Explosion- BUILDINGS WRECKED. Fir In th Offices of the liavla Coal and Cnke Company Ignites Kxplnslves Ira H-cuiii, ol l-.verelt, l'a., Instantly Killed and Kiv Faliovr-ICinployes Injured 1-oss Sao.ooo. Cumberland, Md., (Special.) The Davis Coal and Coke Company building, occupied l y the Buxton A Lundstrett Company, At Thomif, W. Vb., caught lire in the collar, aud shoitly afierwaid an explosion oc curred, completely wrecking the building and scattering the dorrtrs In every direction, blocking tbe West Virginia Central aud Pittsburg Railroad trackr. Ira Nycum, of Everett, Pa., was killed and burled under the ruins. Six other persons were btijiy Injured. Tbo explosion is thought to have been caused by powder nnd other explosives cntching flro In th cellar. The loss will amount to about 145,000, with (13,000 Insurance. Killed and Injured. The killed and Injured arei Killed Ira Nyoum, of Everett, To., tlms keeper. Injured Leo Otl, of Thomas, W. Va., superintendent; Theo. Sansbury, of Cum berland, of tbe engineering department; James Cunningham, of Moorelleld, W. Vs., car shifter; William McKiusle, of Thomas, ynrd foreman, and James HUgliiB, of Thomus, W. Va. The body of Nycum will be tnken to Even-tt for burial. He leaves a wile and one child. The Injuries of t'je others nre not serious. The volunteer lire department was called out, and, after bard work, saved the other buildings nearby. The Luildlng was a flue brick structure. It belonged to the Buxton A Landstreet Company, conducting a general merchnndbts store, part of It belug oceupVd by tho Davis Coal nnd Coke Company, for Its ofllces. Severnl of the Davis Coal and Coke Com pany's office force detected the smoke, nnd, when they saw the headway gained by the lire, rushed lu to save books nnd valuable papers of the company, nud, Just at this time the explosion of a number of kegs of pow der occurred. One of tbo men wns blown through the roof, but escuped with remark able slight Injuries. V. H. CONiSl'L IN CHAltdE. Mr. Marrutn. nr Pretoria, Will Look After Krltlsh Interests. London, (By Cable.) -Tim Colonlnl Office announces olllulaily that Mr. Mai-rum, the fulled States consul in Pretoria, wllll the consent of hi government, has taken charge of British Interests In tbe Transvaal. The Hague, (By Cnl le.)-At the reguest of the government of the South Alrlcan Uepub. lie, the Dutch consul general In Loudon, Dr. H. S. J. Muss, will take chnrgo of the Interests of Transvniilers In Great Britain. Mr. Greene, when bidding farewell to the Trunivaal government, mentioned the case of the Englishman Robertson, who Is Im prisoned at Pretoria, on a ebarga ofni templing to raise recruits at Johannesburg for tbe Natal Light Horse. Hn friends nre seriously c ncerued for his safety, nnd huve appealed to tbe American consul ou his behalf. rATHFK AND DACGHTFUS KILLED. Train Strikes a Wagon Containing Man nnd Three Children. rhilndolphlu, Pa., (Special.) Frederick George and bl three little daughters (Dens, aged six yenrs; Maggie, aged four, and Frieda, uged two), were Instantly killed at Riverside, N. J., by an express trnlu on the Camden and Amboy Division. Pennsylvania Rallrond. George was n huckster, und, after ending bl day's business, took the children for a pleasure trip In his wagon. At the railroad crossing bo fnlled to notice -no approaching express train, which struck the centre of the vehicle, killing Its four oc cupants. George wns thrown to the other track nud his body cut in two by a freight train which reached the crossing nt the moment. A widow aud un eight-year-old on survive blm. GItKAT ItlllTAIN'S KKfLy. Text of Brief Answer to Hi Ultimatum Sent hr Transvaal. London, (By Cable.)-Following Is the text of the British reply to tbe Boer ultl- Kmntum: "ibnmberlaln to Mllner, High Commis sioned "HursffJely' Bovernment have received with greaf'Bret the peremptory demand of the 8outhAMcnn nepuldlo conveyed In your tclegratuV1' October 9. You will ir form the govtiru'nUeut of the South African Reputilla lu replyTsiat the conditions de manded by the goveViJm,'nt of the South African Republic nre suet! I'tr Majesty' "overnmeut deem It ImposY'b-'" to dlscu-s." High I'rlr for CotlVn,ed. Houston, Tex., (Special.) "t since t'te season for have coltouset products readied such prices as are now Bt'"R asked for them. Most of tbe mills luhl" al have sokl their holdings two wi eklt nheud. Prime crude oil is selling lor 25jj;2jj.t'-i and prime yellow at 27rti2Hc. Last ye,ir this date, prime erudn was being offered ou t,,e market at V2(a Vi,y:, and prime yellow ."' lOffilS,1,''. Sued nud cake are worth t20.5iT per ton. hlle last year both were stuguaul at 12.6U(a 13 per too. Swnrd fnr Lleulonunt Kelson. Knoxvill-, T.'iin., (Special.) Thousands of -Tanue-eiteuus nttxnded tint presentation of a handsome sword to Lieutenant Valen tine Sevier Noison, of this city, who was with Dwey un thu Olymplu at the battle of Manila Buy. The event wus tho feuturu of thu street fair. Killed His Father-ln-Law. . Washington, Ind., (Special,) lu n fit of auger William D. Dillon, it woll known fnr- ! mer nnd politician, shot and killed his father-in-law, Walter Buckley, because Buckley uprulded blm for mlstreutlng bis wlfo. Crushed tn Death. Columbus, Ohio, (Special.) Jacob Wit tentueier, vice president of the Wltteumelor Stoue Company, while visiting the com pany's plant, wit crushed to d-nth by n seven-ton stone fulling upou blm from n derrick. Iteernlling Practically Completed. Washington, (Special.) The tusk of re crulling thu volunteer army for the Philip pines Is pructlcnlly completed, it was an nounced nt the WurDenartmeut that all the J regiments have beou ll.h-d except oue ol tbo additional colored regiment-, the Forty ninth, which needs less tbnu llvo hundred men, Touse will bu secured within forty cl,;ht bour. Urst tu Hello PetrnUuin. Everett, Mass., (Special.) William R. Stullb, well knowu as the man who first re fined petroleums died at bis b'jme here, aged levuuty-two years, FIItlMO HEAR MANILA. Eight Americana Wera Slightly Wounded Capt. deary Killed. Manila, (By Cable.) During the morning hours there wns some firing nenr Antjsles, with the result thst eight Americans wero slightly wounded. Artillery wns used and (ho enemy responded. Qenernl MacArttur don not attach spcclnl significance to tho Incldont A smnll party of Americans wns fired upon I y the Filipinos near Maragunyan, two of our men being wounded. Qenernl Schwnn's column having accom plished Its purpose of punishing the rebels, Is returning from San Francisco do Molnbon with artillery nnd the transportation service. The naval expedition that recently went to the mouth of ihe River Pnlg to raise the Spanish river gunboat Arayat, reports that no resistance baa been encountered from tho Filipinos, and that the Work of salvage. Is proceeding slowly. The Thirteenth Infantry lost two officers, Capt. Marlon B. BafTold and Capt. Wnod brldgo Geary, both battalion commanders. Schvran Terrlhl March. San Francisco de Malabon, (IW Cable.) Oeneral Schwnn's column approaching this town marched through n country so muddy tbnt the mules nil collapsed. He occupied the town without fighting, the Insnrgeuts relrestlng undi-r cover of tba creek beds. Later, recnnnnlterlng In force southward, General Sehwan came upon trenches, whare hlddnu Insurgents poured sevoral volleyt upon the General and his staff. Tho rebels resisted stubbornly. The reoonnoltrnrs, con sisting of Cnptaln aenry's battalion ol the Thirteenth Regiment nnd two guns of Riley's Battery, drove tho Insurgents two miles, fln-htlug nil the way. Insnrgvnta Caplnred. They found n lleid piece nnd several wounded nud sick Filipinos flying rrd flag, nnd cupturd 25 Insurgents, Including three officers. Mnny Filipino dend were strnwn along the field. The Americans' total Iob was one officer and seven men wounded. General Schwnn's mnlu column started at daylight nlong a fearful read on the left bank of thn river, flankers being thrown fnr out, nnd Major Budd's battalion ou tho right bnuk covorlng tho flank, renderln-r the fire from the Insurgents' trenches Ineffective. Major Btidd returned to Santa Crur. before dark, Tho native seem to be generally supporters of the Insurrection, but few have nr.-ns There was much firing nt American soldiers Irom thn natlvo hut-. General Scbwun spent the night nt Mitiabon. LATEST DISPATCHES. Only Kitmnrs or th lleglnnlng or Hos tilities Have Ilren Kecelved. London, (By Cable.) A dlepntcu from Olencoe camp, dated Wednesday noon, says tho burghers nre reported to bo beyond the President's control, nnd hostilities lire ex pected nt nny moment. Tho military authorities In South Africa have instituted a censorship over all tele grams In order to prevent Information re garding British uiovooiunt Irom reaching tba Boers. A dispatch to the Dally Telegraph, from Lndysmlih, alone among the specials re ceived, d--clares that war has begun by tbe Boers lu Natal. The correspondent says: 'Fraii Stniej burghers have atiz-d a train at llnrrlsmltli which was tbo properly of the KiiiiiI Government. A mounted patrol s stoned by Boers. The meu'a order were not to lire unless they were Hred upon." The other dispatches only represent that hostilities nre imminent. A dlBpaich to the Tunes from Siindsprtm, under dnle of Tuesday, reports thnt parade were ke4d there Iu honor of the anniversary of Pretidont Kruger'a birth. The corres pondent says: "The Boors are pleased with the heavy rainfall, which will improve the grues. By General Jouberl's kindness I have been iu the Boer camp four day.-. Nothing noteworthy bus occurred. General Jouberl's headquarters and the nrtlllery fitinp are about 10 miles from the border. H carefully patrols tbo frontier, but lor bids large armed bodies to cr es the border or show tuemseivt s near the border. The arrangement of thn cumpsuud commlssurlat is rough and ready. - "Tn ore I very little drill or discipline, but the general result is satisfactory, each manor small inns attending to tbeir own nffnlrs. Tbe earlier conlur Ion, due to delay iu the airlvni of stores, has disappeared, and there Is now an abundance of food nud equlpmout. The only defect is n lock of good water. The whole Pretoria commando shifted It position nearer to drlukuble witter nnd belter gins-." FATAL COLLISION. Klght Persons Injured In a Wreck Near Wheeling. Wbeollnt", W. Vn., (Special.) At Short Creek, nine miles nbovo thn city, a north bound passenger trnln collided wlib it spi e:; 1 from Piltsbuiv, the latter bringing deleira lions from Western Pennsylvania to the tri State encampment of Ihe Uulform Rank, KnUhts of Pythlnr. Eight persons were serlous'y injured, two fatally. Tlieepeclul hnd orders to take tbe siding nt Short Creek, but the engineer of the special. It I said, forgot, and n minute Inter the two trains enme together nud wore ladly wreck'-d. Peace N'ngittlatlons Kail. W ishlngton, D. C, (Special.) Thn Slnte Department hits pvelvcd thu following ca blegram Irom the United States minister to Venezuela announcing the failure of the penoa negotiation that have been in prot?. ress for the last flv dnvs between the gov ernment and the insurgent-: "Caracas. Negotiation suspended. Ven ezuelan forces will be advanced. A decisive battle fully expected this week. Puerto Cubello qiil-t." Placed nn Itellred List. Washington, (Special.) Rear Admiral Henry L. Howlson was plnoed ou th" retired lirt of the navy by operation of law on ac. ,. tiunt of age. Ho will make bit residence in ;,' York city. Killed hr Dynamite. j-nrkersburg, w. vs., (Sp-eial. QUIjrip. nn employe ol Ibu W-st Kn(lt Line Rallrond, wns Instant ei)r iViettnn by the txpli slon of u d nrkersburg, W. Vs., (Hp-clul.) Bert Virgin' it y killed dynniuttu blti-t Incorporated nt Trenton. N. J., (Special.) The Cnntlner- nablh Comrnnv. ohi.IimI SH odd nnh wiw liicor"l'or"U(- wore. The company U empowered to manufacture automobiles. Tim lneorp!or",or J""" M. Ferguson, Michael II. 9 ,lt")' 81111 buries E. Puuuoyer, nil of New ?'ork- , ir.rBeil With Assault. Charles Tq w" W- V"- (S'elal.)- Joseph E Lacy n i 'oul" ''"". Hvlug near Si. Albans, was il'Uioed in Jail here ou a charge of criminal nV'",ult 0,1 11 ' "-yar-old sister-in-law, Bisshlf - Ounnle. Thu girl Is lu u hospital In a f "'lou c"'t'o. Two Vo,,,"n "rink Pulsnn. New York ( Kl'c-'lal.) Madge Davenport, twenty-ono ', '"" ol('. ""- Mamie While, twenty-two yei'r" ol('' carbolic Hold in McUurk's Bow erv t'anclng hall. The Haven puit woman Is M"d Mamie White will tile. The woma; win men lovers. Charced fv,,h -n-Hrnlnr. Oakland, Md.,1 (Bpeoliil.)-Scott T. White wus lodged lu il"'1 ,,v Bherlff Lee on Ihe charge of bavin1 tri "r" to bru ol J"Dle-' W Walters iieJ"r Thay.ervllle, 12 miles from Oakland 'wJ11"" 1,1,0 chRre! White wltb having fired tf0 6eyte0ka, V Trentd' . . . Latest News Gleam Various Parts, iA 'V A j' i w MONUMENT TO Snrrlvnrs of Seven! y-Mnth P,,. Volunteers Honor Old tiffin, w Id Oflln, raater-IIIgh-rarinan II. ,1a,, Wllllstnannrt anrf al u W Money Pip Causes Fatal t At Si The survivors of the Beventj-t Al ylvanla Volunteers, which ip, Ll raised in Lancaster and vicinity v in the Civil War, dedicated a a Lancaster Cemetery to th i mtr-L. old lieutenant colonel, Jmvld );? roglment ws sscorted tbe t-t the local O'rand Army pt st sod i i Fourth Regiment, N. 0. T., oil headed by tho Iroquois Baud. J emblnge witnessed the cersttj programme, was Interspioed ir' the baud nnd a quartette. Alters,; Rev. C. E. Haupt, tho moiiumn ful granite structure In the fori? obelisk, was unveiled by a gni;. of Colonel Miles, Miss AvIiiMulw caster. The address was dell-rr Mnrtln, of New York, and tin concluded witb"tups," sounib-dt aud the benediction by Rev. Br, y man. Afterward the bnnd pl..'j ovor tbe grave of General H. A. ic the old colonel of thn reglmti, , bugler sounded "laps." Hnld-Up at Wllllamsp-r"1 Edward Tafford, of South v "a wa-i found lying unconscious ci'1' Avenue, having been assaulted b pf men and robbed of his watch n to An attempt bad previously W. at bold up H. J. Strauh, but be ifo cape, and golug to bis borne itr, volver, nud Willi a neighbor reta' -,aun iTiinrn tue nttump."u c Clirred. Whan th.tt oeelv.,.1 . - ' fc round TulTotd lying on tho r " two men were seen runulug don fa County Detective Muuson arr:le Bohart nud John Frv, on su-plc: O I lug oommltted the crime. Boli.poi lidged that be wns one of II. je oluttucd that It was only nu vrdi on fight. Both, men were commltt-jy, a charge of highway robbery un ea murder. tni Incinerated In Ilia lint'111' James Shlouers, aged CO yean, r"'u to death by it lire at bl bojle, n:is Patch, near Mahnucy City. All 1 M. bl sou Richard, upou con IS noticed au uuusualiy bright Itg:ii-0 mediately alarmed the neighbor )U oral neighbors responded uud ati-y Shlnners iu forcing the locked prostrute form of the father wus the floor, enveloped In flnuM't quickly seized and curried outo! ' but bu was ulreudy dend. Tbfrel was reduced to ashes. The o..r8 lire remain a mystery, but It MOU have been cnused by the breukUro uer's pipe, setting lire to the iur (n Pled from ttlaslng UnuQ-jj Fire badly damaged tboAshlm. cap Billiard Hall and residence ol I sunerlutendent of tbe Couvm-hn schools. It broke out about '1 n nt the time the alarm was first w Kelley fumlly bad not yet LwrJOT They fled from tbe budding In B1 gurmeuts Just it tbe lire depart! 00 The pool aud billiard bull was oil . Joshua Hull, and his loss will jsl' while Kcl ley's Is eslitLUted at S-'as, partly covered by lusuruuce. started In the pool room, and Hi,, mystery, as Holt claim that ah i extinguished wbeu be left the Ll, o'clock. 'e Id "Itesrue of the Colon ell William Thomas Trego, au at; J, Wales, recently completed litoni "Rescue of the Colors," commit t thu heroism of the 101th Panuw( uuteers at Fulr Ouks. This rt.j largely recruited lu Bucks Coun , mnuder having beeu General Duvls, of Doylestown. Johu V 0 for whom the palntlag was i Ju' present it to Iiu.-ks County ntWll October 21. The exercises Ki ts' the court house, uud the piiltitlti-pac lifter bung lu the arbitration roi-gjy I tl Fall of Rock Injures Tin'' - Wllllnui Kay hud both legs bru . bend and back Injured, Frank bad uu ankle brokeu and was limC jured und James Bartlett was U'i ' at Greenwood Colliery, Tan.' . t' men were engaged In lliuberluil vie of tbo slope whey n full of ro.'ty burying them beneath It. Kay R stall wero taken to the Aauluiyi Llveslork Lost In Flint' The largo burn ou tbe fnrm i Joseph Breiulg, n short dimm Catusiiuqua, wit destroyed ly""1 bortes, lourtoen bogs and rt-vieni perished lu the flames. The la id 1 by the fathur-iu-luw of Mr. Xi'Q ii Catasaiiquii Fire DoparlmeuUilj moued, but could do notblug toc( dulng the (lames owing to aliiut The loss 1 about (fjOOOj partly Hear Held Up - Trail' A Inrgo biowu bear held up'' ' of Oxford. The beast had crci. keeper, n strolling Italian, ami trie train approaching, ran down Ug8. ward it, bowling savagely. Tltgh stopped, und tho engineer wl or i but cone of the crew itttemitcJ rpj. beitr off the truck. The beast front of tho engine, but goti' train rnn btik." The looomcliV0 forward, striking tbe bear audi"1 sittnlly. The owuer of the bemtld tule suit agulust tba railroad If g!i blm of bis means of support, ll t Hu Hrakeman's ahocklng 1 V George Klluo, of Wentuorly, " jo,, ley brakeiunu, met a terrible it, . daurled. He wns standing ono ? j In pussiug uuder a bridge w'' tho car and rolled to the track 1'" train passed over bis body, c-f. half. Kline was a slugle inua i(lt) t at work ouly a week, taking ties, vacant by the death of James k 0f Wuatberly, who was killed ou 0 , weuk- III,' PastntHc Looted. Thieves broke Into the poslolHr, Beusalem Township, and stols f" money to the value of f200 utt' ble Jewelry, which was la tbo fire gaining au entrauce through 1 i u the Intruders tuoceeded In wor. bluntion ou the safe, Au ntteu if I tl. made to enter Ihe bolol of Jul grift, whloh Is next to the post were bored In th abutter and w, -lis. -T.. - ... nnln .n ..n...n. U lllll unsuccessful. I ''" 'AU'.. toa Oh f Take Mora lleit "Dili yonr oflloe boy's v. tlo biin any good?" "I think so, be deems ' before he weut away."