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i .'i i : 'j f THE NEWS. Admlrnl R. tilcy . while traveling through Virginia towi rd Atlanta, was Riven an m thuslnstlo ovuloii at nil stations, nod at Lynchburg whs ofllelully revolved by the Maor and CI y i ouncil. At Uaiivilie lie was Joined by tun Atlanta committee. Miiny vessels were distressed by the storm oa the Lakes. Tlie ya:hl Cnlipiitn was found ashore, and all on board have probably per ished. Jay H. Worst, of Burwyn, Pa., dashed vitriol Into the fuee of Edward If. Piatt, of Philadelphia, wlio wrote affectionate letters to Mm. WorHt. Adam Keener, of York, who confessed hav ing fired his place for the Insurance money, made restitution to the nompany. tleorge W. r.lrchett, a colored porter, ad mitted stealing O.Oi) I In Kold from thu Adams Express Company In hew York. Two men were killed by the explosion of a Lehlh Valley Kailroud locomotive near Wyulusing, Pn. The girl strikers In the potteries at Eat Liverpool, O., secured an advauce, of il i cents a dny. Nearly every business house In Thomas vllle, Go,, was destroyed by a lire raging there. Lonls de Ooeshrland, Cathollo Ulshop of the Diocese of Uurllugtou, Vt., Is dead. Mrs. HtonniYnll Jackson denies reports that she Is pouitlless and hopelessly III. The steamer Catherine Wuiting was wrecked off Frylng-ran Shoals. The Houthern Cotton Hplnners' Associa tion, at a meeting at Charlotte. N. ('..adopt ed resolutions urging upon the President and Congress the adoption of measures for main tenance of an open-door policy In China, and vigorous prosecution of the Philippine war to a conclusion. Adam II. Keener, at a revival servloe In York, Pa., utter professing conversion, made a confession before the entire congregation that he burned his property to get the Insur ance on It. President Williams states that the consoli dation of the Georgia and Alabama, the Ken board Air Line and other lines will be ef fected about January 1. Frederick Hardy, Jr., of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., wits robbed and murdered at Key port, N. J., and his body was thrown Into the bay. General Funston and the Twentieth Kan sas Volunteers were given a great reception on their return to Topuka, Kas. Miss Mamie Itetlng shot and fatally wounded Edward Grafe In Cincinnati, who, she claimed, had betrayed her. A. A. Wilson, of Philadelphia, committed suicide, at bis son's grave atllarnetts Uhapel, Del. The Industrial carnival In Richmond, Va., closed with an elaborate display of fire works. The private bank of Woodbury & Moulton, In Portland, Me., failed. Andrew H. Patterson killed his wife and himself In Chicago, III. It Is said that General Funston has in structed lawyers In Topeks, Kansas, to sue Archbishop Ireland and u Cm hollo paper, nailed the Monitor, of Han Francisco, for saying, It Is alleged, that Funston had looted Cathollo churches, In the Philippines. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company be Kan to operate thu Delaware River, the Bal timore, Chesapeake and Atlantic and the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railroads. Blr Thomas Llpton sailed from New York for England. He received a rousing send off by thousands at New York. Mrs. Plllirree and her two children were burned to death by hot apple butler, in Mc Donald county. Mo. John Coleman killed Mrs. Dora Chambers, ,hl sister-in-law. In Wllke county, N. C, and then committed suicide. Mr, Nonemaker was accidentally shot by bis own gun, while hunting rubblts, near New Freedom, Pa. Mrs. Mary E. Williams, widow of the late Dr. H. H. Williams, of Baltimore, died at Htephens City, Va. A glx-story but ding collapsed In Chicago. One person was killed and three are missing. Edward Brlcker, a telephone lineman, was kfl ed near Mount Holly, Pa. Cadet C. fl. Nott, of New Orleans, died at Lexington, Va., of typhoid fever. The International Commercial Congress adjourned, at Philadelphia. . Vice President Hobart was reported to be much Improved. The National Glass Company began busi ness in Pittsburg. The torpedo boat Khubrlek was launched at Itichmoud. The President, many mem bers of his cabinet, and other noted men were present. The President niude a timely speech and addressed crowds at various sta tions between Washington and Richmond. A number of coustwlse failing vessels wefe driven nshoro by the furious northeast gale Idoug the New Jersey and Virginia coast. The meadows at Cape Muy and Atlantic City were overflowed, and the wind reached a Velocity of sixty miles an hour. The storm also did great damage on the Curollnu beaches. The battleship Kentucky was tried In the storm off the Caies, and made good time. The. storm about Norfolk aud off the coast wns very heavy, and much damage was done. The schooner Kale Darlington was wrecked otl Ocean View. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company's ferry-boat Chicago wus cut down as the ves sel was crossing to the east side of North River at New York, and sunk by the Savan nah line steamer City of Augusta. Several lives were lost. Vice Pnsldent Hohurt's condition was slightly improved, but Ills family gave out the statement that ho will never be able to return to public life. He Is suffering with heart disease, John Tretlow, nged seventy-six, died In Houlhaiuptou county, and John C. Thomas, nged seventy-four, died in Isle of Wight county. Va. The Hackettstown (N. J.) Seminnry, owned by the Methodist Church, was burned; loss ' t.WO.OOO; Insurance, 1 100,000; no lives oC. Henntor Allison, of Iowa, discusses the Philippine situation in the Independent, say ing the Americans cannot withdraw. Vestlbuled train No. 6 on the Pittsburg and Western Railroad, which loft Chicago for Hew York, was wrecked at Carbon. Fire man George Holllday was killed, Darius HInaut was seriously injured in Manchester. Va., by being throwu from a vehicle. Ills akull wus fractured. The Webster Hotel, ut Montreal, wns burned, aud four people were killed, aud noveral others were fatally injured. The new administration building of the H'ur Hlng prison was half destroyed! loss, 1 51,000. Charles E Parker, a sportlug man, died of paralysis In New Orleans. Col. J. Battersly died ut Clifton Hprlngs, N. V., aged eighty. The new Russian cruiser Vurlag was launched ut Philadelphia. In his pi ocluinal Ion designating November 0 as a day of thanksgiving and prayer, Gov. Roosevelt saysi "It is right that we should give thanks for the prosperity that bus come to the uullon, and for the way in which this great people, In the first Hush of its mighty manhood. Is uiovlug forward to meet its destiny, nud to do without flinching every duty with which that destiny brings It f uce to face." Nino thousand dollar in cosh, placed tor cafe-keeplug In a tin box and bidden in a piano, was stolen frou'.'Motrloh von Boosted, of Third avenue, Ne York. The pollen suspect young man who has been calling on von Koosten's niece for the lust seven uionths. BOERS' B1G VICTOR!. The British. Forces Led Into a Gigantic Trap. DEAD AND WOUNDED. lUrtetltlnn nf Mejitba, Hill Ilasef-Tha Itoyal Irleh KiMllreri, a Mountain Hal lei jr ami ilm (ilmieeaierelilrn fteglineat, After Mift'erlna Heavy Loiim la Killed ml Wounded, Mirrender. Lmdnn. (By Cablo.) General Joubert oomm.tfidcr-iti-c.hlcf of the Boer army, has completely outgeneraled General White, commander of the British forces In Natal, and Inflicted n crushing blow upon the British at Ludysmlth. History repents lt telf, and the disaster which has overtaken the British is n repetition of Mnjuba Hill, though on a larger scnle. In a movement ordered by General White, with a view to protecting the left flank of bis forces, the Royal Irish Fuslloers, a moun tain battery and the Gloucestershire Regi ment wns surrounded by the Boers. They foimht di sperately, a large number were killed nr.it wounded, and forty-two officers and all the rest of the force of 1,500 to 2,000 men were taken prisoners. The disaster also cost the British six seven-pound guns, which will be of great help to the Boers In Mold operations. It Is reported that the Boers also lost heavily, some, estimates placing their loss at over nine hundred in killed and wounded, but these reports are not confirmed. General Joubort continued to press the advantage he had gained. There was fierce fighting at Umbauene, a few miles from Ludysmlth, and several shells crashed into the town, setting houses on fire. The Boers reoccupled the old position held by their heavy artillery, which General White re ported as having been silenced by tho guns of the nnval hrlgndn from the Powerful. The bombardment of thu town and the steady, strong ndvance of the Boer forces, numbering over 16,000, will likely force Oen eral White to evacuate and retreat, and It is feared that even overwhelming defeat and ruin may befall the entire British urmy In Natal. Censored despatches from Lndysmlth re port that tho Boers are closing In, nnd that the situation U one of grave anxiety. One despatch says: "Bcyoud doubt the Boor retirement wns a ruse to draw General White into the hilly country and awny from tho British comp." This lust sentence Is significant, nnd con firms the opinion of military experts here that General White is allowing himself to be outgeneraled by Commandant General Joubert. From tho scanty advices received it ap pears that the two regiments were allowed to march into a trap set for them by the Boers. It Is simply u case of the Boersplder und the guileless British fly. In fact, the whole engagement of Monduy seems to have been brought on by Commandant General Joubert, who skilfully conceived a gigantic trap, out of which, us the official despatch shows, Hlr George White only escaped with difficulty. General White advanced with the Idea of driving the Boers from the hill seven miles out, which Generul Joubert made au ostuL tutlous show of fortifying. Tho Boer commander left a force sufflclei.t to draw General White on, while the m.-i of the Boers be moved stealthily round the British right, to deliver u flunk attack and to endeavor to cut off General White frcrn Ludysmlth. The British commander em -ceeded In beating off the attack, but only with great difficulty, and during thu tun. ing movement bis troops suffered from a flunking tire. Harsh things are said In military clrclos of the British tactics, which have made posstblo the ambush of the Eighteenth Hussars nt Gloncoo, and now the loss of two tine regi ments. It Is feared tbut Hlr George White is no mutch for the Boors In thut cunning by which Boer tactics are conceived, and It Is pointed out that if the British commanders continue to lead their men In obvious traps, further disasters must be looked for. (OSS ON HUi I.A1IIIL1NA CO A IT. No Live ltepnrteal I. lot, but Much Prop, rte lleetrnye.l, Wilmington, N. C, (Special.) Authora tive reports from Wrlghtsvllle aud Carolina Ueuch says thut the dorm has wrought greut hnvoo to property at those points. No loss of life Is reported. The trestle of the Wilmington Seacoast Railroad and truck, aggregating iu extent about three miles, are wreokud, and the damage la conservatively estlmnted at from W.OOJto tf0, 00. At Wrlghtsvllle Hound, on tho main Hue, about one mile this side of tho beach, considerable dumuge was also done, and this is estimated ut several thou sand dollars. The two large summer hotels on the bench were not destroyed, but were damaged to some extent. At Carolina Beach, near the mouth of the river, there are about twenty-Ova cottages, boat and clubhouses, and also a large hotel. About eighteen of these were totally de stroyed, aud the remainder budly damaged. The loss Is placed ut from l'2.00Jto 15,000. Both beaches were, fortunately, deserted on account of the season. A speclul to the Htur from 8outhport says there was considerable damage along the water front there by the storm, but no loss of life reported. A small passenger steamer aud a tug, tho Alexander Jones, were beached. Tho damage to the city along the wharves, by reason of the high tide, will approximate about 1 2,000. Tor National Southern Park. Asbevllle, N. C, (Special.) A call has been seut out by the Parks and Forestry Committee of the Ashevllle Board of Trudo to all persons Interested In forest preserva tion aud In the establishment of a National Houthern Park la the Houthern Allegheny Mountains, for an interstate convention to be held hero November 2'J. The purpose of ttie convention is to form a permuueut asso ciation; to Induce Congress to establish a National Houthern Park, und to Influence legislation in favor of scientific forestry. Opposed to Cnne;raiitnafl Huberts. Indianapolis, Ind., (Hpeelu!.) The In dluriapolts Methodist Ministers' Association has adopted resolutions culling irpou Heuu tors Fairbanks and Ueverldgu and Congress man Overstroet to do all la their power to secure thu expulsion of Congressman Rob erts, of Utah, and urge a .constitutional amendment dcllulng legal marriage us mo nogumlu, aud making any polygamist In eligible to vote or hold ollleo. Methodist mluutterlul association throughout the country will be asked to adopt similar reso lution!. ' rami Hand Kills Two Women. I'lttsfluld, Muss., (8pecluf.) A stage driver who arrived here from Hancock, u small place near the western border of the state, brought news of a double murder which occurred half a mile from thut vil lage. Mrs. Kboda Hortou and her daiigh ter, Eliza June Hortou, were the victims, and the alleged murderer Is Oeorge Her man, a farmhand. The tragedy oonurred at tho liorton farmhouse. Both women were shot, and Herman attempted to end his own life lu the same way. He Is so badly wound ed that his recovery is doubtful. Russia has 650,000 prluc.es and other hered itary nobles. I'LAN NOT rKAftlHLK. Tho II per I Alrr In lha National University trJtr. Washington, (Hpeclal.) The proportion for national university at Wushlngton, under the government auspices, was nega tived by the committee of the National Edu cational Association, which has been In ses sion here two days. Instead the committee has mude a suggestion contemplating a plan by which persons who have hud exceptional educational opportunities may secure tho advantages afforded by the government In stitutions ut Wushlugtou. Tne following Is the declaration of the committee on the subject: ' "It has been nud Is one of the recognized functions of the federal government to en courage and aid, but not to coutrol, tho educational Instrumentalities of the country; that no one of the bills heretofore brought before Congress to provide for the Incorpor ation of a national university nt Washington commends Itself to the Judgment of this committee us a practical measure; that the government Is not culled upon to maintain ut the capital a university In the ordinary sense of thut term; that a sub-commlttee be requested to prepare or later consideration by the full committee a detailed plau by wulch students who hnve taken a baccnlnu rcate degree, or have had au equivalent training, may have full and systematic ad vuiitugo of the opportunities for advanced instruction and research, which are now or may hereafter be afforded tho government: such a plan to include thu co-operation with the Smithsonian Institution of the univer sities willing to accept a share of the respon sibility incident thereto; It Is understood that thu financial administration of this plan should be such that, whether or not govern mental uid be given, there shuil be no dis couragement of prlvuto gifts or bequests; It is understood that tho scope of this plun should be indicated by the governmental collections and establishments which ure now nvulluble, or us they may hereafter bo In creased nud developed by tho government for Its own purposes." The sub-committee which Is to formulate this plau consists of Messrs. Harper, Curry aud Butler. There wl 1 bo n meeting of tho committee with the department superinten dents of the National Educational Associa tion in Chicago the lust week In February, ut which the plau will be discussed, und Inter in Washington the full committee will gather to draft u llnul report, to be submitted to tho convention of the National Associa tion. The following, resolution was referred to a Bub-commlttee, eonsisllug of Messrs. Wil son, Hohurmnn and Can Held, for Investiga tion and report: "That the government, through the State Department, might wisely maintain lu Washington a school for consuls analogous to West Point and Annapolis, und, like those schools, lcudlng to(u life career lu the gov ernment service!" IWO KljNDKKll I' M.. And a Ited.Uot Km tVaa In Ilia MliUl Many People lt.Jttra.fi. Wilmington, Del., (t'poclul.) The floor collapsed in u room ut the Hotel Western, and a crowd of two hundred people fell twelve feet to a floor b ilow, while others clung to windows. Although dozens of per sons were bruised und luceruted, nobody was seriously hurt. The crowd was receiv ing returns of the hharkey-JofTrles light and the crush came without warning, the floor parting in the middle and tumbling thu crowd Into one pile. A stove filled with red hot coul pinned EdwurJ Holland. John Hor ner und William Luken to the floor, but Holland closed the door, preventing the ooals escaping. All three wore slightly burned. To ndil to tho confusion, a lire nlarm was sounded und men dungllng frcrn the wlu dows were soon brought down by ladders. Detective Bernurd J. McVey wns ut the bot tom of the heup. His head wa laceratej. Jumcs Callahan's umbrella supported lim bers above him, but bis leg was sprained, and dozens of others were similarly hurt. To learn lr anybody was burled,' the debtis Is being rapidly cleured. Ar the lloor gave away a man bet t GJ on Hhurkey. The crowd rushed townrd the bettor, breaking the lloor supports. Considerable money Is beneath the lloor. MAY HAVE IIKKN IMUMlNKlt. Th Ullttdan l).il ll il Irvlnn lltill.thfi Tiill Katf. Keeper, anil Hla slitter. Carlisle, Po., (Special.)-- It was reported here that Irvine Bell, thu keeper of the Mid dlesex tollgute for uiuuy yours, who died on Monday, and his sister, Jane Bell, who died Wednesday, nud was burled Friday, both died of poisoned apple butter. Mr. Bell, who was a buchelor, aud several sisters, all of whom ure aged und unmarried, resided together. Several weeks ago Miss Bell boiled apple butter. It Is said that after most of It had been removed from the kettle the ves sel wns scraped, nud what remuinod of it wus put on thu table, and partukuu of by Mr. Bell nnd sister Jane. These two ate of tho butter, aud became violently 111, ami sub sequently died. No others of the family are 111, und it is said that they did not cut uuy of tho upplo butter. Dlsnslrnlis Klre In Tlintnasvllle. Thomasvlllo, Ala., (Speclul.) A disastrous Are started lu the olllce of N. B. Boyle's large store, und by one o'clock every busi ness house In town except H. Mornlngstar & Co. and J. P. Turner & Sons was burned. Very few goods were saved from any of the buildings, us the Are, under impetus of a high northwest wind, spread with fearful rapidity. Hix hundred bales of cotton In the public warehouse were burned, with little Insur ance on it. New Miatle Tree. Among the nowly-dlseovered American trees described by l'rofessor Sargent is au elm, which bus been planted lu some South ern towns as shado trees. It Is ubout forty to lUty feet high, and two to three feet III diameter, flowering In autumn. It has been named L'liuus scrotiuii. Tlie Death lr l'rofeaaitr Wmwtlmlire. Wllllumstown, Mass., ( Special.) -Luther Dana Woodbrldge, professor of anatomy aud ithyslolugy nt Williams College, died, ugi:d forty-nine years. Fn II re tauitlv llei.il No it. Eguiisvllle, Out., (Special. ) Willlnm Vas ter, who on Tuesday last murdered his wife nnd ulueteon-venr-old daughter, rounded up tho tragedy by commlttlug suicide, l'revl uus to taking thu poison he HUed his mouth with gunpowder and touched It off with a lighted match, but only succeeded la dis torting his fealures frightfully. Ilorsra I'lenlv lit Kiiasla, , Russia Is a country extremely rich In horses, the number of which has been esti mated ut JO, 0J0. Oil), of which at least one million are saddle borjeg tit for the purposes of war. Itanklnrr Hiislnena tit PetmayWanla. Hurrisburg, Pu., (Special.) -State Bank lug Commissioner Thomas J. Powers bus completed his annual roport upon the con dition of tliel.lM bunking Institutions of ,tho Btute which ure nhurterod under the laws of tho commonwealth. The report Is for the year 1HM, and it shows un increase In the disbursement of more than I'i.O'JO, 000 over those of 1HU7. A I.ntnber Kln' Operations. C'bippewu Falls, (Hnoclnl.) 8. J. Btearnf. a lumber king of Michigan, bus received un option from Frederick WeyerhausiT on nil the latter's pine land In Onedla ufd Vllns counties. The deal will Involve tHOu.000. At Any Rate, Rutherford's Neck is Saved. STORY OF A TRAGEDY. Wanted In .lamnlra nn IlieChara nf Mor. tiering an Atnerlean Citala Itlra Kefltses Kxlratllle II i in Unless Ilia llrltisll (lovarninent film renters That Capital I'nnlsliinent Will Not be Inflicted. Kingston, Tamulen. (By Cnblo.) Tho gov ernment of Costa Itica has definitely refused to surrender Rutherford, the man charged with the murder of the American citizen Archer, unless tho British government gunr unte.es not to Inflict capital punishment, to which tho government cannot ncccde, thus clof ing the case so far as Jamaica is con cerned. Enrly In 1SH7 nn American of tho name of Best Harding Archer arrived In Jamaica for tho purpose of taking up land aud engaging In fruit cultivation. To all appearances he possessed considerable means, both In rendy money and personul effects. Archer secured a property known us F.den Vale. In the parish of Portland, a most val unblo place for his purpose, but situated on the very oulsklrtsof clvillzutlon and reached by a road that led .no further. Asacompan lon'stid partner In his venture Archer se cured the services of a Jamaican named Rutherford. October 22. 18117, tho body of Archer was found in an unfrequented spot In a pool of blood. The body showed two pistol shot wounds, one through tho brain nnd the other through the heart. Therewns no weapon found, and the flannel under shirt, shirt und cout "were buttoned up nnd found to be imperforated by the bullet thut entered the heart. Tho body also lay face downward on a pile of broken stones, yet the faco was not bruised. The effects of the Incensed warn found to hnve been stolen. Iu splto of these facts, the police of the district, after a delny of a week, set up a theory of suicide, with which they went be fore the coroner's Jury. The coroner, who was the resident magistrate, refused to allow such a verdlnt on the evidence, and the re corded verdict that "tho deceased came to his death from the effects of two pistol shots, but by whom discharged does not appear from tho evidence. As the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased are so suspicious, we would suggest that the police bo Instructed to Institute further vig ilant Investigation." In January, lStw.tho government formally notified the United States consul thnt Archer hud committed suicide. Meanwhile, Mr. Elworthy had kopt up a lively correspond ence with tho colonial secretory, pointing out the criminal negligence nnd Incapacity of the police, but his representations hud no effect. Early lu the present year there wns a shuffling of the police, und one result was thetransferto Portland of one of the shrewd est nnd most active Inspectors on the force. Inspector MeLeoct. In the interim Mr. El worthy, a justice of the peuca and friend of Archer, had been quietly currying on a prl vate investigation, with a view to the ulti mate clearing of the memory of his friend from tho stuln of suicide and to bring tho murderer to Justice. Ho plnced tho results In tho hands of McLeod, and. after consid ering them, that ofllcer united with Mr. El worthy In urging the government to order a reopening of the inquiry. This was done. What new evidence has been brought for ward bus uot, of course, transpired; but Rutherford, who Immediately after tho hold ing of tho Inquest disappeared from the Island, was located In Costa Rica, where ho wns arrested on un extradition warrant from the Jamaican government. CHIMB CONrKSSEU. After Pro'esslng Conversion, a Man Bays lie Kurned Hla Prnperly. York, Pa., (Spoclal.) Adam II. Kooner, uged thirty-one yours, residing on West Col-' lege uvenuu, during a revival service nt the Beaber Street Methodist Eplscopul Church, lifter having professed conversion, made a remarkable confession. He stated that ho hud mude two uttempts to burn his double frnme building at thu corner of Brooklyn and Allison streets. The first attempt was made June 0th. This was unsuccessful, und on July 3 ho ngnlu llrcd the buildings and de stroyed them, In ordt-r to secure the insur ance, which wns 1,1I)0, of which 550 was In tho Ben Franklin Company and 8550 lu the Erie of Buffalo. He secured tho money. He now suys, after being blessed, that he was ready to give himself up to tho authori ties, and, If possible, return tho money. He suys that he did not want to burn the build ings, but something came over him that forced him to do so. Ho says he tried to hung himself on two or three" occuslons lu the gurret of his house previous to the burn lug of tho buildings, but something pre vented him each time. The church was crowded to the doors, and his confession created a sensation. TUE HACK TO MANILA. A Number or Called Slates Warihlpi Now Heading for ili Philippines. Wushlngton, (Spcclal.) -Tho Now Orleans arrived ut Porto Delgndo on her way to Manila, via Suez. There ure now four Uni ted states warships racing towards Manila across tho Atlantic aud the Puclllu, numely, tho Brooklyn, which bus sailed from Gibral tar for Port Said; tho Marietta, which Is somewhere bolween Porto Delgudo uud Gi braltar; the New Orleans, reported as sta.-t-lug from the Azores for Gibraltar, nnd the Newark, which arrived on October 25th at Honolulu. The Ranger was put lu commis sion ut Mure Island. The luteutlon to send her to Maullii, orlgluully formed when or ders were given the Brooklyn, has been abandoned, aud she will be held ready to meet uny demands for a warship arising from South American rebellions. Deelslnn Against a Combine. Houston, Tex., (Speclul.) In nn opinion ufllrmlng the Judgment of tho lower court, which forfeits thu charter of the Sau Autoulo Uns Company because thut company been mo a member of u locul combine to coutrol the private und publlo lighting of Sun Antonio, Judge W. H. Ely, of tho Fourth State Court of Civil Appeuls, said: "If tho combination was mude uud Its object wus iu restraint of trade nnd to create a monopoly, thu statute denounces it, no mutter if the Immediate re sult of the combination muy be tho tempor ary reduction of prices. from ilia Gray la lite lllue. Klngstou, R. I., (Speclul.) Hedgewlck Post, G. A. R,, has received a check from Robert E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans of Richmond, Va., to assist the post In re ducing tho debt on Its encampment ball. The cheek was seut lu recognition of tho ervlces performed by the post, which acted us escort when tha body of Miss Winnie Davis, the "Daughter of the Confederacy" left this State for the South one yeur ago. Tom Haydon, a negro, aged 24 years, was tnken from the officers who had him under arrest at Fayette, Mo., for the murder of Andrew Woods, a young white man, und bunged him to a tree. THHKR UBAU. C'nllapiaof a Hl UnlMInc In Chicago Th Cansa Is a Myslary. Chicago, (Special.) Three men are knowu to have perished and three others are miss ing, as the result of the collapse of a six story building at 139 and 141 West Lake street. Considerable dnmngo was done to ndjolulng properly, nud during the excite ment It was reported that as many as forty lives had been lost. About 4200,000 damage was done. The dead i Doctor, Joseph B., barn foreman for the New England Milling Company, caught In front part of building at time of explosion und body recovered by firemen. Hanson, Franklin H., proprietor New Eng lamt Milling Company; body recovered by firemen, badly burned. Hilton, Henry, bookkeeper for New Eng land Milling Company; body under the wreckage, near where that of his employer was recovered. The missing: .Mullens. Charles, pedler, purchasing feed In tho salesroom of mill, and last seen strug gling to reach nn exit after the Leonard Building bait collapsed, and burled In the ruins of tho mill; thought bv some to have escaped. Unidentified woman, said to have boon cuugiit by the portion of the Leonard Build ing wall that fell Into tho street, und buried beiiniith tho debris. Williams, C, address not knowu, employe of the Leonard Seed Company; not yet no counted for. The I J u red: Peyton, Patrick, blown Into the street by tho concussion; cut and bruised about face nnd linns. W. B. Adams, saloonkeeper, head badly cut. Charles Helming, run over by frightened horse; badly bruised. A J. Kelly, bruised by falling bricks. .1. C. Taylor, bruised' by falling bricks. Tho cause of the oollupso is unknown, some cluimlug thnt there was an explosion lu the storo of H. F. Leouurd. dealer lu seeds; others saying that tho walls fell with out apparent cause. The generally accepted theory Is that thero was uu explosion of dust in the seed storo. ritEHSINO X1IK lNStltOKNTa. Oenernl Young Is llaplilly I'orulng Them In the North. Manila, (By Cabin.) General Hughes, commanding lu the Vlsayau district, has seut In an oncournglug report. Ho says tho Island of Negros Is now more peaceful and orderly than for twenty years. The planters nro pursuing their business undisturbed by the bands of brigands, who had long levied tribute on them. The Ainuricuns huve scat tered the brigands, and propose to pursue them until they ure elTeotuully suppressed. General Young's column Is now at Cuban atuan, north of Sau Isldro. Colonel Barker, with two troops of the Fourth Cavulry, took possession of the de serted town of Alinga. Captuin Batson cap tured a tolegrap'i operator und his escort, finding u telegram to Aguinaldo from au In surgent colonel, reporting that General Law ton wus killed In u rowut light, nnd thut his body had been sent to Manila. The operator added that (JOJ Insurgents wero approu'dilng Alluga from Tarlao. Batson placed his scouts In ambush awaiting them. Colonel Hays, with four troops of tho Fourth Cavulry, churgod tho towns of Tala vera nud Cobul, dispersing 150 insurgents Hml pursuing them for threo miles without uny loss. They cupturod two brass cannon and a quantity of ammunition, Including many Hotchklsa shulls. Captain Batson took a storehouse and quantities of rice, sugar, corn, nnd forty bullcarts. The British steamer Lebuun, of Hong Kong, 5 to tous, with a prize crew from the United Stntes guubcat Castfno on board, has arrived here. She was captured whllo run ning the blockade or Zamboanga. She had unloaded her cargo of merchandise. All signs show thut General Young's rapid udvuuco Is demoralizing the Insurgents northward. Prisoners report them to be flee ing to the bills. There are many deserters and sick men, nnd the former ure tuklug their arms to tho Americans. Tho cavalry's rapid movements are a puzzle to the insurgents, who think that the Amcrlcuns. In strikim? so mnnv nlnciM. mn.t have overwhelming forces. Aguiuuiiio Is persouully conducting the cmnpnlgn. He is asking llm people for rice! und Is trying to replenish tho urmy with re crultH, but without success. LOOK MKK M CUD Ml Marks un lite Korty ol Z-h Taylor and h Knife Koutifl Near Hy. Mnrtlnsburg, W. Va., (Special.)- It is now thought that Zach Taylor, Instead of being killed ty a train last Thursday, us was sup posed, was murdered. His body was found al ing tho U. A O. Rnllroad near Falrmount, lying on his leftside with his right arm ncross the track, with a part of It cut off by a train. His friends think that he was first murdered uud then placed on the track. His throat was out aud his bund was badly mangled behind, appearing as If he had been beaten to death, Pittsburg men mid Pittsburg eapltnl will soon control tho llreprooflng business of tho entire country. Tlie Pittsburg Term Cottn Lumber Company Is getting all Important plants. How Hies Carry ('ontaiclnn. Minneapolis, Minn., (Special.) The Amer ican Publlu Health Association considered Infectious and coutaglous discuses, Dr. Peter H. Bryoe, of Toronto, secretary of the Provincial Board of Health of Ontario, rend the report of the committee, au exhaustive ruview of tho progress of scientific investi gation. Mirny experiments made to useer taln whether uud bow Hies, mosquitos and Ileus onrry contagion, wore detailed. Dr. Frank W. Wright, health ofllcer of Now Haven, Ct., read a paper on "Prevention of Contugious Discuses." Hlxty-Two New l.oeotnallves. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will have 02 new compouud consolidated freight locomotives by the last of January. Fifty were ordered In September from the Baldwin Locomotive Works, nnd the order bus Just been uugmeutod by 12 more. These locomo tives, whou completed, wld represent tho highest type of heuvy freight power, A Gunner Accidentally shut. York, Ta.. (Special.) Mr. Nonemuker, who resides near New Freedom, this nouuty, wus shot In the groin. His life bungs lu tho balauco. Several doctors hnve been culled lu to assist in saving tho man's life. He hud 'xieu gunning for rabbits, and accidentally tell, cuusiiig the gun to discharge, George Washington Atulnaldn. Hongkong, (By Cable.)Agulnaldo's wife mis giveu birth to n son. Aguinaldo hud a great christening ceremony aud numed -tho boy Georgo Wushlngton Aguinaldo. Veil Into Hot Apple lliilter. Joplln, Mo., (Speclul.) Mows has reached here 'it Mrs. PMIgree and two uhildreu huvo ueeii burned to douth neur Tiff, Mo Donald county. The buby fell into a caul dron of hot apple butter, and the mother uud uuother child were fatally burned trying to rescue It. The buby was dead when taken out, and tho other two members of the family died soon after. Consnl General at Cairo, Wushlngton, (Speclul,) Judge John D. Long, Republican National Committeeman from Florida, wns appointed diplomatic agent and oonsu't general ut CuLro, Egypt. MJIF.OS PKOI'tK INUIONANT, Their Sentiments Vnleed In Crownln shlelrl's Deport He Arraigns Congress. Washington. (Special.) There are three features of Interest above nil others In the annual report of Admiral Crowulnsbleld, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, Just made public. First Is nn arraignment of Congress bocnusM of the failure to reward the officers recommended for advancement as A result of tho battles around. Cuba; second, the recommendations for a change In the present syntem of receiving ships, nnd, third, the suggestions touching the new system of training landsmen. Under the first hend the Admiral writes: "Another condition of affairs discourag ing to proud and ambitious officers who have risked nud accomplished much Is tho ragged nnd Irregular result that seems un Inevitable consoquenco of uny effort to give permanent or substantial official recognition to bravery, gallantry or devotion. "Of tho off!oors who served In thu North Atlnntic wnturs, threo hnve been confirmed In the recognition urged by tho department -two because their cases were presented nt propitious moments, the other because of a misapprehension, The rest, numbering nmoiig them every gallant captain nt San tiago on July 8. nnd nil the brave captains of the ever-ready gunboats, numbering among them officers who risked their lives In mnny desperate expeditions -cable cutting, ns spies, seeking Information, blocking and blockading harbors, scouting numbering nmong them all those who hesitated not, and Including nt the hend of all tho ablo nnd dn torminod officer who planned, worked out nnd executed the whole campaign, nnd who llually consummated the one victory which was vital to the cnomy he nnd all the rest have absolutely nothing. Tho greatest among those has not as much ns the medal which was given to each of the hundreds who shared In a victory won lu a more pro pitious hour." Tho number of sailors lu the navy. In cluding petty officers, nt the end of the "fiscal year was 14,501, and 8,500 of those were serving tinder continuous service certifi cates. Over 40 per cent, of tho potty officers were native born; over 82 per cent, of tho foreign born were naturalized, and 88 per cont. of the whole number wero citizens of the United States, whllo 65 per cont. of the remainder hud declared their Intention to bocome citizens. Ovor 91 per cent, of tho ap prentices wero native born, nnd ovor 64 per cont. of the wbolo enlisted force were native born. Upon the subject of receiving ships. Ad miral Crowninshleld polnbJ out the great expense of maintaining such ships in condi tion, with the result thut. after nil, they aro nothing more than floating houses. They should give way, he says, to permaucut bar racks on shore. WASHINGTON HOMK OH SCtlLKY. Prominent ,Bnslness Men of the Capital Take Charge nf the Prnjeet. Washington, (Special.) Admiral Scblcy will soon have a handsome residence In Washington, and, like the other great sea captain, Dewey, he will receive It from the American citizens in recognition of his services to his country. The organization of tho Hohley Fund Board at the Arlington Hotel insured this result. The several mem bers iu attendance had reports of promised contributions nnd aid in furthering tho ends of the bonrd, which assures a large sum ut the very inception of this undertaking. The meeting was of the advisory board of the Schley Home Fund Committee, and the executive committee of the Women's Indus trial and Patriotic League. When the sev orul members were gathered In tho purlors of the Arlington, Miss Charlotte Smith mude nn Informal statement to the effect thut the women's organization, which Is credited with starting the home fuud project, desired that so extensive und Important an undertaking should bo placed In tho hands of experi enced aud responsible business men, and the league would bo satisfied with lending all Its efforts to furthering the object of tho fund board. An autograph album wus ex hibited by Miss Smith which hud been ap proved by Admiral Schley as a medium through which subscriptions should be solicited. Inside the cover it bears notice to the pub lic that Its pages are for the autographs of all who shall contribute tha sum of 1 or moro to the Hchley Home Fund. It Is do. signed to place these albums lu the principal hotels, tho Mnsonlc lodge rooms nnd the great clubs of the country where subscrip tions muy bo received, aud the subscribers may place their autographs in the albums. When a sufficient sum bus boon obtained for tho objects of the fund, these albums will be returned to Wushlngton nnd placed In tho library of Admiral Schley's new homo, to re main as enduring evidence of tho lovo and ssteora of the people of tho United States to one of the greatest naval heroes. It was not finally determined whether or not this meth od of securing contributions would bo adopted. Hon. John W.Ross was elected permanent 3hnlrman of the committee, which it wus de cided to increase to one hundred memliers. Mr. E. H. Johnson, president of the Citizens' Natlouul Bank, was mndo treasurer, and Mr. W. A. Hungerford, proprietor of the Evening Star Advertising Bureau, was elected secre tary. A sub-commlttee on ways uud moans, todovlso plans for securing subscriptions, was chosen as follows: Mr. Berlt.h Wllklns, proprietor of the Washington Post, chairman; Mr Isadore Saks, Mr. E. R. Johnson, Mr. Edwin B. Hay and Mr. W. A. Hungerford. The following were elected members of tho committee of one hundred: Frank B. Noyes, Htllsou Hut chins, Dr. Dudley Morguu and Mr. John Shrlver. During the meeting nil the mem bers reported that subscriptions had been promised them on every side, and Mr. Saks outlined u plan by which ho expects to In dividually add an Important sum to tho fund. Tha Seaboard Kslrnainn, Columbia, B. ft, (Special.) Mr. John Pkultou Williams, president of the Souhourd Air Lino, was lu this city, examining tho construction of the new Hue to connect the Florida Central nud Peninsular with the Sea board's niuin Hue, He Is pleased with the progress made, aud Is confident that the e!.;hty miles of new roud will be completed Jaunnry 1, when the Seubourd's purchase of the Florida Central und Peninsular become of effect, and thut the Seubourd's Florida trains will be ruu without delay. The llrlllsh llnylng Up Mules. Charleston, S. C, (Special.) South Caro lina mules will probably be used In the Houtb Afrlcun war. Oeorge A. Douglas, of this city, was given a contruct by British Consul Coetlogon to furnish 1,5 U mules, to bo de livered either lu Charleston or Savannah. The work of securing such a number of mules at this seuson of the year Is not un cosy task, as the market lu this State is short of mules. Later on, however, It Is thought thut the market will be flooded, uud ho will have no difficulty In filling thu contract. Wret lletl hy the HH.i i,t. Moreheud City, N. C., (Special.) The three rousted schooner Charles H. Davis Homers Polut, N. J., from Huvunnub, for Philadelphia, lumber laden, Is ashore at Bogus Inlet, twenty-live miles west of More head City. Tho vessel und cargo ure a total wrook. The crew of eight men were nil suved. Tho vessel was commanded by Cnn tnln John W. Adams, of Philadelphia. He is now here with his crew. Gobi from Cape Nome. r'eattlo, Wash., (Special.) The stoamer Roanoke arrived hero from rt. Michael and Cupe Nome. The Rounoko brought 1 300 -000 In gold, and 400 passengers. ' ' ft.".! iwi miiiiir ffawmi POPULAR SCIENCE, E At the recent congress of , phjsioian at Baden-Baden, d. Dr. Hacker, of Halle, maint.j " the foot-and-raonth disease f1"" transferred to healthy aniufni' birds, flies, etc, a fact whicllhsi stanttated, will call for a moj" ' of legislation. The Department of Agricttltjn(). nounces that the best weeti.d4m among the birds of this con the goldfinches, the RroBbei."" the native sparrows. The uVn(K,: in effected by eating the seedtit u English sparrow is too much j'"1 lager to be inoludod among t.,a useful birds, 1 ' 103 The most recent applieatiiu Rtantgeu rays is in tho Btiiilj may bo called prehistoric Skiagraphs of the mummied 1 in the British Museum ht f taken on a large scale, for the f of comparing the skeletons ol ored monkoye, etc, with thoL isting species. Movoral curj f l.l J -iM DciuemituuEi nuu euiutj Diriain ' ences have already been m. tnis Binuy, wnicn is oi as grti eat to the Egyptologist as tl. Bit. If The marvellous effects tlii sometimes produced by mt" eventually receive asoientiflcH J tion. In a recent lecture it University, Trofessor McH-.i-said that, while the. intricate kai tlous of tlie auditory nerves i nh just being unravelled, it is ,y I that the roots of those ncr.o i more widely distributed m bn more extensive connections tli.drt of any other nerves in the body. Researches oil the :ie nerves indicate that there U jbn a function of the body which ;ov bo affected by the pulsations a fes inonio combinations of miisici a If tho sponge as brought ricu from the sea-bottom were a ioi: objeot, says Doctor Lydekk-be would be in doubt as to its Uot animal. When fresh, it is ike looking substanoe covered wiling skin, and if out it presents s aJ. the appearance of raw meat, ;faa ties are flllod with a gelatin itis stance called "milk." a I sponges, and those of all otlfiy of the world, are inferior iw: sponges of the eastern shorcfia Mediterranean. The finest jfu; sponges is tho Turkey toiiet i I which is oup-shaped. The Aioi sponge most nearly approacbi:jn I quality is the West IudioiOo sponge. tnj , : . .A a new remedy lor tuuerctil beeu reported by United 8tat-( .or meroiai Agent Aiweu at l. tat Frauoo. It is .a treatment c the attention of the academy c oine by Dr. Mendel, and cot w 1: 1 the daily injection into the b We tubes of essenoe of eucalyptus nuu uiuuuuiuu, ueiu iu soi olive oil. Tlie oil in deskt Blowly comes into contact u! walls of the tubo and upper! : The gas set free saturates the lungs, nnd acts ou the Jf membrane. In sixteen cases :L, after one or two weeks, there Ql all a lessening or complete c. of the cough and oxpootora:4u well as a return of sloop, appe;)Q. strength. Manila nt Nlirlil. 'b Manila at night is very dull. I1'1 i o'olook the city is dead, atiWu 10 the sentries are seen on the There is no tbeatro here, audi1,' been several months nince tlie p has been on. The soldiers allowed out of quarters after lof unless ou duty; the saloons are!.' and the night life of Manila inP closed doors. It is almost im;f to imagine a great oiiy of 800, M ing as quiot as Manila is at Vt The Spaniards retire to their ' and the Americans to their 1:B The few foreigu residents wbojM their evenings at the clubs in home long before the small f Most people here go to bed ea ytl oause nearly all the city's lu-pv done in the forenoon, and peri up pretty enrly to do it. At r.o the storeB are closed for two fel and in the afternoon those wIkm so seek refugo from the sun 1' 1 the spreading baloonies of theiijb aud do not appear in the esco'Da less it is neoessary. And if it i'lj' sary, they put it off until to-uM Correspondence in Chicago 11 f, Origin nf the Flour-do-lli H The fleur-de-lis, the badge French royalists, is of Assyre igin, and was brought from i East by the crusaders. It ilg'-lt the esoutohoou of the lily Templar, and a similar design it ou Egyptian aud Buddhist k merits. The original devioo to have beeu fur less digniO ideal than that ascribed to it li i eru imagination, whioh finds ti Assyrian emblem a resetabluuf fci white petals oi a flower iucKjc heart of gold. The two ciir'ei claimed by archuiologiBts to ( ! sent the horns of a bull, wb sl ancient Assyrians used to uail' V for the purpose of keeping aw'ti spirits, just as the Neapolitan j day employ the same charm topi themselves from the evil eye. claimed that the iieur-do-lis lt enrly coats of arms of the 1 royal family as well as that 1 shield of France were but repi tions of a bull's skull. I Steel Combs Head II y Furrir A man who saw in a sidewalk) ease some stoel combs, and wli dered what steel oombs oould tif for, found upon iuquiry thattbof used by furriers in oombinf! There was one of these com' looked muoh like a comb of the arv kind, conrse-toothed for 1' length, and finer-toothed the half: and then there was out that had teeth for half its leu;1 solid end serving as a handle. There are other steel oombs' used for a similar purpose, 'j -.I.- I.. U .1 ...ill,' uuutue tiiiuo iv vuuiu uuga wi 11 j . i t. . t lil llOg OUIUU IUU1I BOIUBWUUl, '"U fine-toothed oomb in its general but it is larger toothed on on only, and ooarser toothed than? called nne oomb; tne uutootu' oombs of this sort are used on1 kinds of dogs, including, for iu long-haired dogs like the ' poodle. Nw York Ban.