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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.

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