The engineer, conductor and the entire
rew of the Phlllipsburg local tralu In the
wreck on the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Wentorn Railroad have been suspended.
Of the lx persons killed In the railroad
Wreck on tho Lackawanna, ot Patorson, N.
J., four were members of the family of Alex
ander Craig, of Hcranton, la.
Three men were Injured by tho premature
discharge of a nun while a governor's salute
was being fired at tho unveiling of a Span
ish gun at I'lttsburg, Pa.
Henry Klinder and his son Frederick were
1eld for court nt Napoleon. O., on the chnrgo
of murdering the former's second wlto llvo
Exercises were resumed at Virginia Mili
tary Institute, which had been closed on ac
count of tho typhoid fever epidemic.
William Thomas, a desperate character of
Phoebus, Va.. was shot by rollcomau Mastln
while resisting arrest.
Arnold Tucbsobmldt, of the Vnltcd States
internal rovenuo ofllco In bt. Louis, was nr
rcntcd for embez.lctncnt.
William Doekhnm, a boy of twelve years,
Was arrested in Duffleld, W. Va.. on the
charge of burn burning.
Lawrence Doyle was arrested In New York,
on the charge of stubbing bis son during u
The most valuable plates in the Llppln
cotta' vaults escaped damago from the big
The house of George St nubs, In Harpers
Ferry, V. Va., was burned and his wife cre
mated. Lightship No. 50 went ashore just Inside
McKeu.lo s Head, Oregon.
Frederick O. lleach and Mrs. Ourlcy Hnve
moyer, widow of the eldest son of the late
Theodore Havemeyor, were married at Oraco
Church, New York. William K. Vaudcrbllt
waa best man.
Bankers and business men at Richmond,
Ta,, are making a move to test the constitu
tionality of the act of Congress taxing the
Issues ot state bank notes.
The New York Times announces that the
Pennsylvania ltailroad Company has secured
possession of the Baltimore and Ohio Hail
Toad. David D. Badeau was arrested in Now
York on the charge of buying and selling
washed Internal revenue stamps.
Hon. William L. Wilson's health is falling,
and be has been ordered to go to Southern
A big Iron plant will be erected near Mc
Xeosport, Fa., by Carnegie, Morgan and
The University of Pennsylvania received a
gift ot (250,030 for a physical laboratory.
Calvin de Wolf, a Western abolitionist'
died at Chicago, aged eighty-four.
Bev. 11. It. Howell, a noted Welsh minis
ter, died at Columbus, jO.
General Leonard Wood arrived at !ew
"York from Bantlugo.
Hubert C. Taylor was appointed receiver
by the Bupreme Court for the Franklin Syn
dicate In New York. The assignee appointed
toy Miller before bo skipped demanded the
funds found on the premises, but the police
refused to turn them over. The police found
no trace of Miller. John C. Agnew, who
ran a slmilur syndicate In Brooklyn, was
A movement has been started to get South
ern representatives In Congress to work for
the passage of a bill refunding (11,000,000 to
Southern people from whom cotton was
reized by the United States troops during
the Civil War.
Bert Repine, of Nnsb Vfuu won the
forty-elght-hoiir bicycle racsat Kansas City,
making a new record. Distance covered
Montyaloo A. Cole, convicted of man
laughter in Wilmington, Del., was sentenced
to live years' imprisonment and to pay a line
John C. Lnmmerts, ex-county treasurer,
was sentenced In Lockport, N. Y., to seven
yours in Auburn prison for grund larceny.
Dewey uocepted the Invitation of the peo
ple of Chicago to bo their guest on the anni
versary of the battle at Manila Ray.
Dr. H. P. Murray, a well-known physician
of Now f ort News, Vu.jdied there, from con
sumption. The headquarters of tho Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen was established in Cleve
'Captain Charles II. Davis, of the Dixie,
entered suit for prize money.
Charles Coghlan, the well-known nctor,
died at Galveston, Texas.
George It. Golsolmuu, Ike cattlo dealer,
(lied In Hanover, Fa.
Louis August, the Fort Monroe artillery
man, denied any knowledge ot what ho did
At the time he Is accused of having killed
Annie Benedict. Ho admitted that blood
stained clothing found in his box ut the fort
Ellery P. Ingham. ex-United States dis
trict attorney, and bin law partner nud for
mer assistant, Harvey K. Newitt, were son
tuuoed in Philadelphia to imprisonment for
two years and six months.
The new battleship Kentucky in her offi
cial speed trial off the Massachusetts coast,
made u record ot over 16 knots an hour
against tide, wind and heavy head sea for
lialf tho oourse.
Sergeant Bill Anthony, tho marine who
announced tho sinking of tho Muiue, com
mitted suicide in Now York.
William Hunimell, accused of tho murder
of his wife and children, wus arrested near
Wl liamsport, Pa.
John Tates, a waiter, wm fatally stabbed
with an umbrulla iu a Chicago restaurant.
' Jihn G. Skolton, founder of the Richmond
Mka Works, died In Richmond. Va.
Ed Lucky nnd Tom Mitchell were executed
in Darlington, S. C, for rape.
llev. Edwin A. Kohell resigned as secretary
of the Kpwortu Leuguc.
' Tho elty ot Tucson, Ariz., accepted Car
negie's offer of a library.
Tbe Antl-Tmst League was Incorporated
iu Albany, N. V.
The General Assembly, KulghU of Labor
adopted resolutions condemning combina
tions and trusts, and characterizing presi
dent McKinley as the "bitter enemy of lu
Uir." William Hay, son of Congressman Hay,
was held up, ussaultud and robbed near
Miss Mary Campbell Qulnii. daughter ot
James Cecil Qulnu, nnd Lloyd Lowndes, Jr.,
sou of Governor Lowndes, of Maryland,
were married in tho First Presbyturluu
Church ut Chlllioothe, O.
Thomas GlfTe, a pension attorney of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., who was disbarred for al
leged crookedness, Bued Commissioner of
Pensions Evans for t'2&,O0O damages.
The motion to throw out the vote of Louis
ville lu the Kentucky Statu election has been
referred by the JefTerBon couuty canvassers
to the State election Loard.
Bx-PotinHuter William If. Callahan was
nrrcsUvl in Uaklleld, Pa , fur appropriating
Louis August, an artilleryman at Fort
Monroe, Va., confessed that ho had mur
dered and mutilated two women living iu
Uie teiidurlolu district ot Phoebus, Vu,
The women of South Carolina havo ten
dered a gold medal to Lieutenant Victor
Dlue fur his gallant services during the war.
. The monuments and markers vreutod on
tho buttlelllds ubout Chattanooga by the
btute ot Illinois were dedicated.
Joseph Richards, aged twenty-throe years,
committed suicide In Macon, Ua., as the re
sult of religious inaulu.
A womau and her three children were mur
dered In their home, near Montgomery, Fa. ,
Ground was broken at Chelsea, Atlantic
City, tor a mammoth hotel to be built there.
Nominated Without Opposition by the
Kcpti lit Iran Cnueux.
Washington, (Special.)-Tho caucus ol
House Republicans met In the hall of the
House of Representatives nnd nominated
tho following officers of thnllonse, practic
ally without opposition or friction:
Spenker David II. Henderson, of Iowa.
Clork Alexander McDowell, of Pennsyl
vania. Sergeant-at-Arms Henry A. Cnsson, of
Doorkeeper W. J. Glenn, of New York.
Postmaster-Joseph C. MeElroy, of Ohio.
Chaplain Rev. Henry M. Coudcn, of
The Democratic minority caucus of tho
Honso mot nt the Cnpltol before the Repub
lican caucus assembled, nnd nominated the
For Spenker James D. Richardson, of
1'or Clerk James Kerr, of Pennsylvania.
For Sergeani-at-Arms- E. V. Brookshlre,
For Doorkeeper Henry Moler.ot Illinois.
For IVstmuster- George L. Browning, of
The Democratic caucus lasted nearly five
hours, and six ballots were taken bcTore Mr.
Richardson received tbo nomination for
Speaker. Tho balloting was us follows:
1st. 'M. ,'ld. 4th. Oth Gth
Richardson... 4.1 41 W 41 4'i HI
DeArmand... ill 40 45 Ai 41 47
Bunkheud. . . . 1)4 2H ;i2 :il
Sulzcr !ij 21 1ft 17 2
Kepreseututlvo-clect Roberts, ot Utah, at
tended the Democratic caucus and voted ou
tho first roll-call. No question of his right
to participate was raised.
Moitr. w.wtsiiii-H m:i:di:i.
Secretary Long Itccoiiinieliil Additional
Cruisers unit liiinliouts.
Washington, (Special.) The annual re
port of the Secretary or the Navy discusses
among other subjects tho authorization of 1H
new warships, tbe need of special legislation
by Congress for armor of the best quality
that can be obtained, nnd the proposition
that the thanks of Congress be given to tho
commnnder-lu-chlef of tho North Atlantic
Squadron and to the officers and men under
his command for the part they took in the
nnval operations at Suutlngo. As to the In
crease of tho navy, Seoretnry Long says:
Tho number bt large, swift uud powerful
armored cruisers of great coal endurunce iu
our navy is lurgely dispioportlounto to tho
rest of the naval establishment. Tho ex
perience of the last year has also shown the
neud of several smaller vessels usually
classed as gunboats. It is, therefore, recom
mended that Congress be requested to au
thprize the construction of the following
First. Three armored cruisers of about
13,000 tons trial displacement, of a maximum
draft nt deep load not to exceed 'M feet, car
rying tho heaviest armor and most powerful
ordnance for vessels of their eluss, to be
sheuthed uud coppered uud to huvo tho
highest practicable speed uud great radius
of action. .
Second. Twelve gunboats of nbout !)00
tons trial displacement to be sheathed nnd
Tblrd. As recommended a your ago, three
protected cruisers of nbOut tf.OOO tons trial
displacement, cur-yiog the most powerful
ordnunce for vessels of their class, to bo
silent Led and coppered and to have tbe high
est practicable speed and grent radius of
THOUSAND WOltDS A HIM'Ili.
Successful Test of a New System of Itnpid
New York, (Special.) A successful test
wus made of tho Polluk-Vlrug system of
rapid uutomatio telegraphing between this
city and Chicago. The despatches were
sent from the World otllee, via Pittsburg and
Fort Wayne, to the Tribune office in Chi
cago. Joseph Virag, one of tho inventors,
bundled the Now York key. Although tho
wires were not iu perfect working order, he
ninuuged to send messages ut the rate ol
ubout one thousand words a minute.
It took only two seconds to Bend the fol
lowing: "Editorial Rooms, World, to Tribune,
Chicago. Wo have fine weather iu New
York. How is it iu Chicago? Wond."
The messugo was repealed back on an or
dinary Morse Instrument, with the reply:
"Edltorlul Rooms, Tribune, Chicago, to
World, New York It Is snowing in Chicago,
but It Is pleasant Chicago snow.
L. O. McPhorson, representing the Guur
dlan Trust Company, of Chicago, which Is
promoting tho Invention In the United
States, watched the test at this end. A sec
ond long-dlstunce test will be made next
week, when Anton Pollak arrives from thu
NO SKCItET COMPACT.
Semlofllc-lul Germun 1'aprr on Itelntlmis
Berlin, (By Cable.) The Gorman press
continues to discuss thu recent speech nt
Leicester, England, of Joseph Chamberlain,
British Secretary of Stute for the Colonies,
urging an alliance of Britain, the United
States and Germany.
The comments, ou the whole, are not un
favorable. The semiofficial Humburg Cor
"Mr. Chamberlain used the word'ulllanoo'
as the most apt word to portray the general
good relationship between Germany and
Great Britain, but no secret compact exists."
The Berlin Post says: "England and Ger
many should uct frankly, like business men,
Iu seeking to come to an uuderstanding with
the United States and, If possible, .Into copartnership."
Fatal Fall from a Ilrblga.
Trenton, N. J., (Special.) Michael Ftalger,
a prominent citizen, was killed by falling
from the end of an open drawbridge to the
ground below, a distance of thirty feet.
Stalger was crossing tho bridge and was
near tbe eud when It started to open. He
turned to look back, lost bis balanoo and
fell. Stuiger was tbe father-in-law of ex
Assemblyman James W. Lannlng, who is
now a member of tbe Democratic State Committee.
lteeord Price on Reef.
Denver, Col., (Special.) The reoord price
ou range beet cattle for the present year and
probably for the past fifteen years, was made
Iu Denver, when a bunch of twelve Hereford
stoers, born nnd raised In North Park, Col.,
was sold by Clay, Roblnsou- Co. to the
Colorado Packing Company fjir 15.75 per
hundred pounds. The steers averaged a
weight ot 1,552 pouuds each, and brought
the owners (HU.US each. They were bred
from range cows nnd registered Hereford
bulls and three and four years old. The
steers were fattened oil the range, and have
never eaten anything hut hay and gruss.
Auotlior New Seruiu.
Chicago, III.. (Special,) A new serum
which, It is claimed, will show the proseuco
of tuberculosis long before it woul.l be pos
sible by the inler scope, the X-ray or other
methods now In use, has been Invented by u
Dr. A. It. Jenkins, of this city.
He does not claim to have discovered a
new cure, but that the use of the serum en
nMes competent physicians to detect the
presence ot the disease In its earliest stages
and iu lime to effect a euro by good sanita
tion and plen'y of outdoor exercise.
It shows whether or not a ease la true con
sumption, no matter how early or light the
WEATHER BUREAU WORK.
Annual Id-port of Chief Willis ! Moon
Kxteimlon of Hervlco to the
Washington, (Special.) Tho nonunl re
port of Professor Willis L. Moore, chief ol
the United States Weather Bureau, deali
largely with tho work of tho bureau lu an
nouncing tho tempestuous weathor of the
closing months of IH'.M, nnd In tho explora
tion of the upper air by means of kites aud
No destructive murine storm occurred
without tho danger warnings of tho bureau
(receding tho storm.
l'robably tho most severe storm within the
memory of the living swept along the Massa
chusetts coast on November 20-27, 18!W, eu
tnlllng n loss of nt least two hundred lives
and many vessels. Hundreds of croft sought
n safe anehorago ou the advices of the
Ao important change lu thu forcast work
of the bureau was the extension of the usual
time limits of the night, forecast from thirty
six to forty-eight hotir.4. The only hurricane
in the West Indies during tho season ol
180S, followed closely the establishment ot
stations in that region. Hurrlenno warn
ings were cabled to weather bureau station
In the Lesser Antilles on September 10 lu
advance of the storm. At Barbadocs eighty
three persons were killed, one hundred and
fifty injured, nnd property of tho cstimnted
valuo of (2,500.000 was destroyed. In tbe
West Indies tho work of estnbllshlnga storm
warning servico wns prosecuted under very
The West Indian service was Instrumental
in giving advance warnings of a hurricane
that struck our South Atlantic const on Oc
tober 2. The coining of this storm was suc
cessfully announced, and sidling vessels vol
tied at .10,0(IO were held In port until the
danger hnd passed.
Climate nnd crop services have been es
tablished la both Cuba and Porto Rico, and
the organization is far enough advanced ou
both Islands to issue weekly nnd monthly
bulletins giving the condition ot the crops ns
affected by the weather.
fill K AT FlItK LOSS.
IHork in Philadelphia District Almost
Philadelphia, (Special.) Nearly two mil
lion dollars' worth of property was destroyed
by two fires In the heart of the business sec
tion ot this city.
The greater of the two fires started at 6.30
A. M. in the big department store of Part
ridge A Richardson, nt the southeast corner
of Eighth and Filbert streets, tho center ot
the shopping district, nnd before the flames
had been put under control they spread to
adjoining property uud caused a loss of
While this fire was In progress nnd spread
ing every moment another llro broke out
four blocks nwny, on the fourth floor of 4.1'
Market street. The losses of the two fires
are more than covered by insurance.
The Eighth street lire wns difficult for the
firemen to handle. Eighth alroet and Fil
bert street ars narrow thoroughfares. It
took four hours to cet tho flames under con
trol. The fire started. .In tbe bosemont of Pnr
trldgo 4 Richardson's store from nn electric
siark, nnd soon tbe entire building was a
mass of flames. The two stores to tho south
of Partrldgo & Richardson's were soon do
stroyed, und then the flames attacked the
big I ulldlng of the J. B. Llppincott Publish
ing Company, on Filbert street, east of the
burning department store. Tho building
was completely ruined. In this building,
stored nway in vaults, is nearly a halt-million
dollars' worth of manuscripts, plates,
and other mnterlal for refereuco books, nnd
it Is not yet known whether they were de
stroyed. The second fire was discovered nt 7.30
o'clock lu the four-story building at 413 Mar
ket street, occupied by several manufactur
ers and wholesale dealers. Tho contents of
the entire building wore destroyed, us were
also those of the adjoining building, No. 417.
The estimated loss Is (110,000.
SIX Ull.I.l l) IN A WItKt'K.
Trains Collide nt I'ntersoii, N. J. More
Than '40 Injured.
I'aterson, N. J., (Special.) The oastbouud
Buffalo express on tho Delaware, Lacka
wanna aud Western Rnllroad, whllo stand
ing omsido tbe station at the Van Winkle
street crossing, in this city, was run Into by
a swiftly moving accommodation train,
bound from PhillipHburg, N. J., to Jersey
Six persons wero killed and 20 Injured, of
whom some will probably die, whllo some of
those not seriously injured were able to go
to their destination.
Tho two rear enrs of tbe express were
broken to pieces, most of tbe passengers on
them being either killed or injured. Tbe
engine of the Phllllpsburg train was com
pletely wrecked, tbe engineer and fireman
escaping by Jumping.
The express was 45 minutes late, nnd the
accommodation was following closely. When
Engineer Reunion saw the lights ahead the
distance wus too short to avoid n collision.
His engine was going at full speed. The en
gine plunged luto the reur car of the ex
press, a Pullman day coach, and plowed
through the heavy timbers almost Its entire
length. This car was lifted from the track
and pushed to the next to the last car, also a
Pullmnu, carrying off its end aud almost
completely telescoping It. The engine of tbo
PhllllpBburg train was torn to piuoes. Tbe
wreckage caught lire, but tho flames were
EXPLOSION OF A CANNON.
A Former Soldier Killed, a Ramrod llelng
Driven Through His Uutly.
nttsburg, Tn., (Special.) After serving
in the Spanish war and handling an old gun
hundreds of times during tbe past olght
yoarB, Private James sturkey, ot Hampton
Battery B, N. G. P., lost his Ufa through the
premature discharge of a cannon ou Monu
ment Hill, Allegheny, while firing a salute
during tbe ceremonies Incident to the un
veiling of the Spanish cannon presented to
Allegheny. The other members of tbe firing
squad detailed on this work were burned by
powder and slightly injured. The ramrod
used in filling the gun waa forced almost
through Starkey'a chest, and he died fryin
the effects of this wound.
THE HACK TO MANILA.
Cruiser New Orleans Has Caught Up with
Washington, (Special.) The eruiser New
Orleans bus arrived at Colombo, on ber way
to Manila. This brings her up to the cruiser
Brooklyn for tbo first time since their ooeao
raco to the Philippines began. Tbe Brook
lyn arrived ut Colombo, aud will coal proba
bly in time to get ahead of the New Orleans,
The latter has been gaining of late, however,
and bos bettered her position by two days
against tbe Brooklyn sluoe leaving Aden. At
this rats tbe Indications are that tho New
Orleans will bo the" first to arrive ut Manila.
New Alabama Htucl Plant.
Birmingham, Ala., (Special.) Tho first
steel at the big Enulcy Steel Plant wus manu
factured Wednesday, About forty tons ol
the product was turned out, aud It Is pro
posed to put the other nine furnaces in blast
as rapidly as they oau bo made ready. The
Ensley Steel Plant cost over 1.000,0u0, and
s the property ot the Aluuuiua Steel und
House i.uruuil, ilti lut'inated.
Harpers Ferry. W. Va., eeial.) The
dwelilug-house of Georgo 8tubs, ot Piper
town, caught fire und wu burned to tbe
ground with Its oonleuli.f His wife, who
was paralyzed ana uuuble to V('81I0 lost Uei
A TERRIBLE V0YAUE.
Soldiers Passed Ilnokets for Days to Save
Transport Ship Itnlled lu si
Monlla, (By Cnbl).) The transport Man
nuense, with three companies of tho Thirty
first Infantry, commanded by Col. James 8.
Pettlt, on board, has nrrlved here, after a
terrible trip. Llout.-Col. Webb Ilnyos, son
of ex-Presldcut Hayes, was also on tho
Tho officers nud soldiers wero for 12 days
balling with buckets and boxes. Tho
steamer, they say, was unseaworthy, un
dermanned and Bhort of provisions. Her
engines broke down, nud sho rolled throo
days lu a typhoon.
When tho Mnnviuenso anchored In Mnnlln
bay 83 days after her departure from San
Francisco tlioro were several feet ot water
in her hold. Four hundred grimy, greasy,
hungry und exhausted soldiers nnd snllors
bad been passing buckets of water since
November 17 night nud day. First Assist
ant Engineer Dtinlenvy was under nrrest,
and, according to Colonel Hayes' official
report, tho chief ungineer would also have
been under nrre.'it If tlioro had been anyone
to replace him.
The Colonel's ifeport also states that the
captain of tho vessel told him that the only
thing which brought them through was tho
fact that tho men wero greenhorns and
fulled to realize t.jeir danger, while exper
ienced seamen would have deserted the khlp
and taken to the boats lu mhlocean.
The Mnni'uenso Is n chartered ship flying
tho British ling. Sho belongs to u llrru of
which United States Senator Perkins, of
San Francisco, Is alleged to bo a Junior
member. Tbe officers also allege that the
II rm bought her for (45,000. and that efforts
were made to sell her to to the Government
for a much higher llgurc. Sho start ;d from
Sun Francisco accompanied by tho trans
port Pekln, which carried tho remnlnder ot
the Thirty-first Infantry. After starting It
developed that sho was undermanned, and
soldiers hnd to be detailed to act as firemen,
coal-passers and widters.
BeJore reaching Honolulu tho crew con
cluded that the ship was not safe, and the
majority agreed to desert. Though they
were closely watched, many of thom suc
ceeded in getting away, and tho Mnnnuense
loft Honolulu with less thau half her crew.
Tho enptalu of the transport told Colonel
Hayes on November 17 thut tho vessel had
sprung a leak, and an investigation resulted
in finding several feet of water in her bold.
The steam pumps were tried, but failed to
work, aud there were no hand pumps ou
Forty-six buckets were found, others wero
improvised, nnd the. soldiers not employed
in working tho ship were orgnnlzed Into llvo
shifts. Stripped uud forming lines, they be
gan balling, the officers working with tho
men, passing tho buckets, which wero sent
up to the deck by a wlndlnss.
Tbe longest time a shift could stand was
two hours nnd often the period was not
longer thnu half an hour. The bailing con
tinued until the ship anchored here.
The same dny tho leak was discovered tho
machinery collapsed. Tho electric lighting
plant and evaporating, distilling und re
frigerating apparatuB failed to work. Thero
were no lamps, nnd the few candles found
wero exhausted after a few duys.
Tho typhoon lasted three days, and In tho
midst of It the engines stopped. The officers
then held; a couucll and found thnt thero
were 420 persons on bonrd, with lifeboat ac
commodations for only 213.
Colonel Pettlt ordered the Mmnueuse to
proceed to Guam und await relief, but the
captain of the Mauuuouse demurred, tho
officers sny, becauso tbe Government was
renting the ship for (500 a day.
Tho engines wore ropnirod, but through
out the remainder of tho voyage tltey failed
frequently. Tho ship would roll for u few
hours whllo tho engines wero being repaired
agaiu. Then she would proceed again for a
Tho meat and vegetables rotted because
of the failure of tho refrigerators, and wore
thrown overboard. After tbe storm tho
water supplied to the ship ut Honolulu had
to bo used for tho boilers, und there was
little or none for drinking.
It Is snid thut during the bust week of the
voyage tho men lived almost entirely on
whisky, beer aud hardtack.
Tho officers nnd soldiers wero utterly ex
hausted when they reuohed Manila. It is
said by tho olnoors that tbe behavior of the
troops was beyond praise. For days the
men worked In the dark, Buffocatlug hold,
with water sometimes up to their shoulders
aud planks washing about iu a manner dan
gerous to life and limb. The ofllcors took
tho lead In balling and encouraged the men.
Tho regiment will procoed to Zumboangu
on tbo Pekln to garrison several potts on tho
Island of Mindanao.
Tho hospital Bhlp Missouri hag .arrived
Ilryau to Spend Winter In Texas.
Austin, Texas, (Spociul.) W. J. Bryan
and wife arrived here to spend the winter lu
this city. They uro the guests of ex-Gov-ornor
Hogg temporarily, but will shortly
rout a private residence for the winter. Mr.
Bryau stated thut ho hud coma to Texas to
spend tho winter, to rest up und prepare for
the campaign of 1000, which he expected
would be a very hard one, nnd thut he would
only make a few speeches lu Texas during
Ituhouie Plague Case at Cadis.
Wushlngton, (Special.) The Marina Hos
pital Bureau was Informed by Its surgeon at
Cadiz that a suspected case of butonio
plague Is in the hospital there.
Iu a report to the Surgeon-General ot the
Marine Hospital SorNlce, Surgeon Huvelburg,
at Rio Junelro, states that the bubonic
plagi.e probably watt introduced into Santos
by rats ou the ship Rei de Portugal, which
Bailed from Oporto, Portugal, where the
plague was then prevailing.
The Fustnur Treatment Failed.
Westchester, Fa., (Special.) After suffer
ing awful agony for two days, Joseph Qibbs,
aged thirty-two years, of Wlllowdalo, near
here, died lu the Chester Couuty Home for
Hydrophobia Patients. His wife Is a filleted
with the same disease at her home.
Glbbs and bis wife were bitten by a rabid
dog ubout two mouths ago. Ho was sent to
New York, where he received the Pasteur
treatment. A cure was supposed to have
been effected, but on Sunday an attuck de
veloped, resulting iu his death.
Nerlotis Accident to a Hrakeiiiiin.
Danville, Va., (Special.) C, B. Overuero,
a Southeru Railway braknmsn, fell from tbe
top of a rapidly moving freight car on the
outskirts ot the city, and was seriously, If
not fatally, Injured, He was found lying
near tha traok in au unconscious condition
and removed to the Home for the Hick In
this city, where he lies iu a very critical con
dition. Fire In a Church.
Elklm, W. Va., (Speolul.)-A fire which
was gaining much headway wus discovered
just lu time by the sexton of thu Duvls
Memorial Church, lu tlds towu, to prevent
the destruction ot the building.
A lturher Attempts Suicide,
Roanoke, Va., (Spoclal.)-Wlll Crelghton,
barber at the Ponce de Leon Hotel, attempt
ed to cut his tlirout with a razor. He wag
prevented from accomplishing his purpose
of gulcldu by bis small brother summoning
help, but not until after a severe wound had
beeu Inflicted. Crolghton'g brother at
tempted to kill himself some time ago.
Tbe Kentucky Democratic state campaign
committee concedes that Taylor, Republican
candidate tor governor, bus a mujorlty ou
thu face of tho returns, but hope to elect
Goebul by throwing out the vote of Louis-'
OUR NEW POSSESSIONS. ,
A despatch from Otis declares thnt tho In
flv.rgnnt government Is now a fiction, some
of tho members of the Cabinet being In tho
hunds of tho Americans, whilo others are
fugitives. Tbo troops are now only banditti.
President Bnnlistn, of the Filipino Con
gress, hns renounced to General MncArthur
all further connection with tho insurrection,
and say thn Filipino Congress and Cabinet
nro scnttored, never to reassemble.
General Hughes raptured tho Insurgent
capital on the Island of Hollo and drove the
Insurgent back Into the mountains.
Thn War Department was advised that
General Wood hnd started frem Santiago In
reply to a summons to Washington.
C iplaln Lnntze, commanding nt Cavlln,
reported thnt thn Cruiser Charleston had
disappeared from sight.
The War Department asked for twelve
more V, M. C. A. nrmy secretaries, to be
sent to Manila
Tho Inst council of war of Agnlnnldo nnd
tho other retreating lenders of the Filipino
has been held. Recognizing tho futility of
further united resistance In the American
forces, thev agree, that tha Filipino troops
scatter and follow guerilla methods.
The entlro province of Zamboanga. Island
of Mindanao, (ins surrendered to Comman
der Verv. of tho United States gunboat Cns
tlne. Znmbnuntm Is tho principle city of tho
Island of Mindanao, which In tho second
largest Island of the Philippine.
The Filipinos took tbe American prisoners
from Victoria to Sal Carlos, and on the walls
of the Victoria prison and the Snn Carlos
Convent wero found tho nnmes of the Ameri
cans. Tho oiTlcInls who welcomed the Americans
at Malaslqul, Island of Dixon, wero mur
dered on the streets by tbe Insurgents.
According to n Spanish corporal, Aguln
nldo, tho Filipino lender, passed through
Dnyamban hatless. his clothing torn nnd
spattered with mud. Ho stopped only long
enough to changn horses, nnd then hurried
away toward Mavnlaren. General Mnc Ar
thur has returned to Tnrluo nnd taken up
headquarters at Agulnnldo's former resi
dence. A cablegram from the commander of tbe
naval station nt Cavlto announced that tho
cruiser Churlesl on was underwater from
stern to smokes! nek.
A severe engagement occurred north of
Hollo. Four American wero killed nnd
twenty-flvu wounded, lucludiug three ofll
irers. Tho transport Ooorgn W. Elder arrived at
Jan Frnnclsco from Manila, bringing the
tody of Major Guy Howard.
General Wood, military governor of tho
province of Snntlngo do Cuba, has been or
dered to Washington.
A returned soldier said In Lynn, Mnf.,
that many dishonorably discharged Ameri
can soldiers are serving as officers for tho
Wreckers found a clu jt containing (10.000
in Spanish gold in the K.inkeu Spuulsh crui
ser, the Almlrnnto Oquendo.
Agulnnldo escaped tho pursuit of General
Lawton and his forces.
NO SA MOAN HITCH.
New Irnft of a Treaty S ihmitted by Wash
ington Govci anient.
Washington. (Special.) The United States
has declined to accept the agreement ns to
the disposition of the Sumoun Islands reached
by Great Britain und Germany.
It was possibly the leaking out of some In
formation to tills effect that gave rise to tho
report circulated In European capitals re
Jontly of tho development of a serious hitch
lu tho negotiations. As a matter of fact,
there Is no serious bitch, nnd the reasons
which influenced the State Department hero
lu rejecting the British-German arrangement
when it was submitted for approval related
eutlrelyto minor matters, and touched1 ruthor
upou tho form thau the substance of tho ar
rangement. Hiving rejected the tentative treaty sub
mitted by the other two Powers, our Gov
ernment has lu turn, nnd nt the Instance of
the othor two parties, prepared and sub
mitted a draft of a treaty which it Is hoped
will be acceptable to all three Powers. This
is now before the Foreign Offices at London
and Berlin for consideration, aud It Is con
fidently believed here that It will receive
unanimous approval, not differing lu princi
ple, as already stul-d, from tbo original project.
1HI NOT FI It 1-1 A SHOT.
tiiNiii-gniitH Abandoned Mangalaren, Leav
ing American Prisoners.
Munllu, (By Cable.) Tbe Insurgents hnvo
evacuated Mangaluren, province of Pan
gasiuan, leaving seven American aud 01
Spanish prisoners, who escaped In the con
fusion on tho 1'lllplno retreat. Tho Ameri
cans nro: P. J. Green and Oeorgo Powers, of
the battleship Oregon; Thomas Edwards und
Charles Bird, ot the Sixteenth Infantry;
Henry W. James, of the Twelfth Infantry;
John Diamond, of the Signal Corps, and F,
H. Huber, ot Lowe's scouts.
They report that two Americans, who were
unublo to escape, are with tbe Insurgents.
They are David Scott, of the Twenty-fourth
Infuntry, uud William Sherby, of tho Hos
pital Corps. Four deserters are with the
Filipinos Howard. Martin nnd Ford, of tho
Callfornlaus, nnd Wutts, whoso former rogl
mont Is unknown. Howard is the only one
serving with the Insurgents. Ha U a cup.
tain of artillery.
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE.
Henry James, tho novelist, does most cf
his writing nt night,
Arthur Rousbey, whose death Is an
nounced, was ono of the best-known and
most successful exponents ot English
The Marquis of Townshend, who died re
cently lu Paris, was the first philanthropist
to take up tho question of sets for shop
girls. The next portrait to bo huug iu the Treas
ury Department will bo thnt of the present
Secretary, Mr. Gugo. The portrait Is now
Solou Borglum, a Parisian sculptor, has
beeu In South Dakota for the last three
months making models In clay of Indians for
the Paris Exposition,
Mrs. Edward M. Horrlck, of Oakland,
('als., recently gave an exhibition of paint
ings, etchings and photographs ot the Ma
donna, tor the benefit of the Fubiola Hospi
tal. Washington society Is making much of the
Duke Do Custnguctu, an attache of the Ka bul
Embassy. Handsome, agreeable, rich in
his own right, a duko and Just turned 21, be
Is a general favorite.
Captain Percy Scott, who designed the
tinrriagos by which the nnval guns were
taken to Ludysmith Just at the right moment,
is described as a spei iulist lu gunnery, and
a good all-round sportsman.
The Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Virgin, for nearly
JO years pastor of Pilgrim Congregational
Church, Brooklyn, has resigned becuuse he
thinks a younger man could subserve hotter
the interests of the church.
William M, Evarta lives In almost com
plete seclusion ut bis home lu New York.
Sir Redvers Bailor brought (25 worth of
.lie lutost books Just before Blurting ftr
Theodore Crosby, of Canandnlguu, N. Y.,
'las been a voter lor 70 yours, having boon
boru 07 years ago.
It is rumored lu Purls thnt Amelia Rives,
low the Prlucess Troubetskoy, will settlo
(here permanently and establish a Utorury
MAY EXPEL MACRUM.
President Kroner's Anger at American
Consul -Will he Supported.
Washington, (Special.) Consul Macrum
must bo either expelled by the Boer Govern
ment from the Transvaal or that Govern
ment must nllow the Consul to discharge his
duties as Indicated to him by the State De
partment. This Government has decided to stand by
Mr. Mncrnrn, against whose action In dis
tributing money in nld of the British prison
era President Krngnr has protosted. An
other sum of money to bo used In tho Inter
est of the British prisoners nt Pretoria was
forwnrded to Mr. Mncrum.
As Mr. Macrum will proceed to disburse
this money as heretofore, It Is expected that
President Kruger will raise- the issue, on
which will depend whether Mr. Macrum be
nllowed to perform his humanitarian work
or bo expellod from the Dutch Republic.
State Department official predict thnt
President Kruger will yield. They contend
thnt he will not permit himself to be the ob
ject of International condemnation nud so
lose whntever respect ho now enjoys iu cer
tain European countries.
The State Department holds that in tho
enso of Mr. Macrum disbursing money to
British prisoners, two things must be ns
BUineil: First That nn agent of the Stnto Depart
ment of tho United States will not use his
place and power to unlawfully nld British
prisoners to Cf-cnpn.
Second Thnt tho law of nation is thnt
the purpose of tho war Is the overthrow of
the enemy's force, nnd that cruelty, ill treat
ment or Indifference to prisoners Is not a
part of civilized warfare.
There Is ample precedent for a foreign
consul taking euro of and ministering to the
wants of prisoners.
Tbe most recent examplo Is that of tho
British Consul at Santiago during tho late
war of tho United States with Spain, who
undertook to look Into the case of Lieuten
ant Hobson nnd tho other prisoners of the
.Morrlmnc It wns reported that these pris
oners wero placed in a position exposed tc
tho flro of tho Amcricnn (loots, and were
otherwise not treated as prisoners of war.
The British Consul concluded It his duty,
representing this .Government, to look Into
the ease, and Spain, mindful ot the law ol
nations, allowed the British Consul to com
ninuicnto with tho prisoners and got assur
ances thnt they would be treated as prison
ors of wnr should be treated.
The State Department 19 of the opinion
that If Consul Macrum Is expelled because
of the discharge of his duty ns representing
British interests, nnd thoso of humanity, the
Boer Government will put itself in a bad
light nnd lose the natural sympathy the pco
ploof this country have for tho Transvaal
Town Sergeant lladlv Wounded.
Warrenton. Va.. CSiiecinl.1 Town Rcr.
geantSeiitou, of Middleburg. whilo trying
10 cuect tue urrest of Harrison Thompson at
that plnee, was badly cut with n knife by
Thompson, nnd U Is bellvod that bis wnnm'n
will prove fatal. Thompson Is still at large,
mil every euort Is belug made to apprehend
Hun Over by a Train.
Front Royal, Va., (Spnclal.)-Train No.
01, local freight, of tho Southern Railroad
Company, soon after leaving Linden Station,
seven miles from this place, rnn over Scott
Kenney, of this county, cutting off one of
nts legs, tho other ono being mangled, ne
cessitating nmputatlou. Drs. Turner aud
lloy performed the operation. Ho Is In a
Texas Going for Mnine's Dead.
Norfolk, Vn., fSnoclal.) Tho hattlrshln
Texas arrived here, nnd was ordered to coal
immediately and proceed to Havana to t(l t o
on the .Maine's dead, which will be brought
to Hampton Roads and shinned bv rail to
Washington for final interment at Arlington.
A meeting of tho Nationalist members of
Parliament was held lu Dublin, and a resolu
tion adopted looking to the reunion of the
The French Senate High Court began the
hearing of witnesses in the conspiracy cases.
The British ship Duntrnnn Is believed to
have foundered. Some of the erew were
General Kitchener reported that General
Wlngate defeated tho dervishes at Abraadll.
Thomas H. Iamny, the founder of tho
White Stur Line, died in Liverpool.
Y vetle Gullbert, the slngi r, is seriously 1
Lord Salisbury is snflering from Inflneiiz' .
Tho ColoL'ue Volks Zeltung calls upon
Chancellor Hohenloho to keep his promise
to abrogate before January 1 tho prohibition
of political conlitlon, or he must retire.
The British la the battle with tho Khalifa's
forces near Gedld, Egypt, enptaiel 11.000
people. OsnuiuDlgna, the principal general
of the Khalifa, Is still ut large.
Wallace Ross, tho former well-known
American oarsman, died iu London.
M. Dolenssn, the French Minister of For
eign Affairs, in a speech In the Chamber of
Deputies, outlined tho government's policy
concerning Chiua, lind In referring to tho
Transvanl war said tho French government
favored medlatiou and arbitration, but did
not consider It opportune to take the Initia
tive. There was sn outbreak In Samoa, which
was quelled by British bluejackets.
Tho Czar Is reported to have instructed the
Mlulstnr of Justice to investigate ehnrgos
against the Minister of Flunuce.
Austria and Hungary hnvo reached a set
tlement of their quota difficulties,
Tho state banquet In Sr. George's Hall.
Windsor, in honor of the German Empon r
and Empress, was a magnificent uffalr. Tne
massive royal gold plato used Is worth A'2,
000,000. Queen Victoria sat at tho hoad of
the table, with Emporia William on her
right. Mrs. Choate, wife of the Uuited Slates
ambassador, was the only diplomat's wife
present at the function.
M. Guerln, during bis trial by the French
Senate, Bitting lis high court for trlul of the
conspiracy oasee, said that tho anti-Semitic
League hud not meddled with politics.
The Prlucess Marie Atuello of Lelningen
died ut Carlsruhe.
To Clean Diamonds.
Just at this season, when the world
Is full of brides, and sunburats and
stars and other dazzling "gilts of the
groom" seem ag common as plain gold
wedding rings, a hint on how to clean
diamonds artfully may not come amiss.
The stones should first be washed in
warm water and yellow soapsuds, with
a small but not too hard brush. Rinse
and dry them carefully with a soft
cloth or silk handkerchief, and put
them into a box containing boxwood
dust. Move them about in this for
some time until they seem perfectly
dry, free them from the powder anil
polish with tissue paner.
Ha is Still bingia,
"Why don't you drop that letter in
a street box, instead o( carrying it to
tbe postollioe yourself?')
"I am afraid to trust a valuable
letter to a street box."
"What is valuable about tbe letter?"
"It's a proppaal to Miss Duly era."
Detroit Free Press.
I.ATK.ST NKWS f;i.rP1'""1
"l 8 1 iauntl
Clrls' Section or n,,'Thl
School Destroyed b,let US
Life Occurred -I ljB t
Supper Time nml .wears
W ithout Mislinp- otilB bra
Flro broke out In th mo1
Chester Springs' Bol,pr ''"'J"1
nine miles north of VVm.n,
hours later this largo I, mootl
About lfiO girls were
nnd when the alarm wt.k 0D
ily made their cscupn (B,wa.J
Tne flames wore first ili-,,
room by two llttlo gi, no,i
the supper table. Thn m we
the explosion of n com coral
the children Wero put ? "if
cool-heu.lcd teachers n V ' '
ushered them quickly. . '
to a place of safuty. y ,
gathered at tho scene n kfr
in preventing tho Iliunf-fSW!
Hie main building, th ,
hospital and other lr-v
grounds, some of whirl. I 1
of the girls' wing. 1IT-'
covery of the lire 1111 n;
might have resulted, (M,
the children are all ipm.
difficult to munago im,,
cltemont. The loss Is hvm
covered by Insurance.
tbo wing were notilestp
that they can bo utili k
under the management
M. Major, of Hurrislv
Colonel Austin Curtlr.J
some mouths ugo. y
was saved from the Uui'
rapidity with which tln" '
burned building was 11
and was used during Ui-fV?
lutlon ns u hospital, f, xft
century it was a suinm.
dreds of people gather-1
account of the medl.-ai
springs. In 1H6I) the stjWCll,
ot the property and esta yest
Orphans' School. The j tf ho
the Farmers' A Meuhiuv cirls
l'hoenlxvlllo, and is rcut afj
Weil siiooti-i vtn nt
John Hawkins met a , dent
body bciug blowu to ri gon,
thawing hltro-glyeeriin,4 w0
to uso lu shooting a W(.'l;n(l
fnrm Un TW...-1.1.. - B .
- ... , ...,,, , j
dead man could be foun:
tumuli r ',,-,..,....11.,
- vwiuviuiin, mi J L
man, 45 years old, uud .
chl.dren. Ho was In tl, m,I?f;
GunbnKer, an oil well sL -crl';
quarters are at Corun.l".'a(:
have been one of the 11 Simi
the business. He hud I- erse
a number of years. He.?
a quantity of glycerine 1 1 is c
son well. The glycerine mgU
stnto for sufety aud It iorge
well. It was a strange 1 f Mi
spect thut no one was ii
kins. Samuel Fergus .11,
and Frank McCrackeu t
neither was hurt.
David Hughes, a mcr1.
was awakened by a loud: , .
building. Dressing blmr1 w
stairs to investigate, aiuU"'
tho front door four m '
saulted him. Ho rosistw keep
less to tho sidewalk witl 6 tin
another torn from the f!0uT.
face and body wero kid, I
bruised. Before the gas; nnd
era! policemen appeared raj;e
five times by the fugitive sel
mi 10 nit tun OIHCers
fierce hand to hand flgln.
nud locked thorn up. II
to Ids home, where uV
wounds. The prisoner.'
Kurlow and Wullv nnd l'let i
Died l roin Injury Su..1?
Christopher W. Carms" Ula
down by a train on the lii,or8
lug Railway, died at lb
Hospital, Lebanon. Mr. som
school teacher lu early III' "
1886 was postmaster ot Uct fo
wldoly kuown as uu nc an
and was aged (!5 years. Lett;
Injured liy Itelaiiliili.kll I
Frank Slebert was mr. i
blast In n stone 'quarry I ' sat
A blast had been prupsr'jon,'
explode. An hour later pdfa
boro out the charge nniig e
curred. Selbert was str Un(
which was iu-ll)0 holei..
Hartley wus also slightly : ai8 1
While attempting to ip
hall, in Uaiileton, Officer:: y
iu the hip. Frank Birdie, J6 w
inn, was arrested and hei:61
court, charged with the ft 1"
dltion of the officer Is vcr.fc da;
feared blood poisoning vi w
Dead llody Found on
The badly mutilated boil; 0"
to bo Joseph Luoto, of ht ms
on tho Philadelphia A ll f?i
tracks, near GUborton. Re
havo beon run down 1;
freight trains. 1 hu!
Killed His in '(en 1
Vvlllinm Brady, aged lii'ed 1
ling a revolvor at Hone h to
shot and Instantly killed h (1 th
aged 14 years. Tho bullet y pju
lloy Killed Willi'1 j. tt8;
A party of four boy?, je j
hunting on Thursday, t
aged 14 years, w as shot In
accidental discharge of 1
Tho boy diod from the wot-
News In rl'
.dutglars broke iuio .to
coueral store, at Pori CnrK
considerable sum nf monj'
quantity ot goods. Thol'j0'1'
The annual roorgnnlzr.ti f "l
Board took place at l;ny
Krick succeeds George H'
dout, and I. Heber Wltnwomt
Is tho now seoretnry. ieiiH
Llttlo F.va Miller wu tng
while playing with lire at I t bt
uoyclty. . J
I The Fuel Pr"' J
"I suppose you houf1,
in tbo Klondike?" JL",
"No," answered lbo '
been lying by the ho" t '
have anything bufceuui" .
combustible gold. Vi-jf
big price for a few bcu'?'
lar bills. "WasbiDgtoir: W(
. mmjt lie
"What were bis lat V
"He didn't have auT f.-j
"ao cis who was 'l
nd?" Town Topics.
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