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V.I M M liltM A 's, Ol I '11 1. Publisher and Prcprie ors PLYMOUTH. HD I ANA. SLIPS AAV AY TO CUBA. STEAMER CARRIES ARMS AND DYNAMITE BOMBS. Three Shiii Lost in the Upper Lakes i Hotter I'ii.v iVr Miners liritona Get Cash from Nicaragua - Butte City Oflicia! !chargcil. In Aid of Patriots. There is intense excitement among the Cuban residents in Boston over informa tion that tin most formidable expedi tion from this country has succeeded in get this oui to sea safely, and that, it all has gone well, it will bo on hand to mat-.-riallv aid the lighting Cubans in their l., 'ii. vessel's cargo m- nexi oig ou i in. dudes 2..100 rifles, rounds of aui- ,.,. (UN machetes. Besides all UJlUllll"" .i.. . . this fach man has his personal arms, and there art- 4(M pounds oi uynaiune, um the material to manufacture death-dealing lm nbs. The most unique bomb is the Fleeha. or arrow, which is to be tired from a bow over the heads of the most forward of the enemy's ranks, and. ex plodinc in the rear, creates consternation and hav Rescued from Death. The schooner A. W. Comstock. Capt. William McArthur. foundered off Stan nard i:.-k. Like Superior, at 7 o'clock Mon.lav morning. Her crew of eight men took to tho lifeboat and were tossed about in the tremendous seas until lO o'clock, when they were sighted by the t earner .John .!. M .Williams. The M AVillhur.s immediately went to their res ue. which was a mosT difficult matter. K heaving Hue had to b- thrown to the lifeboat from the steamer, and the men hauled from the lifeboat to the deck of the McWiHiams one by one. through the boiling sea. ('apt. McArthur was badlv hurt, having one leg and three nbsbrok- mi The Comstock had on board 31,.00 bushels of wheat from Puluth for Chi cago. She was a new loat. having been In "service but three months. She was built bv Smith & Sons, of Algonae. Mich., measured T7S net tons, was worth .4.. OH and was insured for nearly that amount. The schooner Queen City went to pieces on I loir Island Reef Monday. Her crew were re-cued by the Heaver Island life-savers, after a terrible night in the rigging. Report Favors the Miners. The committee of ten. consisting of live coal miners and five orators uf Western Illinois mines, appointed to decide the question of an advance in the scale of miners wap's in the Belleville district, suet at Hast St. Louis and made a report favorable to the scale asked for by the miners, providing that the using of "top scab's" at the mines is ignored. Miners nut and agreed to accept the conference report. It is said that the adoption of the new scale will raise coal - cents a liushel. Duct in the Midway. A wornded lazador in the Mexican vil lage and a prominent Atlanta man lying at the point of death in the Grady Hos pital are Tuesday's results of two sensa tions which developed some time during the nidi! in the misty mazes of the Mid way at the Atlanta ex nisi t ion. Women TVere. of course, at the liottoni ;f it all. Both men had been badly cut one in a regulation duel with swords, the other in ja common, every-day cutting scrape. NEWS NUGGETS. At S!:amokin, the seven Reading mines have been put on full time until further notice. Five thousand employes will thus receive $J0.toO additional wages. Barney Lantry. of Strong City, Kan railroad contractor and Democratic can didate for Kansas Stale Treasurer last year. ha had a stroke of paralysis and recovery :s doubtful. "Near Kansas City. Mo., a Missouri Pacific repair train was wrecked by strik ing a steer, instantly killing Engineer IL C. Ferguson and seriously injuring Fireman Charles Hart. Tames Francis Ruggles. :i well-known New Yorker, was found dead at hi borne. He was one of the commissioners -who laid out Central Park and was a -member of the leading clubs. A car of whisky on the Big Four Road caught tire and blew up with terrific J force, dangerously injuring Conductor Murphy and Brakeman Muldoon. who were trying to extinguish the names. Cuban leaders have elected Bartola Masso President of the Cuban republic; Marquis of Santa Lucia. .Minister of In terior; Tomas Estrada Palma. Represen tative of the Government in the Exte rior. aiil Maximo Come., i "cm-ral-in-Chief. The Executive Committee of the New York Chamber of Coin mere Sound -Money Commit te lias figured that on the money question the next House of Repr entatives will stand: For silver. SS; against fr' silver. 2H": doubtful r views not known, 02. All except Jj;2,.l0o of the .S77,.lOO which t'reat Britain exacted from Nicaragua in May last for the expulsion of Consular Agent Hatch and other citizens of Croat Britain who had l.eii accused of in trigues hostile to the interests of the re public h:is been paid over lo the men who .were expelled. At Kutte. Mont.. E. O. Dugan. ex "Mayor. and Philip L. Miller. ex-Assistant Ciiy Clerk, accused of forging city war rants, have Im-cii discharged. The pros ecution practically admitted that they haI no case against th two men in tln absence of ex-Clerk Perrin Irvine, who has not yet lieen apprehendeil and who is rejiorted to be on the Pacific Ocean on his way to China. Harry Wright, the veteran baseball manager and umpire, is dangerously ill with pneumonia at Atlantic City, N.J. At Wabash. Ind.. the Logansjn.rt and "W:"lash Valley (i;is Company and the Wabash Ster4 Company have begun rate 'Utting to gas consumers. The former has cut 50 per cent, f r doinestiv nd bus iness use. Maurice Block, of Iondon. has been married to Caroline, daughter of A. M. Forbes, of Chicago. At Atlanta. Ca.. Kirby S. Tupper, Dep uty Customs Collector at Charleston, S. "., shot ami mortally wouude! himself. EASTERN. A train of seven vestibuled cars on the IVimsylvania IJoad made the run from Jersey City to Philadelphia, ninety-four miles, in ninety-eight minutes. At Ogontz, Pa., Mrs. Moorehead. wife ot the superintendent of the Northwood Cemetery. Oakland Station, and her daughter were killed by a train. At the semi-annual exhibition of the Merchant Tailors" Society in New York the most startling innovation shown was dress suit of plum color, with velvet col lar. Wintield M. Starr. Ceorgc D. Starr, and Mrs. W. M. Funis, of Wilmington. Del., have btcn notified that the estate of their un le. Joseph B. Starr, valued at J?.S. (MH'.MMi, is ready for distribution among them and three other heirs in Philadel phia. During a heavy storm near Cleartield. Pa., the scale house of the Cleartield Fire Brick Company's mine at Bigler was struck by lightning, killing Boyd Hum mel, a miner, and stuumni; three others, Charles Ccarhart. Kalph Kadifer aud (ieorge Smeal. Supt. Kretz has commenced the coin ing of the double eagles from the millions of dollars in gold bullion now stored in the vaults of the mint in Philadelphia. The press has a capacity of lS.'HiO pieces a day, amounting to s:.ro.mK. which by working to its full capacity will give an output of over Sl'MMUNM) a month. This course will le pursued by the Superinten dent as the reserve gold fund in the insti tution is now quite low and because of the weekly shipments to New York aud other cities, it is desired to replenish it. For Secretary of State John Palmer For State Treasurer A. R Colvin For Attorney Central. - F. F. Hancock For State Engineer C. W. Adams For Judge of the Court of Appeals. Celora K. Martin The New York Republican State con vention met at Saratoga Tuesday and nominated the ticket prepared by the party leaders. Coventor Morton's can didacy for President of the United States was formally announced and it secured the unanimous indorsement of the con vention. The platform scores the ad ministration for failing to defend the rights of American citizens in foreign countries, and for permitting foreign en croachments on the western hemisphere. The tariff and deficiency questions re ceive condemnation. A sound and stable currency is indorsed. Coventor Morton's administration is indorsed and his can didacy for President formally launched. WESTERN. At Chicago. Sunday night, Robert Recker. Otto Schweiger. Arthur II über, William Kliiott and Ceo. Findel, the two latter boys, were drowned while bathing. The Indiana Supreme Court has sus tained the decision in the McDonald will case which found th will a forgery, ami Senator McDonald's heirs will share his estate. The extreme heal which for two weeks had scorched wide area was dispelled Sunday night by a uralo which swooped out of th West. The change was phe nom nal. Within an hour the mercury dropped from IM degrees to 70. By morn ing it registered .VJ. Milton II. Barr, I'dward J. Clifford and Cliff B. Kuhmcr. members of Com pany C, First Regiment, N. C C. of San Francisco, started out from Oak land, Ca!., on a trip across the conti nent, their destination bopig Atlanta. They are going to make the tour in a wagon. Specials to the Detroit, Mich.. Evening News tell of a cyclone that passed over a portion of the State Tuesday night. At Charh'oix a house was demolished and fences, trees and outhouses scattered pro miscuously in the path of the wind, which covered but a small area. No one was hurt. The steamer schooner Sunohl. which left San Francisco for Oregon ports, re turned for repairs. After leaving jxirt she collided with a sixty-foot whab. The leviathan's tail got tangled up with the propeller, breaking the blades and leaving the vessel in an almost disabled condition. Three deaths from heat were reported nt Chicago Friday and several prostra tions. The day was one of terrific heat throughout all the middle Northwest, at the same time snow was falling in Montana. In the corn belt ripening prog ressed pheiiouiennlh- rapid; but pastures and stock suffered. Since Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hart man, of Scribner. Neb., had been missing and an investigation resulted in the dis covery of Mrs. Hartman dead in the lower room of their residence with a bullet-hole in her neck, aud Mr. Hartman hanging to a rope in an upper room. The entire matter is a mystery. The report sent out that the St. Louis Car Company and the American Car Com pany will coiisol date has been continued by the ollicers of both companies. The consolidated concern will be known as the St. Louis-Ann riean Car Company. It will be capitalized for S1.hh.mm. with a proviso that the capital stock may be in creased as found necessary. It is the in tention of the company to establish branch works in the Fast. Rumor says there have been negotiations for the pur chase of the Cilbert Coach Works at Troy. N. Y. Alarmed at the recent startling discov ery of crooked ness in three trusted em ployes of the National Rank of Illinois and the Merchants' Loan and Trust Com pany, most of the other Chicago banks are examining their books to see if their own clerks have been led astray. The news of the shortage in the accounts of Tellers Van Rokkelen, Jones and Wilson has caused much excitement among bank ers and their first impulse has been to look for similar discrepancies among their own no'ii. It is said that the recent wheat Hurry on the Board of Trade tended to make the bank employes cast longing eyes on the gold that passes through their hands and it was this ttinptation that caused the downfall of the three tellers who have been found guilty of embezzle ment. Passenger train No. Ü. on the Wisconsin Central Road, Conductor Whitney and Engineer Blaine, was held up by armed men at 0:10 Thursday night in a swamp three miles west of Waupaca, Wis. The entiine and haggnge cur were ditched by pulling spikes. Ties were piled on the track. The passenkers were not moisted by the robbers, only terrified by bullets which were tired through the coaches. Twelve sticks of dynamite were exploded on the safe without getting any booty. Conductor Whitney says there were ten or a dozen men in the ?ang. Twelve at tempts were made to blow open the safe at least that number of .Vlcks of dynamite was exploded, ai;d the passengers occupy ing two sleeping cars were in a demoral ized state. The cannonading in the ex press car made a frichtful noise. With a maximum temperature of 01 degrees at II o'clock p. m.. joined to bale ful and persistent excess of humidity, the weather Thursday was. perhaps, the most extraordinary that has been inflicted upon the city of Chicago this season. It was deadly weather, but the list of deaths and prostrations givs no adequate idea of its effects. The health depart m 'iit's reports of child mortality will also be a factor. The list of victims Thursday numbers six. One of the paradoxical features of the continental weather report was a tele gram announcing that two inches of snow fell at Calgary, in the Rritish Northwest Territory. It was the first snowstorm of the season, and yet small consolation to the baked citizens of this country, weary of paying tribute to a bindit atmospheric "low" that seems to hang continually over the uninhabited region around Montana, occasionally coming a little farther east, and sucking all the hot air of the tropics into its yawning maw. letting it sizzle and broil mankind as it rushes on its way. Close on the heels of Receiving Teller Van Bokkelen's $:;:. MM) uefalcation from the Merchants" Loan and Trust Company of Chicago, conies the discovery that two trusted employes of the National Bank of Illinois have disappeared, leaving :i short age variously estimated from Sl!i.(HM) to $40,000. Who the guilty men are Presi dent Ceorge Schneider and Cashier Carl Moll refuse to disclose. All they will say concerning the identity of the absconders is that one was receiving teller, the other a paying teller, and that the amount they have stolen is SlD.OOi. They entered the bank's service at the foot of the ladder and reached their positions step by step, as their merit warrantel. The receiving teller had been with the bank seventeen years. The other had worked there twelve when the shortage was discovered. Whether he intended to return or not i not known. He was trusted implicitly by his superiors, and it was only when glaring irregularities were discovered in his accounts during his absence that the officials of the bank grew suspicious. Half a million dollars in buildings and merchandise went up in flames and smoke Wednesday morning as the result of one of the most disastrous and stubborn fires in the history of Indianapolis, and parts of several blocks, including some of the finest buildings in the city, aie in ruins, cr badly damaged. Valuable stocks had to be Hood eil with water, to an enormous loss, to prevent their total destruction und a wider spread of the fire. Two mill ion dollars in cash stored in the vaults of the Indiana National Bank, whose build ing was totally destroyed, was in danger, but the vaults withstood the flames in tact. The fire started at G o'clock on the third Hoor of the livi'-story stone and brick building on Washington street, be tween Meridian and Pennsylvania streets, owned by A. B. Pettis and occupied by Eastman. Schleicher & Co. It mmui had great headway, and -ill the resources of the city üre department wen at once called into play to combat what was cer tain to prove a disastrous blaze. In spite of the quick work and hard righting of the firemen the tlames spread rapidly, and it was several hours bef'o.e they were suf ficiently tinder control to quiet fears that the entire business district might be burned. SOUTHERN. At Winchester. Ky.. B. Fulton French has been indicted for the murder id' Judge Combs. At Birmingham. Ala., Robert S.. Wal ter L., and James Skelton, brothers, have been acquitted of the murder of Robert C. Ross, a banker, in February. IS'.).';. At Charleston, W. Va.. Mrs. M. M. Thompson, secretary of the State Histor ical Antiquarian Society, fell down the elevator shaft in the capitol and was kill-.). A portion of the walls of the old Colon nade Building, Nashville, Tenn., which is being torn down. fell. Six workmen were buried under the debris and all were more or less injured, but none is thought to be fatally hurt. Lying upon a cot in Lookout Inn upon historical Lookout Mountain is Coventor Wm. II. Fpham, of Wisconsin, suffering with a fractured leg, the result of his he roic action Thursday in saving the lives of his wife, daughter and the hitter's female (ompanion. Major Fpham and some friends elected to climb Lookout in e-ar-riages over the old mountain road, to avoid the heat of the crowded cars. When part way up the horses acted balky and threatened to hurl vehicle and occupants down the cliff. Major Fpham sprang out to check the animals, and in doing so tripped over his daughter's dress and broke the small bone in his leg. Dr. S. B. Plummer, declared that Major Fpham's injuries were serious, set the fractured bone and prescribed absolute rest for three days and crutches thereafter for as many weeks. Friday, the last day of the exercises at Chickainauga Park, was the most spec tacular in its events of any during the dedication week. It was the first time that the center of interest has been in the city of Chattanocga itself, and so devel oped the first opportuiiitj' of getting some tangible idea of the crowds that have been attracted thither. It afforded the first opportunity the people of Chattan ooga themselves have had of meeting their guests en masse, and neither guests nor hosts were disapjiointed in the meet ing. The parade in the morning was wit nessed by at least K)0,MiO people. So large a number were never before in the town at one time, not even during the mil itary operations which were being eom meinoritcd. The parade moved at 10 o'clock, and it had all the elements of a pageant in the great number of military organizations, and the larger number of notables who took part in it. Vice Presi dent Stevenson presided over the closing exercises. Speeches were made by May or Ochs. Senator Ball of Tennessee. Cen. I Crosvenor of Ohio, and others. Then I the exodus began, and the celebration was over. Nowhere and at no time has there been such fraternizing between the blue and the gray as Wednesday on the battlefield of Chickainauga. At Brot herton' house, which marks the point where the Fniou center was broken, the First and Sixty eighth Oeorgia Regiments, Confederate States of America, held a reunion. This was made the rallying point for all the Confederate veterans. Dinner was served for thousands, and Union veterans were made as welcome as Confe'derate vet erans. At the dedication of the Illinois monuments an ex-Confederate soldier spoke on Snodgrass Hill; at the dedica tion of the Ohio. Michigan and Minnesota monuments there were hundreds of ex Confederates in the throng. And so it was everywhere. All over the park par ties comiMised of ex-Union and ex-Confederate veterans were hunting for relics I or discussing the varying fortunes of Sie batlJe and the positions they respectively occupied at different times during it. It was a great day for the survivors of that famous field. It was a great day for the thousands of the younger generation which can now realize so vividly the valor that was so conspicuously displayed, as it is enabled to do by the monuments and tablets that have been erected. It was a great day for Chattanooga. FOREIGN. Seven Chinese implicated in the murder of missionaries have been executed at Ku-Cheng. Ceoffrey Perkins, an Amer;can who rep resented himself to be a lawyer ami jour nalist, has been s nteneed at London to ten years at penal servitude on the chatge of levying and collecting blackmail. A Brussels firm doing business in the West Indies has received a cablegram from one of its employes saying an im mense quantity of rifles, swords and cartridges, intended for the Cuban insur gents, have been seized on the Island of Andros, where they had been secretly brought from New York. Andros l'es about 1ÖU miles north of the Island of Cuba. The Spanish cruiser Bareastegni was wrecked at midnight Wednesday by com ing in collision with the merchant steamer Mortera in the canal at the entrance of the port of Havana. Marine Cenerul Delgado Pa re jo and three other officers and thirty of the crew were drowned. General Parejo's body has been recovered. Captain Ybanez's body was also recov ered, but in a badly mutilated condition, indicating that he had been crushed in the collision. The cruiser Bareastegut had been employed in going on govern ment business between different parts of the Island of Cuba. IN GENERAL The sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fel lows has adopted an amendment to the constitution barring out saloon-keepers, bartenders and professional gamblers. At 1 o'clock Thursday morning the Netherlands-American Sleamship Com pany's steamer Edam, from New York, bound for Amsterdam, collided with the steamship Turkistau about fifty miles southeast of Start Point, Eng. The col lision occurred in a dense fog. The cap tain, crew and passengers of the Edam took to the boats immediately, and with in two hours the Fdam went to the bot tom. The boats were taken in tow by .the trawler Vulture, of Brixhani, and the Yufhire and boats were then towed into Plymouth by the steamer Beresford. None of the passengers or crew was in jured, but they lost all their effects. R. C Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: "In spite of gold exports wheat advanced for some days, in all nearly cents, mainly because a single speculator bought. Corn rose and fell in sympathy with as little reason. Good reports of foreign crops, weakness of flour in Minnesota, and large exports of corn from this country all work against a rise in wheat, though scarcity of con tract grades may help a speculative ad vance. Pork products have been reason ably yielding, with prospects of a large crop, but before the close had a stronger tone. The cotton market, lifting and falling a fraction each day alternately, shows no settled tendency. The surpris ing increase in production and advance in prices of iron seem to be bringing a natural check, as prices have gone so high as to cause sonn purchases from Europe, both of pijr and finished prod ucts, and have also caused a distinct shrinkage in home demand." The following is the standing of tlu clubs in the National League: Per P. W. L. cent. Baltimore PJt K2 42 AMM Cleveland 1-S XI 40 .iS Philadelphia ...U.V. 77 4! .Uli Chicago V2 70 "; ..Vd Boston UN. 7o öt; ..v.t; Brooklyn UM 07 ÖD .'iVJl Pittsburg r'7 7 .."JS New York VJ.". 01 51 .01 J Cincinnati V2l 0J (it .."t Washington 1J: 40 S:i .:;jr .jt; .j;s St. Louis VJÖ Louisville VJ7 :57 SS WESTERN LEAGUE. The Western League season closed Monday with the teams in the following positions: Won. Lost. Per ot. Indianapolis 7S 4'i .Ob. St. Paul 74 00 .ö'.)7 Kansas City 7.1 ""J .ÖS4 Minneapolis IT .ÖJO Detn.it .".'. CO .472 Mil wanke "7 'IT .4 50 Terre Haute .VJ 7 J .427 Grand Rapids :W SO ..'JoO All the clubs made money. MARKET REPORTS. Chicago Cattle, common to prime, $o.75 to $i.tM); hogs, shipping grades, $."..00 to $4.7."; slnep, fair to choice, $2.i0 to .?4.IM; wheat, No. J red, öic to J0e; corn. No. L ST'c to .14c; oats. No. 'J, V.e to J0c; rye. No. 2, USe to We; butter, choice creamery, 20c to 21c; eggs, fresh, l'5e to 1.1c; potatoes per bushel, 2.1e to 0.1c; broomcorn, common growth to fine brush. to 4e per ouiid. Indianapolis Cattle, shipping. $."..tM) to $.1.70; hogs, choice light, .'. M to $4.7.1; sheep, common to prime. $2.00 to $.X-10; wheat. No. 21. Vc to tile; corn. No. 1 white, :ilc to .TV; oats, No. 2 white, 2Je to 'J4c. St. Isolds Cattle, $:;.oo t $;.x: hgs. $:i..10 to $4.75; wheat. No. 2 red, ,11c to 01 e; corn. No. 2 yellow, .'He to .'12c; oats. No. 2 white. ISc to 20e; rye. No. 2. ."'.So to lV.)i . CincinnatiCattle, $.'t..1o to $0.00: hogs. $:t.eM to $4.70; sheep, $2.ÖO to $4.; wheat, No. J, 0.1c to 00c; corn. No. J mixed. .".2c to .'Me; oats. No. 2 mixed, 22e to 24c; rye. No. 2. 41e to l.'.o. Detroit Cattle, $2..K to $0.tM); hogs, $.00 to $4.7.1; sheep. $2.00 to $.S.7.1; wheat. No. 2 red, Ole to 02c; corn. No. 2 yellow, .'.1c to .'0c; oats, No. 2 white, 2-le to 2.1c; rye. 42c to 44c. Toledo Wheat, No. 2 red. Ke to 04c; corn. No. 2 yellow, .".4c to .'kle; oats, No. 2 white, 20c to 21c; rye. No. 2. 42c to 44c. Buffalo Cattle, $2.."0 to $0.25; hogs, $o00 to $r..00; sheep, $2..10 to $4.(M); wheat. No. 2 red, O-'lc to OTm; corn. No. 2 yellow. 158c to 40c; oats, No. 2 white, 2.1' to 2G Milwaul.ee Wheat, No. 2 spring, .r)7c to .ISc; corn. No. 'A, .'11c to 32e; oats. No. 2 white. 22c to 2oV; barley. No. 2, 41e to 4.'lc; rye, No. 1, 40c to 42c; pork, mess, $.75 to $1).2T. New York Cattle, $o00 to $0.00; hogs, $.100 to $3.r0; sheep, $'J.50 to $4.00; wheat. No. 2 red, 02e to 03c; corn, No. 2, SSc to :K)c; oats, No. 2 white, 24c to 25c; butter, creamery, 15c to -Jc; ft?gs, West ern. 10c to 17c CASH FOR A HUSBAND BUT HE MUST TAKE A CHINESE BRIDE. Big Rai J on Chicauo Population Board of Trii.'e Men Y'iii-Willint:ts Sinks with All Ila.-.ds Startling; News Comes from Cuba. Ivich Chinaman's Offer. Hip Sine Lie. a wealthy Chinese mer chant of San .lose. (Vil.. offers a half interest in his extensive merchandise business and S.l.tmo in cash to any rep utable young Aineri-aii who will marry his daughter. Moi Lee. Hip Sing !. is the wealthiest Chinaman in the valley and his fortune is estimated at from .ö 0O0 to $1im.ixm. Lee has become thor oughly Americanized, and as he is getting old it is his wish to see his daughter hap pily married to some good American who will look after and care for his business and wealth. Lee's wife db'd about a year ago. and as several attempts have been made to kidnap Moi he is afraid that if Moi does not marry soon the highbimb rs may succeed in abducting her. Desperate Battle in Cuba. News of a battle, in which the Spanish were defeated by the Cubans and lost ,"00 men. was received Monday, at New York. It came in a letter written Sept. 14 by Pedro Rovira. a Spanish private who deserted to the Cuban ranks at Pera Lego when Campos was defeated. In a later engagement Rovira was cap tured by the Spanish, eourt-niartialed and shot. The Spaniards were greatly incensed ngainst him. as he had kilhd three of tlonr men before being captured. The Cubans had no cavalry, but made effective use of lynamite bombs, which, the letter says, si ruck terror to the ene my. In the engagement the Cubans' loss was forty men wounded and killed. The Spaniards lost over'liM) men. forty horses and a large store of provisions and muni- j tions of war. Startling; News from Cuba. A dispatch dated Monday, via New York, sent from Havana by steamer four days earlier to a Chicago paper says: '"Armed parties of revolutionists are al ready in the Province of Matanzas and actually within seventy-five miles of the city of Havana. For a long time this will be denied, and as news of oth-r attacks are received they will be either suppress ed or twisted into stories of mere preda- ' tory bands of evildoers, having no real conned ion with the revolution, until the facts become impossible of further con- ! eeahnent. The west end of the island will soon be the s-cneof an uprising. This seems improbable, but it is reported on the best authoritr. Korty-live Go Over the Koad. Four covered wagons were driven info the jail yard at Chicago Monday morn ing. When the big gates were swung open to allow the vehicles to depart half on hour later the wagons contained forty-five prisoners on their wiy to .loliet and Pontiac. This breaks all records at the Chicago jail. Never before, accord- ' ing to the jail authorities, was there such a jail delivery in a single day. The num ber to go to Joliet and Pontiac Monday was originally fixed at forty-seven. But Mattio Smith and William, alias "Mut ton," Johnson were wanted as witnesses in cases set for trial, and they were not taken to .loliet. Elevator Men Beaten. The Chicago Board of Trade won its fight against the elevator men. Chairman W. S. Cantrell. of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, handed down a decision declaring that the owners of public warehouses must not buy or sell grain through their own elevators. Ry ; way of impn-ssing upon the elevator com- panics the force of the ruling, the com mission issued an order revoking the li censes of nine firms who have been vio lating the law on this point. Lost on Lake Michigan. The schooner E. R. Williams sunk off Escanaba. Mich., in a gale Sunday night. ! and all on board are supposed to be los. I as it would be impossible for them to ! reach shore in such a furious sea. lid- j lowing are the names of the crew so far j as known; Capt. Iluntoii. master of the ; schooner; home in Cleveland. Maggie j Bennett, stewardess; home in Cleveland. Mate and four sailors; names unknown. BREVITIES. At Huron. Kan.. Mrs. Michael Gal lagher threw carbolic acid in her hus band's fae-e, disfiguring him for life. At Logansport, Ind., Frank Kemp was sentenced to three years in the peniten tiary. He shot his father at Galveston. Russians around Topeka, Kan., are re turning to Russia to stay. Each one takes from $2,no to $.1.000 in cash with him. At Chillieothe. Mo.. Circuit -ludge Broaddus has ordered disbarment pro ceedings for alleged subornation against Attorney Charles A. Loomis. Terrible prairie fires are raging south of Perry, O. T., and great damage has been done. Thousands of acres have been burned over, and much hay and oth er crops destroyed. Several people had narrdw eseaps. In the death of S. Corning .ludd. which occurred Sunday, another of the old fa miliar figures, who, from long association, have been landmarks in Chicago's his tory, has passed away. The ranks of ths old-tinners who made history for Chicago before the lire, aye even before the war, too, for that matter, are thin ning out year by year, but s'ldoin has such a picturesque figure made his exit from the arena as S. Corning . I udl. Sunday .T. J. Worrell, editor of the Jackson. Tenn., Dispatch, ami his little nephew were severely burned by the ex plosion of gas. Mr. Worrell and the boy went into a room and struck a match and an explosion followed, the gas having been turned on without their knowledge. Though severely burned, their condition is not serious. In Atchison County, Kan.. R. A. Ev ans, n fanner, accidentally and fatally shot himself. At Schoolcraft. Mich., Genevieve and Stella Burson, daughters of Court Crier Burson, eloped with two strangers. At Wilmington, Del., the jury in the Cuban filibustering case, after being out fifty minutes, returned a verdict of "not guilty." The faro bank in a Spokane gambling club was held up by a lone robber, who raptured $.120 and a revolver and made his escape. Greatly Disappointed. Famous men are not always fanmis looklng. and in fact the same ."h.iy be said of men who are not onlj' famous, but great. Groat generals, great poets, great statesmen, and even great preach ers have sometimes been weak lu b dlly presence. And still it is natural for us to form an exalted idea of personages about whom we have read, as did a Maryland farmer's wife of whom the Detroit Free Press tells a story. She and her husband had gone to Washing ton it. see the sights. They had taken Hooting observations of the State. War and Navy building, of the White House, the Treasury build ing, the Patent OrhVo. the postot'hv.and then, after a hurried run about t Smithsonian and the Museum, they had one on to the Capitol. Here they had no sooner reached the rotunda than a, guide offered his services. "What can you show us?" inquired the farmer. "Everything that is to be seen." re plied the guide. "Is it wuth payin' for:" "Well, ! should say it was. This Is the finest building hi the wor!-! " "Rut wo can see for ourselves, I reckon, can't we';" 'oh. yes. but you won't know half what you see. There, for instance, goes a I n i ted Mates Senator." said the guide, pointing out a well-known states man of neither imposing appearance nor conspicuous neatness ,f attire, hur rying along toward the Mouse side. The old lady was interested at once. She had read of Senators in the papers, and held them in great awe. It took her some time to make up her mind that what she saw was really a Senator; then she turned to her husband. "Huh!" she said, in a tone of sincere disappointment. "Is that a Senator? Well. I thought I was goin' to see some thin" that was wuth lookin' at when I saw a Senator. Come on. Hiram." she added, taking him by the arm. "If he can't show us anythin' better'n that, taint wurth payin for." and she dragged her husband away. Height of" Ileehive-.. In many apiaries the hives stand near the ground u'mhi a pleee of joist three or four Inches wide, or upon bricks, one under each corner. In othis the hives stand a foot high, and again hives may be seen two or three feet high, perched on posts. As far as the bees are concerned, if does not mat ter whether hives be high or low. al though, judging by the hal.Ms of the bees, the higher the hive is the better they would like it. But the b"-e-kertper is the one to be accommodated by the position of the hive. II( will place It nt the height w here It will be most con venient for him. It is extraordinary that the hives In the majority of apiaries are nor placed to give the bee-keeper the best iilvnn- tage. owing perhaps to the idea held by some bee-keepers that it is -rood essential t" have the bees near the ground. An Ohio farm--rco.ro. uid nt says that the best arangetnent for bees is a platform upon posts sunk in the ground at frequent intervals. If the platform have a roof, if makes it all the bi-tter for the bees and the leo-keeper during the warm weather. The roof should be portable and not lx put on before". I tine. t.vause bees want all the sun tney can get up to that time. Feeding Horses Automatically. The Maine man who rigged up a com mon alarm clock so that It would open a sluice and let some grain fall iuto the horse's feed box at a certain hour iu the morning is doubtless an original Inventor in one sense of the term, hut the plan is in operation in New York and other cities on a still larger scale. One ckck, specially designed, is made to operate from twenty to forty clocks In a single stable, and perhaps a dozen stables are now so equipped. These are mostly owned by milk companies. It is often desirable to have horses fed at a very early hour, and this plan makes it ;ssible to give them grain or any other dry stuff, which can be stored for hours and then dropped through a hopper long before the man who must clean and harness them is out of bed. The boxes that contain the food over night have trap doors in the bottom and are provided whh suitable spouts discharging into the manger. From each trap door a wire runs to the ctok. which Is arranged to liberate at the designated hour a heavy weight that moves a lever to which all these wires are fastened. -New York Tribune. The Trolley Burst His Head. John Browkaw, a bicyclist. 2t years old. was training for a road race at Wheeling. W. Va.. last week and was tfsing a trolley car in the southern sub urb as a pacemaker, following the car nt a safe distance. The car slackened its speed ami Browkaw decided lo pass It. He turned out. head down, into the other track just in time to collide with another car eoining in the opposite di rection. His head struck the front of the car with terrible force, bursting his skull and killing him Instantly. The bicycle was not damaged. The Light Wheel. Those who preach in favor of the aluminum wheel, which Is to come, have forgotten to give It one of the greatest virtues It will have, when it gets here, says the Wheel. Being so muchllghterthan others, all the scorch ers will of course ride it, so when they run over any one the injury will be very much less than that caused by thp heavier whee" f steel. This alone Is enough to cause an Intense longing for the speedy arrival of the weightless aluminum wneel. A good minister asked a girl what representative of the religious presa she liked best, and she replied: "Mr Sunday night beau."