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THE CHINESE NAVY.
Armament of Vessels Which Cora pone ller Small hut Efficient Fleet. At the time of writing the Shanghai fleet consists of obsolete ships, utterly useless for lighting purposes, but the northern squadron has been built up again by the purchase of modern ships In Europe, says the Loudon Mail. This fleet now consists of three cruisers, j which have been built in Germany, of 8.000 tons each, carrying two G inch | and eight 4.7 inch guns, and capable of : steaming 20 knots; four destroyers of a modern type, also built in Germany, j and two large cruisers, which have been built at Newcastle-on-Tyne and ! have only lately reached Chinese wa- ' ters. These two are sister ships and are the largest vessels which the Clii- i nese have ever possessed. Their arnia- i ment consists of two 8 Inch and ten 4.7 inch, all quick tiring guns, the 8 inch having fast electric trains gear, be sides Maxims. The speed attained on the trial was 1 over 24 knots both for the Hal-Tien aud the Ilai-Chi, as the ships are nam- j ed, each of which has a displacement of 4,300 tons. It is evident, therefore, that China has at present a small but certainly an efficient fleet, If only it is properly handled. This is not likely j to be the case, as there is not an offl- ' cer of the Chinese navy who Is capable of commanding a man-of-war and fighting her, and even were such an officer to exist It Is doubtful whether he would be placed In a position of re sponsibility, as the eternal system of "squeeze," which prevails from the highest to the lowest lu China, means j that commands and official positions of every description are obtained by those j who have the most influence, or, in other words, who are In the position to , offer the greatest bribe, and when once I a command is obtained It is used as a 1 means of making money, by only em- | ploying half the number of men for whom rations are drawn and a variety ( of other means. Admiral Lang has undoubtedly left bis mark on the Chinese navy. While he was in charge the standard of drill, gunnery aud generally discipline was a very high one, and it will take some time for this to wear off ; but wear off It will, unless more European officers are Introduced. It Is characteristic of the Chinese that the naval depot should be at Tuku. The dockyards, such as they are, are situated close to the mouth of the Pei-IIo; but there Is no dock there capable of dealing with any of the fleet mentioned, and the ap proaches are so shallow that the ships have to anchor eight miles from the entrance to the river, quite out of sight of land. There the fleet has lain for some considerable time, and there it will probably remain. Occasionally single ships go for a short cruise round the gulf of Pe-chl-11, but tho fleet has not yet been taken to sea. HUGE MARRIAGE AGENCY. Queensland's Tempting Offer* to Yonnx English Women, Willie the British housewife Is be wailing the ever Increasing scarcity of "generals" and house und parlor maids the Queensland government agents In the country are shipping young women to their colony In thousands, says the Loudon Mali. Some Idea of the extent to which the demand for single women In Queensland Is being supplied from the country districts of England may be gathered from the fact that the oth er day alone 215 healthy young domes tic servants were dispatched to the Brisbane hiring depot by the colony's agents, aud, with farm laborers, their wives and families, the total shipment for the day comprised 420 persons. For the readiness to quit England for the new life In the sunny south several reasons are assigned, not the least Interesting of which Is the pros pect of marriage with the well to do selector .who raises coffee, cotton, to bacco or sugar on his outback holding. It Is the common belief of the Intend ing emigrant—and the notion is care fully fostered by the hustling agent— that once In Cooktotvn, Maekay, Bow en or Culms she will speedily capture the susceptible squatter, marry him and pass In a month from the lean to kitchen Into the best room of the home station. For every man or woman secured by the energetic agents who travel over the United Kingdom they are paid 10s. fid. and for each child Gs. 3d. NEW SURGICAL EXPEDIENT. Chicago Man Say. He Can Neutralize Effect of Shock ( nrtcr Knife. Professor Feuton B. Turck of Chi cago started recently for the medical congress at the I'aris exposition, where he will explain a discovery which bo says he has made. After several series of experiments he believes he has found away to obviate the dangerous shocks sustained by patients on the operating table, says tbe New York Times. He says: "By my experiments 011 animals I have found that the Insertion of hot water bags in the stomach and in testines during the operations stimu lates the patient to such a degree that the effect of the shock Is neutralized. I have already been able to save sev eral lives as a result." Donk on Snail Sheila. Professor George W. Xlarpcr, late principal of Woodward high school, will soon publish a book on the sub ject of snnll shells, says the Cincin nati Enquirer. It Is said that it will be tbe llrst book in the world on that subject. He has thousands of speci mens from all parts of the world. Fast nailwny. t A prize has been offered by a Ger man society for the best design for n electric railway upon which trains can travel at tho rate of 125 miles BM hour. A FATAL CIGARETTE. Thrown Into Suck of Powder Cnnsen Terrible Accident. Springfield. Ills., July 30.—Ten per sons were injured, two fatally, by the premature discharge of the evening gun at the Illinois national guard encamp ment, Camp Lincoln, last evening. The accident occurred in the presence of a large crowd of visitors to the camp. Corporal Balsley and Jesse Ktippert. acting quartermaster, were loading the gun, assisted by several men of Bat tery A. A sack of powder was placed in the mouth of the cannon, and Ruppert was about to drive the charge home. The powder sack was too large for the gun, and in forcing it into the cannon the canvas was torn, and some of the powder fell to the ground just below the nozzle of the cannon. Private Ruppert stood facing the gun. ramrod in hand. Balsley also faced the gun, and a number of soldiers and civil ians were gathered around despite the commands to keep back. Suddenly some one suid. "Watch them scatter." There was a flash of powder on the ground. The flame was communicated to the pow der which was being forced into the can non, and the gun was discharged, the ramrod being broken and shot from the cannon. Balsley and Ruppert had their clothes blown from their bodies, which were blackened by powder. Others stag gered back, burned and blinded. Several persons say they saw a small boy throw a cigarette into the powder on the grouuds. THE AMNESTY FIESTA. Celebration In Mnnlln Wan n Failure. Manila, July 30. —The two days' fiesta la Manila organized by Senor Paterno and his political followers to commemo rate the amnesty resulted in a fiasco. The people were passive, unenthusiastie 1 and not even interested. Failing to per ceive any tangible, effective results of amnesty, they say they can see no rea sons for celebrating. Judge Tuft and bis colleagues of the commission felt constrained to decline to attend the ban quet. as they bad been informed that the speeehes would favor independence un der American protection, ami they could not passively lend their acquiescence by being present. Paterno, foreseeing suspension of the banquet without the Americans, appealed to them to attend, promising that there should be no speeches. The provost's precautions were extreme. The guards were doubled both days, and the author ities forbade the display of Filipiqo flags and of pictures of President McKiulcy and Aguinaldo fraternally framed. The fiesta is generally considered to have been premature and unfortunate. Terrible Accident In Mexico, Monterey, Mexico, July 30. —The gov ernment authorities have been notified of a tenable catastrophe at Matebuala, a thriving mining camp south of Monterey, in the state of San Luis Potosi. Fire broke out in the La Paz mine, and be fore the miners could reach the surface many of them wore entombed and either burned to death or suffocated. The fire raged fiercely for several hours. Eleven bodies have been taken out, and others are known to be in the pit. It is thought the loss of life will reach 30. There is great excitement in the mining town, und the number of missing men cannot be accurately determined. When the fire was discovered, Ramon Gomez, the foreman, boldly descended the shaft and went into the burning chamber for the purpose of aiding the unfortunate min ers. lie was overcome by smoke and perished. His body has been recovered. L'mbrln Agntu n Pnccengcr Sliip. New York, July 30. —The Cunard line steamer Umbria, which bus just arrived from Liverpool and Queenstown, re sumes her place on the line after a long absence. The Umbria made two trfps to South Africa with troops and supplies and was engaged about three mouths on the Soutli African coast carrying refu gees aiul soldiers to and from various ports. The government after releasing the Umbria from the army service refit ted und refurnished the vessel. Cnptuln Stanley ArroMted. New York. July 30.—Captain G. O. Stanley of Philadelphia was arrested at Vinelund, N. J., last night by detectives from Norfolk on a warrant charging him with the embezzlement of $l7O. The charge is preferred by Peter Ilagen of Philadelphia, who alleges that Stanley collected the money in Norfolk as freight charges und failed to turn it over. Stan ley was married two months ago to Mrs. Caroline T. Graves, widow of the former mayor of Vineland. A Victim of Hornets. Syracuse, July 30.—A special from Lyons says: "While William Anstee, a West Lyons farmer, was plowing the plow came in contact with a yellow jack ets' nest, and in a short time the hor nets were stinging the horses in a hor rible manner. Anstee hastened to un hook the traces to get the animals away from the plow, when one of the horses kicked him in the right knee, injuring him so that he will he unable to work for some time." Fifth Starts Prom Cuba. Santiago, Cuba, July 30.—The Second battalion of the Fifth United States in fantry, Major Borden commanding, left today for the United States by the trans port MePherson. The companies at Guantannmo and Bnracon will he taken a boa rd en route. The officers have re ceived instructions to prepare warm clothing for a hard winter campaign and to be ready to re-embark shortly ufter arriving at New York. Fire on I lie I'ho-n leln. New York, July 30.—Fire was discov ered in the hold of the steamship Phce niea of the Hamburg-American line yes terday. The ship's crew fought the blaze and soon extinguished it. The damage is nominal. The Phcenicia is the steam ship whose crew saved 45 lives at the burning of the piers of the North Ger man Lloyd line one month ago. Hud llrenk In Erie ( aiml. Syracuse, July 30.—A dispatch to The Post-Standard from I lion says that a bad break in the Erie canal at Frank fort has stopped traffic from Utica to Little Falls. A large force is engaged in repairing the break, but it will be several days before it will be repaired. Old Time Newspaper Man Dead. Syracuse, July 30.—Edward Clark, an old time newspaper man, died yesterday, lie was born in Philadelphia in 1837, hut had been un editorial writer on Syra cuse dailies for years. BREVITIES. The funeral of Alfred Rartlo, tho | young son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rartlo, j of Birkbeck street, whose death was j announced on Friday, took place on Saturday afternoon. Interment was made at St. Ann's cemetery. A complete account of the assasina tlon of King Humbert, of Italy, as well as all the other important news of the world, will bo found in the Tribune today. George Dippel, aged 44 years, died at Hazleton on Friday, and was burled this afternoon. Tho deceased was a brother in-law of Mrs. August Donop, of Itldge street. Try Helper's. Ice cream 9oda. Charles J. Gallagher, of Birkbeck street, is nursing an injured finger which he received while at work in No. 2 colliery. Highland. A four-year-old Polish child, Annie Tinko, was struck at Highland on Fri day by the Lehigh Valley passenger train due here at 4.42 p. in. Iler skull was fractured and she was injured in ternally, but her recovery is expected. Mcllugh and Collins, of Hazleton, defeated Jacko and Burns, of Joddo, In an alley ball game yesterday at Hazle ton. The score was 21 to 15. Smoke tho John Smith. At Helper's. Four cows were struck and killed at Pond Creek on Saturday by the Lehigh Valley passenger train which arrives here at 4.42 p. m. from Wilkosbarre. According to old German tradition today is Ilowcr day. Mrs. John McMonamin and son, John •1., of Freeland, wore among the lower end people who attended tho first mass read by Rev. John J. O'Donncll, of Wilkosbarre, in that city yesterday. J. C. Koons, of llirkbeck street, Is on the sick list. Alex B. Coxe will build a single dwell ing for his coachman on his grounds at Drifton. The present accommodations are too small, and a now rosidence will bo erected. Gentlemen, for hats and caps go to A. Oswald s. He has a nice varietv. Donis O'Donnell, a son of Denis C. O'Donnell, a former resident of Birk beck street, was severely injured in a runaway, in Ilazlcton yesterday. His face is badly disfigured from being kicked by tho horse. Ticket No. 1,700 was drawn on Friday in the contost for tho Sisters of Mercy piano. William Kringo, of Highland, held ticket 1,700 and lias been named as winner of the handsome instrument. PERSONAL. Mrs. Thomas Evans, of Wilkosbarre, and Miss Fanny Mlekrantz, of Audcn ried, are spending a few days at the homo of Andrew Davis, Birkbeck street. Rev. Matthew F. Fallihoc, of Arling ton, Illinois, is visiting his brother, Rev. M. J. Falliheo, at St. Ann's parsonage. Miss Maud Schallor and Miss Kathor ino Fisher leave today for Wild wood Beach for a month's sojourn. Henry Haley, of Say re, N. Y., and Miss Tillie Stout, of Decatur, 111., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ilochlander, North Washington street. Mr. and Mrs. P. 11. Carboy, of Scran ton, and Miss Sadie O'Boyle, of lMttston, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Owon Fowler yesterday. Miss Margaret Burns, of Hazleton, is visiting Miss .Josephine Campbell, Main street. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doggott, of North Washington street, are spending tho day in Hazleton. Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy, of Honey Brook, spent several hours with Free land friends yesterday. Mrs. Charles Anthony and children, of Sandy Run, visited Mrs. Zlba Fair child over Sunday. Miss Winifred Scanlon, of Tobyhanna, Monroe county, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. F. 11 anion. Miss Blanche Bachman, of Bethle hem, is visiting her cousin, Miss Jennie Bachman. Miss Annie Fisher, of Front street, is visiting her aunt at Scranton for several weeks. Mrs. Casper Moerschbacker, of Potts ville, is visiting Councilman Charles Moersclibacher. Mrs. Evan Paul, of Easton, Is the guest of Freeland relatives. Miss Made McClellan, of Front street, is visiting relatives in Conyngham. Miss Nellie Rowlands is visiting her sister, Mrs. John M. Powell, in Allen town. Misses Mary Dlnn and Addio Urbans, of Wiikesbarre, who kavo been visiting Mrs. David Rickert, of Front street, returned home Saturday. Mrs. William Kemp spent last week with her son at Drums. Misses Annie Abend and Mary Dlnn, of Wiikesbarre, are visiting A. Uoep pert and family. Mr. William Stumpf and family, of Hazleton, visited North Washington street friends yesterday. PLEASURE August 18. —Picnic of Citizens' band of Eckley at Cycle l'atb grove. UPPER LEHIGH. If the cable messages received yester day and today telling of the massacre of all the missionaries in Pao Ting Fu are true, then ltov. and Mrs. 11. C. Dreyer, of Hazleton, who have been in China for some years are among the victims. They were last heard from in May. T. E. Snyder, of Midvalley, superin tendent of the Midvalley Coal Company, is visiting his brother, Al. Snyder. The superintendent is quite a lover of fast horses. At present he has two horses in the company stables with track records. Edward Mulligan, of Nesquehoning. is the guest of Miss Mame liiiey. Mr. Mulligan is a base ball enthusiast and camo to town for the purpose of seeing the Jeddo-Lansford game. He is anxi ous to see the Nesquehoning club cross bats with the Tigers, of Freeland, or the Upper Lehigh team. The wound that School Dlroctor Les ser received on the head a few days ago is healing nicely. Miss Mame Moses is spending the day in Freeland. Mrs. Kulp and family, of VVilkesbarre, are visiting Mrs. Robert Ilinkle. Mrs. Patrick DufTy and daughter, Miss Nellie, visited Scranton last week and called upon Mrs. DufTy's daughter, Sister Justine, who is located in'a con vent in that city. Miss Mertlo Rqyer spent Sunday with relatives and friends in Rerwick. C. VV. Whitebredc spent Sunday with friends in Tamaqua. B. J. Keenan says he had an excellent time at Ilazlo park Saturday evening. A young daughter arrived yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Drawheim. David J. Davis and family, of Free land, Mrs. Harry Argust and children, and Mrs. Evander Krommes and chil dren, of town, enjoyed a pleasure drive to White Haven yesterday. A. C. Loisenring has returned from an extended business trip down the val ley. John Korn, visited his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Ilauze, on Saturday. ROUND THE REGION. Thomas Evans, a loader in Oakdale colliery, while examining an old breast on Friday, was caught inside a cave in the breast. It took several men four hours to clear a passage for him to come out. Evans resides in Ila/.leton. Nellie M. Major, a widow of Wilkes barre, has been granted a pension of sl2 a month on account of the war witli Spain. The Luther League of the Upper Le high Valley will run an excursion to Harvey's Lake on Friday. Condy Donahue, a Reaver Rrook miner, sustained a broken leg and other injuries by a fall of coal on Saturday. Ho is at the Miners' hospital. Tho employes of the McAdoo shirt factory. 100 in number, went back to work today, after being on strike two weeks for a reduction of working hours and a half-holiday on Saturday. Mrs. Fred Wetterau, a respected resident of Hazleton, died Saturday evening and will be buried tomorrow afternoon. She lived in 'llazlcton since 1847. After tomorrow the Lehigh Valley Railroad will dispense with the services of tho operator and tho agent at New Boston station. The company is cut ting down expense wherever possible. The Fad of the Year. Everybody who is anybody, and that means all nice people, is interested in the poster decorative idea. It has so many forms that it would be almost an endless task to attempt a list, but the Philadelphia Sunday Press has taken hold of one possibility that is certain to get everybody in this section talking. With every copy of the Press of next Sunday will bo given free a beautiful picture, size 20x28 inches, entitled "The Maids of Fair Japan." It is by Arter, and that guarantees its quality. Everybody is Looking For GOOD ICE CREAM mid the place to get it is at MERKT'S. We manufacture all our own Ice Cream, and we guarantee the public that it is strictly pure in every respect; 110 adulterations of any kind whatever arc used. l'icnlcs, parties and private families supplied. ZMI. Wholesale and Retail Confectioner and Tobac conist, Centre Street, Freeland. DePIERRO ■ BROS. CAFE. Corner of Centre and Front Streets. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Uoseubluth's Velvet, of which we hive EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Mnmm'B Extra Dry CharapaKne, Houncssy Brandy, Bfackberry, Gins, Wines, Clurcts, Cordials, Etc. Ham and Schweitzer Cheese Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALB- AT - ALL - HOURS Condy 0. Boyle, dealer in LIQUOR, WINE, BEER, PORTER, ETC. The finest brands of Domestic and Imported Whiskey on sale. Fresh Rochester and Shen i anduuh Beer aud Youngling's Porter on tap. W Centre street. THE PURSUIT UF WEALTH! Occupies so much of the time and at tention that little thought is given to the saving of money. And yet the one aids the other. Here's an Opportunity to Save. We offer all of our Summer goods at big reductions. This does not only apply to one department but through the entire stock. What the Season Demands Is here in light materials for men's wear. And there is style as well as comfort in every article we offer. Such a complete assortment of beauti ful Shirts, Neckwear, Men's Furnish ings, etc., is seldom seen under one roof and nowhere else offered at such low figures. Agents for the Celebrated Hawes Hats. Ladies' and Gent's Shoes in Black, Tan and Russet, Lace or Button. MCMENAHIIN'S Gents' Furnishing, Hat and Shoe Store, 86 South Centre Street. East Stroudsburg, Pa. The Full term of this popular Institution for the training of teachers opens Sept. 4,1U00. This practicul training school for touchers is located in the most healthful ami charming part of the state, withiu the great. summer resort region of'the state, on the muin line of the I). 1,. A- W. Railroad. Unexcelled facilities; Music, Elocutionary, Collet?" Preparatory, Sewing and Modeling departments. Superior faculty; pupils coached free; pure mountain water; rooms furnished through out; COOP liOAKDINd A RE(JO<IN IZKl) FEATURE. We are the only normal school that paid the state uid in full to all its pupils this spring term. Write for a catalogue and full information while this advertisement is before you. We hu\o something of interest foi you. Address, (JEO. P. BIBLE, A. M.. Principal. T. CAMPBELL, deald* in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Also PURE WIUES I LIQUORS FOR FAMILY AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES. Centre and Main streets. Freeland. P. F. McNULTY, FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMER. Embalming of female corpses performed exclusively by Mrs. P. F. McNulty. 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