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THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER.
twenty-second year.
W
jt Where The Honey Is
'i* The Bees Gather!
U/ :■
$ Where Real Bargains Are
Trade Is Sure to Come!
This Is The “Real Thing” Now.
X/OIJ have no doubt heard of that ‘‘sucker hole”
U * n P creek, but when you went fishing the
sucker hole, like the rain bow, was always a little
u; further on.
a- So also \ou have read ads. about cheap wash
u- goods, but when you went to buy the goods were
il/ “ c b ea P er ’ than the “price ’’ Not so here.
j|j Read These Prices:
U/ 1 Lot S otch Lawn, good goods, fast color, worth
11/ 5c anywhere, only 3 C yd.
0/ 1 Lot yard v-ide Percales, worth 10c anywhere on
U/ earth, now only 5 C yd
Lot Beautiful Woven Madras Cloth for
Shirts and Shirt Waists, worth 20c;
'J: at ncyd.
\J( al len J k ot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth
IBc at 6c.
Igl 1 Lot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth 15c.
/p at 92 c «
(P 1 Lot Assorted Cordettes, Fine Dimities, Organ-
W dies and Lawns, worth 15c 120 c0 ■20c per yard,
(t) at
1 Lot French Organdies, cheap at 25c; now
only 16c yd
jf) 1 Lot Str ped and Figured P. K. worth 20c;
at yd
1 Lot Cab’e Cord, worth 15c; at 10c yd
<0 1 Lot White P. K. worth 171 c; at n<yd
J’- 1 Lot White P. K. worth 22Jc; at 15c yd
1 Lot Fire P. K worth 30c; at 172 C yd
/f> j Lot Fire P. K. worth 35c; at 20c yd
r Lot Figured Whip Cords, worth at 10c yd
/fi 111 order to obtain these goods at these prices
/(X bring the cash and mention this ad.
T This sale for cash only. Nothing charged
at these prices. LEE ALLEN.
“EXTERMINATE THE BRFKII.”
That’s the only way to get rid of bed
bags. The use of our KIL-A-BUG will
secure a complete and final riddance of
the pests. Follow the slightest indica
tion of their return with another appli
cation of the remedy to make their ab
joncc from your furniture permanent.
. be unanswerable logic of experience
■jh fLown our bed bug killer to be
nr id swift.
Hudson’s store.
PROFESSIONAL CA RDS
I EE G. JONES, Ph. G. M. D.
Specialist.
Genito Urinary diseases and diseases of
the skin. Offiice in, ar d over Dodson s I bar
macy. Room No. 41 Windsor Hote ,
yAN RIPER,
photographer and view artist.
Studio on Jackson street, opposite Presby
terian church,
DR. B. B. HUDSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Tenders his professional'services to tire pub
lic. Calls left at Hudson's drug store vrili
receive prompt attention.
Rout. l. maynakd,
Attorney at Daw,.
Office in Wheatley Building; Room 1.
Will practice in all courts except County
Court of Sumter countv.
JAMKS TAYIOK.
Attorney at uaw.
Offlce over Reinb-c'.’s Dri < <re, Forsyth
street
l? A. HAWKINS,
iL. Attorney at Law.
Office in Wheatley Building opposite th
courthouse.
XITELLBORN f • CLAlieuK,
V? Attorney &t Law
sif* Lamar Street. Americus. Ga
J A.* ANSLEY,’J r. [Attorneys at Law
Americus, Ga.
Z ve special attention to the. Bankruptcy
practice. Office. Bvne bldg, near court house
1 > E. CATO, M. D.
IV PH Y-CIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence 330 Felder .street. Telephone 96
Tenders his professional services to the
people of Americus and surrounding coun
ties. Special attention given to general
surgery, diseases of women and children.
Office 40.1J4 Jackson street. Ca ls left at Dr
Eldridge’s store will receive prompt atten
ton
JOHN M. WILKES,
DENTIST
Office over Bank of Southwestern
Georgia.
BAGGAGEfCL
zzSTRANSFER
STEVE WOOTEN has the only relia
ble transer agency in the city. Al
orders attended to promptly H left a1
Windsor hotel. Hours 6am to 10 pm.
Orders for night trains must be left
before p m, Respectfully,
PHONE g 4 STEVE WOOTEN.
fe z I jJU J
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PENNSYLVANIA PUKE KYE,
EIGHT YEARS OLL>.
OLD SHARPE WILLIAMS
FOUR FULL QUARTS OF THIS FINE
OLD, PURE KYE.
EXPRESS
PREPAID.
We sM • on approval in plain, sealed boxes,
with n ’ marks to contain contents. When
j on n ctive it and test it, if It is not satlsfac
toiy. ret rn it ai our expense and we will re
turn v our $3 ; 0 We guarantee this brand to
be eight yerrs old r ight bottles for $6 50,
express prepaid: 12 bottles for 19.50 express
prepaip; l gallon j ug, express prapatd, $3.00;
2 gallon jug. express prepaid, $5.50. No
charges for boxing.
\\ < t,ie an tne leading brands of Rye
r- i ourbon Whiskies in the market, and
will save vou 50 ner cent, on your purchases.
Quart. Gallon.
Kentuck Star Bourbon $35 $1 25
Elkridge Bourbon 40 1 50
Coon Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60
Mell wood Pure Rye 50 1 90
Monogram Rye 55 2(0
Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25
Baker’s AAaA 65 240
0.0 P. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 240
Old Crow 75 2 50
Finches’Golden Wedding.... 75 2 75
Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00
Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 .3 50
Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 1 25 400
The above are only a tew brands of the
many we carry in stock. Send for catalogue.
All other goods by the gallon, such as Corn
Whiskey, Peach and Apple Brandies, etc,,
sold equally as low, from $1,25 gallon up
wards.
We make a specialty of the jug trade and
all orders by mail or telegraph will have our
prompt attention. Special inducements of
fered..
The Altmayer &
Flatau Liquor Co.
orders shipped same day receipt of
order -
506, 508, 508, 510, 512. Fourth-gt.
Near Union Passenger Depot
Phone 265.
Macon, • Georgia.
AMEKICUS. GA., ERIDAY MOKNING. AUGUST 10, 1000.
I /' A<,,v
ORSi
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SmuMtes
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Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
/resents in the most acceptah/efbrm
the Jairatiye principles of plants
Anoven to act most Heneficia/Jy.
TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUPCO.
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For sate by druggisfs - price per bottle.
Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure
Digests what you eat.
It artificially digests the food and aids
Nature in strengthening and recon
structing the exhausted digestive or
gans. It lathe latest discovered digest
ant and tonic. No other preparation
can approach It in efficiency. It in
stantly relieves and permanently cures
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn,
Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea,
Sick Headache, Gastralgia.Crampsand
all other results of imperfect digestion.
Pricesoc and SI. Large size contains 2% times
small size. Book all about dyspepsia mailedtree
Prepared by E C DeWiTT a CO., Chicago.
W. A REMBERT,
AMERICUS, GA.
KIDNEY DISEASES
are-'the most fatal of all dis
eases.
CAI CV’Q KIDNEY CURE Is a
I ULLI 0 Guaranteed Remedy
or money refunded. Contains
remedies recognized by emi
nent physicians as the best for
Kidney and Bladder troubles.
PRICE 50c. and SI.OO.
Davenport Drug Co
Winchester Inn.
This elegant hotel, situated upon the out
skirts of the city of Winchester, Va., will be
formally opened June 16th.
Il cost over $125,000, and accommodates 250
guests, Is modern in all appointments, rich
ly furnished and conducted upon a high
plane of excellence.
The city of Winchester, made famous by
song and story, ricn in historic reminis
cences, Is located in the heart of :he Shen
andoah Valley. Its elevation is over 1,100
feet, the atmosphere cool and dry. The Inn
is located upon the hillside westward of the
town, and a cool, bracing air fans it at all
times.
The many places of interest ;n this beauti
ful valley appeal strongly to the tourist and
those seeking summer rest. A visit to the
old battlefields is interesting.
Beautiful shaded grounds surround tne
hotel, a chance for the children to romp; no
signs “Keep off the grass,-’ excellent high
ways, saddle riding, cycling, tennis, fishing,
bathing, etc., afford means of enjoyment.
An excellent orchestra during the entire
season. Rates from $12.00 to s2l each per
week for single rooms; $25 to $49 for double
rooms. Rooms en suite with bath. Write
for booklet CHARLES ST. JOHN,
Winchester. Va.
HOTEL iTYBEE
Is Now Open.
This large and elegant coast resort
hotel has been completely overhauled
and renovated for the coming season,
Several new cottages have been built
and additions have been made to the
bath houses
No coast resort in the fouth offers
superior advantages. The hotel is un
der'the same excellent management as
for the past three seasons.
CHAS. F. GRAHAfI,
Proprietor and Manager.
Also proprietor Pulaski House, Sa
vannah.
Tate Springs,
Tennessee.
ImproveinentsAt the Carlsbad of America.
The most delightful health and pleasure
resort in the South. 164 miles east of Chat
tanooga, in the loyeliest valley of the East
Tennessee Mountains. Two hotels, twenty
live cottages, forty acres lawn, walks and
shade trees; complete system waterworks
with modern baths; splendid orchestra,
spacious ball-room, telegraph and long dis
tance telephone Buildings and grounds
lighted with electricity! in fact all the
amusements and comforts—Best German
ana American cooks.
The water cures indigestion, dyspepsia,
and all troubles of liver, stomach, bladder,
bowels and kidneys. Shipped anywhere.
Write for 40 page book free.
THOS. TOM HINSON, Proprietor.
MESSAGE TO CHINA
WAS NOT IN FORM
OF ANJJLTIMATOM
Immediate Cessation of Hos
tile Attacks on Legation
Is Demanded.
CO-OPERATION REQUESTED
Acting Secretary Adee Suggests That
the Imperial Government Place It
self In Communication With the Re
lief Column—Not Safe to Send the
Ministers to the Coast.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The dispatch
sent last night to the Chinese govern
ment through Minister Wu is not in the
form or nature of an ultimatum. It in
sists, however, that the firing on the le
gations cease and that the imperial gov
ernment, if it desires to show its friend
liness, shall co-operate with the relieving
column. In this matter the government
has proceeded on the assumption that
the imperial government is willing to do
all it can to aid in relieving the minis
ters.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The state de
partment this morning made public the
following memorandum, sent yesterday
to the Chinese government, through
Minister Wu:
“We are availing ourselves of the op
portunity offered by the imperial edict
of Aug. 5, allowing to the foreign min
isters free communication with their re
spective governments in cipher, and
have sent a communication to Minister
Conger to which we await an answer.
We are already advised by him, in a dis
patch received Aug. 7, that imperial
troops are firing daily upon the minis
ters in Peking. We demand the imme
diate cessation of hostile attacks by im
perial troops upon the legations, and
urge the exercise of every power and
energy of the imperial government for
the protection of the logationers and all
foreigners therein.
“We are advised by the same dispatch
from Minister Conger that, in his opin
ion, for the foreign ministers to leave
Peking as proposed in the edict of Aug.
2 would be certain death. In view of
the fact that the imperial troops are
now firing on the legations, and in view
of the doubt expressed by the imperial
government in its edict of Aug. 2 as to
its power to restore order and secure ab
solute safety in Peking, it is evident
that this apprehension is well founded,
for if your government cannot protect
o ir minister in Peking, it will presump
tively be unable to protect him upon a
journey from Peking to the coast.
“We, therefore, urge upon the im
perial government that it shall adopt the
course suggested in the third clause of
the letter of the president to his majesty,
the emperor of China, of July 23, 1900,
and enter into communication with the
relief expedition so that co-operation
may be secured between them for the
liberation of the legations, the protec
tion of foreigners and the restoration of
order. Such action on the part of the
imperial government would be a satis
factory demonstration of its friendship
find desire to attain these ends.”
It is pointed out that while we have
the undoubted right to demand that the
firing upon our diplomatic representa
tives cease to do more than advise and
urge the Chinese government to co-ope
rate with the forces of the powers for
the relief of the ministers and the re
storation of order might possibly be
deemed presumptuous and offensive.
The authorities here are very hopeful
that this moderation will carry weight,
as it will afford the Chinese government
an opportunity to comply without seem
ing to yield to a demand.
Nothing From Goodnow.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The state de
partment has no information from Con
sul General Goodnow relative to the al
leged protest lodged by him against the
landing of British troops at Shanghai.
Department officials express the opinion
that Mr. Goodnow would not take such
a step without consulting the authorities
here.
ORDERS FOR AMMUNITION.
United States Preparing For War on
a Large Scale.
Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 9.—The
Union Metallic Cartridge company is
working night and day to fill orders
from several governments for ammuni
tion. Besides the big orders for Krag-
Jorgenson ammunition the company has
a contract for field artillery ammunition
for the United States government.
The ampaunition ranges in size from
1 pound to 12 pounds. The government
is making war preparations on a big
scale in view of the conditions in China
and large orders for ammunition have
been placed with the company’s agents
by the war department.
Transport McPherson Arrives.
New York, Aug. 9.—The United
States transport McPherson, from San
tiago Aug. 2, with nine officers and 412
men of the Fifth infantry on board, has
arrived here.
Will Run Its First Train Oct. 1.
Knoxville, Aug. 9.—The Tennessee
Central railroad will run its first train
from Nashville to Knoxville Oct. 1. The
train will run from Nashville to Lebanon
over the Nashville, Chattanooga and St.
Louis, from Lebanon to Monterey over
the Nashville and Knoxville, Monterey
to Harriman over the Tennessee Cen
tral and Harriman to Knoxville over the
Southern road.
Lynchers Given Life Sentence.
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 9.—-The
trial of the nine men accused of com
plicity in the lynching of the three
Humphreys in Henderson county a year
ago is in progress at Palestine. Advices
say Brooks has been convicted and given
a life sentence, making three similar
convictions.
Homicide at Geneva.
Geneva, Ala., Aug. 9.—At Hartford,
in this county, J. T. Hartaog, a mer
chant, shot and fatally wounded Mr
Hooten, a hotel keeper, the‘bullet enter
ing the left sido ; near the heart.
BOERS TAKE 300 PRISONERS
Hunter Captures 4,000 Burghers and
10 Wagonloads of Ammunition.
London, Aug. 9.—The following re
port, dated Pretoria, Aug. 8, has been
received from Lord Roberts:
“Kitchener was informed yesterday
by an escaped British prisoner that De
wet’s wagons had crossed the Vaal.
Afterward 1 heard the sound of guns,
which, I think, must have been Me
thuen’s, as I directed him to take up a
position between Potchefstroem and
Lindique, where he could intercept the
enemy, who crossed the river at Dewets
dorp.
“Hunter reports that he made 4,140
prisoners in the Bethlehem-Harrismith
district, a majority of whom are now
enroute for Cape Town. Three guns
and 4,000 horses wore captured and ten
wagonloads of ammunition and 195,000
rounds of ammunition were destroyed.
“The garrison of Eland’s river, which
I fear has been captured, consisted of
about 300 bushmen and Rhodesians. I
had hoped that Carrington had been in
time to withdraw the garrison, but it
seems that Delarey, learning of lan
Hamilton’s approach to Rustenburg,
hurried westward and surrounded the
garrison before Carrington arrived.
“Methuen telegraphs that he engaged
a part of Dewet’s force yesterday near
Bentrakroom. He drove the enemy off
of a succession of hills, which they held
obstinately.
“Our casualties were seven men killed
or wounded, including four officers.”
PROMOTED FROM THE RANKS
Recently Commissioned Lieutenants
Assigned to Various Regiments.
Washington, Aug. 9. —The follow
ing second lieutenants recently promo
ted from the ranks have been assigned
to regiments:
Janies Huston, Tenth cavalry; James
E. Fechet, Ninth cavalry; Edward Cal
vert, Ninth cavalry; Bruce Palmer,
Tenth cavalry; Russell C. Hand, Tenth
infantry; Ward Dabney, First infantry;
Arthur H. Freshwater, Twelfth infan
try; John T. Barry, Seventh infantry;
Edward Leo Rains, Twenty-fourth in
fantry; John B. Murphy, First infan
try; G. Morgan, Fifteenth infantry;
William H. Patterson, Tenth infantry;
Frank B. Edwards, Second infantry;
William Korst, Seventh infantry; Jo
seph C. Kack, Eleventh infantry; El
liott Casears, Eighth infantry; Charles
L. Woodhouse, Twenty-third infantry;
Gustave A. Wiesock, Fifteenth infan
try; Robert A. Elicott, Twenty-second
infantry; William Kiestier, Eighteenth
infantry; Nels Anderson, Seventh in
fantry; Bertram B. Johnson, Twenty
fourthinfantry; Frank H. Calde, Eighth
infantry; Bruno T. Scherr, Fifth infan
try; Ira F. Fravel, Twenty-fourth in
fan ty; Thomas M. Hunter, Tenth in
fantry; David A. Lindsay, First infan
try; Walter L. Reed, Tenth infantry;
O. F. Snyder, Eighteenth infantry;
George Herbert, Twenty-third infantry.
NEGRO SLAIN BY THe”pOSSE.
Escaped Convict Resisted Arrest and
Is Shot Down.
Fairburn,Ga., Aug. 9. —Boston Fred
erick, a iiegro of desperate character and
an escaped convict, has been killed in
the lower part of this county by a posse
of citizens, led by a deputy sheriff, who
were trying to effect his capture.
Frederick was indicted by the grand
jury February, 1899, for arson, being
implicated in the burning of Palmetto.
This bill was quashed, but the negro
was sent to the chaingang for 12 months
for carrying concealed weapons. He
served this sentence out and returned to
this county, and was soon again sent up
for another 12 months for assault and
battery. It was while serving this sen
tence in the employment of A. G. Orvin
& Co. of Struth Georgia that he escaped
and returned to this county, and he has
been swearing vengeance on everybody
who had anything to do with his several
convictions.
Sheriff Aderhold received a message
from parties near where the negro was
in hiding, asking him to come and ar
rest the negro. He directed that a dep
uty summon a posse and make the arrest.
When the posse came up with the ne
gro he leveled a doublebarreled shotgun
at them, and was instantly shot down.
BAILEY-HOGG CONTROVERSY
Waters- Pierce Oil Company an Issue
In Texas Politics.
Waco, Tex., Aug. 9.—ln all proba
bility the fight in the state Democratic
convention will be continued today, as
there are several more who are accused
of being interested in the issuance of
the Waters-Pierce Oil company charter
who have not been given an opportu
nity to explain their connection with
the affair.
Shortly after 9 o’clock the gathering
was called to order for their second day’s
labor. The committees were not ready
to report and asked for more time, which
was granted. It is expected there will
be a sectional fight over several planks
of state interest in the platform.
Joe Bailey on the one side and ex-Gov
ernor Hogg on the other, will demon
strate the strength of the aspirants who
have been fighting so hard for suprem
acy. Wiiile waiting for the committees
to report the convention is being ad
dressed by speakers pro and con on the
issuance of the Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany charter.
SYLVANIA’S FIRST NEW BALE
An Exciting Race Between Two Plant
ers For a Prize.
Sylvania. Ga., Aug. 9.—An excit
ing cotton race occurred here late last
afternoon. L. H. Hilton had offered a
prize of a $lO suit of clothes for the first
new bale and Simon Skinner, a farmer
living several miles north of the town,
and Holman Watters, who lives a few
miles to the west, both came driving in,
on their separate roads, seated on their
premium bales.
About 200 yards from Hilton’s store
they spied each other and then the race
began. Such a hurrying of mules and
clattering of wagons lias not been heard
here in some time. Amid the shouts of
the spectators, Skinner reached the rear
platform just as Watters pulled up in
front of the store. Both claimed the
prize and Hilton decided they were both
entitled to it. One bale brought 9 cents
and the other 9%, netting over $lO to
each man.
Kentucky Miners Strike.
Pittsburg, Ky., Aug. 9. —The miners
at the Pittsburg mines aro out on a
strike caused by the disohargo of one of
the men bv the comnanv.
ADVANCE ON PEKING
CONTINUES; ALLIES
CAPTURE YANGTSUN
News of Another Victory Over
the Chinese Received In
Washington.
TIEN TSIN AGAIN IN PERIL
Large Body of Chinese Are Assembled
Within Striking Distance—Losses of
the Internationals at Pietsang—Rus
sian Casualties Number 600, Japa
nese 410 and British 120.
Washington, Aug. 9.—The follow
ing bulletin has been received by the
signal office of the army here:
“Che Foo, Aug. 9.—Yang Tsun cap
tured Aug. 6. Wire us. Need own
transportation. All well.”
Yang Tsun is the town which General
Chaffee indicated in his dispatch, re
ceived late yesterday, as being the ob
jective of the international forces on
their pending movements.
Its capture will insure to the interna
tional troops, it is hoped, two routes of
transportation to Peking. It is 17.8
miles from Tien Tsin.,
London, Aug. 9. —The flooded coun
try beyond Pietsang adds immeasurably
to the difficulty of the progress of the
allies toward Peking. The News says
the correspondents from Tien Tsin con
tains statements to the effect that the
situation at Tien Tsin is again perilous,
owing to the assembling of Chinese
troops within striking distance.
The losses of the allies in the recent
operation are now said to be 1,120 men,
of which number the Russians lost 600,
the Japanese 410 and the British 120.
International suspicion has broken out
among the consuls at Shanghai on ac
count of the determination of the Brit
ish to land there a brigade of Indian
troops. It is reported that the French
will also land troops at Shanghai to the
number of 1,200 men. While the minis
ters at Peking remain unrelieved, it is
not understood why Great Britain
should divert forces destined for the re
lief of the expedition to garrison a place
where peace, thus far, has been undis
turbed.
A news agency dispatch from Che
Foo says a messenger from Peking re
ports that the dowager empress sent
four cartloads of food to the legations on
July 28.
The British foreign office is under
stood to have suppressed portions of the
last dispatch of the British minister at
Peking, Sir Claude MacDonald, on the
ground that these explicit statements re
garding the quantity of food and ammu
nition available might be useful to the
enemy.
ADVANCE OF THE ALLIES.
It Is Rendered Extremely Difficult by
Recent Heavy Rains.
Che Foo, Aug. o, via Shanghai,
Aug. 9.—Owing to the heavy rains
the Pei Ho river has risen and flooded
the country in away that will make the
advance of the allies extremely difficult.
The Japanese and Russians, in a re
connoisance, met the enemy on July 30,
strongly entrenched, in the direction of
Peitsang and had a small engagement.
The Chinese fire was accurate, and only
good cover prevented heavy casualties.
The Japanese lost three killed and 25
wounded.
Documents found in the native city of
Tien Tsin prove the official encourage
ment given to the rebels, also that prices
were set on foreigners’ heads, the high
est figures being set on those of Ameri
cans.
Guns For Service In China.
Washington, Aug. 9.—Two army
transports, the Indiana and the Thomas,
have arrived at Nagasaki. The Indiana
will take a battalion of the Fifteenth
infantry and other supplies now aboard
the Sumner and proceed to Taku, the
Sumner going on to Manila. She sailed
some time ago from Manila for San
Franciso. She has on board siege guns
and Maxim guns which General Mac-
Arthur is sending to General Chaffee.
These will be put aboard the Indiana to
be carried to Taku.
Five Priests Slain.
Lyons, Aug. 9.—The Catholic Jour
nal announces new massacres and a dis
aster to the missions in the southeast
province of Chi Li. It says that five
priests have been killed.
RUPTURE IS THREATENED.
Relations Between France and Russia
Strained—French View of It.
Paris, Aug. 9.—-Count Lamsdorf’s
appointment by the czar as minister of
foreign affairs has created something
akin to a panic here in political and for
eign circles.
The count has always leaned more
strongly against Russia, standing with
Germany, and is known as a pronounced
adversary of the Franco-Russian alli
ance.
The latter has become very strained
since Parisian financiers declined to
have anything to do with floating the
last Russian loan and the sudden recall
to St. Petersburg of the Russian gen
eralissimo, Dragomieroff, and the chief
of the general staff, who were here in
consultation with the French war de
partment, followed by Count Lams
dorff’s appointment, seems to indicate
that the alliance, for the sake of which
France has made such big sacrifices, is
on the eve of rupture.
Slocum Crushed to Death.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 9.—J. B.
Slocum, a young white man, aged 22
years, met a horrible death while trying
to board a moving freight train at Brook
side, 17 miles west of here, on the South
ern railway. He was drinking some,
according to report, and when the local
freight came along he made an effort to
grab a car, thinking the train was not
going to stop, and missing his hold was
thrown under the wheels. He was badly
mangled. The man’s death was almost
instantaneous.
BRYAN’S PLANS FOR FUTURE.
He Outlines His Work For the Next
Thirty Days.
Indianapolis, Aug. 9.—William Jen
nings Bryan, looking none the worse for
the trying ordeal through which he had
just passed, came down town in a car
riage from Mayor Taggert’s home,
where he spent the night, at 9 o’clock
this morning. Many people on the
streets recognized him as the carriage
gaSSed, but he slipped into the Grand
otel almost unnoticed. He did not get
far, however, before he was surrounded
by the crowd that had been lounging
about the hotel lobby. Although he had
been the central figure of a rush of thou
sands of people for 48 hours, he was ap
parently in better physical condition
than a majority of the men he greeted.
Discussing the plans for the immedi
ate future he said:
“I have two more notification speeches
to make, my letter of acceptance to is
sue, a speech at the Grand Army en
campment and a speech somewhere on
Labor day. I don’t know, however,
where I shall speak Labor day. I have
promised to come here for the National
Association of Democratic clubs meet
ing in October.
The Bryan party, including the Ste
vensons, John I. Martin, sergeant at
arms, Governor Thomas of Colorado,
James D. Richardson of Tennessee and
several others left at 11:40 o’clock for
Chicago over the Big Four. They had
a special car.
DEMOCRATS SWEEP STATE.
Populists Get Four Representatives
and Probably One Senator.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 9.—Chair
man Smith of the state Democratic cam
paign committee states that so far as he
has been able to figure up to this time
only four members of the house of rep
resentatives seem assured for the Popu
lists. These are from Chilton, Shelby,
St. Clair and Fayette counties.
A feature of the election, Chairman
Smith points out, is that in redeeming
counties from Populism the redemption
was made complete by carrying them
both for the county and state Demo
cratic tickets. In the few counties
which went for the Populists the Demo
crats made immense gains. Indications
from the returns at hand are that the
Republican state ticket polled a larger
popular vote than that of the Populists.
GAYNOR HEARING RESUMED.
Sterley Identifies a Number of Docu
ments Connected With the Work.
New York, Aug. 9.—The hearing in
the proceedings against John F., W. T.
and E. H. Gaynor and Benjamin D.
Greene, looking to their removal to the
jurisdiction of the Georgia federal court
for trial, was resumed before Commis
sioner Shields today. J. M. O. Sterley,
chief clerk of the United States engi
neers office, Savannah, a witness in the
proceedings several times before today,
identified a number of documents in
connection with the improvement work
done by the Gaynors.
John F. Gaynor’s counsel attempted
to prove that the various contracts in
question upon which conspiracy is
charged all received the indorsement of
either the chief of the United States en
gineers or of the secretary of war. He
also brought out the fact that under
Captain Carter’s direction the monthly
reports of the quality of the materials
used and the progress of the work were
required of all assistant engineers and
inspectors.
CRICKET MATCH CALLED OFF
English Team Unable to Visit America
This Season.
Philadelphia, Aug. 9.—The inter
national cricket match between teams
representing England and Philadelphia
which was to have been played in this
city next month is off.
The Associated Cricket club of this
city has received information from Eng
land that Captain S. H. Wood of the
Derbyshire county team, who had hoped
to organize a team to visit the United
States to play a series of international
matches, found he would be unable to
secure enough strong players and has
been forceci to postpone the tnp until
next year.
VERDICT GIVEN FOR $7,000.
Fireman Vaughn’s Children Win Their
Suit Against the Railroad.
Ringgold, Ga., Aug. 9.—The case of
the two minor children of Thomas
Vaughan against the Western and At
lantic railroad has just ended in a ver
dict in their favor for $7,000. The jury
was out but a very short time. It will
be remembered that Fireman Vaughn
was killed at the water tank in this
county. His widow brought the case in
court, but she died recently, and the
two children took the place of their
mother in the suit. The case was stub
bornly contested by the railroad.
This is the case wherein Engineer Ray
became famous by refusing to testify be
fore Commissioner McCord, under the
advice of the railroad lawyers, and was
committed to jail for contempt. Ray
was released on bond and Lawyer O. T.
Ladson, plaintiff’s attorney, again got
warrants for his arrest, and after a few
days Ray came back and surrendered,
and Ladson got his evidence.
Nearing the End.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 9. The
defense expects to conclude its testi
mony in the Powers case today or to
morrow. Surveyor Coolman, who testi
fied yesterday, was allowed to make an
explanation regarding some of his state
ments and also some correction of the
answers he explained were made upon
a misunderstanding of the questions
put to him.
Will Follow the Suggestion.
New York, Aug. 9. —General Henry
L. Burnett, United States district attor
ney, returned here today from Wash
ington. He had a conference with Sec
retary Root and Attorney General
Griggs as to the future course of the
government to be taken in the Neely
case. General Burnett said that the
suggestion in Judge Lacombe’s opinion
would be followed
Two Hundred Armenians Slain.
Constantinople, Aug. 9. —Advices
received from Bitlif, Asiatic Turkey,
say that 200 men, women and children
have been massacred in the Armenian
village of Spakhank, in the district of
Sassun, by troops and Kurds against
Ali Pasha, the commandant at Bitlif.
He is also said to hate ordered the vil
lage burned.
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