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THE AMERICUS TIMES- RECORDER.
twenty-second year.
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* Where The Honey Is
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$ The Bees Gather I
Where Real Bargains Are
Trade Is Sure to Come I
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This Is The “Real Thing” Now.
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\7OU have no doubt heard of that “sucker hole”
_v * up the creek, but when you went fishing the
JJJ sucker hole, like the rain bow, was always a little
further on.
J? So also wu have read ads. about cheap wash
// goods, but when you went to buy the goods were
“cheaper” than the “price” Not so here.
Read these Prices:
li/ 1 Lot Scotch Lawn, good goods, fast color, worth
5c anywhere, only 3 C yd*
il/ 1 Lot yard wide Percales, worth 10c anywhere on
il/ ear th, now only 5 C yd
1 Lot Beautiful Woven Madras Cloth for
AS* , CA Shirts and Shirt Waists, worth 20c;
:f: at lie yd.
W LLE M/ 1 Lot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth
10c - at 6c *
Ml 1 Lot Striped and Figured Dimities, worth 15c.
at 92 c *
1 Lot Assorted Cordettes, Fine Dimities, Organ
'fl dies and Lawns, worth 15c to -20 c per yard,
(iy at 92c.
?? 1 Lot French Organdies, cheap at 25c; now
/L only yd
4* 1 Lot Striped and Figured P. K. worth 20c;
'6 at yd
JJJ 1 Lot Cab’e Cord, worth 15c; at 10c yd
'fi 1 Lot White P. K. worth 171 c; at nc’yd
1 Lot White P. K. worth 22k; at 15c yd
m 1 Lot Fire P. K. worth 30c; at yd
/|l 1 Lot Fire P. K. worth 35c; at 20c yd
r Lot Figured Whip Cords, worth 15c, at 10c yd
/fl In order to obtain these goods at these prices
/(I bring the cash and mention this ad.
® This sale for cash only. Nothing charged
ifi at these prices. LEE ALLEN,
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
| EE G. JONES, Ph. G. M. D.
Specialist.
Genito Urinary diseases and diseases of
the skin. Oftlice in, and over Dodson’s Phar
macy. Room No. 41 Windsor Bote ,
WAN 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 the pub
lic. Calls left at Hudson’s drug store will
receive promot at‘ention.
ROBT. L. MAYNARD,
Attorney at Law, -
Office in Wheatley Building; Room 1.
Will practice In all courts except Count}
Court of Sumter countv.
IAMBS TAYLOH,
Attorney at Law.
Office over Remoert's Drug store. Forsyth
street
L 1 A. HAWKINS,
IL. Attorney at Law.
Office in Wheatley Building opposite th
courthouse.
WELLBORN F. CLARrvE,
Attorney at law
SllK Lamar Street. Americus. Ga
J K. ANSLEY,’ Jr. } Attorneys at Law
Americus, Ga.
Give special attention to the Bankrnptcy
practice. Office. Bvne bldg, near court house
RE. CATO, M. D.
. PH YSCIAN AND SURGEON.
Residence 330 Falder .street. Telephone 96
Tenders bis plotesslonal services to the
people of Americus and surrounding coun
ties. Special attention given to general
surgery, diseases of womeu and children.
Office 40i}4 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.
BAGGAGEXZ::
Z=3XTRANSFER
STEVE WOOTEN has the only relia
ble transer agency in the city. Al
orders attended to promptly if left at
Windsor hotel. Hours 6am to 10 pm.
Orders for night trains must be left
before p m, Respectfully,
phone 8 4 STEVE WOOTEN.
“EXTERMINATE TIIK BRFJfIi.”
That’s the only way to get rid of bed
bugs. The use of our KIL-A-BUGwill
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
icuce from your furniture permanent,
i be unanswerable logic of experience
is thown our bed bug killer to be
nr i d swift.
Hudson’s sto u re.
BGflB
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PENNSYLVANI A PUKE KYE,
EIGHT YEARS OLD.
OLD SHARPE WILLIAMS
FOUR FULL QUARTS OF THIS FINE
OLD, PURE KYE.
$ , -zv EXPRESS
PREPAID.
We shi ;> on approval in plain, sealed boxes,
with n > marks to contain contents. When
you receive it and test it, if it is not satisfac
tory. return it at our expense and we will re
turn your $3.10 We guarantee this brand to
be eight yesrs o d Eight bottles for $6 50,
express prepaid: 12 bottles for 19.50 express
prepaip; I gallon jug, < xpress prapald, $3.00;
2 gallon jug. express prepaid, $5.50. No
charges for boxing.
We iiumue all tne leading brands of Rye
•rd oourbon Whiskies in the market, and
will save you 50 ner ceut. on your purchases.
Quart. Gallon.
Kentuck Star Bourbon $35 $1 25
Elkridge Bourbon 40 150
Coon Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60
Mell wood Pure Rye 50 1 90
Monogram Rye 55 2CO
Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25
Baker’s AAAA 6> 2 40
O. O P. (Old Oscar Pepper).. 65 2 40
Old Crow 75 2 50
Finches’Golden Wedding.... 75 275
Hoffman House Rye 90 3 00
Mount Vernon (8 years old).. 1 00 3 50
Old Dillinger (10 years 01d)... 125 400
The above are only a tew brands ot 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 11,25 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.
shipped same day receipt of
order.
506, 508, 508, 510, 512. Fourth-st.
Near Union Passenger Depot
Phone 265.
Macon, - Georgia,
AMERICUS, GA., SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1900.
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Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
Presents in the most acceptable form
the laxative principles of plants
known to act most beneficially;
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BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY
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For sale by druggists price 50<t per bott/e.
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 is the latest discovereddigest
ant and tonic. No other preparation
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stantly relieves and permanently cures
Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn,
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Prlcesoc. and sl. Largesizecontains2% tiroes
small size. Book all about dyspepsia mailedfree
Prepared by E C DeWiTT a CO., Chicago.
W. A REMBERT,
AMERICUS. GA.
KIDNEY DISEASES
most fatal of all dis
eases.
CAI CV’O KSDNEY GURE is 8
rUIXI 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 15th.
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, rich 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
tnose 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, ti°hing,
bathing, etc., afford means of enjoyment.
An excellent orchestra during the entire
season, Kates 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.
H OTEL TYBEE
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 eoutb offers
superior advantages. Tne 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.
Improvements>t the Carlsbad of America.
The most delightful health and pleasure
resort in the South, 161 miles east of Chat
tanooga, in the loyellest valley of the East
Tennessee Mountains. Two hotels, twenty
five 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.
W T rite for 40 page book free.
THUS. TOMLINSON, Proprietor.
CHINESE ANXIOUS
FOR THE MINISTERS
TO JI AVE PEKING
Conger Advises the State De
partment of Conditions In
the Imperial City.
THEY WILL AWAIT RESCUE
Have Refused the Proffered Chinese
Escort—Conger Says the Relieving
Column Must Be a Strong Force.
Government Will Not Order Him to
Leave the Chinese Capital.
Washington, Aug. 10. —The depart
ment of state made public this morning
the following cablegram from Mr. Con
ger, which was received by Minister
Wu late last night (Aug. 9), being con
tained in a telegram sent to him by the
taotai of Shanghai. It was handed by
Minister Wu to the acting secretary of
state:
“The tsung li yamen states to the dip
lomatic body that the various foreign
governments have repeatedly asked
through the respective Chinese minis
ters that we immediately depart from
Peking under suitable escort. The ya
men asks us to fix a date for our depart
ure and to make the necessary arrange
ments to depart. Our reply is that we
will seek instructions from our govern
ments, and that in the absence of such
instructions we cannot quit our posts. I
must inform you that in order to insure
our safe departure, foreign troops only
can safely escort us, and they must be
in sufficient force to safely guard 800
foreigners, including 200 women and
children as well as 8,000 native Christ
ians, who cannot be abandoned to cer
tain massacre. We cannot accept a
Chinese escort under any circumstances.
All my colleagues are dispatching the
foregoing to their respective govern
ments.
“Os the American marines seven have
been killed and 16 wounded, among the
latter Captain Myers and Dr. Lippitt,
who are getting along well.’’
This message is undated, but is sup
posed to have been sent on or after Aug.
4, when the imperial edict removing the
inhibition against the ministers sending
cipher telegrams was received by the
tsung li yamen. It substantially accords
with the dispatch of the French minis
ter, M. Ricon, to his government, which
was made public in Paris yesterday.
AWAITING INSTRUCTIONS.
Ministers Will Not Leave Their Posts
Until Ordered to Do So.
Washington, Aug. 10. —The state de
partment today received another cipher
dispatch from Minister Conger at Pe
king, transmitted through the Chinese
minister at Washington. It is substan
tially the same as that of M. Pichon,
the French minister, to his government
indicating that the eight beleaguered
ministers at Peking had sent an identi
cal note to their respective governments.
It, however, gave the additional in
formation that of the American force of
marines at Peking seven had been killed
and 16 wounded. Myers and Lippitt,
two of the wounded, were reported as
doing well. The dispatch told of the
urgent efforts of the Chinese govern
ment to have the ministers set a date
for leaving Peking and of their refusal
to comply without instructions from
their governments. It also urged that
the relief forces should be large enough
to escort not only the ministers, but the
large number of foreigners, women and
children and the many native Chris
tians. Some of the expressions were the
same as those used by M. Pichon and
what difference there is in the two mes
sages is probably due to translation.
Minister Wu Gready Pleased.
The message came to the Chinese le
gation at 12:15 o’clock this morning.
The building was closed at that time,
but the minister was aroused and came
down to read the portion of it that was
in Chinese. Most of it, however, was in
the American cipher code, and its
presentation to the state department was
deferred until the department opened
this morning. The Chinese minister
called at the department and handed the
message to Acting Secretary Adee, who
immediately set about its translation. It
was then communicated to the president
and to Secretary Root and for a time the
text was not made public. Minister Wu
appeared greatly pleased at this latest
opportunity to be the medium of com
munication and the worn look of yester
day gave way to a smile. Aside from
the contents of the message it gave as
surance that cipher messages were pass
ipg freely and that the Chinese govern
ment was carrying out this part of its
agreement.
Ministers Will Await Rescue.
The action of the entire diplomatic
corps at Peking in agreeing not to leave
their posts without instructions from
their governments appears to settle that
they will stay in Peking until rescued,
unless forced out by the Chinese, as it
is hardly probable that they would be
instructed to leave in the face of their
own judgment that it would be certain
death. There is a melancholy heroism
in the conduct of the ministers in stay
ing at their posts until ordered to leave
by their governments.
No Important dispatches concerning
military movements came in early in the
day, although it was expected that de
tails of the capture of Yang Tsun and
the casualty list would soon be in hand.
The German charge ’affaires, Count
Hacke, called at the state department
during the morning and briefly discussed
Chinese affairs. The German authori
ties are gratified at the favorable man
ner in which the appointment of Count
Von Waldersee as commander-in-Chief
of the allied forces has been received in
this country.
Will Accept Waldersee.
Washington, Aug. 10.—It is authori
tatively stated that the United States
government will accept Count Walder
see as the commander of the interna
tional forces in China, if the necessity
exists at the time of his arrival in that
country for an international army to be
gin a campaign.
MacArthur’s Casualty List.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The war de
partment has received a report from
General MacArthur giving the latest
list of casualties. It includes three
deaths and nine wounded,
MRS. DAVIS ON THE STAND.
Wife of One of the Alleged Conspira
tors Contradicts Noakes’ Testimony.
Georgetown, Ky., Aug. 10. —Mrs.
John Davis, wife of one of the defend
ants charged with being an accessory to
the Goebel assassination, was the first
witness introduced by the defense in the
Powers trial today. Common wealth’s
Attorney Franklin interposed a formal
objection to the eligibility of the wit
ness, but the court ruled that she was a
competent witness. Powers boarded at
her house. John Powers was also there
Jan. 25. She testified that the latter
was ill in his room at her house that
dav and did not leave his room after 11
o’clock.
This was in contradiction of the testi
mony of Robert Noakes, who told of an
alleged conversation with John Powers
at the statehouse in which he said that
the latter told him to “stay close to the
building as something was going to hap
pen as soon as Goebel and those fellows
camo down.”
Solomon Wilder of Whitley county
testified that Robert Noakes was at Cor
bin in March and asked him not to tell
anybody he was in town, as he might
be arrested in connection with the as
sassination conspiracy. Noakes fur
ther said he believed Caleb Powers in
nocent. He said the members of the
Noakes military company at Corbin in
stead of being desperadoes as Noakes
had alleged, were mostly good men.
Walter Day, former Republican state
treasurer, testified that Youtzey sent for
him the day before the shooting. He
went to see Youtzey and the latter told
kim that for $300,000 he would settle the
contest.
JUMPED TO THEIR DEATH.
Husband and Wife Leap From Moving
Train and Are Killed.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 10.—Wash
ington Turner, a young farmer residing
near Anniston, boarded the Southern
railway train at this place bound for
McFall, 12 miles away, where he was
reared. With him were his wife and
baby. They had never ridden on a rail
road train before and as the cars sped
along at a fast rate of speed they
watched anxiously for the approach of
their destination.
Half a mile from McFall the whistle
blew and recognizing the whereabouts
from the scenery, Turner and wife hur
riedly left their seats and proceeding to
the platform of the coach made a leap
for the ground, the wife clutching her
babe in her arms. As the train had not
slackened its speed Turner was killed
almost instantly and his wife so badly
injured that she died. The baby has a
broken leg.
The only explanation advanced for the
conduct of the couple is that they were
unacquainted with traveling on a train
and fearing that it would not stop,
jumped from it.
NALL MEETS AWFUL DEATH.
Is Run Over and Killed by a Log Cart
Near Tifton.
Tifton, Ga., Aug. 10.—A. O. Nall su
perintendent at Griffin’s sawmill, lo
cated about 6 miles east of Sparks, was
run over and killed by a log cart. Nall
had been out a short distance from the
mill to look after some work, and was
returning when the cart loaded with a
log for the mill passed him, and ho
caught a seat on the front end of the
swinging log to ride back home. He
had only rode a short distance when one
of the wheels dropped in a hole, and the
swing of the log threw Mr. Nall off and
directly in front of one of the cart
wheels, which passed across his head
before the driver could stop.
The side of his head was crushed in.
He died without regaining conscious
ness.
BOER PLOTFRUSTRATED.
Burghers Had Planned to Shoot Rob
erts and Recapture Pretoria.
London, Aug. 10.—A dispatch from
Pretoria says the Boer plot to make a
prisoner of Lord Roberts and shoot all
the British officers possible was discov
ered Thursday, including the recapture
of Pretoria and to induce the burghers
to rise enmasse.
A number of suspected accomplices of
the conspiracy have been conducted
across the border. The British authori
ties are awakening to the danger of
allowing Boer sympathizers to remain
in Pretoria and the issue of passes to the
burghers have been stopped.
THE ALABAMA’S TRIAL TRIP.
Little Work Has Been Done on the
Six Protected Cruisers.
Washington, Aug. 10. The Ala
bama, building at Cramp’s yards, is
shortly to have her initial trial trip.
Very little work on the six sheathed
protected cruisers now building has been
done.
The Denver is the nearest completed
at 20 per cent, while no work has pro
gressed so far on the Galveston and the
Tacoma, the four monitors, Arkansas,
Connecticut, Florida and Wyoming are
each about half finished.
BUTLER FEARED VIOLENCE.
Populist Leader Surrounded by a Body
Guard Enroute Home.
Wiiahngton, N. C., Aug. 10.—Sen
ator Butler, in going home from Raleigh,
had to pass through Warsaw, and being
fearful that violence might be offered
him, he had five of his lieutenants from
Raleigh with him while eight others
joined the senator at Warsaw and went
on to Clinton with him. Citizens of
Warsaw are positive that Butler’s com
panions were armed. Butler was sur
rounded by the body guard of 13 until
the train left, all of them going on to
Clinton together.
Warsaw is recognized as the center of
the red shirt movement, and was the
scene of a big Democratic gathering sev
eral days before the election. These rea
sons, together with the feeling of politi
cal hostility against the Populist sena
tor, caused Butler to put himself under
the care of a guard.
One Dead the Other Dying.
Washington, Ga., Aug. 10.—News
has reached here of a fatal shooting af
fray in Lincoln county. Joseph Para
dise and Jim Ferguson met at the post
office and both drew pistols and com
menced firing, ceasing only when every
chamber of each revolver was emptied.
Ferguson is dead and Paradise is mor
tally wounded.
EMPRESS ORDERS
THE RECAPTURE OF
TIEN TSIN AND TAKU
Chinese In Large Force Are
Marching Against the
Allied Troops.
TO ARREST THE ADVANCE
American and British Send Reinforce
ments to Join the Relief Column.
Boxers In Strong Force South of
Tien Tsln—-Friendly Natives Supply
the Legations With Food.
Che Foo, Aug. 10. —Intelligence of an
authentic character has been received
that Peking was quiet a week ago. Ac
cording to rumors which have been
spread the Chinese are marching on
Tien Tsin.
Tien Tsin, Aug. 2, via Che Foo, Aug.
10.—Major Biddle and two companies of
American marines and Captain Reilly’s
battery have arrived.
The Sixth cavalry has disembarked at
Taku.
A gale at Taku delayed the landing of
American artillery and cavalry. Twen
ty-nine men of the Ninth infantry are
on the sick list.
A prominent American is authority
for the statement that the reinforce
ments were required to make the ad
vance successfully. The British men
ordered to advance consisted of 1,850 In
dian and 800 Welsh.
The Boxers are in strong force 10
miles south of Tien Tsin. They are
murdering, pillaging and committing
atrocities.
It is reported that Prince Tuan has
left Pekin and joined General Sung in
his position 20 miles northward, the
dowager empress having issued an im
perative command for the reoccupation
of Tien Tsin and Taku.
This step shows a determination to
stop the advance, but it may be Prince
Tuan’s scheme to escape.
A native colonel who fought against
the Boxers and protected Christians 00
miles south of here has been dismissed
by imperial order.
It is reported that friendly Chinese
are aiding Peking residents with food
and ammunition and that a new party
of progressionists is developing in Pe
king. Refugees are returning in a starv
ing condition.
Native City Destroyed.
Che Foo, Aug. 10.—The Russians
have destroyed the native city of New
Chwang.
RUSSIANS AT NEW CHWANG.
Chinese Defeated With Heavy Losses
After a Brisk Engagement.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10.—The Rus
sian admiralty has received the follow
ing dispatch from Admiral Alexieff at
New Chwang:
“The Chinese town of New Chwang,
on the gulf of Line Tung, was captured
Aug. 4, two warships taking part in the
bombardment. The inhabitants were
disarmed.
“The enemy was defeated beyond the
Amur river, capturing two guns. The
battle was continued as far as Jgest.
During the evening of Aug. 7 the en
emy assumed the defensive on both our
flanks. They were driven back with
great losses. The Russians have been
reinforced with infantry, artillery and
cavalry.
“The railroad north of Tashi Tsai is
in the hands of the Chinese who de
stroyed the station at Hai Cheng Aug. 6
and damaged the line. Hai Cheng was
recaptured after an obstinate fight.”
TO STRIKE FROM THE NORTH
Russo-Japanese Force Said to Be Mov
ing Against Peking.
London, Aug. 10. —An edict emanat
ing from Peking and authorizing Li
Hung Chang to negotiate with the pow
ers for peace has, it is reported f from
Shanghai, under yesterday’s date, been
received there.
The correspondents at Yokohama
again send the statement that a Russo-
Japanese force is moving on Peking
from the north. The movements and
numbers of this force are, it is further
asserted, kept secret, in order to prevent
the facts from reaching Peking.
The French consul at Shanghai says
3,000 troops (Anuannites) will arrive
there next week for the protection of
the French settlement.
The Chinese merchants of Shanghai
have petitioned the foreign consuls there
to prevent the landing of troops, declar
ing that it will create a panic among
the Chinese.
Li Ping Heng, the former governor of
Shan Tung, personally commanded 15,-
000 Chinese at Yang Tsun.
The Chinese officials at Shanghai say
that 17 pirates and brigades were be
headed at Canton, Aug. 8.
DEATH OF BARON RUSSELL.
Lord Chief Justice of England Dies of
an Operation.
London, Aug. 10. —Baron Russell of
Killoween, lord chief justice of England,
died this morning.
Baron Russell had been ill for some
time. Yesterday an operation was per
formed, which the patient is reported to
have passed through in good condition.
This operation, however, resulted in
his death. It was performed by Dr.
Treves. Various reports have been cir
culated as to the disease from which the
lord chief justice suffered. According
to some his malady was a gastric dis
ease while other reports were that he
had. a tumor in the stomach.
10,000 FACE_STARVATION.
Only Means of Relief Is Through the
Government.
San Francisco, Aug. 10.—Charles D.
Lano, a miner who has returned from
Cape Nome, said today:
“From 5,000 to 10,000 people at Nome
are facing übsolute destinution and the
only possible relief is through the United
States government.”
MACHINISTS GO ON STRIKE.
Demand an Increase of Wages Which
Is Refused.
Birmingham. Ala., Aug. 10.—The ma
chinists in the contract shops in Bir
mingham have made a demand for an
advance in wages from $3 to $3.25 per
day, and because of the refusal of the
operators to grant the demand, a strike
has been inaugurated. About 100 men
have gone out altogether, but only one
shop, that of Hardie-Tynes Machine
company, has shut down.
There are several contract shops in
the city and district, and the leaders of
the machinists at these shops will hold
a meeting at once and go over the situa
tion.
The operators say that the demand
cannot be acceeded to, and intimate that
if there is a general strike, men will
have to be secured from other places.
Big Strike Threatened.
Pittsburg, Aug. 10.—The wage differ
ences between the Republic Iron and
Steel company, the American Tinplate
company and the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Iron, Steel and Tin workers are
approaching a climax and unless a set
tlement is reported very shortly an ex
tensive strike is probable.
Boilermakers Strike.
Columbia, S. 0., Aug. 10.—The boiler
makers in the Southern railroad shops
are on a strike. They demanded an in
crease in wages. About 15 men quit
work. It is stated that the trouble will
be settled and that the men will return
to work.
AN IMPORTANT CIRCULAR.
Bonded Indebtedness of the United
States and Other Subjects.
Washington, Aug. 10.—A. T. Hunt
ington, chief of the division of loans and
currency in the treasury department, by
direction of Acting Secretary Vanderlip,
has prepared an 87-page circular of in
formation concerning United States
bonds, paper currency, coin, the pro
duction of precious metals, etc.
This circular is similar to the ones is
sued in 1896 and 1897, with the date
brought down to July 1, 1900. Among
the subjects upon which information are
given are the following:
The bonded indebtedness of the United
States at the close of the civil war and
the changes of the debt which have
taken place down to the present time,
the different kinds of money in United
States coinage, with full tables showing
the coinage of the United States and the
principal nations of the world and the
production of the precious metals by
countries; summary of monetary events
since 1786; tables showing circulation of
money in the United States since 1800;
national bank currency explained; the
seigniorage; the revenues and expendit
ures of the government since 1875; the
effects of the different tariff acts since
1890.
A large amount of other important in
formation is given and the circular also
contains the full text of the financial
bill of March 14, 1900. A copy of this
circular will be sent to any one applying
therefor to the secretary of the treasury.
WESTCOTT AS A WITNESS.
He Gives Some Damaging Testimony
In the Gaynor Hearing.
New York, Aug. 10.—The hearing in
the proceeding for the removal of John
F., W. T. and E. H. Gaynor and Ben
jamin D. Green, accused of conspiracy
to defraud the government, to the juris
diction of the Georgia courts, was con
tinued before United States Commis
sioner Shields today. Mr. Kellogg, of
counsel for the defendants, announced
that he had produced, as called upon, a
book of the minutes of the meetings of
the Atlantic Contracting company for
1891-92.
The prosecution then sprang a de
cided surprise on counsel for the defen
dants by calling to the witness stand
Robert T. Westcott, Carter’s father-in
law. During Carter’s oourtmartial and
prior thereto he claimed that many of*
the bonds and securities in his posses
sion and which he hypothecated for va
rious sums of money had been placed in
his hands by Mr. Westcott and also
claimed a power of attorney for his
father-in-law. During the proceedings!
of the board of inquiry Mr. Wolcott
went to Europe. He told of Carter ap
proaching him and asking him to testify
in his behalf, but told the captain he
. could not swear to a lie.
OUR MAIL SERVICE IN CHINA.
How Remittances May Be Made to
American Troops.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The postoffice
department announces the completion
of arrangements whereby remittances
may be made to the troops operating in
China or those who will hereafter be
sent to that locality. A money order
office has been established at military
postal station No. 1, China. Its location
is at present undecided, but intending
remitters may safely purchase money
orders drawn as above and their pay
ment will be provided for notwithstand
ing the troops may be located at various
points in China.
For this service the domestic rate is
charged, namely, 80 cents for SIOO, be
ing the same rate as for the issue of or
ders on local points in the United States.
Probable Fatal Accident.
Kingstree, S. 0., Aug. 10.—An acci
dental shooting occurrad here which
may cost the life of Robert’Grayson.
Robert and Claude McCabe, 10 years
old, were in a buggy returning from a
trip into the country. Robert was sit
ting with a rifle leaning against his
body, when in some way the weapon
was* discharged, sending a 22-caliber
ball into Robert’s stomach, ranging up
ward until it stopped just under the skin
near the left shoulder.
Debs and Harriman Accept.
New York, Aug. 10. Eugene V.
Debs and Job H. Harriman, the Social
istic Democratic party candidates for
president and vice president, have sent
their letters of acceptance to William
Butscher of Springfield, Mass., national
secretary of the party. Debs says that
he seeks no personal preferment.
Slain With an Ax.
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. 10.—Amanda
Wilkins killed Jane Johnson on St. Si
mons island and was brought here to jail.
The women became involved in a dis
pute and Amanda threw an ax, which
struck Jane in the temple, producing
almost instant death. Both were ne
groes.
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