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TWENTY-SECON D YEAR.
Fall Announcements r Vhe change of season is now upon us and every one naturally begins to think of their Fall and Winter buying— and w I ere is best to go for their supply of Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Etc. I have just returned troni New York, the greatest market on earth for such goods, where I spent my time and money to get the best tilings to be had. About eighteen years ago I began my career in the Dry Goods business in Americus and rince that time 1 have given my entire atten tion ami study to this business and the wants and needs of the people in and around Americus, and think I know what they need and want. I struck the market at the low water mark, and as a consequence can sell you goods cheaper than those who went on earlier and bought before the decline. This season we will make a special effort in our Dress Goods department, and in Ready Made Clothing. Every thing that is New, Stylish and strictly in it from a fash ionable point of view will be shown over our counters. For lack of space, ard therush of business and opening new gocds, we are unable to quote prices in this “ad,” but will <b so later. Call on us, see our goods and get prices We will not be ———Undersold on Any Article, As we are out for business, and will have it, no matter what the cost. Yours for business, LEE ALLEN. fii R WATTS to —— to U/ IAESIRE to inform the trade of Sumter iki U and adjoining counties, that while others . • have cornered the cotton market they still "J. jjjftold the Corner on confidence of the public, and at the old W stand, ’ W ![! Watts’ Corner $ M -S'- "J* Have the best and cheapest stock of V: a- Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes and Hats. U/ Groceries and to General Merchandise to VI e'er carried by this old and reliable house. Vs U/ We Keep Everything You Need. W °ur store is full of new goods. Everything in Grocery line fresh and nice, • r at lowest price. w to ij/ ki. We Cater to Ihe ctty trade as well as that of the farmers and • k- Ilf can tix you on a goo ! dinner. kA/ •.. .< x ' rls . 1 KE, Hutter and all country produce, paying the I A. • ith the lowest ’A* Iff price * a share of y° ur patronage and can please you in quality and kA/ WATTS & SON., What We Promise t ■ 1 if We Perform - Hl_,i kJ?JI /Iwjpj The drug world has not escaped the ' ' • Reneral epidemic of adulteration. We J<' ’ xsVmk ' ’ arefguaranteed against this menace to --J I v* fH ” health by carrying a complete stock of J- pUre d ru R Bin which adulteration find Ity X; ; i?' n °: Place. Every prescription is put // y ' Ul> an experienced pharmacist who | Bi i T iL- -J .JS&K vdJkH mistakes. Our price schedule ; "" . is on tke horizontal line of fairness. .j£O H udson’s stow. Tate Springs, Tennessee. «. W ea.~ e cottages, forty acres isw° tc S| twenty shade trees; complete svst^ n ’ Wa!ks and "ilh modern baths sniln^^ Waterw °rks spacious ball room telecra nh , orchestra, Bunfinf? b ’ nK dls ' lighted with electricitv, g it nd grounds amusements and comfCJV act all ano American cooks f t Best German and IlUroubie C 8 U of S ll^ lge3Uon - dyspepsia, bowels and kld ne y BVer'« 8 Ver '«& ach > Write for 40 page & free PPed an y wh <-‘re. . _ .Thss. tom UNSON, Proprietor, fe THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER. MONEY At Six Per Cent. I am now prepared to ne gotiate loans on city or farm property at six per cent. Come see me if you need money. John B. Felder, p/ E;? ->c;;s. ga. Em SyrubTigs ActirJcasant/y andfrompt/y. Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. /resents in the most acceptable form the laxative principles of plants Itn own to act most beneficially: TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. LOUISVILLE . KY. NEW YORK. N.Y. for sale bjr druggists price SO? per bon/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 can approach It in efficiency. It in stantly relieves and permanently cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Heartburn, Flatulence, Sour Stomach, Nausea, Sick Headache, Gastralgia,Cramps and all other results of imperfect digestion. Price 50c and Si. Large size contains 2% times small size. Bookali a bout dyspepsia mailedfree Prepared by E C DeWITT ACO , Chicago. W. A. REMBERT, AMERICUS. SA, KIDNEY OISEASES are®the most fatal of all dis eases. CAI CV’O KIDNEY CURE Is a lULCI u 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 111 . I llj p| I I I’MNNSYLVANIA PUKK KYIS, KIGHT YEARS OLD. OLD SHARP E WILLIAMS FOUR FULL;!JUARTS OF THIS FINK OLD, PUKE KYE. C EXPRESS *P3«SD, PREPAID. We snip on approval in plain, sealed boxes, with no marks to indicate 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 $3.50 We guarantee this brand to be eight years old Eight bottles for $6 50, express prepaid; 12 bottles for R 9.50 express prepaid; 1 gallon jug, express prepaid, 83.C3; 2 gallon jug, express prepaid, $5.50. No charges for boxing. We nandie all tne leading brands of Rye and Bourbon Whiskies in the market, and will save you 50 per cent, on your purchases. Quart. Gallon. Kentuck Star Bourbon $35 $125 Elkridge Bourbon 40 1 50 Coon Hollow Bourbon 45 1 60 Mellwood Pure Rye 50 1 90 Monogram Rye 55 2 00 Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25 Baker’s AAAA 65 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)... 1 25 4 00 The above are only a lew 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- The Altmayer & Flatau Liquor Co. CF’Mall orders shipped same day receipt of order. 506, 508, 508, 510, 512:Fourth-Bt. , Near Union-Passenger Depot Phone 265. Macon, - Georgia, THE Windsor Hotel, AMERICUS, GEORGIA. CHAS. A. FKICKEK, Proprietor HKNKY W TTEKOTH, Manager. AMERICUS. GA., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16. 1900. NEW CALAMITV IS TUBE ITEM City of Galveston Is Face to Face With the Horrors of an Epidemio. DEATH LURKS IN RUINS Disinfectants More Necessary Than Food and Clothing—Number of Dead Will Never Be Known—Mayor Jones’ Official Report Estimates the Killed at From 5,000 to 8,000 —Deplorable Conditions at Hitchcock. Galveston, Sept. 15.—Disinfectants are needed worse than food or anything else. Limo and other articles must be furnished to save the llvoe of thoso now here. A trainload could bo used. Galveston, Sept. 15.—There is no concealment to be made of the fact that a pestilence is feared. Efforts of 'ie local officials and military are directed toward minimizing the danger. They are sending the women and children to the interior as fast as possible. All tho ablebodied men must remain for a time at least. There is work for thousands of them, and work that must bo done. The disposition of the bodies continues to be one of the largest duties, and be sides this, there are yet in the city and on the island thousands of carcasses that need attention. The stagnant water in the streets, filled with all manner of pu trid matter, is a threat against the liv ing that makes men tremble. The com munity that will donate a train load of lime at once and get it here will render a greatee service tnan by giving twice the value in money. LOSS OF LIFE 5,000 TO 8,000. Property Loss Is Beyond Computation. Thousands Are Homeless. Austin, Sept. 15.—Governor Sayers last night received the following official report from Mayor Jones of Galveston as to conditions there: “After a careful investigation here we feel justified in saying to you and through you to the American people that no such disaster has ever overtaken any see*.on in the history of our coun try. The Joss of life is appalling and can never be accurately determined. It is estimated at 5,000 to 8,000 people. There is not a home in Galveston that has not been injured, while thousands have been destroyed. Tho property loss represents accumulations of 60 years and more, millions, that can be safelv stated. Under these conditions, with thousands of people homeless and desti tute, with the entire population under a stress and strain difficult to realize, we appeal directly in the hour of great emergency to tne sympathy and aid of mankind.’’ The information reaching here by an official source states that reports of pro miscuous shooting of vandals at Galves ton has been exaggerated. WITHOUT FOOD OR SHELTER. Alvin Wiped Out and Her People Ren dered Destitute. Houston, Sept. 15. The following statement and appeal has been made by B. W. King of Alvin, Tex.: “I arrived in Alvin from Dallas and was astonished and bewildered by the sight of devastation on every side. Ninety-five per cent of the houses in this vicinity are in ruins, leaving 6,000 people without adequate shelter, and destitute, with no means whatever to procure them. Everything in the way of crops is destroyed, and unless there is speedy relief there will be exceedingly great suffering. * ‘The people need and must have as sistance. Need money to rebuild their homes and buy stock and implements. They need food—flonr. bacon and corn. They must have seeds for their gardens so as to be able to do something for themselves very soon. Clothing is badly needed. Hundreds of women and chil dren are without a change and are al ready suffering. Some better idea may be had of the distress when it is known that box cars are being improvised as houses and hay as bedding. Only 14 houses in the town of Alvin are stand ing on their foundations and they are badly damaged. “The necessities of the people must be met or great suffering and starvation will follow.” OVER 4,000 BODIES BURIED' Long Stretch of Ruins Have Their Stories Yet to Tell. Galveston, Sept. 16.-Inquiries as to tho loss of life and property continue to pour in. Tho loss of life will never bo known. There have already been han dled on Galveston island and along the bay shore of the mainland opposite the isand about 4,000 corpses. The long stretch of debris along tho beach ana the western portion of the island has not yet been heard from. The prairie of the mainland over which the waters rushed have yet their tales to tell. A conservative estimate of the loss oi life on Galveston island will be 6,000. The names of thousands of victims will never be known. Sickness Adds to the Horrors. Dallas, Sept. 15.—There is urgent call for fresh troops at Galveston. Thoso there are worn out with guard duty, burying the dead apd cleaning up the wrecks, or are sick from the unsanitary conditions. Governor Sayers last i-ight ordered the Craddock light infantry of Terrell to Galveston. Cyclone Strikes Madison. Madison, Ga., Sept. 15.—A cyclone struck hero last night, destroying a number of negro cottages. Two people are reported killed. ShootlngTAdfray nt Birmingham. Birmingham, Ala., Sept. J 5. The Bridge saloon was the scene of a des perate shooting affray between William Wilson and Mike emp tied his W ■ si ' A APPEAL TO TRAVELING MEN. President Micaux Asks the T. A. A ta Assist the Unfortunates. Houston, Sept. 15.—President Mi caux of the Travelers Protective associa tion has issued the following appeal to the members of the organization through out the United States: I “Whereas, a great calamity has be fallen the city of Galveston, thousands ( of dead, dying and wounded to be cared for by our united benevolent people; and, “Whereas, numbers of traveling men are reported seriouslylniured, therefore, to care for the immediate wants, we deem it necessary to call on tho travel ing men to contribute as much as is in their power to help, aid and assist our stricken companions. Our association is able and will take care of all its un l fortunate members, and I appeal to you . in the name of charity and love to assist us in caring for those not so fortunate. ’ Remit what you can afford by postoffice, I or express money order to J. E. Ludlow, secretary, San Antonio, Tex. “Secretaries of all local T. P. A. posts will receive and remit your subscrip tions. 1 “I trust that this appeal to the trav ! cling men will be met with a quick re- > spouse.” ’ COMMUNICATION RESTORED Both Telegraph Companies Have i Wires Into Galveston. i Galveston, Sept. 15.—Telegraph and ! railroad lines are being rapidly restored. I This morning the Postal Telegraph-Oa ’ bio company had four wires working > into tho city and within 48 hours i will have their system almost completely j re-established to the basis existing be- . fore the storm. The Western Union is in even better shape, but with both com panies the stringing of wires has been I but temporary, time being the all im- ■ portant consideration at present. I Acting in conjunction with the other ! roads the Santa Fe is bending every . energy toward the building of a tempo rary structure across the bay for the ■ running of their trains into Galveston • and to the wharves, which will proba ' bly be ready for the loading of vessels ’ before the first train arrives. i Miss Barton Enroute to Galveston. New Orleans. Sept. 15.—Miss Olara ’ Barton, president of the Red Cross so ciety, arrived in the city this morning, accompanied by her staff. She went out I on the evening train to Houston. The j New York World and the National Rod 1 Cross society are acting jointly in the 1 matter of relieving Galveston sufferers. A trainload of provisions has already i arrived in Houston and another train j started from New York today. > Hundreds of Dead on the Prairie. Hitchcock, Tex., Sept. 15. Country districts are strewn with corpses. The ■ prairies around Hitchcock are dotted with the bodies of the dead. Scores are > unburied, as the bodies are too badly i decomposed to handle and the water too i deep to admit of burial. A pestilence is . feared from the decomposing animal matter lying everywhere. The stench . is something awful. Disinfecting ma terial is badly needed. i Cubans Contribute. ’ Havana, Sept. 15. The mayor of San Nicholas, province of Havana, tele graphs to Governor General Wood that a subscription has been opened there for the benefit of the Texas sufferers. The storm destroyed the lighthouse and the light shins along the south coast of Cuba. These are to be rebuilt and re placed forthwith. Rock Island Relief Train. ’ Wichita, Kan., Sept. 15.—The Rock • Island relief train from Chicago passed through Wichita on shedule time last I night. A car filled with food chiefly ) was added ar this place, making 11 cars. Elego, O. T., will add another car. j San Francisco Contributes $16,000. [ San Francisco, Sept- 15.—Contribu- > tions to the Galveston relief fund in this ’ city now amounts to nearly sh>,ooo. ! ’ Portland Raises SI,OOO. Portland, Or., Sept. 15.—The relief fund in this city for Galveston sufferers now amounts to SI,OOO. j Memphis Subscribes SIO,OOO. ; Memphis, Sept. 15. Memphis has ' subscribed about SIO,OOO for relief of thg ■ Texas sufferers. f Negro Killed Near Laurens. 1 Laurens, S. 0., Sept. 15. —Jeff Tur- I ner killed Newton Ciley in a cotton field . near town. After shooting his victim, > Turner dragged the body to a branch and was trying to conceal it when de- > tacted. Both parties were negroes. Cotton _ Boid For IS 1-S Cents. Cullman, Ala., Sept. 15.—Cullman has received the first bale of this season’s f cotton crop. It was brought in by A. S. Thomas and sold for cents. ■ Rock=a=Bye Baby These are sweet words, but how much 1 pain and suffering they used to fnean. It’s 3 different now. Since Mother's Friend has become known expectant mothers have ] been spared much of the anguish of child -5 birth. Mother’s-yriend is a liniment to be l applied ! Into the muscles of .the abdomen. It gives 1 elasticity and strength, and when the final great strain comes they respond quickly and I easily without pain. Mother's Friend is . never taken internally. Internal remedies 1 at tins time do more harm than good. If a : V* ! bjß ; s ■ i .—rs^HffTrrinu^^ A •< wk > ■Jf woman is supplied with this splendid lini- 3 ment she need never fear rising or swelling ' breasts, morning sickness, or any of the i discomforts which usually accompany preg- . nancy. t i The proprietor of a large hotel in Tampa, r Fla., writes: “My wife had an awful time child. During her second Friend was used and " before the doctor < : B SOLE fifejthe V ’tor co-i £ i t T ,, CHINESE SITUATION MORE THREATENING Withdrawal of the Trocpfi Will Be Disastrous. EMPRESS IS IN MONGOLIA Immediate Steps Must Be Taken t« Meet the Problem of a Food Supply For 50,000 People In Peking—Fight* Ing In Manchuria. Shanghai, Sept. 15.—The news of .'n contemplated withdrawal of the alliel from Peking has caused a great senna l tion and is regarded here as a great mis* take which is likely to eventuate in die* turbances in other parts of China, when the people are certain to attribute thl evacuation to a defeat of the European forces. Even here the Chinese as n whole do not believe that the allies evei reached Peking. They think the story a fabrication concocted for the purpose of imposing upon the officials. Competent observers believe that a lesson must be brought home to China now in order to prevent serious out 1 breaks in the future. Peking, via Shanghai, Sept. 15. —Thn empress dowager and the emperor, with 8,000 troops as a guard, are staying with a Mongol prince in Mongolia, 150 miled northwest of Peking, near the Kajgan pass, watching events there. No pur suit of them is intended by the troops. Many native officials out of employment here are secretly sending to the emperor and to the empress dowager assurances of loyalty. If Peking is to be held immediate steps must be taken to meet the problem of a food supply for 500,000 people, oi else there will be certain starvation next winter. The yearly contribution of the south ern provinces of 100,000 tons of rice for the people in Manchus is stopped by the military operations and part of it has been confiscated at Tien Tsin. The crops outside Peking ore likely to bo carried off or destroyed by the Boxers. 1 The railway to Tien Tsin, in charge of the allies, is now running fully half way and will be complete in another month. With the railway working and plenty of supplies at Tien Tsin the occupation of Peking through the winter would be made easy and the lives of many thou sand native Christians would thus be saved. FEAR INTERNATIONAL WAR. Administration Officials Arc Appre hensive of the Situation In China. Wasihngton, Sept. 15. —Minister Wu was again an early caller at the state department today and spent nearly an hour in conference with Acting Secre tary Adee. He notified Mr. Adee ver bally of the appointment of Yung Lu as an envoy, but had no further infoi ma tion to communicate. Russia has not yet officially notified our government of any change in its progress as to the evacuation of Peking. The United States government is fol lowing precisely the same course as to its own note and reply, so that the effect of these diplomatic actions is to leave the military commanders of both the United States and Russia at Peking practically free to determine for them selves the propriety of evacuation, ac cording to the condition of the agree ment. Since the first manifestations of a dis position on the part of naval command ers of some of the powers at Taku to in terfere with the movements of Li Hung Chang our government has been advised of no further opposition to his projected trip to Peking. Consequently officials here are puzzled by certain press dis patches indicating that he may be de tained through international jealousies at the mouth of the Yang Tse. If this report should prove true it would only go to confirm the fears of the administration as to the possibility of an international conflict nt almost any moment. Called on LI Hung Chang. Shanghai, Sept. 15.—Prior to the de parture of Li Hung Chang for the north the new German minister. Dr. Mnnn Von Schwartzenstein, exchanged visits with the Chinese statesman. It is re ported at Shanghai that the suggestion that a Russian cruiser escort Li Hung Chang to Taku was dropped owing to the decided objection of Vic?, Admin ! Seymour. The statement is reiterated th: t Hsu Tung, the emperor’s tutor, recently hanged himself. WILL CALL A CONVENTION. Chattanooga Wants to Build a Canal to the Atlantic Ocean. Chattanooga, Sept. 15. Colonel Tomlinson Fort last night introduced a resolution in the chamber of commerce calling a convention to memorialize con gress to build a canal from this city via Rome and Macon to Darien, Ga., and thence to the mouth of the Altamaha river to the Atlantic ocean. Colonel Fort stated that a survey for such a canal had been made in 1873 by an eminent government engineer, and found to be perfectly feasible. A call for a convention will be issued. Miners Remove Their Tools. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 15.—A larger number of minors were at work in the Wyoming valley today than yesterday, but the coal companies say that the out put of coal will be less than c n Friday. The employes of the Pennsylvania Coal company at Pitston failed to report for work. No attempt was made to resume operations. Some of the miners have removed their tools from the mines. Weekly Bank Statement. New York, Sept. 15.—The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Surplus reserves, decrease, $3,277,500; loans, increase, $7,022,000; specie, decrease, $2,091,100; legal ten ders, decrease, $2,203,100; deposits, de crease, $1,003,500; circulation, encreaso, $372,000. The banks now hold $20,836,- 175 in excess of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule. To Entertain the Commission. Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 15.—The Bir mingham Commercial club at a meeting of the directors arranged for the recep tion and entertainment of the members of the Isthmian canal commission on the occasion of their visit to this city Sept. 28. , An Old Man Suicides. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sept. 15. The em ployes of the Alabama Great Souther discovered the dead body of an old j STRONG AGAINST HOWARD. Lackey (lives Damaging Evidence. Some Sensational Features. Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 15.—The How ard trial resumed today. Common wealth’s Attorney Franklin being ill, Judge Williams was appointed to prose cute. Mr. Woodson concluded his testi mony. An attachment was issued for James Burns. Dr. W. F. Philipps of Manchester testified to conversations he had with Howard regarding ci e issassi nation of Goebel. Lieutenant John Ricketts testified that after the shooting he saw a man jump the rear entrance near the execu tive building. The man he thought had a gray mustache and he did not believe Howard was the man. Jailer Lackey of Madison county said Howard called on him at Richmond and told him he had been at Frankfort and had gone home, but received a message to return How ard said: “You may rest assured I will never go to the penitentiary for the murder of George Baker." The theory of the prosecution is that immunity from punishment of the Ba ker murder was promised Howard as a reward for killing Goebel. Lieutenant Ricketts also incriminated Youtzev again, the same as in the Powers triaL W. D. Weaver testified that when Howard returned from Frankfort to London to appear for trial for the mur der of George Baker, Judge J H. Tins ley met him and shook hands with Howard, saying: “Jim, I heard through my son what you did at Frankfort and I want to con gratulate you. ’ ’ Howard, he says, nodded and smiled. CORBETT REACHES LONDON Denies Eloping With Miss Corneille. Refuses to Explain. London, Sept. 15.—James J. Corbett, the pugilist, and George Considine, his manager, arrived in London today. Marguerite Corneille and her mother occupied a separate compartment on the same, train. Corbett went direct to the Cecil hotel and the Corneilles went to a private hotel in the West End. Corbett said: “No one aside from my wife and Con sidine knows why I came to Europe. I , have reasons and if my wife wants to tell the truth I am perfectly willing that she should do so. It is her right. ” When questioned concerning his plans for the future Corbett replied: “I am liable to leave London at any moment and you may be sure no one knows when or where I go. If I had eloped with Miss Corneille I would not go to a separate hotel as soon as I ar rived here. If any one thinks that I did elope, time will undeceive them. It is all nonsense, and no one knows it better than my wife.” Woman Fatally Shot. Decatur, Ala., Sept. 15.—News comes of a tragedy near Hanceville. Some ne gro hands employed on the now railroad to the Walker coni fields have been robbed of clothing. They had instituted a search for the burglar and while hunt ing in the dark heard voices in the brush near the railroad grade. They tired in the direction of the voices, when a woman’s voice shrieked out in agony. The shot took effect in the lower part of the body and in the small of her back, and wounded her fatally. Fatal Accident In a Mine. Cedartown, Ga., Sept. 15.—At ths ore mines of the Alabama and Georgia Iron company, at Grady, a serious acci dent occurred, resulting in the killing of one man and the injury of two oth ers. The men were at work in a large cut where one of the steam shovels was mining iron ore when the bank caved in, killing the foreman, J. W. Darnell, a white man, and crushing two negre laborers, one being injured severely. M’SWEENEY AND TILLMAN. They Are Nominated Over Hoyt and Sloan—Vote Canvassed. Columbia, S. C., Sept. 15.—The state executive committee has canvassed the returns of the late primary. Total vote for governor was 88,775, and Governor McSweeney’s majority over Colonel Hoyt was 13,951. Colonel James Tillman received 18,- 802 more votes than Colonel Sloan for J lieutenant governor. J. H. Wharton defeated W. D. Evans, present chairman of the railroad com mission, by 3,890. Lieutenant Governor R. B. Scarborough defeats James Nor ton for congress by 1,071. New Process of Steel Making. Pittsburg, Sept. 15. Experiments just concluded here of the new Cosgrove process for making compound steel in gots is exciting great interest among steel nanufacturers from the fact that the discovery may have an effect upon the letting of the armorplate contracts next month. The results of the tests, it is claimed, were a surprise to all. Per fectly solid ingots of graduated carbon, from one side of the ingot to the other, or from the center of the ingot to its sides, were made. Jail Delivery at Knoxville. Knoxville, Sept. 15.—Six persons have escaped from the Knox county jail. They were federal prisoners, serving sentences for moonshining. Being in the second floor corridor, they sawed a lock of a defective door and then drilled a hole through a brick and stone wall. By the aid of hammocks in which they had slept they lowered themselves to the ground and escaped. Refuse to Attend. Muncie, Ind., Sept. 15.—George M. Bard, an official in the Republic Iron company, is here and has asked the amalgamated men to an address on the conditions that prevent the mills of this country from resuming. The men unan imously decided that not a man accept the invitation, but await the adjustment of differences through their officers. The McLeod Com; Oglethorpe, Ga VUE carry the largest and most cc and BEER ever offered direct tlqn to some of the leading brands c F<U Jones’ Four Roses Paul Jones’ Four Star Paul Jones’ XXXX H. & H, W. Catherwood Three Feat H. & H. W. Catherwoods Upper Ten H. & H. W. Catherwooas Century.... ' Garrett-Williams Co’s Sollis i J. B. Brown’s Private Stock * Edwin B. Bruce’s Somerset Club.... We are also sole agents for Gree guaranteed six years old, 83 50 per g 83 00per gallon. We have ville. N. C., for control of w h i cn *l T<l ~N0.129~ JAPAN WILL DEFEND HER NATIONAL HONOR Not Submit to a Repetition of the Indignities of 1895. ATTEMPT TO BE RESENTED Trifling Will Not Be Tolerated—Dis trustful of the Outcome of the Ohl- M nese Situation —Desirous of an Alli ance With China. Yokohama, Sept. 15.—The absence of anything like enthusiasm on the part of the Japanese on the good work which their army has done in China is attract ing universal comment. The nows of the fall of Peking caused scarcely a rip ple of excitement. The determining cause is undoubtedly the deep seated distrust of the outcome of the Chinese complications and the popular convic tion that its results will be humiliation like that forced on the nation in 1895. There iSjhowever, a decided resolve that the slightest attempt to trifle this time will be resented with all the force that a self respecting nation can muster. Japan wants no territory as a reward, bur will insist, first of all, upon the pre servation of the integrity of China, not with any desire to form an alliance with the latter as a menace to the west, but rather as the fulfillment of the na tional hope that China shall become a corporate member of the body of civilized powers as Japan herself has become. She deems it a reproach that the oldest*^ - power in the world should be allowed to remain outside the pale of the world. Parmount Influence In Korea. Another demand will be such a guar ontee by the powers of Japan’s para mount influence in Korea as shall effect ually prevent any encroachment thereon by Russia and thus remove all possibil ity of a future clash with that power. Apart from the manifestation of good feeding which has come from the frater nization of the Japanese and Russian troops in China a strong conviction has arisen that Russia’s power has been overrated and Japan’s confidence in her self, in the event of a conflict, has been correspondingly increased. Marquis Ito’s long expected manifesto placing himself at the head of a new party has appeared. It is especially no table owing to the fact that its own paramount issue is the promotion of civil service reform. It will be interest ing to note whether a. political party based upon a single plank can sustain itself. If it can it will be the most signal vic tory in Japan’s extraordinary history. The Mitzu Bish, newspaper, says a Japanese firm has secured a contract with the American authorities in the Philippines to supply 60,000 tons of Jap anese coal for the use of American war ships. ' '’kJ Russians Push Their Interests. Peking, via Shanghai, Sept The Russians are keenly pushing their interests. There are 8,000 of them here. They occupy the summer palace, 10 miles north of here. In Manchuria, they report fighting everywhere with Chinese troops pointing to a permanent occupation down to the great wall at Shanghai Kwan. Japan Watching Her Opportunity. Peking, via Shanghai, Sept. 15. The Japanese are watching for opportu nities. They have 10,000 men here. They occupy the whole north part of the city, the largest and richest share of all. Adopt Southern School Books. Columbia, S. C., Sept. 15.—The agi tation for southern books for southern children has had an effect on the state board of education and in adopting books to be used in the public schools has made a clean sweep. A Richmond, Va., firm gets the contract for all the readers and histories. These books are by southern men, and the special history provided for is indorsed by the confed aro veterans. 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