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TWENTY-SECOND YEAR.
Fall
The change of season is now upon us and every one
naturally begins to think of their Fall and Winter buying—
and where is best to go for their supply of Dry Goods,
Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Etc.
I have just returned trom New York, the greatest
market on earth for such goods, where I spent my time and
money to get the best things to be had. About eighteen
years ago I began my career in the Dry Goods business in
Americus and since that time 1 have given my entire atten
tion and study to this business and the wants and needs of
the people in and around Americus, and think I know what
they need ai d ward. 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 m our Dress
Goods department, and in Ready Made Clothing, Every
thing that is New, Stylish and stiictly in it from a fash
ionab’c point of view will be shown over our counters.
For lack of space, ard therush of business and opening
new goeds, we are unable to quote prices in this “ad,” but
will d) 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.
t'H a WATTS fe SON
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w TALSIRIi to inform the trade of Sumter
U and adjoining counties, that while otheis
.. have cornered the cotton market they still "J.
;|; Hold the Goffiei $
k- on confidence of the public and at the old -k-
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!!■ Watts’ Corner
Have the best and cheapest stock of 11/
a- Dry Goods, Notions. 'J*
Shoes and Hats.
0/ Groceries and
ik General Merchandise ii/
I / ever carried by this old and reliable house.
We Keep Everything You Need.
and our store is full of new goods-
/|1 , Everything in Grocery line fresh and nice, • r
at lowest price. If/
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xl. We Cater to tlle clty trade as well as that of the farmers ana •i
--<l/ ... tn Ax you ~n a goo t dinner. O/
I',. 3*y thickens i-.eg, b jtter au<i ail country produce, paying the
111 nl «ne-.t prices and selling W j t h the lowest. .r j e> T’.
* ’ prh e CI K a Bhare of > our Patroa.ge and can please you in quality and Ab/
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What We Promise
I TSE 3f We Perform -
Lfil,i. : ' rng wor ld h as escaped the
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. -- tV 'FT health by carrying a complete stock of
■= pure drugs in which adulteration find
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I ik A" 4 ' ap b? aD experienced pharmacist who
jE.-/ ; -NwK' Tu-Sq \ makes.no mistakes. Our price schedule
ia on the horizontal line of fairness.
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THE AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER.
MONEY
At Six Per Cent,
I am now prepared to ne
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We snip on approval in plain, sealed boxes,
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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 19.50 express
prepaid; 1 gallon jug, express prepaid, $3.00;
2 gallon lug, express prepaid, $5.50.- No
charges for boxing.
We handle all tne leading brands of Rye
and Bourbon Whiskies in the market, and
will save vou 50 ner cent, on vour purchases.
Quart. Gallon.
Ken tuck 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 CO
Mcßrayer Rye 60 2 25
Baker’s AAAA 65 2 40
O. OP. (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-st.
Near Union-Passenger Depot
Phone 265.
Macon, - • Georgia,
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AMERICUS, GEORGIA.
CHAS. A. ERICKER, Proprietor
HENRY W TTEROTH, Manager.
AMERICUS. GA., TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.
GREAT MINERS 1
STRIKE IS ON
Estimated That 125,000 Are
Idle In the Pennsylvania
Coal Fields.
WORKS ARE CLOSED DOWN
While Some Plants Are Running They
Are All Short Handed—Abont Sev
enty Thousand Men Are Out at
Scranton—Situation at Other Places.
Quiet Prevails Everywhere.
Philadelphia, Sept. 17. Reports
from the anthracite coal fields of this
state Indicate that the tie-up caused by
the strike for higher wages of more than
140,000 miners is as complete as the
leaders of the United Mine Workers of
America claimed at any timo.
Those who have claimed that their
workings would operate as usual despite
the strike order, apparently reckoned
without accurate knowledge of the atti
tude of their men. It is true that some
I
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JOHN MITCHSLL.
[President United Mine Worker, of America.]
operations in the Hazelton region were
working today with as high as 90 per
cent of the men, nevertheless the greater
number in the district were idle.
As was expected the Schuylkill region,
with Pottsville for a central point, was
at work with very few defections. These
men have not the same grievances that
prevailed in other districts and if they
go on strike it will be largely through
sympathy. President Mitchell of the
United Mine Workers, who has estab
lished headquarters at Hazelton, and is
personally directing the strike, estimates
that over 100,000 men struck and that
15,000 more will join them tomorrow.
IN THE HAZELTON DISTRICT.
Tleup Is Complete In Many Minas.
General Situation.
Hazelton, Pa., Sept. 17.—The great
anthracite strike was begun today
throughout the entire hard coal region
of Pennsylvania. The launching of the
strike in this district was attended by
varying success. With the exception of
Code’s colliery, at Beaver Meadow, the
entire territory known as the south
side, which includes about 12 mining
towns, is completely tied up. This ter- ;
ritogpy is strongly organized, which ac
counts for the general suspension of
wore.
On the uorth side, which takes in ten
towns, and which is not well organized,
the conditions at an early hour were al
most the reverse of those prevailing on ;
the south side. In that territory nearly :
every colliery started up, but only one
operator was able to muster a full com-
{ dement of men. Several of the col
ieries, after starting work, had to sus
pend because of the lack of men.
Many of the mines that have started
shorthanded will probably shut down ,
during the day.
It was conservatively estimated this
morning that nearly 8,000 of the 16,000 ,
in this dist* -A started work today. .
Committees of union men were on duty ,
early at nearly every workings in the ,
district, endeavoring to persuade those ‘
men who had decided to work to recon- ,
aider and not to go into the mines. ,
The miners from Me Ad do are trying ,
hard to get the men at Colerain to quit ,
and a committee was sent there before ,
starting time this morning for that pur
pose. There was some hesitation on the
part of the Colerain men, but when the
whistle blew at 7 o’clock they marched
into the mines. The collieries at that
place are working shorthanded, how
ever.
The G. B. Markle collieries at Jeddo,
Highland and Oakdale, employing 2.200
men, started work this morning short
handed.
- Efforts were made last night by
United Mine workers officials to bring
these men out, but they failed. The
Markle mine at Ebervale, howevsr, em
ploying 200 men, did not make an at
tempt to start.
The only mines on the north side
which started with the full number of
men were the Latimer, Harwood and
Pond Creek. The officials of these mines
had notified their employes that if they
did not report for duty today operations
would be suspended indefinitely.
The Ooxe mines at Drifton, Eckley
and Boilvar Meadow, on the south side,
and the same company’s plants at
Oneida, Derriuger and Gowen, on the
west side, are working, but not one of
them full handed. They are strongly
organized.
At the Lehigh Valley Coal company’s
washeries an attempt was made to start
work, but the nonappearnnee of the
breaker boys prevented.
The A. Pardee collieries at Cranberry
and Crystal Ridge, employing 835 men,
started short handed, as did alsqthe M.
S. Kennerer mine at Sandy Run.
Among the big mines that did not at
tempt to start were those of tha Lehigh
and Wilkesbarre company at A/wenried,
J. S. Mentz & Co. at SilverbfPok, the
Dodson mines at Be" r Brook a)»4he
A. S. Van a t Milnesville.
Only ' Men at Work.
WiLKESBARi .4, Sept. 17.—-The to
tal number of at work is about 22,-
000. At 11 o’clulix it W as given out ac
striker’s headqu i-ters that not a ton of
coal was being< in the Wyoming
valley outside the West Ena Coal
company’s at
SITUATION IN THE VALLEY.
(Strike Is Almost General —One Mine
In Operation.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 17. —The coal
mulcts’ strike is almost general in the
Wyoming valley. Some of the Penn
sylvania Coal company’s collieries in the
vicinity of Pittston started to work this
morning short handed. A Delaware
and Hudson company mine at Plains is
working, but the big mines at Nanti
coke, Plymouth and Parsons are com
pletely tied up.
The strike has tied up nearly all the
collieries is the Wyoming district. One
colliery of the Pennsylvania Coal com
pany at Pittston and the colliery of the
West End Coal company at Mocanaqua
are working.
The United Mine Workers expect to
get the men out of the Pittston mine.
Nearly 500 men are out of work at the
Mocanaqua mine. President Conying
ham of the West End company pre
dicted a week ago that his men would
not go out. The employes are nearly all
foreigners and the United Mine Workers
could not reach them for organisation
purposes. The officials of the Lehigh O< »al
company say that two of the collieries
are in operation, but that the number
of men at work is less than usual.
COLLIERY WILL CLOSE DOWN.
Only 50 Out of 1,000 Men Reported
For Work.
Harrisburg, Sept. 17.—-The miners at
Lykens and Wisconisco went on strike
this morning in obedience to the order
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica. About 50 out of 1,000 employes of
the coal company went to work, but not
enough to start the breaker, and it is
expected that the colliery will close
down. The union has a membership of
600 at Lykens and Wisconisco and a
meeting was held yesterday at which it
was decided to strike.
The men at Tower City and Williams
town are working and no trouble is an
ticipated. Meetings were held last night
at these places to persuade the men not
to go to work, but the speakers appa
rently made no impiession upon them.
The colliery at Lykens and Wisconisco
employs 1,100 men and boys and that at
Williamstown about 1,200. Both are
controlled by the Pennsylvania road and
have been working full time for many
years. Tower City employs 1,000 men
and boys.
MINES COMPLETELY TIED UP.
Strikers and Nonunion Men Fight at
the Works.
Shamokin, Sept. 17.—The collieries
operated by the Mineral, Union, Phila
delphia and Reading Coal and Iron com
panies and by individual operators in
the suburbs of this place and employing
between 9,500 and 10,000 men and boys,
were completely tied up this morning
by the mine workers going on strike.
Large numbers of strikers remained
awake all night in order to argue with
men going to work at daybreak. Several
fist fights occurred between strikers and
men going to report for duty. The
North Franklin colliery at Trevorton,
operated by the Philadelphia and Read
ing Coal and Iron company, employing
between 500 and 600 men, stai sed up,
few miners remaining at home.
Seventy Thousand Men Out.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 17.—Pennsylva
nia’s great strike of anthracite miners
is now officially under way. This morn
ing found the many thousands of mine
workers in the Lackawanna and Wyom
ing valleys ready for the strike, and
when the scores of breaker whistles
sounded for the day not enough men
and boys rallied at any one place to war
rant the beginning of work. In all not
less than 70,000 mine employes of all
grades are idle in District No. 1 this
moraine. _ r __
All Collieries at Work®
Pottsnille, Pa., Sept. 17. —The re
ports that come from Shenangoah, Gi
rardville, Mahoney City , Tamaqua, Tre
mont and Minersville indicate that all
the collieries in this vicinity are at work
with a full complement of nands.
•Join the Strikers.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 17.—The car
penters, car builders, blacksmiths and
helpers at the shops of the Lackawanna
mines here joined in the strike today.
Oliphant on the Strike.
New York, Sept. 17.—Robert Oli
phant, president of the Delaware and
Hudson Coal company, said today of the
coal strike:
“I don’t believe the strike can last, or
that it will permanently affect the price
of coal in this city. There are 140,000
men who go down to work in the mines
of the anthracite coal region. In their
recent statement the labor agitators de
clared that they had but $71,000 in their
treasury. This would mean that they
can pay each of the men who go out at
their order the sum of 50 cents for one
day. This will not support a great
strike very long.”
RocWßye Baby
These are sweet words, but how much
pain and suffering they used to mean. It’s
different now. Since Mother’s Friend has
become known expectant mothers have
been spared much of the anguish of child
birth. Mother’s Friend is a liniment to be
applied externally. It is rubbed thoroughly
Into the muscles of the abdomen. It gives
elasticity and strength, and when the final
great strain comes they respond quickly and
easily without pain. Mother’s Friend is
never taken internaliy. Internal remedies
at this time do more harm than good. If a
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woman is supplied with this splendid lini
ment she need never4ear rising or swelling
breasts, morning sickness, or any of the
discomforts which usually accompany preg
nancy.
The proprietor of a large hotel in Tampa,
Fla., writes: “My wife had an awful time
with her first child. During her second
‘pregnancy, Mother’s Friend was used and
the baby was born easily before the doctor
arrived. It’s certainly great.”
Get Mother’s Friend at the
drug store. $1 per bottle.
THE BRADFIELD REC-ULATOR ( _-CO-,
Atlanta, Ga.
Write for o>;rfree illustrated book, “ Befc LjJ
ÜBoru.- Os,
FAST RECOVERING
FROM THE DISASTER
Street Cars and Waterworks
In Operation.
STORES ARE AGAIN OPEN
Great Strides Taken In the Work of
Clearing the City o.' the Debris.
More Troops Ordered Out—Work of
the Relief Committee.
Galveston, Sept. 17.—Galveston is
beginning to look like itself again.
Horse cars are in operation in the busi
ness part of the city, and the electric line
and water service has been partially re
sumed. The progress being made under
the circumstances is little less than re
markable.
It should not be by any means under
stood that the remaining portion et the
city has been put in anything like its
normal condition, but so very great a
change has been wrought, so much or
der and system now prevails, where
formerly chaos reigned, that Galveston
and the people who have been giving
her such noble assistance have good
reason to be satisfied with what has
been accomplished in the face of such
fearful odds. According to statements
made by General Scurry, Mayor Jones,
Aiderman Perry and others, there is
equally good reason to believe that the
progress of the work during the next
week or so will be even more satisfac
tory.
This morning the board of health be
gan a systematic effort to obtain the
names of the dead so that the informa
tion can be used for legal purposes and
for life insurance settlements.
General Manager Polk of the Santa
Fe railroad stated today that the bridge
across the bay would be repaired suffi
ciently to permit of the passage of
trains by Wednesday or Thursday at the
very latest.
The total number of people fed in the
ten wards Saturday was 16,144 persons,
estimating four persons to each one ap- ‘
plying. Sunday the number increased
slightly. Supplies are now flowing in
steadily and all orders for provisions
, and clothing are being given on general
stores in the city.
MORE TROOPS CALLED OUT.
Two Relief Trains Are Being For
warded to the Coast.
Dallas, Sept. 17.—More troops were
called for this morning to relieve the
work of the worn out guards at Galves
ton. A part of the Trezevant rifles left
this city at 9 o’clock.
Two more relief trains with supplies
are being forwarded from here for the
coast country. The local relief commit
tees are in session at the city hall, pro
viding means for taking care of the ref
ugees chat are pouring into Dallas.
Something approaching direct regu
lar wire connection with Galveston was
opened this morning by both telegraph
companies. The railroads are exerting
every effort to get a temporary bridge
across the bay from near Virginia Point.
The more optimistic assert that trains
will be crossing by Thursday of this
week, but it is hardly probable that trains
carrying anything more than construc
tion material will venture across earlier
than next week.
The churches of Dallas yesterday took
up cash collections for the storm suffer
ers. More than $2,000 was raised.
The money was telegraphed to Gal
veston today.
J. F. Peake of Dallas lost three sisters,
one nephew and three pieces, so far as
learned, in the Galveston hurricane.
A pelican driven to the interior by the
gulf storm was killed 0 miles from Dal
las yesterday, more than 800 miles from
Galveston.
A telegram received at local headquar
ters of tng Houston and Texas Central
railroad today from General Manager
G, A. Quinlan, at Houston, save:
“Chicago relief train for Galveston
flood sufferers left Fort Worth 13:20
Saturday, arrived Houston 10:40 same
date; time, 10 hours and 20 minutes,
train consisted of 16 loaded freight
cars. ”
OVER 4,000 ACCOUNTED FOR
Refugees Still Flocking to Houston.
Work of Relief.
Houston, Sept. 17.—The latest list of
the dead of the Galveston disaster, re
vised to datt), accounts for 4,078 persons.
The number of people who have left
Galveston, it is now stated at relief
headquarters to be over 8,000. Os these
about 5,000 are now in Houston being
cared for. Others have gone on into the
interior of the state or to other states.
The number coming upon the first train
today shows no falling off. New ar
rangements made at Galveston enables
people to get out without so much red
tape and they are taking advantage of
the opportunity to do so.
Governor Sayers has now taken
charge of the relief work here as well as
at other points and money is being
given out where needed, more than pro
visions and clothing.
New' Orleans Sends Supplies.
New Orleans, Sept. 17.—The light
house tender Mangrove sailed from New
Orleans this morning with a cargo of
supplies from the board of trade joint
reHef bureau direct for Galveston. The
vessel had been ordered here by the sec
retary of the navy. St. Joseph’s Cath
olic church in the morning at 7 o’clock
will hold requiem mass for the Galves
ton dead.
Stabbed to Death.
Scottsboro, Ala , Sept. 17.—A report
has just been received here that Richard
Dunn was killed by his brother-in-law,
Hugh O’Neal, on Sand mountain. Dunn,
who was drinking at the time, attacked
O’Neal, firing two shots at him, O’Neal
tried to make his escape, but Dunn fired
two more shots, one grazing O’Noal’s
lip and one striking his little boy.
O’Neal then attacked Dunn with a knife
and after a desperate struggle Dunn fell
dead with a number of knife wounds in
his body. The trouble grew out of a
dispute over some land.
Epidemic of Mad Dogs.
Florence, Ala.. Sept. 17.—An epi
demic of mad dogs is reported at
Rhodesville. A mad dog was killed
after it had bitten a number of other
dogs, four of which were shot. Consid
erable excitement prevails and fears are
entertained that other animals may
have been Inoculated with the deadly
virus.
Augusta’s Population.
Washington, Sept. 17.—The
bureau announces that -»
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CHINESE PAID HEAD MONEY.
Many Ghastly Incidents Fxplained by
the Arrest of the Vandals.
Victoria, B. C., Sept. 17.—Among
the advices brought by the British Eco
shire from China were stories of tho ar
rest of Chinese with the heads of the
foreign soldiers. Head money, or 50
taels, is paid for each head. This fact
was brought to light by the discovery of
the private papers of Viceroy Yulu of
Tien Tsiu. In his daybook there is an
entry which reads:
“Taels 100 paid for the «heads of two
Americans killed in the advance to the
relief of Tien Tsin. Taels 50 for the
two guns captured on the same occa
sion.”
The entry explains many ghastly inci
dents which have been recounted of the
killing of wounded. When Captain
Beytz and three marines with him fell
at the engagement before Hsi arsenal,
attempts wer® made to decapitate them.
The next night some Chinese were found
hiding in the millet, and In trying to
escape were bayonetted. One captured
bag, when opened, was found to contain
the head of a United States marine.
Germans Kill 100 Boxers.
Berlin, Sept. 17.—An official dis
patch from Shanghai says a German
naval battalion, accompanied by 40 Ben
gal lancers, captured and burned the
town of Liang Sept. 11. One hundred
Boxers were killed. The Chinese troops
occupying the place had fled. The loss
was one man killed and five wounded.
SPECIAL PRIZES FOR STOCK.
Cattle Exhibit Will Be One of the
Features of the Fair.
Atlanta, Sept. 17.—One feature of
the Southern Interstate fair that bids
fair to excel in interest and comprehen
siveness similar features at former fairs
will be the stock exhibit.
Already applications have been re
ceived from prominent breeders and
stock raisers all over the country for
stall room.
Liberal premiums have been offered
for the best exhibit of single animals
and herds of all the principal strains
and breeds of cattle. Prizes are also
offered for sheep and swine.
i In addition to the prizes offered by the
fair association special prizes are offered
for sheep and swine by two breeding as
sociations. Two special awards are
offered for sheep.
HOLE AROUND HIS HOUSE.
Tennessee Fanner Was Unable to
Reach His Home.
Brownsville, Tenn., Sept. 17.
Henry Holcomb was struck with awe to
return home after a day’s barbecue dur
ing the storm period of last week and
find a hole all around his house follow
ing the direction of the latter, that
could not be reached with a hoe handle.
The occupants were afraid to Stay in
the residence the night of the discovery,
thinking the place might go under, as
did the land now known as the sunk
lands, Reelfoot lake, etc., in this end of
the state many years ago.
The cavity was very regular, and was
about a foot wide. The neighbors took
an added interest in a religous meeting
now going on in the neighborhood be
cause of tne fears which beset them.
JIM HOWARD WAS THE MAN.
He Is Identified as the Person Who
Jumped the Fence.
Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 17.—Bowman
Gaines, the most important witness for
the prosecution in the Jim Howard
trial, testified today that Howard is the
man he saw run out of the statehouse
grounds and jump the fence immedi
ately after the shooting of Goebel.
Bowman Gaines was severely cross
examined by Colonel Owens, but the
witness insisted that Howard was the
man he saw running out through the
rear grounds of the statehouse grounds.
Negro Aecldenally Rilled.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 17. Bill
Humphrey, a negro, was shot and killed
by another negro named Huston Wil
liams. Williams claims the shooting
was accidental. Several negroes, in
cluding Humphrey and himself, were
plaviug with an old Winchester rifle.
Williams said he did not know it was
loaded and the gun was discharged, the
ball striking Humphrey in the stomach.
Contract For Water Pipe.
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 17.—The
newly formed Irondale Water, Light
and Power company, at a meeting of
/stockholders, let a contract for the
pipe necessary to build waterworks for
the towns of Irondale, Gate City and
Woodlawn. The company also figures
on extending its lines so as to supply
the towns of East Lake, Avondale and
East Birmingham with water.
Horse Falls 100 Feet.
Florence, Ala., Sept. 17.—A story
has just reached hero from Killen, this
county, that a horse had fallen off a
bluff 100 feet into Blue Water, a large
stream in the upper end of the county,
and escaped death on account of the
depth of the water. The affair occurred
at a funeral and created considerable
excitemen t
Augusta Mills Closed Down.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 17. —The King
and Sibley mills, Augusta’s two largest
cotton factories, did not open up this
morning. They will devote two weeks
to making repairs and hope that in this
time the price of cotton goods may have
changed so as to havo enabled them to
run again without serious loss.
Convention of Druggists.
Chicago, Sept. 17.—The twenty-sixth
annual convention of the National
Wholesale Druggists’ association will
hold its first meeting at the auditorium
tomorrow, when questions of vital im
portance to every druggist in the United
States will be considered.
The McLeod Company,
Oglethorpe, Ga.
VV l ' cirry the largest and most complete line of WHISKIES. WINES
and BEER ever offered direct to the consumer, and call your atten
tion to some of the leading brands of which* we are sole agents;
Paul Jones’ Four Roses - $2 00 bottle
Paul Jones’ Four Star 1 50 bottle, full quartl
Paul Jones’ XXXX $1 25 bottle, full ouart
H. & H. W. Catherwood Three Feathers 2 00 bottle, full ouart’
£ «• W.Catherwoods Upper Ten 1 50 hottie, full quart
H & H. W. Catherwooas Centuryl 25 bottle, full ouart
Garrett Williams Co’s 5011i5.... 1 50 full ouart
J. B. Brown’s Private Stock J... i 00 full ouart.
Edwin B. Bruce’s Somerset Club 1 50
We are also sole agents for Green River and NelsonCo'ix.'.e
pi; aranteed six years old. 5o per gallon. Four
it" per gallon. We 'nave a contract witlkkJT
vide N. C.. lor control of their cele 11 r a,*. l _. L’s . 1 Ohtl 1 Z
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NO. 130
PRINCE CHING AND
EARL LI HUNG CHANG
Are Clothed With Authority
1 V
to Negotiate Peace.
CONDITIONS IN PEKING
General Chaffee Sends Two Dispatches
to the War Department Recounting
Events In the Chinese Capital—Re
wards Paid For Heads.
Washington, Sept. 17.— The desire
of China to actually begin negotiation*
for peace was evidenced today in a dis
patch from Prince Ching, delivered by
Minister Wu to the state department.
The dispatch was dated Peking, Sept. 8,
and in it Prince Ching states that he
has been clothed with full authority
along with Li Hung Chang, to negotiate
for peace. He expresses a desire to pro
ceed in tne matter and asked Minister
Wu to submit a request to the secretary
of state to send instructions to Minister
Conger to begin the negotiations at
once.
It is not probable that the response
for instructions to Minister Conger can
be given at once, as Prince Ching’s re
quest will have to be laid before the
president and sufficient time given to
consider the question of his credentials
as well as the desirability of proceeding
at once.
Moreover, it is likely that Minister
Conger’s judgment as to when the
actual negotiations should open would r
govern to a considarable extent.
Whether Prince Ching’s request has
been made to other powers as well as to
the United States is not known here,
but in view of the desire to have Mr.
Conger proceed at onoe It is. probable
that the Chinese officials are ready to
negotiate with the powers individually
or with them as a whole, through th®
medium of a commission.
Among the names being mentioned
unofficially as available in case a com
mission is determined upon to carry for
ward the negotiations are President
Schurman of Cornell university, John
Barrett, late minister to Siam, and Dr.
Hill, first assistant secretary of state.
General Chaffee’s telegram speaking
of the Russian construction is regarded
as highly important, in view of the dis
closure of the purpose of the Russian
government to construct the railroad
from Toku to Tien Tsin and thence to
Peking, showing, it is believed, the ex
pectation of the Russian government
that at least some Russian force will
be maintained at Peking through the
winter.
Through Admiral Remey the state de
partment has been advised of the arri
val of Special Commissioner Rockhill
at Taku today from Shanghai.
DISPATCHES FROM CHAJEf E&_
American Commander Reports on Con
ditions In Peking.
Washington, Sept. 17.—The war de- ,
partment has received the following un
dated cablegram from General Gh«Tee:
“Sept. 13.—Russian commander as
sures me has ordered repair material
from Port Arthur, Vladivostock and
United States and that he feels assured
railway will be repaired in two months.
Need 50 storm flags and 5,000 more
small flags; latter required for Chinese
houses for our protection.”
It is thought at the war department
that the date Sept. 13 refers to th* time
the message left Peking. The railroad
mentioned is the line between Tien Tsin
and Peking.
The second dispatch is as follows and
is also undated:
“Peking, Sgpt. 14.—Expedition Tien
Tsin to Taku 30 miles southward, two
companies Fourteenth Infantry partici
pating. Returned Tien Tsin slight op
position. Town destroyed by British
troops. No casualties. Filed oabl® office
6:20 p. m. fifteenth.”
Operators In Conference.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 17.— After
hearing reports from the mines the rep
resentatives of the big coal companies
and individual operators went into con
ference at 10 o’clock. The situation was
gone over and views were exchanged.
One of the operators said it looked like
a complete tie up in the region. Th* -
operators here do not look for a oonJß*~s
niise now. They are going to
for the worst. It is known that J •
five agencies in Pittsburg, Chico/ <•
New York have received orders'.
a large number of detectives ».?.£US
Wyoming regions at onde. J..A
DAILY MARKET REPoi
COTTON FUTURES.
New York, Sept. 17.—Cotton
opened weak.
open close
January 9.89 .... 9.76
February 9.81 u.. 9.74
March .... 9.74
April 9.83 .... 9/t5
May 9.89 .... 8.76
June - .... BJS .
July 9.84 .... 9.78 <
August 9.79 .... —— \
September 1Q.45 10.07 W
October x 40.80 .... 10 38
November .*>'lo.l2 .... 9.90 A
December ....?* K®'®®
Spot cotton closed Candy •\up
lands. 10%c; middling g£jj°lesale,
, £,231 bales.
j GRAIN AND PROVISIONT.oq..
Chicago, Sept. 17. open
1 WHEAT—September . ....
i October 77 .... I
i CORN —September.... ....
October 38% ....
November ....
OATS—September .... 21V2
October 21%@% .... 21%
November.. .... 23%
PORK—September.... .... 11.97
October 10.90 .... 12.03
January ...» U-M
LARD—September.... ....6.87%
October 6-77% . ...6.87%
November .... 6.8a
RlßS—September .... 7.60
October 7.27% .... 7.40
January .... 6.06

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