A riEMOCUATIO HKWHPArKIt
FuM!jho4 Wcrkly at Camden, Tcnn.
EuttrrJ kt Camden i Beooud-ClaM
TR1TIK BROS., ruLtiKhprd,
Half the arable Uad of Franco, a
little luore than Lnlf the pasture, as
lunch as sU-scventlm of the viuo
yards, and two-thirds of tho garden
land are cultivated by thoir owners.
Tha average size of the farm in France
is fifteen and one-quarter acres against
aixty-threo acres iu (Ireat P.ritain.
Tho averago in tho Uuiled States at
tho data of the lant Federal coimus wan
137 acres. Mora than thirty-nine per
cent, of the farms in France are under
one hectare, equal to two and one-half
acres; only two and one-half per cent
of the French holdings amount to 100
The Oregon is the queen of battle
ships. She has brokon all records
for distance, for sustained speed, for
coal endurance. It is an impressive
fact that (the had to leave two cruisers
behind because they could not keep
op with her. It is interesting that
nearly every ship built at San Fran
cisco turned out the host of her class,
the San Francisco, the Monterey, the
Oregon, the Olynipia. The contract
price of these ships was higher than
on the Atlantic, though the actual
cost of building is not muoU more.
The builders seem to put their excess
of profit into superior work.
There died lately in aTenuossee in
sane asylum a young woman who, five
years ago, in a fit of jealousy, killed
her most intimate girl friend because
the latter had chosen to enlarge the
circle of her companions. Alice
Mitchell is a fatal typo of an infatua
tion common among school and col
lege girls, which, while seldom ac
companied by such tragic results, yet
causes untold headaches and heart
burnings, observes the Youth's Com
panion. Flowers and candy, calls
and drives, notes and poetry, loss of
.appetite and failure in lessons are out
xvard signs of affections unwholesome
in their selfishness and intensity. It
has been said that the lifolong friend
ships formed there constitute the prin
cipal charm of college life, and this is
true; but young people and their par
ents and teachers should discourage
all such absorbing attachments as
wrecked the lives of Alice Mitchell
and her young victim.
" The bill providing for a national
commission for the arbitration of dis
putes between railway companies and
their employes, recently passed by
both Houses of Congress, appears to
the New York Independent to be a
very creditable measure, and while by
no means so radical as has been ad
vocated by many parties, it is free
from the very serious objections which
attach to any proposition for compul
sory arbitration. Briefly, the bill
provides that either railway companies
or employes may request the Chair
mau of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission and the Commissioner of
Labor to endeavor to settle a pending
dispute amicably by mediation be
tween the contending parties. In
case the endeavor falls, each party to
the controversy is to name one arbitra
tor and the two so appoiuted shall
select a third, and the board so chosen
shall make an award within twenty
days from the time the third arbitra
tor is selected. The award shall con
tinue in force between the parties for
one year, and tho employer shall not
-dismiss nor shall any employe dis
satisfied with the award quit work
tinder three months without giving
thirty days' notice. Tho only force
relied upon to cause either party to
take advantage of this system and to
ahtda bv the results is the force of
cublie opinion, which is, after all, the
real force behind laws of every sort
It is believed that few railway com
panies or labor organizations would
venture to encounter the public dis
approval that would follow its re
fusal to submit its case to arbitration,
or the still stronger expression of pub
lic sentiment that would follow a fail
ure to aocept the results of an arbi
let br enter yonr.nanie on oor sob
if I BID
S' TERMS REFUSED
Wanted to Surrender
Proviso That UU Army
Allowed to Retire Un
der Flyin? Flac;s.
An Associated Tress dispatch from
Jurugua, via Kingston, says: The sur
render of Kautiaga was formally offer
ed bythe Spanish commander, Oeneral
Toral, Sunday morning, but the con
ditions attached caused a prompt re
fusal of the offer by Oeneral Shaf
ter. Tho negotiations, however, re
sulted iu the extension of the armis
tice until noon and white flags of truce
still floated over the opposing armies.
. Oeneral Toral's proposal contem
plated the immediate surrender of the
city, but he insistod that his army be
permitted to march away under arms
and with flying colors, and declared
that he would fight to the last ditch
unless the conditions were accepted.
Oeneral Shafter replied that nothing
but unconditional surrender would be
considered by him, but he consented
to cable the Spanish offer to Washing
ton, in the meantime extending the
It was shortly before noon Sunday
when a little group of Spanish officers,
under a flag of truce, came out from
under the yellow wall of the besieged
city and slowly made their way toward
the American line. A detail was sent
to meet them and they were escorted
to comfortable quarters, while the let
ter from General loral was carried to
General Shatter's tent, two miles
from the front. The letter was
couched iu the icily courteous terms
characteristic of such communications
aud was as brief as possible. It bore
the signature of General Toral, who
commands at Santiago since General
Linares was wounded, and stated that
he was prepared to surrender the city
provided his army was permitted to
capitulate "with honor." This, he
explained, meant that the Spanish
forces should go unmolested and in
any direction they wished with arms
and Hying their colors.
The letter concluded with the bold
biaiemeut mat surrender under any
other terms was an impossibility and
would not he considered.
General Shafter irnmediatelv cabled
the note to Washington and sent the
general a refusal of his proposal, but
said he would communicate with his
government aud extended the formal
armistice until Sunday at noon.
Promptly at the hour designated the
white flags were taken down along the
American line, save one. iu front of
General Lawton's brigade, which, by
some oversight, was left fluttering its
onely message for an hour. It was
first discovered by General Lawton
himself, who, on riding up to his line,
ordered it taken down at once. Then,
as if by masric. the white fines wavincr
over Santiago dropped from their hal
yards, and the unofficial truce was at
Hours passed without a shot, the
Americans being loath to shoot upon
an already defeated foe, while the
Spaniards were undoubtedly waiting
fnvfha fii-af f,.n, ,. OI,.Hi
after 4 p.m. the long silenco was broken
by a shell from one of the eastern bat
teries of Santiago, when from Capron'a
iron-throated monsters belched back
the answer which soon silenced the
Spanish guns. A rapid musketry fire
followed upon the Spaniards who ap
peared before their works, which ran
them to immediate cover.
CAMAItA AGAIN TURNS BACK.
Squadron lte-Entera the Sjici Canal On
It Way to Spain.
A cable dispatch from Suez, Egypt,
says: "Tha Spanish squadron, under
Admiral Camara, has returned here
and is prepared, to re-enter the canal
on its way to Spain.
"Camara's squadron had been an
chored beyond the three-mile limit,
where it awaits the Felayo.
"The admiral yesterday visited the
governor and salutes were exchanged."
A dispatch received at Paris from
Ismailia also says the Spanish squad
rou has re-entered the canal on its
way back to Spain.
Compilation of Daily
There are persistent rumors at Madrid
that Alum l.ivur do Kin, foreign minis-
and Heimr (iumno, tho luiiiiHte
public instruction and ub!j
works, havo received full powers ti
propofto a suspension of hostilities as
a preliminary to peace iigntinti!H.
Tha ministers nnither aflirm uur deny
After tha destruction of the Spanish
fleet stuiie !.() men f the Maria Teresa
wera placed a prisoners on tha Har
vard. For soma reason not vet ascer
tained these men mutinied. Tha ofli
eers and crew of tha Harvard were not
unprepared, however, and the muti
ueets were tired upon. Six Spaniards
were killed outright and twelve weio
Use Spanish government has re
reived a telegram from Admiral Cer-
vera announcing tha death of Admiral
Villuinil, who was in command of tho
Spanish torpedo bout squadron at
Santiago da Cuba and the suicide of
Captain Laaga, the commander of the
Infauta Maria Teresa.
There is no material chango in the
aspect of affairs at Manila. The Span
iards are strongly posted about tha
outskirts of the town and also along
tho whole length of the conduit of the
waterworks, eight miles inland. It is
believed the Spaniards only hold the
waterworks on sulieranca, because the
insurgent pickets hold sway every
where and could easily raid and wreck
Lieutenant Hobson and his seven
companions are now among menus.
The Spanish authorities at Sautiago
agreed to an exchange which was ac
complished without incident.
Admiral Cervera has been trausferr-
ed from the Gloucester to the battle
ship Iowa, and is being treated with
eveiv consideration. Iu brief inter
views he stated that he was ordered to
leave the Santiago harbor, but refused
to s'av from whom the orders came.
A dispatch from Santiago de Cuba
says that IU) ol the sailors who De-
longed to Admiral Cervera s squadron
have reached Santiago de Cuba.
General Young has refused to issue
further rations to the Cubans until ad
vices are received from Washington in
answer to his expose of the situation.
The Cubans refuse to assist in tho
hospital and commissary departments,
claiming they are soldiers and not la
Between 12,000 and 15,000 innocent
victims of the w ar have fled to ElCaney
in wild panic to escape the terrors of
the threatened bombardment of Sauti
ago, aud they are now confronted by
the horrora, of starvation. In their
helpless confusion they are appealing
to General Shafter for succor.
Advices state that Camara's squad
ron has returned to Suez, entered the
canal aud is on its way back to Spain
I he Italia (Home) says that nego
tiations have been opened among the
European powers with a view of ar
ranging peace. The best intentions,
the paper asserts, are manifested at
Washington, but the Madrid cabinet
strongly opposes any idea of peace.
The navy department received
"cablegram from Admiral Dewey statiug
that the rebel leader, Aguinaldo, pro
claimed himself president of the Phil
lppines on July 1st.
The Spanish cabinet is of the opin
ion that Camara's fleet should continue
its voyage to the Philippines.
The 323 wounded heroes of the bat
ties around Santiago are now at Key
West and are receiving the best of
care. None of them are in danger
Tha war department has been ad
vised that during a severe storm off
the coast of Cuba eleven lighters en
route to Santiago in tow of tugs, were
swamped and lost. So far as known
no fatalities occurred.
Secretary Long cabled Admiial
Sampson ordering him to de'ach im
mediately Commodore Watson's squad
ron and directing the latter to proceed
at once upon his mission to attack tho
coast of Spain.
The American losses at Santiago are
now estimated at 1,7000 killed and
While the cases at McIIenry have
been under treatment surgeons of the
marine hospital service have been in
specting and watching carefully many
other points where it was thought
possible the fever might appear but
no cases have developed.
A belief is current in Madrid that
the United States warships New York,
Oregon aud Texas are now on their
way to Spain, and precautions are be
ing taken at all the seaports to avoid a
Paymaster General Stanton, of the
army, has recommended to Secretary
of War Alger the appointment of
twenty-five additional paymasters for
the volunteer arm of the service.
There are now on the rolls seventy
paymasters in the volunteers aud
twenty-five in the regular army, but
this force is inadequate for tho work
The armistice at Santiago came to
an end Sunday at noon and bombard
ment was promptly begun.
YI.SSKI.S CAKHIIM1 2.&00
MUX 10U HI AFT tilt.
HEY WILL REINFORCE OUR ARMY.
Commaii.l of Itrl i(i't ItT (enfral
Itamiolph ami i'onvoyrd tjr (iunbual
Mat-lilaa, M llmlngton ami l.rydn.
Six troopships, carrying 2, .100 men,
six batteries of artillery and a largo
pnantity of ammunition and supplies,
arrived at Jurainia at7::l() o'clock Sun-
ay morning according to Associated
Tho transports took tho troops and
equipments aboard at Tampa and were
joined by their convoy at Key West.
They sailed last Thursday morning.
Tho fleet consists of tho City of Macon
and the Gate City, carrying the First
llinois infantry, 1,300 men; the Hud
son w ith 930 recruits for the regiments
of regulars in the field and the Com
anche, Unionist and Specialist, carry
ing horses, ammunition, stores and
atteries C and F, of Third artillery;
B and F of the Fourth artillery; D and
F, of the Fifth artillery, under com
mand of Brigadier General Kandolph.
The convoy was made up of the gun
boats Machias and Wilmington aud
the tag Leyden.
The mer " re in excellent spirits and
their voyage was a pleasant one, ex
cept for one rough night. On the af
ternoon of July Cth the transport pass
ed a British cruiser, supposed to be
the Talbot. They reached Cape Maysi
on the morning of the 8th. None of
the Cuban lighthouses were lighted
and the transports and their convoying
vessels sailed without lights aud un
der orders to keep fifteen miles off the
At 2 o'clock on the afternoon of the
8th headlands of Ouautanamo bay
were sighted and the Machias entered
the harbor with mail for Commander
McCalla's fleet and the marines.
The transports moved slowly to the
westward during the night and arrived
off Juragua early in the morning.
As the men on the Gate City were
trying to make out the lines of the
buildings ashore, four dead bodies
drifted past the ship. They were ev
idently the victims of Aduiral Cerve
ra's ships. The sight created much ex
citement on our ships.
The Newark was the first to greet
the arrival of the recrui's.
VESSELS CAN BE SAVED.
The VUeaya, Maria Teresa nml Clirlntobut
Colon Will l'.e KtiWeU.
The following cablegram was re
ceived from Admiral Sampson Satur
day: Plata pel Este, July 8. Secretary
of of the Navy, Washington: Prelimi
nary report from board ordered to ex
amine wrecks states that wrecking ap
pliances should be got there immedi
ately. Think no doubt about saving
Vizcaya, Maria Teresa and Christobal
Colon if haste be made. Colon is
much the most valuable, being in per
fect order. Would recbmineud most
powerful appliances be sent at once.
The department had already ar
ranged with the Merritt-Chapman
Wrecking company to undertake the
salvage of these vessels and two of the
vessels of that company are now on
their way to Sautiago.
HAWAII AN COM MISSION EllS
Appointed By President McKlnley to Carry
Out Annexation lroj;ruiii.
The president has appointed Sena
tor Cullom. of Illinois; Senator Mor
gan, of Alabama; Representative Ilitt,
of Illinois; Sanford Dole, president of
the Hawaiian republic, and W. F.
Frear, of Hawaii, to be commissioners
under the Hawaiian annexation reso
lution. Judge W. F. Frear is one of the su
premo court judges of Hawaii. He is
about thirty-five years old and was
born in tho United States. He went
to Honolulu when a child with his fa
ther, Rev. Walter Frear, who was for
many' years pastor of the Congrega
tional church in Honolulu.
Judge Frear was appointed to he
supreme bench by President Dole
about three years ago.
WOUNDED REACH KEY WEST.
Heroes of Santiago Fight Are Being Well
A Key West special says: "The 3S5
wounded heroes brought here by the
Iroquois ore doing well and none are
in danger. They are distributed be
tween tho marine and convent hos
pitals and a vacant cigar factory which
had previously been used for such
"All of the officers and some of the
men are quartered at the convent hos
pital where the nuns are doing fine
service as nur.ses. At all places the
utmost care and skillful medical and
surgical attention are devoted to the
I wounded men."
"Ven you .hi t sell ol 1 Bill ion
a lot?" a'ked tlm superintendent of
thf reinetery. The aellt shook hi
li-nd. "Ho win afrnid he miht not
(rt tha full value of it," ha Mpluincd.
"Kilt, hung it all! u ii mi la r"t to
dia soma time!" -!uiiued tha super
intendent. "That' wlmt I told lnui,
but he only autwrred, ".Suppose I
should b lost at sea!" Chicago l'ot.
Tho f llmat of Culm.
Rki'humipI fftint ral'i rn Cuba malarial
fffr are a common ailment there, JiwH a
they are In tnur A'th" of the t'ntt-'l
Xnir Ailments ..f this hln. I, no mittr In
Mini nrt of llii HluSn th" ih- 'ii r r iil. k Ijr
i'tiri. with IIo.i.mi.t stomai'li IIUOH !!
i.' hfliiK a dim.iri.- lor in tl.tri nl IroiiMi-i.
ItiiMH Itumia alio innk" tnirii M-xxl, Htr.inu
iir kii. I miiH'lea. aii'l Hiit. h'ftUiijr
'I lief Imva iiu (or d)ivta ' ' '-
A l'ftiiivaniii wiiinin h lnv-nt''il a
ilutpn iIksUhi'I t ir lit In a iltr-
f t'i tki" ii ji t he 1 1 1 rt :t i t I nwrpt ovi-r t li
Mil. th pan 1 lr,'iiln neur tha renter,
1 1 run Imj rxt ihimI Id tit any ilmir .
To ( nro it Tuld In On Pay.
Taka Iixativ Hii.tno Qt'lulti TaWet. All
DmKliiftrt'tiiMl niuiiry If ltfUtc.im c.
l ahont til rninhliied
i tt and KIi'mIi' IUnl.
Jlo-To-r.uo for fifty J'ttrfa.
(Juarnntxoil tlia''o liaMt euro mnkna wnX.
men atrmf, IiIiki.1 pur. Vv, 1. AU ti UKs'lsn.
Tin number of rallwnv tatloiia In (Wmanr
haa itirraai'it from fl.It.A tu h,h;ij (n tm year.
As tlra! In the mornlnir as wht I eo to
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blood lit la such a poor, tblo, &luifi;lsli
condition U doe not kaep up your
strength and you do not Rt the txntIU
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Once More, tbe I'omnlled Letter.
Here Is a new story about the man
who forgot to mail his wife's letter.
The hero la a newspaper man who Is
connected with one of the New
Something over two years ago, on a
cold winter's day, his wife gave hhu
i letter to mall, and he slipped It tn-.o
his overcoat pocket. It was addressel
to a friend in Ims Angeles. Two week9
ago, during a chilly snap, he put on the
overcoat, and in the lining he felt the
long lost miFslve. Conscience strick
en, and without noticing the date or re
membering when the letter had been
5iven him, he rushed oft and posted It.
It was when the reply came from tho
friend In Los Argeles that the secret
was out. Th friend thought that the
writer must have gone crazy. "I was
glad to get your letter," the friend re
plied, "but what on earth Is the matter
with you? You wrote things that hap
pened two years ago and about nothing
It took some time to get matters
straightened out. New Orleans Times
THEYWiYNT TO TELL
Theso Grateful Women Who Ilavo
Boon Helped by Mra. Pinkham.
Women who have suffered severely
and been relieved of their ills by Mrs.
Pinkham's advice and medicine are
constantly urging publication of their
statements for the benefit of other wo
men. Here are two such letters:
Mrs. Lizzie Reveiu.y, 253 Merrimac
St., Lowell, Mass., writes:
" It affords me great pleasure to tell
nil suffering women of the bcnelit I have
received from taking Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. I can hard
ly find words tocxpressmy grat itude for
what she has done for mo. My trouble
was ulceration of the womb. I was un
der the doctor's cure. Upon examina
tion he found fifteen very large uleera,
but he failed to do me good. I took .sev
eral bottlesof Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound, also used the Sanative
Wash, aud um cured. Mrs. Pinkham's
medicine saved my life, and I would
recommend it to all suffering women."
Mrs. Amos Tkomuleay, Ellenburgh
Ctr., N. Y.. writes:
' I took cold at the timo my baby
was born, causing me to have milk
legs, and was sick in bed for eight
weeks. Doctors did me no good. I
surely thought I would die. I was al
so troubled with falling of tho womb.
I could not eat, had faint spells a.s
often aa ten times a day. One day a
lady came to see me and told me of the
benefit she had derived from taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's medicine, and ad
vised me to try it. I did so, and had
taken only half a bottle before I was
able to sit in a chair. After taking
three bottles I could do my own work.
I am now in perfect health."
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