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Tfiit So I it tie Has Been Accomplished The
Final Protocol Regarded by One Paper as
I Funeral Oration.
Berlin, I!y Table. The papers this
Vivk lxrn giving their verdicts
on the oiifconie of the peace conference
it the H;iki;p. The tone of the comment
of papers friendly to the conference,
generally, h one of disappointment,
tha' si little h.n been accomplished,
while !" p opposing indulge In gleeful
fellclfaii'ins that no more was accom
plish'"!. Tli Tageblatt considers that
tie form of arbitration adopted marks
an important Btep toward securing the
paee "f the world. The most Import
ant result the Poet sees. Is that a
method I now open to nations for set
tling difficulties, saying: "While the
conference, had not shered In the mll
Imlum ftlll It hows that the powers
are cu rr. i st I y striving to preserve for
the people the Lickings of peace." The
National Liberal Zeltung calls the final
prod, ol a funrral oration, and says the
result- equal zero. The Kreuz Beltung,
rcMrl:' t' the United States and Eng
land, siys: "The nations that boasted
loud st. of their humanity made the
stoutest reslstence to really practical
humanitarian propositions." The Kreuz
ZituriK further points out that while
England and the United States stood
ton t In r In opposing the prohibition of
bmnliH ill led with noxious gases, the
I'nltcd Statca backed up England's
refusal to abandon the dumdum bullet.
"The platonlc declaration of the con
ference for the principles of the Czar's
proclamation," the Kruz Zeltung con
tinues, "Introduces absolutely no
change In existing conditions."
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Mixed Results.
Th Hague, Uy Cable. The interna
tlonil jieace conference met for its
final witting Saturday, whem it was
announced that sixteen States had
signed t'.ie arbitration convention,
fifteen the other two conventions,
seventeen the declaration prohlbitlns
tli? throwing of projectiles or explos
Ivci from balloon, sixteen the
dedur.ition prohibiting the U3e of
asphyxiating gaasets, and fifteen the
(hvkir.it Ion prohl Lilting the we cf ex
panslve bullets.
A letter was received from the
Quern cf Holland to th Pope, aching
his moral support o! the conference.
The Pooe'a reply, wlilch was read,
promised cooperuliicn, recalled the
fi"t that he had many tlme performed
the funct;Im of arbitration, and as
MhTil.IIer Mije.ay that, in spite of his
trr-Tnt abnormal position, the Pope
would ecntlnue to feck the advance
nient of civilization.
War Against Gambfin? in Havana.
Havana, By Cable. Mayor Locosta
has determined that gambling in Ha
vana must stop. Hitherto caly Chinese
Rambling houses have been raided by
the police, but now the war has ex
tended to aristocratic gambling circles.
Fourteen arre3ts were made last week
and a large quantity of money wa
Insurgents to Attack Santiago
Cape Hayt'.en, By Cable. Advices
Just received frcm the Dominican fron
tier, say that the insurgents have cut
the telegraph wires in the neighbor
hood of Santiago de Los Caballeros and
near Mora. The insurgents In the wes
tern part of San Domingo await the
arrival of Don Juan Isldoro Jiminez,
under whose leadership they intend to
attack Santiago.
A Motorman Loadei With Dynamite.
New YoTk, Special. Francis J.
Curran, formerly a motorman on the
Second avenue underground trolley
lino, was arraigned Saturday In police
court, and held. 4n $1,000 ball on a
charge of having dynamite in his poses
koq. The detectives who arre3ted
him alleged that Curran intended to
cause an explosion on the , Second
avenue trolley tracks.
Miles Bases Ills Hopes on Root
Washington, D. C, Special. The
Tost says: "General Miles will ask Sec
retary Root for a speedy decision aa to
the relations existing between the gen
eral commanding the army and the
Secretary of War. He is now preparing
his side of th case, which will be sub
in U ted to the new Secretary. The condl-
dition which has existed in the War
1 apartment since the campaign in
Porto Rico Is reviewed, showing that
General Miles, while major general
commanding the army, has had little
or no voice In the management of af
fairs of the army and it is stated that
with the incoming Secretary, he hopes
the present condition will change.
$500,000 from Alaska.
San Francisco, Cal, Special. A cloe
estimate places the amount of gold
brought down by the steamer St Pan,
which arrived SaurMj m rniDg from
St. Michael's, at Lonie'.'jl iv oer J.V'V
(00, of whkh one-half belongs to the
Alaska Commercial Company, the rest
Mng divided among a number of min
ing men. The largest amount in the
procession of any toe person is $70,000,
which is credited to John Erlcson.
Difficulty in Coatinf.
Washington, D. C.l Special. There
has been great difficulty In coaling Uw
transports at Manila, which has caused
delay in reading (home the volunteers.
There Is now on the way to Manila
hoisting apparatus which will enable
the ships to be coaled at the rate of 60(1
tons & dav. Quartermaster Pote ha
bien instructd to have old hulks load
d with coal ao that they may be
brought alongside the transports and
the coal transferred by the new ma
Jrffe Moore Decides the Abbott-Beddlne-field
The decision of Judge Moore In the
Abbott-Beddlngfleld case, for the office
of Corporation Commissioner, was on
Wednesday Bent to Clerk of Onrt
Rus3 ot Wake county.
IPLI. . . . V
juis juagment is in
favnr nf nr..
Beddingfleld and Dr. Abbott la taxed
with the costs of the case. Dr. Abbott
appeals to the Supreme Court He is
given twenty days to make up his case
on appeal, and twenty days are allowed
the plaintiff to file a counter case.
Judge Moore's Judgment in full is as
State of North Carolina on the rela
tion of D. H. Abbott vs. E. C. Bedding
field Judgment.
"This case, by consent, coming on to
be heard at this term of the court and
a Jury trial having been waived, and it
having been agreed that the Judge
t hould find the facts in case any dis
pute as to the facts arise during the
trial, and no such dispute having aris
en, and the plaintiff's relator having
admitted at the trial that the General
Assembly, on the 6th day of March,
1899, after the passage and ratification
of chapter 164 of the Public Laws cf
1399, elected Franklin McNeill chair
man, and Samuel L. Rogers and the
defendant, E. C. Beddingfleld, members
of the North Carolina Corporation
Commission, after hearing the case and
the argument of counsel for both par
ties, it is upon the allegations and ad
missions contained In the pleadings
and said admission of the relator con
sldered, ordered and adjudged by the
First, That the office of Railroad
Commissioner; formerly held by plain
tiff's relator, D. H. Abbott, was abol
ished by chapter 506 of the Public
Laws of 1899, and that the said D. H.
Abbott lost his Interest therein.
Second, That the office of Corpora
tlon Commissioner is an office separate
and distinct from the office of Railroad
Commissioner; that it was created by
an Act of the General Assembly ot
1893, and filled by the election of the
defendant thereto; and that the defen
dant, E. C. Beddingfleld, is entitled to
said office.
It is further ordeied and adjudged
by the court that the plaintiff's relator
take nothing by his action, and that
the defendant go hence without delay
and recover of the relator and his sure
ty on his prosecution bond, the costs
of this action to be taxed by the clerk
of this court.
It was agreed that the undersigned
Judge might take the papers in this ac
tion and decide the same, and sign
Judgment out of the district and after
the July, 1899, term of the Superior
Court of Wake county as of said term,
and said judgment is accordingly sign
ed at Asheville, on this the 25th day of
July, 1899. FRED MOORE,
Judge Presiding.
The plaintiff's relator excepts and
appeals to the Supreme Court. Notice
waived. It was agreed that the appel
lant'should have twenty days after th?
filing of the Judgment in the clerk's
office to serve his case on appeal and
that th defendant should have twenty
days thereafter to serve his counter
case or exceptions. Undertaking on
appeal in the sum of $25 adjudged suf
ficient. FRED MOORE,
Judge Presiding.-
North State Items.
A special from Black Mountain says:
The house of D. H. Knupp, near this
place, was burned at four o'clock Tues
day morning. Mr. E. Fogette, an ar
chitect, perished in the flames. Mr.
Knupp saved but few of his effects.
The cause of the fire Is unknown.
The Wilson cotton mills cleared SO
per cent, profit this year.
Over $2,000 will be offered in prizes
for trotters, pacers and runners at the
State fair.
The Agricultural Department is now
paying one cent postage on each copy
of its Bulletin. This is very expensive
and counsel has been employed to try
to secure a reduction to newspaper
rates, or better.
A negro on an excursion from Dan
ville to Winston recently was pushed
off a car near Reldsville. He fell on his
head and broke his neck.
1 A severe storm visited the northern
part of Iredell county last week and
did ereat damage to crops In Eagle
Mills and Harmony townships.
Julius Alexander,. colored, charged
with criminal assault on Mrs. Julius
Mullis in Charlotte, has been convicted
In Me-cklenbure Criminal Court and
sentenced to hang August 24.
Lightning played a strange freak a
few miles above Wllkesboro Monday
afternoon. There were three or four
horses tide In the same stall. One of
them was killed and the others un
hurt. Srranze to say. there was no
sign on the barn as to where the bolt
hit it
Philip Greer, of Watauga county, had
22 head of sheep last fall.. They were
of good stock and he treated them well.
From the 22 he sold 140 wortn or wool.
A few days ago he sold 25 head, for
which he received $107, and now has 20
of his best sheep left One iamb
weighing 134 pounds at five months oia
he sold for 5 cents per pound, or $6.70.
Good for a North Carolina lamb.
Burwell P. Bullock, of Vance county,
who served In the war with Spain, has
beon eranted a pension of $17 a montn.
H. W. Reed, of Mount Airy, has been
granted a pension of $10 a montn.
A special from Shelby says: News
ha iust reached here of a shooting
that occurred eight or ten miles above
Shelby on the new Lawndale Railroad.
A negro employed in the grading
whose nzjne could not be learned, shot
and dangerously wounded a white man
by the name of Coche, also an employe
on the grade. The negro immediately
fled and Is being pursued at tills writ
ing by Sheriff Suttle and Chief of Po
lice Jones, with bloodhounds. He will
probably be caught The origin of the
, trouble could not be lear
i ill iiiiiiiuri rir laii b i a i
iiquxu uvuiu vni in linn
The New Orleans and the Machias
Are Going.
" " " 1 ' 1 1
The VisseU Ordered There at the Instance
of the State Department as a Precaution
ary Measure,
Washington, D. C, Special. -Secre
tary Long has issued ordera detach
ing the cruiser New OrWin, trnm
the North Atlantic squadron at New
port and directing her to proceed at
once to Santo Domingo city. Orders
were Issued also to the Madhias now at
St. Thomas, to proceed to the same
Point, via San Joan. Th ordera were
made at the instance of the state de
partment, and as a precautionary mea
sure, owing to the disturbed condition
following the assassination of Presi
dent Heureaux of San Domingo. Neith
er the state department nor the war
depaTitment has received any advices
cf an alarming character, but owing to
the large American interests on the is
land it was deemed advisable to take
every precaution. It is understood
that American capitalists have made
arrangements wth the Domincan au
thorities by which practically the en
tire machinery of the island adminis
tration is under their direction.
The New Orleans is expected to sail
from Newport at once. The sail to
Santo Domingo city is a"bou(t five days
so she is due there about next Wed
nesday. The Machias is only a day's
sail from that point, "but she will go to
San Juan to carry back Captain
Snow, the naval commandant of that
Chief Justice Coming Home.
San Francisco, Cal., Special. Same
an advices under date of July 14, were
received here by the steamer Moana,
as follows: The situation in Samoa in
one of great uneasiness, the attitude
of the natives being far from reassur
ing. Several fights have occurred in
different parts of the islands, between
supporters of the rivals for the king
ship ,and several natives have been
killed. Nothing much seems to have
been accomplished by the high Com
mission since ans to the number of
400 were surrendered by the contending
factions. Chief Justice Chambers being
dissatisfied with the support extended
to his court by the commissioners, will
leave today for Washington. The Ger
man government, it Ss claimed, is
greatly displeased with its commis
sioner's recognition of the decision of
the Supreme Court in the kingship
I dignant Over Appointment of Negro Post
Columbia, S. C, Special. The peo
ple of Florence are indignant over
the appointment of a negro postmast
er. The city council and board of
trade want him removed. Senator
McLaurin will entreat President Mc-
Kinley to change his appointment.
The postmaster in question is Rev.
Jo3hua E. Wilson. He was first ap
pointed by President Harrison and was
re-appointed by President McKinley
last year, but the appointment was
held up until a short time ago. Flor
ence is near Lake City, where Post
master Baker was killed.
A New Bale at Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., Special. The first
baile cf new cotton for the season of
1899 and 1900, arrived here Friday
morninc. It weighed 360 pounds and
was sold at auction.
Col. Thompson Rseigns.
Columbia, S. C, Special. Henry T.
Thompson, late lieutenant colonel of
the Second South Carolina Volunteers,
has resinned the senior captaincy in
the Twenty-ninth Regiment being re
cruited at Atlanta. He will become
commandant of a military school in
A Benefit Bale.
New York., Special. To held the suf
fuers by the flood in the Brazos Val
ley, central Texas, the members of the
New York cotton exchange arranged
to send the first bale of '99 cotton,
sending the proceeds to the relic
committees. Already over $2,000 has
been sent to the flooded district by the
members of th exchange. The first
bale of the season is expected to readh
this city, this week. It was grown in
Srn Patricio county, Texas, and was
donated to the flood sufferers by a New
Orleans brokerage firm, which had
paid the full market price for It and a
premium of $100.
Law and Order Will Win.
Cleveland, 0., Special. Slowly and
surely law and order are triumphing
over lawliness and disorder, and the
city is beginning to resume its old time
annearance. Friday the street cars
were well patronized, especially during
the busy hours of the morning and
evening. This is said to be the best in
dication that the government Is win
ning in the struggle.
An Alliance Probable.
Houston, Tex., Special. In an
interview, Hon. J. W. Bailey said: "I
am fully persuaded that the national
administration has entered into a full
and complete agreement for an
alliance between Great Britain and
the United States . This alliance, in
my opinion, is to be both offensive and
defeneive. I think the reason IS iias
not been published to he world Is that
far nniu.lc.al reasons the president is
afraid to do so.
iinnu. roiim on . mt
. The Seats.
R. W. Walker, of Norfolk.1 wa elerti
e d president of th Virginia Dental As
sociation, at Old Point.
South Carolina wheat growers, who
have harvested a big crop, will hold a
convention at Greenwood on August
J. Duke Murphee, an actor, has been
acquitted of murdering ex-Postmaster
bberman Gaulden, of Mansfield, Tex.
on the ground of insanity.
Kev. Oregorie Agripay, a Filipino
Priest, has been excommunicated for
trying to organize an independent na
tive church. j
Americus, Ga,, has a Sunday law
which has Just gone Into effect Last
Sunday nothing could be purchased
except coffins, ice and drugs.
Colonel Edmund Pendleton, wli!r
known throughout Virginia and tha
South, died at Lexington, Va., Wednes
day. The stockholders of the Virginia.
Carolina Chemical -Company have au
thorized the increase of the capital
stock of that concern from $12,000,000
to $24,000,000. an increase of 6,000.000
preferred and 6,000,000 common stock.
A northbound passenger train on the
Central of Georgia Railroad collided
vlth a construction train on a trestle.
Both engines and several cars fell 30
feet into a ravine. Engineer Mahas of
the. passenger train, who escaped in
Jury, says there were three negro
tramps under is engine, and that they
are under the wreck. None of the pas
sengers were injured.
A negro named Womack was killed
at Cary, N. C, Sunday morning by the
Seaboard vestibuled train from Atlan
ta. The North.
Eddie McDuffie broke a world's bike
record at New Bedford, Mass. Saturday
riding a mile in 1.28.
While bathing near Lafayette, Ind..
Charles Zink, Walter Vellinger and
Paul Held, boys, were drowned.
Albert V. Row, a one-armed messen
ger boy, starts from New York soon
on a bicycle trip to San Francisco.
In a fit of jealousy, George Wright
killed Mrs. Joseph Crippen at Musca
tine, la., and tried to shoot her hus
The National Federation of Colored
Men will hold a convention at Cleve
land, O., on August 10th, to consider
questions of importance to the race.
The British tank steamer Acara Sat
urday cleared from Philadelphia for
Japan with probably the largest cargo
of oil ever shipped from that city. The
steamer is one of the largest of its
kind and its cargo weighs about 7,000
After a seven-months' tour alone the
South American coast, in the interest
of the Methodist Church, Bishop-H. W.
warren, of Denver, has returned to
this country.
Latest advices from the Transvaal
indicate that President Kruger has not
yet gone far enough to satisfy the
Admiral Dewey has decided to re
main tea days longer at Trieste, Aus
It is officially announced from Pana
ma that the yellow fever has ceased to
be epidemic there. The total number
of cases reported sdnce the outbreak
of the disease is 88, of which 45 re
sulted fatally.
Ah Yu, of Shanghai, a landsman.
who enlisted in the navy in 1884 .and
was formerly attached to Dewey's flag
ship the Olympia, has been granted a
pension of $30 a month, for lung
trouble. He has the distinction of be
ing the first Chinese pensioner of this
A Paris dispatch says that the minis
try has decided to severely punish Gen.
Denegrier, a prominent general of di
vision. The decree ordering his degra
dation is dated July 25. It relieves Gen.
Denegrier of his functions as a mem
ber of the Supreme Council of War.
At a recent meeting of Cuban veter
ans in Havana, a demand was made
that the .United States make a formal
declaration of its intentions. If the de
mand is not acted upon satisfactorily,
they say, "the Cubans know what to do
to rid the island of the heel of foreign
General Gusman Blanco, of Vene
zuela, is dead.
The plan of arbitration, as it will
probably be adopted finally at The
Hague this week, is outlined in a cable
gram from that city.
A statement by Premier Laurier that
the two methods of setting the Alaska
boundary are arbitration and war has
caused wide comment
The number of enlistments for the
Philippine regiment Friday was 456,
making a total of 7,092.
Mrs. Rich, given up to the Mexican
government, wrapped the American
flag around her body and entered the
In interview .in La Luc ha, General
Gomez berates the Cuban soldiers for
accepting President McKinley's $3,000,
000, which he characterized as the
worst plague that has ever visited
The Times of Seattle, Washington.
prints what purports to be a full list
of fatalities in the American army in
the Philippines up to June 2nd. The
total number of fatalities is 736 23
officers and 699 privates. Seven of the
privates committed suicide. .. .
The War Department has ordered
troops A, C. D, E, F, K, L and M,
Third Cavalry, to proceed to Seattle to
be embarked for the Philippine Is
lands. The enlistment for the new . regi
ments Saturday were 430, making the
total. 4,267. Pettus, Regiment the
Thirty-first, heads with 947.
La Lucha, a leading Havana newspa
per, states tnai u a voce were laaen
General Lee would be the only Ameri
can to whom the Cubans would give a
high office.
.It will be gratifying to the many
friends of Judge William R. Day, who
is sojourning in Jackson county, North
Carolina to learn that he is regaining
health and strength.
The peasant woman who assisted the
Czarewitch when he was dying, be
longed to the Protestant sect of Molo-
kanes. The Czar has commanded the
Grand Duke Michael Nicolaievitch to
publicly express to the Molokan, com
munity the imperial thanks : for the
good feeling manifested by the woman.
and her co-religionists, who have also
received recognition from the Dowager
a "'- - 1 - . . m
They Are Also Able to Hold Their
fader Fire efthe ruipbras Who Fired frees
Bosses. Bashes aad Bay Stacks Fear
JT.es KUIed.
Manila. By Cable. An expedition
made up of troops from San Pedro
Macati, Pasig and Morong. under Brig
adier General R, H. Hall Thursday
captured Calamba, aa Important trad
ing town on the sout hshore of La
guana de Bay. There was two hours of
sharp fighting during which four sol
diers were killed and twelve wounded.
The trenches commanding the harbor
were under water, but the swampiness
of the land made the work harder. Th
troops boarded cascoes Tuesday night.
The force comprised 400 of the Wash
ington volunteers, 450 of the Twenty
first Infantry, 150 of the Fourth Cav
alry, and two guns of the First Artil
lery. These and the gun-boats Napidan
and Costo assembled opposite Calamba,
Wednesday afternoon. Crowds of peo
ple in carts and on foot were seen
rushing to the hills. Natives escaping
from Calamba in canoes said a hundred
Insurgents held the town. A force un
der Captain McGrath, of the Twenty
first Infantry, and Captain Etonherd,
landed east of Calamba, but found a
river intervening. Captain McGrath and
Lieutenant Batson swam the river un
der a fire from 20 Mauser rifles. Hav
ing crossed the stream, the officers
procured a casco to ferry the troops
over. The Insurgents retreated through
the town, shooting from houses and
bushes as they fled to the hills. Three
members of the Washington regiment
waded from cascoes through swamps,
often shoulder deep, while a group of
Filipinos, concealed in hay stacks.
were shooting at them until the Napi
dan focused her six-pounders and Gat-
ling guns on the stacks for a few min
utes. Most of the work was done be
fore the Washington volunteers could
reach the town. The Filipinos left
three dead. Of the casualties on tho
American side two of the killed and
three of the, wounded were members of
the Fourth Cavalry and two killed and
eight wounded belonged to the Twenty-
first Infantry.
Leutgert Fojnd Dead.
Joliet, 111., Special. Adolph L. Leut
gert, the wealthy Chicago sausage
maker who was serving a life sentence
in the penitentiary here for the mur
der of his wife, was found dead In his
cell Thursday. Doctors Werner and
O'Malley held a post mortem examina
tion, disclosing the fact that Luetgert
died from fatty degeneration of the
heart. The trial of Leutgert in Chicago
attracted wide attention and was one
of the most sensational in the history
of the State. Luetgert was charged with
having murdered his wife in the base
ment of his factory and cooked the
body to pieces in a vat The prosecu
tion had but a few small bones and two
rings as evidence that their story was
correct, but secured conviction and a
life sentence.
Want to be Annexed.
San Francisco, Special. The Call
says: rnenatives or tne lsiana or ku-
sale, in -the Carolines, want to be an
nexed to the United States. The king,
high chiefs and prominent men on the
island, to the number of 72, have for
warded a petition to that effect to San
Francisco win the request that it be
laid before the president. They say
not a word about the Spaniards, or
the Germans, but simply ask to be tak
en under the folds of the Stars and
Where Did Coxey Get The Money?
Pittsburg, Fa., Special. "General"
Jacob Coxey has purchased the old
steel plant of Graff, Bennett & Co., at
Millvale, near here, and will remove it
to Masslllon, O. It is hl3 intention to
erect a large open hearth steel plant at
a cost of $150,000. The new works will
give employment to 300 men.
The Drought Broken.
Tuesday the long looked for rain
begun falling along the line of the S.
A. L. from Chester, S. C, to Athens,
Ga., and extending a number of miles
on either side, in which nothing more
than a light shower had fallen since
May. It came too late for many things.
but late corn and cotton will get much
benefit The rain appears to be general
and fell in so gentle a way that the
earth took it up. So dry has it been
that many small streams had ceased
running, and the rivers were beginning
to show the sand bars and stumps.
There is great rejoicing among the
farmers and merchants.
The Sherman's Passenger List
Washington, D. C, Special. The
following dispatch has been received
at the war department: ,
Manila, July 27.
"Adjutant General.Washington:
"The Sherman, sailed at midnight
with 1,257 officers and men of the Cal
ifornia, 256 discharged soldiers; total
passengers 1,567.
(Signed) "OTIS."
; Will Insist oa the GaHt of Drey fas.
London, By - Cable. The Morning
Post's Paris correspondent says: "It is
stated from Rennes that MajorCarriere
has completed his indictment which
formally concludes that Dreyfus is
guilty. Major Carriere, who is the gov
ernment commissary In the court-
martial, will demand the confirmation I
of the first judgment"
A mule attacked a colored man near I
Winston, and bit a large piece ot flesh
out of both arms. - It is feared one or
both arms will have to be amputated
The Stern Ceetcr Ne I teat erf ie a Setwt
f ClocUa.
Cleveland. O.. Special. The storm
center of the street railway strike ac
cording to the authorities, has eettled
In Brooklyn a tfborb connected with
Cleveland by a long high bridge. At
noon 150 emptoyo of the Born 8td
Range Company blocked a car oa the
bridge and dragged the conductor and
motorman from their posts. Inflicting
with their fists and other weapons In
juries more painful ihaa serious. Sol
dier on guard at the bam about half
a mile away hurried to tho scene, but
the rioters had taken roiuge In the
factory which atands under the ap
proach to the bridge. The factory
was surrounded and tho premises
searched, but there was no clew by
which the guilty ones could be picked
Three Dispatches From Otis.
Washington, 1). C, Special. Three
cablegrams from General Otis were re
ceived at the war department Wed
nesday. One reports another engage
ment with bandits in Cebu In which
the American force was victorious. It
bears the date ol 2Cth and is as f al
lows: 'Following from Cebu: "The
bandits in Cebu -mountains are rob
bing and impressing the people of the
coast towns. On Monday, Lieutenant
More, with a detachment of the
Twenty-third infantry, while scouting
in the mountains, was fired upon
from a strongly fortified position; one
private, name not given, was killed.
No other casuallties. The enemy's
loss is five bandits killed and seven
Military at Brainbridfe.
Albany, Ga., Special. Colonel Woo
ten commanding the Fourth regimen
of Georgia militia received orders
from the governor at 6 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon to proceed at once te
Balribridge and take command of the
troops there. He was further order
ed to carry with him such additional
companies of his regiment as he might
deem necessary to presserve the peace.
Colonel Wooten, threfore ordered out
the two companies of the Albany
Guards and with them left for Bain
bridge at p. m. This will make four
companies on duty.
A Warning From H eyler.
Madrid, By Calble. The discussion
of the army hill in the senate led to
an exciting scene. eGneral Weyler,
arguing against any reduction of the
strength of yhe army, warned the
government that the present situation
made a revolution highly prdbable,
as it had never heen so easy for the
army and people to make common
cause. He himself, he said, had nev
er thoughtof heading a rising, but it
must be conferred that revolutions
sometimes cleared the political atmo
sphere and accconvplisbed the work of
- The Sherman Sails for Home.
Manila, By Cable. The transport
Sherman sailed Wednesday for San
Francisco via Nagasaki and Yokohoma,
with the California Infantry, consist
ing of 43 officers and 930 men; two
batteries of the California Heavy Ar
tillery, 9 officers and 86 men, and 275
discharged soldiers of other regiments.
Laws aad Customs tf War.
The Hague., By Cabie. The draft
ing committee of the international
peac econference has decided upon the
form of a convention on the laws and
customs of war, and tfie adaptation of
the General Convention to naval war
fare as well as the formula for acces
sion to the arbitration scheme by non
slgnartory powers. It is hoped that
the conventions will be fully signed hy
Dewey's Busy Day at Trieste.
Triest, By Cable. Admiral Dewey
was busily engaged during the day In
replying to his immense American
correspondence and in receiving pri
vate visitors. The rumors that Ameri
can politicians have arrived here tc
consult with the admiral regarding the
presidency of the United States are
without foundation.
President Hereax Killed.
Fort-De-France, Island of Martin
ique, By Cable. General Ulysses Her
eux, President of the Dominican repub
lic, was assassinated at Poca, Santo
Domingo, at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon. The name of the murderer
Is Ramon Caceroa. He succeeded in
making his escape, but an energetic
pursuit was at once begun, and it la
probable he will soon be captured.
The Vice President General, Wencoa
lao Flguero, upon the announcement
of the President's death, assumed the
direction of affairs. At present calm
ness prevails everywhere in the repub
lic AUsJuui Boundary Dispate.
London, Special. Despite disquieting
reports, it Is believed at the British
Foreign Office that the Alaskan bound
ary dispute is tending toward settle
ment The United States ambassador.
Mr. Choate, has forwarded to Wash
ington important detailed dispatches
embodying Canada's position with re
ference to the Lynn canal strip. Sir
Julian Pauncefote's return, it is ex
pected, will advance matters, owing t
his knowledge of both the Americas
and the Canadian position.
The Grasshopper Pest
Washington, D. C, Special. Mr.
J. S.HIne df the entomological ba
teau of the agricultural department,
has returned from en Inspection of
the section of the State of Mississippi
which haj recently . been suffering
from the grasshopper pest. He found
that the grasshoppers were largely
confined to Bolivar county, and that
while they had done great damage
there to growing crops they were of
the non-migratory species, known aa
the "differentials,' and 'were not,
therefore liable to prove disastrous to
other conwnBniUes.
bill if o:i wn.
Says the Filipino Leader ttutt Bo
a Great Nan
Says Spaa k Uaftlef at ftseedaf ef
hite Clcphaa: ea lev laarfs at a
Ge4 rrka-
AgulnsOdo! The name faausKa
A man. a leader, a geeoral who bum
kept the army and navy of the Vnltd
State aC bay for rlx esonha mtut b
a patriot aad a soldier. Surely twae
strong power tnuat be befp ng him.
Where docs be gH hla supplies hU
gune and munitions of war? Some
times we hear that he W a fraud, a
tyrant, and wKl soon pCay out. Oae
day we hear that our boys have ahout
whipped him into vubmUsloo. but the
next day he has arabtnhed and klltal
a lot cf them. Our boys are discour
aged and say that they are tired figfat
ing a milMon negrom and want to come
home. . I wonder how many of them
have did! in the ditches and from
tropical dleeafcs and home tkkLfta?
It seems that these things have to be
kept secret In war, and I reckon that
la right. But It will come out sooner
or tour. The secretary of war has at
lost been forced to resign bwause ot
the fearful mortality In Cuba that
came from his political scpolnlnieats
of Incompetent officers and his beef
Jobbery. Alas for the poor prlratea.
In time of war they have no frirnds.
There Is a wide gulf between them
and the commlaslooed offlccn. A pri
vate must salute his superior officer
and feel If he does not siy. I am your
dog sir." It Is bad enough In the volun
teer service, but worro In the regular
army. I had two grandsons In the Co
ban army. One was a captain and the
other a private. They were brothers,
but were not allowed to associate. The
rules and wvags of war forbade It.
One was a dog the other his mit
Shakespeare said that privates were
food for powder and were the cankers
of a cairn world and a long peace. Aa
a general rule the regular army It
made np of the waifs of misfortune,
the vagabonds, the tfCer and the
Iriendkus. No weU raised young man
frtlh respectable oonecllons would
think of becoming a private In the reg
ular army. Enllment la simply a
mode of providing for the surplus pop
ulation that might ohherwUa become
anarcnists ana endanger tne govern
men. Indded. history tells us that
kings and emperors have found It good
policy to provoke wars in order to give
the IdSe and restless class sosnethlnsT to
do and to keep them out of mischief.
Thcfir monthly pay and rations and the
prospect of a pension in old age is at
traction enough. Paternalism Is the
hope of the pauper, the communist th
private soidQer. The government la
their pap, and like young Jaybirds
when the old ones come around they
dy drop a bug here."
But I was ruminating about this
copper colored Filipino, this man Agul-
naldo, amd for the life of me I cannot
help admiring him. If his people con
tinue to back him how can we subju
gate them. He can afford to lose five
to one and then defeat us. He Is exact
ly in General Grant's condctfon when
nearly the close of our civil war. II
said he could give us three to one and
to conquer us, for he had the world to
draw from and we had nobody to tak
our prisoners' places. That Is tbe rea
son he was so Indifferent to the pris
oners that we took and could'ot feed. '
They were mostly forcCgners, who
were not fighting for patriotism, but
for money , for a Kving. Look at the
names on the headstones at Chkks
mauga and Andersonville. It almost
gives a man the lockjaw to pronouxw
them. There were nearly three mil
lions of men in that army and over two
million were foreigners food for pow
derthe cankers of a calm world and a
long peace. What did Grant aad Sher
man care for them? They eolUlcd for
$10 a month and got it and took their
chances. Honors were easy. The dit
erence was that out boys were all pa
triots and volunteers, and one to tors
was a fair fight.
Now the population of the Philip
pines is said to be 10,000,000. That
would give them 1,000,000 soldiers who
are at home. At home defending their
native land and even it our boys should
kill or capture Agulnaldo, another ne
wonfld rise up and lead the people
Spain Is chuckling over the $20,000,000
we paid for the islands that she was
tired of, and It looks to me like
have bought an elephant. For the life
of me I can't arouse much Interest In
this far off war with 10.000.000 negro.
I don't care anything about It. .
Spain treated the native Cubans, ao is
our government treating the Filipinos.
I can't see any difference. I wUt
there waa a difference. I wish there
was somettdng to provoke my
pride whenever we obtain a victory.
but really this does not
like our war. It is an
numstratlon . war republican war,
a war that will within a few years
cost minions and entail another pen
sion outrage. There waa no necessity
for it and no excuse tor it and peac
might have bean made soon after Dew
ey's victory over the Spaniards. Agul
naldo repeatedly proposed for it- Tea,
begged for it but our officials wooid
not even treat with htm or recognize
him aad so thousands of our soldiers
have gone to their death and morear
called for. Let thesn call. Oar boys
are not going not one. If the
choose to go that's all right. Pat ne-
groas to flghtinc negroes. It w&l be
good riddance of Che vagabonds who
won'f work. v .This negro problem is
stall nnaolTed'and we will hare to wait
on It.
I've been perusing another Interest-
ing book, "The History of the Missouri
Compromise," it is called, bat to It far
NO. 35.
thaa las, tl Ja emaatty a
cal tUUry of the Valtad ttas
lin o 1U. at the aCaaoaai
proa la s tvfaJae. This rrvaal
fatWred ky AnUhaU Uxeev. txasa
KctKorhy. who snrrwsii tUary Clay
la th lalted ftaa-a It waa
Wf araat aad taSseaUal asaa,
rwaeoal friend of Mr. Clay aad
tors DowgtAM s4 DaoWl Wees. It
widow. Mrs. Inscm tUl lives a highly
cult ami and gtted ana ti4
la Waaalagum wtu her aa
band ertfag all of UatacUas
rvJ wtea ab eicai a
lor masiery on aVe slarsry
Thia bonk baa rveraOy
froro th pre of tt Robert Clark
Compaay. of ClarlazMHU. sai aaa aW
ready rrtrd th hkatwa rrrnaaasj
datlea from lleary WaStoraoa. rree
tr Kaoet. TVVUaai Win llaary. Tea
New York Hae. Tb Cveaatag rest
and many othr paxxwa. partisan aa4
aoa-partlaaa. All are Utlss la It
pral and declare Kioto Che areth,
the joi truth aad txi-Mag Vat th
trurh, aad th wonder la that It was
wrlstea by a warns a. FV saaay years
she ha made It a Ufcmr ot lev aad
has mad a tao latarssUaai aad val
uable cnatrftatUm Co oar poiKleal
hlHory. Every kwr cf historical
truth thtt ttracrra the gtnrVMia past.
hn ther were aaans Is our aatloa
cfi legUlatur. eMiH read aad Boe
der this remsrVahS book. As I there
hat com to me a awK llttt eest
of a bonk called "Shadows oa Cfe
Wall." by HXm llrwsrd Wawdea. 4
Huntavmc. AU. Her brush and pei
hav coeubtaM to task ap a Ionian
trfbut to uhe cf.d-tinie darktoa. Tay
are there wtr their touching aoacs
af" ar4nMV't sad w oU-tim mas
ters aAd mistraase -sa hardly re
strain our tAar while w look aad
read. The perfect Calta of thn old
time airro fee It th noH aaa!s-
vrk of art I have r
Thanks to Mlks Wetdea for ber b
Uful work.
And I a-lah also to thank lb gnat
t rianda and comrade tbe veteran,
Lucius M, Caniptwvl. who hav respoa
dd to the Inquiries made la my last
letter. T5io chfldrm IJ gH tbf
peeisdon.- Bill Arp In Atlanta OnKi
It ts. tolas a HhiJ Msaal
4 llraah4 far Par aVaeku
"In the quirt of the early tuoralac."
J aid the naluralM. tb bouarfly
Ciskes It toik-t anl If one wast le
see an Interesting proceeding let bins
watch the fly's lniy boars of tbe day
It 1 often area to plume Itarlf. bat eniy
for sn Inntsnt Its rest toilet making
takes Dearly a quarter of aa hour.
The fly tiegtn by lrublng Its bead
with lite tarl and tlt.lse of Its tw
fon lg. In the tuannrr so oft re aottcrd
when the Inaert real for a monieat
during the day. After a tUoroug
entntdus sad lruflilng of lb brad aod
rubbing of tbe face. tb oprra.toa I
rarrW-d en ystrutatlrally from tb
Lrsd down tbe lrft ld. fu two frost
leg fir! U-lng rare folly rnMied sal
drewwd after tb b.d rbsn!ng. Th
ftecood l-g oa 1b Wt band side I
then takes In baibd. and. held well for
ward. 1 thoroughly tnsnlpolatrd by tbe
tar I and tibiae of Hm forelrgs, whk
mao by the srtk-ulatd fret and lb
thin or front part of tbe Irgs. la tbe
cleaunlnc of tbl Irg tbe fly's protmarls
aim days an a-tlve part apt4ylaf
tnoUture and distributing It. Tbe are
end leg on that nkle tiring satlfar-tnr
ily msmsgrd and manicured, the Wt
bind leg sre nest In Hnr for treatment.
Tbe dreiHtlns f Ibewr I dun by tbe
leg Juftt manIHilated, one at a tlm.
Tbe fly brubcs and rube with this Irg.
frequently pacing It forward lo bare
!t cleaned In turn by tbe foreleg, aad
Molctrnrd by the rofna-tft. la this
thorough rreiaratkm for tb dotlr of
tbe day the fly pays particular atten
tion to Hranlng or manipulating lb
tarl. as If it ws of tb atawst lm
portsnr that tbry bould I free frota
all otmt ruction.
"As soon a tbe lrft bind It are la
a condition satisfactory lo tbe fly, tbey
In turn are brought Into service a
toilet tfUfcbr. Tbry alone are naed
in ttrutihlng tbe under surface of the
Ing. While doing this tbe legs are
pasHed forward after every few
stroke, to be la torn rteaaed try tbe
leg la front of tbetu of whatever for
eign substance they removed from
tbe wlnga. The cleaning of the navb r
surface and tbe fore edgea of tbe
wings being flnUbed. the Hy start, la
to do up Its right side. Its bead, bar
ing been shamimoed at tbe beginning,
needs no more attention, but the front
leg and feet have another orrrusnlle-
before work I resamrd. Tbe or!y
thing to do on the right side, though.
I to massage and manicure tbe sec
ond leg on that aide, and for some
re non this Is done more llgbt'y
and aitpareatly less thoroughly than it
tbe rase of tbe rompanlba leg mm t. e
lef t side. After It Is done what aeetnt
to be the most Important rt of tbe
entire proceeding is prrformrd. Thl
Is tbe dressing of tbe upper surfsce of
the wings. This Is done by drawls
them longitudinally many times !
tween the tw hind legs, which are
frequently manipulated during tbe
operation by both tbe right and left
second leg, to which tbe proboacts rot
tribute of whatever It possrsses of a-
In tbe manipulatloa. When this treat
ment of tbe wing to completed tbey
glisten like polished silver. Daring lb
manipulation of tbe wing, particular
attention seems te be paid by the f y
to their front edgea, as they are gone
over carefully several .times la I'-e
brushing of both the under aad upper
surface. The dressing of tbe tring
finished, the fly gives a sort ef rrlf
congratulatory dab or two to It face'
with Its forefeet, and trasses away,
ready for a feast or for fan oa a baU
bead." New York Sun.
This curious advertisement appeared
tbe other day la a London paper:
-Wanted A respectable gentleman,
widower preferred, to marry the hoars
keeper of an aged gentleman, who hat
been an Invalid for year, aad who re
spects her as a good and true servant
I whem be would like to la tne Barry
state of matrimony before he cies.
I has bad three husbanda, but It
willing for a fourth.

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