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VOIi. XliTTI. NO. 217.
BOCK ISIiA10. TLIi., MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1899.
PRICE THREE GENTS.
DREYFUS IS DRAMATIC
Proclaims His Innocence Before
the French Court at
HIS TEIAL BEGETS TODAY.
Prisoner's Conduct Folate Toward Ills
Vindication -Repeatedly and With Ve
hement Emotion Declare Himself Unlit
lea or the Charge That He Ha Given
Information to a Foreign Foe Other
lews by Wire.
Kenoes, Aug. 7 The Dreyfus
court martial opened at 7 this morn
ing. DreTlus entered with a lirm
step, though be was pallid. He
answeied the formal questions of the
judges as to his name, age. etc., in a
.clear, determined voice, btrong ile-
taehments of gendarmes, mounted
and afoot, were posted in the side
streets around the Lvcee building, in
which the trial was held. The neigh
borbood bore an air of p rfect tran
quility. The court adjourned after
deciding to Hit behind closed doors
tomorrow and as long thereafter as
necessary for the examination of the
secret dossier. The next public ses
sion will probably be Saturday.
Prisoner Onestloned Severely.
The proceeding occupied a couple
oi hours. Col. Jouaust, president,
questioned the prisoner severely and
at length as to his connection with
the famous bordereau. Dreyfus re
peatedly and with most vehement
emotion declared his innocence of the
charges that be had given any repre
sentative of a foreign government in
formation which would have been of
advantage to it in making war on
ranee. Jouaust s examination was
more in the nature of that of a prose
cuting counsel than that of judge,
lie made jestnres of impatience at
some of the denials given by the pris
oner to the questions.
Examination Is SI In ate.
The examination also went minutely
into the sources of information ac
cessible to Dreyfus while a member
of the general staff. Dreyfus made
emphatic denial, and pointed out as
to others what information he had so
incomplete as to be of no use to a
foreign government. He also denied
with great emphasis that he ever con
fessed to Col. Da l'aty De Clam.
A Dramatic Scene.
The scene at this point was most
dramatic. Dreyfus raised his white
gloved hand aloft,- as if appealing to
heaven to vindicate him and cried in
a piercing voice: '-It is iniquitous to
condemn an innocent man. I never
confessed anything, never."
At the conclusion of the.examina-
tion, the court, by a vote of live to
two, decided to sit behind closed doors
DREVFl's TRIAL BEGI N.
French Military Cause Celebre of the Ceo
tnry Opens In the Town of Ksnnes.
Rennes, France, Aug. 7. The Drey
fus trial was begun at 7:10 a. m. to-
The town was extremely animated
yesterday, but everywhere perfect tran
quillity prevailed. Public interest was
concentrated upon the arriva 1 frcm
Paris of various personages likely to
figure in the trial of Captain Dreyfus.
Among these were Generals De Bois-
IBTEIUOB VIEW OF MIL1TABT CO CRT it
Cons and Itoget: M. Godefrey
" The Mill Cannot Grind
tvith Water That's Past."
A fagged oat, tearful little
tuoman said this in telling her
cares and 'weaknesses. Her
friend encouraged by telling of a relative
ctho ax cured of Just such troubles by
Hood's SarsapariHa. The Utile oxwnj.n
r.oza his tears of joy, for she took Hood's,
tvkich put her blood in prime order, and
she Irves on the strength cf the present in
steAd of worrying About that of the past.
Told Her Friend "After having
goitre on my neck 42 years Hood's Sarsa
pariHa completely cured me, J was so
glad I told friends about it and a lady in
Wisconsin toho read of my cure told me
she also took Hood's for the same trouble
and was cured. She thanked me." SJrs.
eAma Sutherland, Kalamasoo, &Iich-
i i juj,ifiixi...ijii iijiy
' ' samfsTr f I I f f f
Hood's rills cbt tlTpr ills; the noa-trrltatlng an
.paly rilh,nic to tmss wltli Hood's !Wmnn,
mm i i i "i vr
Cavaignac, former minister or war,
and M. Casimlr-Perier, former presi
dent of France. A large crowd which
bad gathered around the railway sta
tion greeted the generals on alighting
from the train with cries of "Vive
1'Armee." The revisionist spectators
responded with "Vive la Republique.'
but there was no disturbance of order.
Close Watch Over Caslmer-Perler.
M. Casimir-Perier. who was much
fatigued by the long railway journey.
decided to walk to the hotel, hoping
that he would not be recognized; but
his Identity soon became known and a
large crowd followed him, as attired in
a light summer suit he walked slowly
along chatting with the prefect of po
lice and the chief of the secret police.
M. Viguer. ho met him at the rail
way station and accompanied him to
the hotel. The crowd made no demon
MILITARY PRISOH AT REKNE8.
stration. The authorities, however,
deem it wise to maintain the most
stringent precautions for the safety of
the former president, and six gen
d'armes patrol the front of the hotel
where he has apartments, while a
number of detectives watch the en-
trance hail closely and scan all ar
Secret Dossier Is Presented.
When the trial commenced this
morning, after the indictment had been
read, the president of the court-mar
tlal, Colonel Juast, ordered the doors
closed for the consideration of the se
cret dossier, which was presented by
General Chamein. The consideration
of the dossier, it is expected, will oc
cupy two days, so that the next public
session wil probably be on Thursday,
although perhaps not until Friday. The
general Impression is that the whole
proceedings will occupy at least three
ALL COONS LOOK ALIKE TO HIM.
The Boer Consequently Doee Not Recog
nize an American Citizen.
London, Aug. 7. The Johannesburg
corresppndent of the Daily Mail, says:
A colored American citizen, a black
smith, was mistaken for a kaffir out
side the Exchange and was cruelly
treated by the police, among whom
was a Held cornet, for his inability to
produce a pass. The United States con-
euI has taken up the matter."
The following press dispatch has
been received from Johannesburg re
garding the incident: The negro, who
is a blacksmith by trade, was leading
horses from his forge on Friday morn
ing when three mounted policemen ap
peared and demanded that he show his
pass. They used abusive language.
The negro produced a paper proving
him to be an American citizen, and pro
tested against the abusive language.
Thereupon the policemen dismounted,
knocked him down and kicked him in
the back with their spurs.
During the afternoon Dr. Matthews, to
whom the American consul bad sent
the negro for medical treatment, ex
hibited nine spur wounds to the crowd
that gathered outside the exchange. A
dramatic scene ensued. Dr. Matthews
harangued the people, appealing for Jus
tice and accusing Field Cornet Lom
bard of being concerned. A warrant
has been issued for the arrest of the po
liceman. Lombard has submitted an
Affidavit denying that he was involved
in the assault.
He Was Darned for His Opinions.
Paris. Aug. 7. The socialists or
ganized a demonstration yesterday in
the Place Maubert, near the statue to
Etienne Dolet. who was burned in 1546,
during the reign of Francis I for "im
piety and atheism."
FIGHT OVER LIGHTHOUSE.
Admiral Watson Cables ai
Washington, Aug. 7 Admiral
Watson. e)u command of the navy in
lue 1 hilinpines, caules: "-Nazro. com-1
mander oi the Manila, Julv II re
- - .
established a lighthouse at Cape Mel
ville, isaiabac, and then hoisted a
flag with appropriate honors July 13.
Then on our return 13 Morosl
under arms were fonnd in pos
session of the lighthouse. A land
ing partv commanded br Ensign
tiisscil encountered resistance. o
casualties in our party. The loss in
killed was one officer and one man of
the enemy. Diego Manalo. chief of
Balabac and Moros, was killed, and
seven taken prisoners. Two escaped.
The chief was very unpopular with the I
people oi iialabac, owing to fear oi victims reported in last night's dis
him. The light has been restored. I patches are all who have perished.
The Manila has landed a force. The
Charleston is on the way to Balabcc
d will rendtr all assistance, possi-1
Cavalry En Ronte.
Washington, Aug. 7. Three
troops of the 3d cavalry left Fort
Meyer today for Seattle "en route to
Manila. Five other troops of the
same regiment from Fort Ethan Allen
will join them at Seattle.
The Teilew Fever.
Newport News. Pa.. Aug. 7. One
case of yellow fever at the Soldiers'
borne at Hampton. No deaths.
No Truth In Report.
Berlin. Aug. 7. A Tokio dispatch
siys there is no truth in the report
that the Japanese flag was hoisted
over Wake Island.
SANG A DEATH SONG
And Plunged into the Dark Valley
.as Their Voices Rose
rEKKTBLE STREET CAS DISASTER.
Loaded Car Jumps Off a Trestle and Goes
Headlong; and Overturned Forty Feet
to the Ground Below Kleetrlo Motor
and Tracks Crash into the Wrecked Car
as It Strikes and Deal Death to Manr
Thirty Persons Drowned at Mount
Desert Ferry la Maine.
Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 7. A
trolley car smashed almost into kind
ling wood lying In the middle of Peck's
mill pond at Uronoque, is the only
visible indication of the frightful ac
cident of yesterday afternoon, when
29 lives were lost and a dozen people
seriously injured from the car tumb
ling off the trestle which crosses the
pond at a height of 50 feet. The be
lief is expressed that the motorman
became rattled when the car gained
the momentum in going down the
incline and turned the current on at
full head instead of decreasing it.
Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 7. Thirty-
one persons were killed by an acci
dent on the Stratford extension of the
Sheiton Street Railway company at 4
p. m. yesterday when a loaded trolley
car went off the trestle over Peck's
mill pond at Oronoque, about six miles
north of Bridgeport, and sank in the
flats forty feet below. Thus far thirty-
one people are known to be dead and
eight slightly injured.
The identified dead are: Joseph
Hotchkiss, Bridgeport, engineer fire de
partment; Henry C. Cogswell, Bridge
port, aged 60, member of the board of
education; Orlando B. Wells, aged 63
shoemaker; Selectman Ellas E. Brad
ley and wife, Milford; William Osborne
and Arthur Holmes, Stratford; Daniel
Galvin, Anpcmia; Conductor John Car
roll, Bridgeport; S. Banks, Sheiton;
Mrs. McDonald, Bridgeport; Winton
Lantbear, motorman; Bessie Toomey
and William H. Harvey, Bridgeport;
Mrs. J. H. Rugg, Stratford; Mrs. Frank
Blew and two children, boy aged 3, and
girl aged 5, Stratford; William Mc
Cullough, Stratford: Mrs. Arthur
Those Seriously Injured.
Among the seriously injured are:
Margaret Brennan, scalp wound ; Mrs
Sidney A. Hitt, Bridgeport, right leg
fractured twice; -Margaret Farrell,
right ' leg amputated above' knee will
probably die; George Hamilton, scalp
wound, injury to leg; Frank Kratt,
Bridgeport, injuries about head and
back; Arthur Holmes, Bridgeport, con
tusions about the body, left leg crushed;
Fred Hlllercus, scalp wound, bruised
about the body; Matthew Olvin, scalp
wound, cut and bruised generally;
William Kelly, Bridgeport, sprained
arm; Mabel Rugg, aged 5, arm broken;
Charles Delaney, New York, stock
broker, injured internally.
Jumped OA the Trestle.
The scene of the awful accident la
midway between Sheiton and Bridge
port, i ne car was north-bound, run
ning toward Sheiton. -It was in charge
or Conductor John Carroll, of Bridge
port, who was among the killed, and
Motorman Hamilton, of Bridgeport,
who escaped by jumping. The trestle
is 440 feet long, made of iron with
stone foundations, and was not pro
tected by guard rails. South of the
trestle was an incline down which the
car ran at a high rate of speed. After
it had run on the trestle for about ten
feet the trucks left the rails and then
the car continued on the ties for about
seventy-five feet, when it went off the
trestle and dropped into the pond be
low, overturning completely and up
Went Singing- to Their Doom.
When the car struck the four-ton
motor and the heavy trucks crushed
into It. instantly killing many of the
passengers. A morgue was improvised
in the main room of the town hall at
Stratford and in a very short time
twenty-three bodies were laid out
awaiting identification. The accident
was witnessed by Miss Frances Peck,
who resides about 400 feet from the
bridge. She was upstairs at her home
as the car was passing, and she says
that it was running at an unusually
fast rate. Frank Cramer, who was
bathing near the bridge, states thatthe
passengers were all singing and in the
most jovful mood as they passed him.
TWENTY BODIES RECOVERED
In Drowning; Accident Whose Victims
" May Number Thirty. , f
Barllarboi. Me.. Aug 7. A careful
examination by divers and others in
the vicinity of the Mt. Desert feiry
slip, the scene of yesterday's terrible
accident, seems to indicate that 20
Bar Harbor. Me., Aug. 7. While a
!,., nt -rni-annit rm it
, th vahirH a Kiin londin? from
the dock to the boat at Mount Desert
ferry broke, precipiating more than 100
into the water. Twenty bodies have,
Seventeen were drowned and three
died from the terrible experience of
Immersion in the water and injuries
while struggling for life. The dead
are: Mrs. William Murray. Brewer; Ir
ving Bridges. West Hancock; Albert
Colson. Levant; Mrs. Oliver P.'Oakes,
Bangor; Miss Grace Sumner, Bangor;
Joseph Murphy. Old Town; Mrs. Hol
ds W. Estey, Ellsworth: Clifford Cush
man, Corinth; Miss Lizzie Ward. Ban
gor; Charles W. Downs. Ellsworth; F.
B. Sweetser. traveling salesman. Port
land; Ora N. Lank, Danforh; G. H
Bennett and Mrs. G.H. Bennett, Brewer;
Mrs. Charles Stover. Ellsworth; Mel
rin JicCarO. Corinth; .Mrs. A. IL Bill
ings and Mrs: George Derwent. Bangor,
and two others unknown at this writes-
Fell SOO Feet Down a Shaft.
Houghton. Mich., Aug. 7. Four min
ers whose names are unobtainable were
working on the forty-ninth level of the
Quincy mine, repairing the timbering,
yesterday morning. The men were all
standing on one ladder, the bottom Ot
which they failed to secure. The ladder
gave way. throwing all four into th
shaft. They fell 300 feet. One man
was killed instantly, two others were
probably fatally injured and the fourth
was badly hurt.
DOES NOT LIKE THE PRESS.
Richard Croker's Reasons for Spending;
Months In England.
London, Aug. 7. Richard Croker,
before leaving London 'for Southamp
ton, whence he sailed for New York
on board the St. Paul, said to a repre
sentative of the Associated Press Sat
urday: "I expect to come back to Lon
don next spring for the usual three
months' racing. The New York news
papers won't allow me peace In my own
country, and I am compelled to come
over here for it. In England the news
papers do not meddle with a man's
private affairs, while in America re
porters are watching my house and fol
lowing me about, the streets in cabs
and street carat
"Why, I can't even go out of town
without having a lot of reporters on
the train with me who are going to
print the names of everybody I speak
to and publish everything I do. I was
driven away from America to find my
pleasures and then accused of being
un-American because I came over here
for a little rest. I am perfectly satis
fied with my treatment here. I have not
won many races thus far, but I am not
losing anything by my; stables.
SECRET MAERIAQEENDS BADLY.
Kept Quiet for Nine Team and Now a
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 7.
The sequel to the romantic marriage
in 1890 of Albert E. Carlton, of Colo
rado Springs, and Miss Eva J. Stan
ton, of Warren, Ills.,', first announced
a few days ago by the bride, came un
expectedly Saturday In a suit for di
vorce filed by Carlton in the district
court of Teller county. The complaint
alleges willful desertion for more than
a year. The marriage took place at
Las Vegas, N. M.
The story is that the event was to
be a secret until Carlton amassed
wealth. Mr3. Carlton returned to
Warren to live with her parents and
Carlton came here. Three years ago
he went to Cripple Creek. He is pres
ident of the First National bank there,
and is at the head of various enter
prises. Having become, wealthy, he
wired Mrs. Carlton' to announce the
CRIME OF A MOTHER.
She Murders Tier .Dataghter and Then
Canton, O., Aug. 7. Ruth Swartz,
aged 16, was killed by her mother, Mrs.
Catherine Wise, yesterday morning.
The murderess then went a mile and a
half and threw herself into a pool of
water at an abandoned stone quarry.
Her body was fished out by neighbors
The facts brought out by an invest!
gation of the county coroner are that
the young girl had loved not wisely,
The distracted mother declared she
would find some way to save her daugh
ter. During the night the mother arose,
went downstairs and slashed her
daughter's throat with a razor, which
was left lying on a table in the room.
Scores on the Diamond.
Chicago, Aug. 7. Saturday's League
base ball scores were as follows: At
Cincinnati Louisville 1. Cincinnati 6;
at Philadelphia Baltimore 8, Phila
delphia 5; at Boston Washington 3,
Boston 9; at Pittsburg St. Louis 0.
Pittsburg 4; at Chicago Cleveland 0,
Chicago 4; at New York Rain, four
innings. (Sunday) ,At Cincinnati
Louisville 6,. Ciacinnati 9; (second
game) St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 4; at
Chicago Cleveland 10, Chicago 9; (sec
ond game) Cleveland 5, Chicago 9.
Western League: At Indianapolis
Grand Rapids 6, Indianapolis 6; at
Kansas City St. Paul 6, Kansas City
4: at Detroit Buffalo 1, Detroit 5; at
Milwaukee Minneapolis 9, Milwaukee
6. (Sunday) At Milwaukee Minneap
olis 6, Milwaukee 4; (second game)
Minneapolis 11, Milwaukee 10; at De
troit Buffalo 14, Detroit 15; at Kansas
City St. Paul 1. Kansas City 4: (sec
ond game) St. Paul 3. Kansas City 8;
at Grand Rapids Indianapolis 4, Grand
Illinois Cblckamauca Monument.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 7. The
Chickamauga battlefield . commission
has arranged the following programme
for the dedication of the monuments to
the Illinois soldiers on the battlefields
of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Orchard
Knob and Missionary Ridge, Tenn.: A
procession will form at 9 a. m. Nov. 23
and march from Chattanooga to Or
chard Knob, where the exercises wi'l
commence at 10 o'clock. Major James
A. Connelly, of Springfield, will pre
sent the monument to Governor Tan
ner, who will accept it on part of the
state of Illinois, and In turn present
It to the Chickamauga National park
commission. Senator Cullom and ex-
Governor Altgeld will make addresses.
Victims of the Florida Storm.
Apalachicola, Fla.. Aug. 7. The
bodies of a man and his wife, believed
to be Mr. and Mrs. Maddox, from Tam
pa, drowned from a fishing smack in
the big storm here, were buried yester-
Cay. The body of Captain John Pitts,
of St. Andrew, lost in Tuesday's hurri
cane, has been recovered and was also
buried. A conservative estimate of the
loss at Carrabelle is $200,000.
Otis for Kapld-Flre Gans.
Washington, Aug. 7. General Otis
has asked for a number of Sims-Dudley
guns. Catlings, and Hotchkiss Im
pounders for us, in the Philippines.
All are rapid-fire guns and a sufficient
number to meet the 1 present demand
has been procured and ordered shipped
to Manila. . . i
Just think ot It!
our store for
$10. Ten Dollars. $10.
Do you realize what this means? If you do, youll not be long In tak
ing advantage ot It. It you don't, come In and we'll show yoa. Suits
that we sold
I Ten Dollars SI 0
We never carry goods over. Fall goods are arriving and we need the
room, are our reasons tor selling the best in the house for ten dollars.
If you have any reason for buying, come early and get the big plums.
NO CREDIT ON THESE SUITS. NOTHING BUT CASH.
THE PENALTY FOR REFUSAL.
Mabel McKenna Killed by Her Rejected
Colorado Sprinss, Aug. 7. Wil
liam Borden shot and mortally
wounded Miss Mabel McKenna be
cause she refused to marrv him, and
then killed himself.
Oil City, Pa., Aug. 7. Salvador
Fraisers, an "Italian, shot and killed
his wife and then probably fatally
wounded himself. The cause is un
known. Dewey Sails the- Last of the Week.
. Naples, Aug. 7 Dewey will sail
for Leghorn Saturday or Monday,
and proceed thence to Genoa or Niee.
Tellow Fever at a Standstill.
Newport News, Va., Aug. 7. There
were no deaths or new cases of yel
low fever at the soldiers home yester
day and the authorities feel certain
that they have succeeded in effectual
ly checking the disease. No other cases
of yellow fever have been reported at
Associated Press Man Drowned.
Galveston. Tex., Aug. 7. W. R. Dun
kinson, operator of the Associated
Press on the Galveston News, was
drowned Saturday while in bathing.
His remains will be shipped to Terre
Haute, Ind., for interment.
Judge Grosscup'a Mother Dead.
Ashland, O., Aug. 7. Mrs. Benjamin
Grosscup, mother of Judge P. S. Gross
cup, died yesterday morning. She was
78 years of age and had been married
fifty-seven years. Her husband and
four children survive.
Wolf in niieep's lia.niu(.
Houghton, Mich., Aug. 7. Rev. John
II. Campil, pastor of the Finnish
Apostolic Lutheran church at the At
lantic mine, a suburb of Houghton,
is missing. He collected about $500
toward the erection of a new church
a few days ago and disappeared, leav
ing a wife and six small children pen
niless. He wrote a penitent letter from
Duluth, admitting his own unworthi-
ness and invoking the care of Provi
dence for his family, but enclosing
Issue of Gold Certificates.
Washington, Aug. 1. The following
letter of instructions has been sent by
United States Treasurer Roberts to all
assistant treasurers: "The secretary of
the treasury has determined to resume
the issue of gold certificates, according
to former practice. You will receive
gold coin when offered and deliver gold
certificates in exchange when de
manded, in such denominations as the
depositor may call for."
Ylsqul'SdUiB War In Mexico. """
Austin, Tex.. Aug. 7. A special re
ceived yesterday from Terrazas, Chi
huahua. Mexico, which is located near
the scene of the Yaqul uprising. Is to
the effect that the Indians are arrang
ing for a prolonged war. It says: "It
is going to take the Mexican govern
ment a long time and a big force of
troops to quell the rebellion."
"To err is tinman," but to continue
the mistake of neglecting your blood
folly. Keep the blood pare with
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7-room house, modern, on Nineteenth
9 -room house, modern, on beventeentn
10-room bouse, modern, on Third avenue S
8-room house on Twelfth street 2.700
7-room house on Twelfth street I.nO
7-rooss house on Seventh avenue 2.(500
9-room house on KiRhteemb street 3,500
Modern bouse on Seventh avenue (3.600
Three 5 room houses on Forty first street 4, wo
7-room house on fr'orty-tlrst street l,i00
Modern house on Forty-third street. 7,500
7-rfmin house on Twentv-seoond street.
nearly new 8,500
9-room house, brick, on First avenue 3,600
8-room bouse on Twenty-first street, fur
nace, modern 8,500
8-room bouse on Seventeenth street, new 3,600
7-room house on Jfortv-hrst street, two
7-room house and 16 lots on Ninth street.. 2.Kft0
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2.600
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2,110
4- room bouse on Ninth avenue S00
5- room house on Ninth street... 900
Two 6-room houses on Ninth street, each. 1,000
2 stnrv business block on Second avenue.
lot running to First avenue 7,000
40 acres near un, cheap.
Two good business lots on Third avenue
Several fine lots In rtlack Hawk. Stursreon,
Schnell and South Park additions on reasona
Manv tine bores In Columbia and Sonth
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Much ot the property that we have can be
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- Mends Everything.
The only Cement that U not effected
bj heat or moisture.
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