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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
, , . . PART TWO NOHKOUv NKHUASKA I-'KIDAY - , AKllST 1-1 I1M.I. ) PAGES 9 TO n Jeffries and Corbctt Both in Pink of Condition. GREAT INTEREST IN CONTEST. Sale of Seats Is Phenomenal and It Is Expected Attendance Will Exceed Twelve Thousand Nell Is Best Bantamweight. San Francisco , Aug. 14. Special to The News : Will science triumph over brute force or vice versa at Me chanic's pavilion tonight ? Will Cor bett , the idol of admirers of scientific boxing methods , succumb to Jeffries , the Ideal rough and ready lighter ? These are questions asked and an swered In the affirmative by sportIng - Ing men. Some good judges of mat ters pugilistic are of the opinion that Corbett's science will earn for him the title of heavyweight champion nnd the right to collect 'the winner's share of the big purse , but the most shrewd observers say they are con vinced that the former boilermaker will again defeat the man who won the pugilistic crown from John L. Sullivan. Ring Career of Jeffries. It was Tom Slmrkoy who gave James J. Jeffries bis start in life. This the sailor did In a twenty-round battle in San Francisco May u , 1898. He was born in 1875 in Ohio , but had spent the greater part of his life In California. The record of Jeffries' principal fights Is as folows : 1897 , T. Van Buskirk , San Francisco , 2 rounds , knocked out. May 19 Henry Baker , San Francisco , 9 rounds , knocked out. July 17 Gus Rublln , San Francisco , 20 rounds , draw. Nov. 30 Joe Choynski , Los [ / -w Angeles , 20 rounds , draw. \ 189G , Feb. 28 Joe Goddard , Los An geles , 4 rounds , won. March 28 Peter Jackson , Los Angeles , 3 rounds , won. April 22 Pete Ev erefi , Los Angeles , Srounds , won. May C Tom Sharkey , Los Angeles , 20 rounds , won. Aug. G Bob Arm strong , New York , 10 rounds , won. 1899 , June 9 Robert Fitzslmmons , Coney Island , 11 rounds , knockout. Nov. 3 Tom Sharkey , Coney Is land , 25 rounds , won. 1900 , April G Jack Finnegan , Detroit , 1 round , knockout. Mayll James J. Corbett , Coney Island , 23 rounds , knockout. 1901 , "Hank Griffin , Los Angeles , 4 rounds , won. Sept. 24 J. Kennedy , Oakland , 2 rounds , won. Nov. 15 Gus Rublln , San Francisco , 5 rounds , won. 1902 , July 25 , Robert Fitzslmmons , San Francisco , 8 rounds , knockout. Career of Corbett. James J. Corbett was born in San Francisco , September 1 , 185G , and consequently Is 9 years older than Jeffries. The complete record of his fights after he attained prominence is as follows : 188G , Billy Welch , San Francisco , 1 round , won. George Atkinson , Snn Francisco , 2 rounds , won. 18S8 , June 30 Frank Glover , San Francisco , 3 rounds , draw. ' 1899 , May 30 Joe Choynski , Fair fax , Gal. , police intorferred , con test postponed. July 29 "Dave" Campbell , Portland , Ore. , 10 rounds , draw. June 5 Joe Choynski , San Francisco , 4 rounds , won. 1890 , Feb. 18 Jake Kilraln , 'New Orleans , G rounds , won. April 4 > Domineck McCaffrey , Brooklyn , 4 ' rounds , won. 1891 , May 21 Peter Jackson , San Francisco , Gl rounds , draw. Oct. 8 "Ed" KInney , Milwaukee , 4 4 rminils won. 1892 , Fob , lu "Bill" Spilling , Now York , 1 round , won ; "Bob" Caffrey , 5 New York , 1 round , won. Sept. 7 John L. Sullivan , New Orleans , 21 . rounds , won. 1894 , Jan. 25 "Charlie" Mitchell , Jacksonville , Fla. , 3 rounds , won. 1 Sept. 7 Peter Courtney , Orange , ' , N. J. , G rounds , for benefit of kin- otoscope. 1897 , March 17 Robert Fitzsimmons , v Carson City , Nov. , 14 rounds , . knocked out. I' 1899 , Nov. 22 Tom Sharkey , Lenox , | > A. C. , New York , won. 1900 , May 11 James J. Jeffries , New York , 23 rounds , knocked ou'c. San Francisco , Aug. 14. Never In this city has more interest been taken in a pugilistic encounter than is now manifested regarding tonight's con test between James J. Corbett and James J. Jeffries. Betting , however , bas been comparatively light , at the prevailing odds of 2 to 1 on Jeffries. The attendance promises to exceed 12,000 , nnd so fast have the tickets been sold , notwithstanding the big prices asked , that additional seats have been placed In the pavilion. When the time is called tonight there is not likely to be an unoccupied seat In sight of the ring. Jeffries Is at the Reliance club in Oakland , where ho will remain until a few hours before the fight. Ho certainly never looked more fit in his life. Ills muscles Btand out hard and firm over his mas- Blvo system and his skin is of that ruddy hue that characterizes the per fect typo of physical fitness. Trainer Delaney said : "Jeffries is as fast as he can bo , his wind Is per fect , his condition Is the finest It ever uas , nnd If ' "oibett whips him he will bo the woiii'.er of the IIKO. Jeffnoa himself figures that he will take the measure of the Olympian In nbnut ton round * . In hln opinion the mill nuiv go fifteen , but not more than that. " When seen at his training num-teis In Alanu'da. Corbett said : "I would bo willing to lose one of my arms If I can defeat Jeffries. I know that he Is a big. tough follow , but rothlng can dlseouuiKo mo. If the betting weio 100 to 1 In favor of Jeffries. It wouH make no difference. I have been doing everything 'hat mortal man could dT for the last fifteen months to get Into condition for this fight and now thn' I have finished my work. I am atlafled. I nm fit to make the fight of my life tonight , nnd If I don't win , I never could or never can win against the man. " Nell Defeats Forbeo. San Francisco , Aug. 14. FranUlu Nell of San Francisco won the ban tamweight championship of the world last night when ho landed a loft swing In the pit of Harry Forbes stomach in the second round of n scheduled twenty-round fight. Forbes , by virtue of holding the championship , was n 2 to 1 favorite in the betting , but Noll. In spite of that fact , had many local supporters. Forbes , who appeared to be In splendid condition , was much the showier boxer of the two , but ho could not land effectively. JETT AND WHITE GUILTY , Both Murderers Will Spend the Rest of Their Lives In Penitentiary of Kentucky. Cynthlann , Ky. , Aug. 11. Special to The News : Jett and Whi'io have been found guilty by jury of murder In the first degree. They are sen tenced to life imprisonment in the Kentucky state penitentiary. GOES THROUGH A BRIDGE. Texas Express on Rock Island Wrecked Near McFarland , Kan. Topeka , Kan. , Aug 1-1. The engine , mail and baggage cars of the Texas express on the Rock Island , which leaves Topeka at midnight , went through a brldgo across Hcndrtcks creek near Alma at 1:30 : a. m. , killing Fireman John Leygett of McFarland , Kan. , and Injuring Engineer John Me- Eileen of Kansas City. The baggage men and express men jumped when the shock came and were swept by the waters on tree tops , from whence they wore rescued at daylight by a fisherman named Will- lam Graves. Graves also found the engineer unconscious , tangled in the limbs of a tree. The engine is in the bottom of the creek , out of sight. Ono car Is dan gling from the end of the bridge , and another Is lodged on the bank at the end of the bridge , and another Is lodged on the bank of the stream , partly under water. That further loss oflifo did not fol low Is duo to the narrowness of the Btream where the disaster occurred A. cloudburst had filled the cre ° k and weakened the bridge. Anti-Trust Meeting at Capital. Washington , Aug. 14. An anti-trust meeting , which packed the new Na tional theater to the doors , was held hero last night. The speakers in cluded Henry George , Representative Shober of > ew York and Representa tive Van Dusen of Nevada. II. W. Sherman , president of the Central La bor union of Washington , presided. Attorney General Knox and President Roosevelt were arraigned for alleged failure to vigorously enforce the Sher man anti-trust law. Representative Shober spoke of William R. Hearst as the man best equipped to lead the people In the battle against the trusts. No New Trial for Murderer , Salt Lake , Aug. 14. The supreme court affirmed the verdict of guilty of murder In the first degree against Peter Mortensen and refused to grant him a n w trial. Mortensen was found guilty of murdering James R. Hay , secretary of the Pacific Lumber company , and burying his body in an open field. Teamsters Form New Organization. Niagara Falls. N. Y. . Aug. 14. The Amalgamated Brotherhood of Team sters and Helpers , newly formed here , and representing 150,000 teamsters in the United States , have selected In dianapolis for permanent headquarters and Cincinnati as their meeting place next August. Lords Agree to Irish Land Bill. London , Aug. 14. The house of lords agreed to the Irish land bill In the form finally approved by the house of commons. The latter bouse accept ed all the amendments except two un important measures , and it now only awaits the royal assent to become law. Chinese Troops Are Defeated. Hong Kong , Aug. 11. The Chinese Imperial troops have been defeated by rebels at Hwel Chow Fu , In the southern province of Kwnng Tung. Imperial reinforcements , consisting of 3,000 Qerman drilled troops , have ar rived at Canton. Kansas Yield of Wheat. Topeka , Kan. , Aug. 14. In a bulletin Issued by the state board of agricul ture the wheat yield of Kansas Is placed at 9i',270,000 bushels. Killer of Russian Official Meets Death in Weelc. GOVERNMENT .OFFERS . $80,000. Would Pay That Amount of Damages to Widow of the Russian Consul , In Order to Prevent Interference on the Part of Russia. Constantinople. Aug 11. Special to The News : Assassin Gendarme , who killed the Russian consul lunl Sunday morning , swung In the hang- innu'.H noose tliltt morning , just nix days after committing the crime. As n way of preventing any Interference on the part of Russia , and of preserv ing peaceful relaMoiiH In a diplomatic way. the government has offered the consul's widow $80,000 damages. All Huropo was stirred by the kill ing of the ofllclal , and KUHHII | de manded Iminedlate punishment of nil who \\ore In any way connected with the crime. ADVANCE GUARD 13 THERE. Early Arrivals of G. A. R. Dcleg tes Already Filling San Francisco. San Francisco , Aug. 14. Several hundred members of the ( iiand Army of the Republic have been added to the advance guard already In the city awaiting the opening , next Monday , of the 37th national encampment. The majority of these arrivals re corded their names at the bureau of registration and Inforinat'on. ' Thu list shows that they came from twenty- eight states and territories. Accom panying them were piubably three times as many tourists , relatives of the Grand Army men and members of allied orders , who are taking advan tage of the low excursion rates to visit California. The parade will be the most Imposing ever seen In this city , the great pa rade of the Grand Army on Wednes day being confined to the veterans who bore arms for the union In the civil war. UNION VETERANS' UNION ELECTS Ge.ieral Hutchlnson Urges Plan to Heal Breach. Rochester. N. Y. . Aug. 14. The Union Veterans' union , encamped In this city , elected these officers : Com mander-in-chief , General B. F. Hutch- Insou , Rochester ; -deputy Commander- in-chief , General D. W. Gould , Chelsea , Mass. ; second deputy commander-ln- chief , Colonel Richard L. Gorman. St. Paul , Minn. Commander Hutchlnson addressed the veterans on the split In the organization and recommended that an invitation bo extended to all the companies throughout the country to join the union. The Woman's Relief - lief union is also in session in this city. Negroes Leave Whltesboro. Whltesboro , Tex. , Aug. H. Al though promised protection by the mu nicipal officers , negroes are leaving here In large numbers nnd If the exodus keeps up Whltesboro will soon be without a colored resident. The mob , foiled In an effort to mob a ne gro , warned the negroes to leave and several negro men were severely flogged LIKELY WILL BE1 LYNCHED , Dollard , Who Shot Bryant and Beat Stringer Yesterday , Will Likely be Lynched. Landers. Wyo. , Aug. II. Special to The News : James Dollard may be lynched. Dollard yesterday shot a man named Bryant and badly beat up a man named Stringer. Stringer died today as a result of Injuries and Bryant is dying now. Feeling Is very high. Open the Rooms of Leo. Rome , Aug. 14. Tha pope Is quits well. He took a long drive and walk In the Vatican garden nnd then re ceived the Austrian ambassador , who presented his credentials. Mgr. Cagi- ano , the major dome , accompanied by Cardinals Rampolla and Moctwi , opened the apartment of Pope Leo , breaking the seals put on at the time of the pontiff's death. I'hey found a considerable amount of money , It is stated , several millions of francs , be sides other valuables. Turka Destroy Village. London. Aug. 14. The Dally Mall prints a ulspatch from Belgrade which says that the Turkish troops destroyed the village of Leskovatz and fourteen other places in the district of Uskub , nnd that the Insurgents have burned the villages of Nakoletz and Kranl , Inhabited by Albanians , and the Turk ish vlllayet of Kashantl. It is stated that when the insurgents captured the Turkish mall a few days ago they car ried off $125000 Collision at a Crossing. St. Louis , Aug. 1-1 , - An Incoming Missouri Pacific suburban train struck the rear of a Choutcuu avenue street car nf Vandeventer avenue crossing , Injuring three passengers seriously. An unknown man was picked up un conscious from a fractured skull. It Is feared he will die. The end of the car was badly damaged , DLLS SPIRIT OF MOB IN UNIONS , D. M. Tarry la Speaker at Chiiii * tauqun Confoicnce. ( 'iitiutnunuii , N. Y , AUK. 11.D. . M. 1'inry. president of thn National An o- it.ltlon of MamiKK t HUM'S , delheied one of fhu IIIOHI Important uddinMHCM In lure the conference on Ihn "Mob Spirit In Ameilca. " Mr. Pair ) npoko on "Mob-.Spirit In Organ I/.od Labor. " lie , ild , in part : "In tills country lu the IIIHI veur there have been many mobs of i.HTorent 1 Indii. hut to my mind the mo.st dauKeroun of them In the mob of organized labor. No man , I lake It. can object to any kind of an ansoclatlon , which IH organized for lawful and beneficent punioHO * , but organized labor , as It IH conducted to day , < 2tulH convicted by Itn own le..d- era on a lawxa organization. In t'-at It sot'kn by physical force to override Individual rights and KH continually railing aBalnnt thn lawa and denounc ing courts and public olllcluln for in > forcing tliOHo lawn , It fulfllln all the requirement * ! of the definition of mob. ocracy. Unllko the lynching been nnd the vigilance committees It In what might be termed R standing mob. tinder - der fair dlHclplInn by KH offlcem , and nmdy upon ocrnulon to commit the overt aeH ( of outrage and destruction which are the outward manifestation of the mob spirit. " MAY PASS THROUGH NORFOLK , Teddy Roosevelt , jr. , Will Probably Pass Through Norfolk on August 20. Omaha , Aug. 11. Special to The News : Young Teddy lloosovolt , Jr. , will pass through Omaha and lu all Illu-llliond , Norfolk , also , on August 2n , enroutu to Deadwood , where he \\lll upend a week before returning to school. GREEKS WISH TO JOIN IN. Balkan Revolt Is Declared to B Spreading Fast. Athens , Greece , Aug. 14. The Mace donians in Greece petitioned Premier Ralll lor permission to cross the fron tier with arms In ordur to Join their brethren In Macedonia. M. Italll re fused to grant the purmiHHlon , and counseled them to re nm In quiet. Reports - ports from government agents In vari ous districts of Macedonia are of a disquieting character. They nay that the outbreak Is Hteadlly progressing and Is steadily extending northward from Monastir nnd also toward Salon- lea. Adherents are dally joining the Insurgent bands. Krushcvo Is ntlll In the hands of the Insurgents , who bavo also captured Kllsuru. New Viceroy Is Appointed. St. Petersburg , Aug. 14. A now vice-royalty , comprising the Amur dlH- trlct and the Kwan Tung province , baa been established. Heretofore the Amur district has been controlled by t governor general. A ukase signed by the czar and promulgated Aug. 12 ap points Vice Admiral Alexieff , aide-de camp general to the czar , as viceroy of this far western territory. He will bo vested with supreme authority In all the branches of civil administra tion , tha direction of which will no longer bo In the hands of the ministers. Jamaicans Appeal for Aid. Kingston , Aug. 14. The destitution In the hurricane-stricken districts Is appalling. Thousands of persons , homeless , starving nnd illy-clad , are hurrying to the towns to obtain shel ter and supplies , but as all the churches and public buildings have been demolished the misery Is In tense. A meeting held at Port An tonio appealed , with the governor's approval , to the generosity of the American people. Foodstuffs and lumber are urgently needed and as sistance was Implored. Vice Admiral Cervera Resigns. Madrid , Aug 14. Vice Admiral Cervera , who surrendered to the Ami lean fleet off Santiago do Cuba , has resigned the position oT chief of staff In the navy to which he was appoint ed In December , 1902. Iowa Guardsmen In Camp. Cedar Rapids , la. , Aug. 14. Th Fifty-third regiment. Iowa National ( lunrd , went Into camp for eight days. Colonel Dews of Cedar Raplda is in command. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. Professor W. J. McGee , In charge of the bureau of American ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution at WashIngton - Ington , has resigned his i > osltlon. Dispatches from Santo Domingo saj that a plot to murder General Alejandro Wes Y Gil , the president , has been discovered and that there have been many arrests. Germany has begun active worl < upon Its general Installation In the va , rled Industries building at the World's fair. This is the first work of the kind by any foreign participating na tlon. Angered and disappointed by n change in her mother's will , Mrs. C. C. Shelby , seventy years old , wife of Colonel - onel Shelby , n veteran showman , com mitted suicide at Paterson , N. J. , by cutting her throat. The whipping of women convicts in Georgia was forbidden nnd the dis charge of Warden Allagood ordered 4jy the legislature of that Btate , following the investigation of the punishment ] I lulllctcd by him ou Maiulo Do Crist. Crazy Knnsati Fires Into Crowd of Hive Thousand. BLAYS THRtiE , WOUNDS SCOHE. Is Himself Killed by a Policeman. Citizens Enjoying Uarul Concoct nt Wlnficld Scatter In Mad Panic from Fusillade. Wlnlleld. Kun. , Aug. H Alfred TwlRK. aged thlily ycuiti , HiippoHcd to he lunatic , appealed on I lid principal klreet luHt night with a double bar reled HhntKiin and llred both Hmnt'n ; dHlhotntely Into a ciowd of 5,000 people ple , who wine llHlcnlug to a band eon- cert. Ho Killed three pcmoiiH , fatally Injured three and Hliol twenty olhern , of whom HX ! may din. Twlgg wait him- unir killed by a policeman. The dead : Sterling Ulce , n carpen ter ; Diiw.soii TlllotHon , a burlier , bralnn blown out ; I ) , llowmnn , a car penter of Oxford , Kan. ; Alfred Twlgg. The Injured. Mm. John llaiuurd , shot In necK , Jamim ClurliHon , back and aim ; II. 10. Oliver , Hhouhler and hack ; Clyde lleod. hip ; J. It. Story , client and knee ; William Williams , knee ; ChnrlcH Tlmnnin , Knee ; C'lmrlcH Hair , knee ; ICImur FaritHWorth , bow els ; ( Jllii Carter , head , Arthur Ilium ford , bund ; Wllllum Conrhumn , mm ; William Moore , aim ; Archie Hurd-'tte , ficnlp ; Klnier Davis , ncnlp ; ( Maud Wagoner , uhoulder ; Hiununl Compton , arm and U'g ; Benjamin Rldgeway , heud. The band had JUH ! finished playing a waltz when Twlgg stepped out fioin an alley a half block distant , anij do- ' Ilbeiatc'ly taking afm at the band Btand , llred two shuts. II. 13. Oliver , a bund man , fell at the first shot , but the crowd , not realizing what had hap pened , rushed toward the killer , be lieving that there had been an acci dental Hhootlng of HOIIIO kind. An the crowd cloned In the crazed man < lln charged two IMOIC shots at them , rauslni ; a Hintteilng In every dliec * tlon. With the eiowd fleeing , the man flood firing at random In every direc tion. Men and women howled and Hhloljfil and ran , but no one seemed able to stop the frightful carnage , un til Policeman George Nichols eon- frontpd TwIgK and filed a bullet Into his head. Before life expired the de mented man drew n revolver from ) IH | pocket and fired a shot In Ills own body. The dead and dying wore by this time scattered all over the street and the frightened people , believing that the Hhootlng was coming from every quarter , Bought safety In flight. It was fully an hour before they real ized what had happened and recovered Riifllclently to take care of the In jured. Twlgg was a miller by trade , having learned his trade twelve years ago In a little town fifteen miles north of this city. Ho came to Wlnlleld shortly afterward and has been an employe of the linden mills , where he worked for a number of years. The hoys around town commonly referred to him us "Crazy Twlgg , " but no one thought him dangerous. Later ho went to New Mexico , returning in time to enlist as a soldier In the Philip pines. ARMOUR PLANT THREATENED , Flames ( n Kansas City Threaten to Take the Entire Plant , but are Extinguished. Kansas City , Aug. 11. Special to The News : Fire 'threatened the Ar mour plant In Kansas City this morn- Ing. The blaze was extinguished with n small loss. Lake Firemen Charged With Mutiny. Chicago , Aug. 14. Because six of Its members are In Jail In South Haven. Mk-h. , charged with mutiny , the Marine Firemen's union has de clared war ou the large passenger steamer Eastland , nnd says It shall not leave port until the men have been leleased. Six firemen quit work while the boat was In the middle of Lake Michigan and refused to perform - form their duty , because they were not served with mashed potatoes at dinner. Glenn Watson and William Watson , who are charged by the olfl-l cors of the boat wltk being rlngloud- ! ers , were put In Iruns and their four ! companions were driven below and. . kept prisoners until the boat reached ! South Haven , when they were all manacled - acled and marched to jail. Damage Suits Against Labor Unions. Chicago. Aug. 14. Damage suits , against labor unions and im 'sera of ! unions aggregating $80.000 weio filed In Chicago courts. John M. Stiles , painting contractor , who alleges that , his business has been ruined by labor ! unions , sued the painters' unions for $50.000. The Kellog Switchboard and Supply company filed two suits , each for $15,000 , against unions Involved In the strike which terrorized Chicago several weeks ago and Is still on. Lord Salisbury Is III. London , Aug. 11. Lord Salisbury la , seriously Indisposed according to Information - , formation received direct from his , family at Hntlleld house. The late | premier Is greatly exhausted and phy- ' alcluus are in attendance. ' MINE OWNERS MAY t ' - . TUNNSL. Unlcn Men Cullad Out , j / V/cilern Ccdtrnllon of N , , . i. Ctlpplo Crook , Cole , A jc. 11. I'nlon mliierH workliiK i "to drain * n ( i tuiiiu'l were culled nt by llmlr executive tilllcern. The mi ml , which will iltaln most of the bl i. , ties of tile dlritrlit , would be compl. < < \ In unullt * er wek ill Ilio lain of | , oiiroH lioio- tofoin maintained. Thu . n .0 WIIH or- dcind lu cuiineiiiieiice u Ilio relimal of Superintendent Iliilnl . ld ( ; < ) u > urn- piny only union men. "We will complete ( hut tunnel If It tnlu i the United States uiny to pro- led the woik , and If It IH neeeHHary for im to put on our wo king elothon and do tlm luhor 0111 telvcH , " ualil President Hnmiiul nuriui.it of tint Id I'liHii Mining company , v. ili-h bun tlm contract for building the tunnel. It IH not unlikely thin rich mliio ownei-H and hlRli salaried mlncm will BO into the bit ? hole to In1 e llm placo.i of thn men called out. T eie uro now about 4.000 men In the dlnlilct. Thu ownein havn announced t n'lr determi nation ( o rcHUinn woik IIH teen IIH men can be necmed , profeinee holnic K'lven to former employes The own- em charncterlxo the autliM of the Dill- corn of the Western Federation of MlnetH In calling the ntrli e In the ab sence of any grlovanceu us "arbitrary ( i-iil unjimtlllahle. " ami ai.nnunce ( hut "all men applying for \\oik will bo protected to the hint dugio. . " LIGHTNING KILLS LITTLE GIRL , Grace Bclsckcr , While Riding a Horse , Wns Instantly Killed This Morning at Grant. ' , ( Irani , Nob. , Aug. II Special to The NCWH A little : 7-year-old girl , Grace UelHekur , whii" riding a horse near bore , was struck by llgh'c- nltig this morning an I Instantly killed. . > VESUVIUS AGAIN VIOLENT. Panic Prevails Among tl > c Populace. Evoke Divine AM. Rome. Aug. 14. Vemiv. A Is again causing I nt en no alarm In thn sur rounding region , eruptions of the vol cano being very heavy. Kiom a froMi opening at the base of t ! e principal crater two streams of lava ire Issuing , which , within a few hour.- covered a wldo tract of ground. On Htroam lu going swiftly towards the village of Ottajano , t ) n direction tii'.en by the famous eruption of 1872 P'inic pr' > - valln , the population crowding the churclirtt to pray or cattieiing In open spaces for safety. IJxpertt , however , nfllrni that no far there IH no reason to fear a serious disaster. Colonel Meade to Be Retired. Washington , Aug. 14. Jly order of the president , Colonel lto'ert L. Meade of the United Stt.te.-t marine corps will bo retired Oct. 3 next. In bin present grade. Because of a dlsro- Bpoctful letter which Coli neil Meade recently addressed to the n.ivy depart ment , the president took a I vantage of the law , which provides th.it when an officer In the army or nnrlno-corps shall have reached the ae of sixty- two years he may he retlre.l on his own request , or by order o. the presi dent. Invoke President's Good Offices. Yokohama , Aug. 14. A special dis patch from Peking to a local paper here says that Prince Chins has se cured Ilussla's consent to the Invoking of President Roosevelt's good offices in connection with the Mauchurian difficulty. ' SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. , Two miners are dead an I three In jured as the result of an e ip'-islon of powder at the entrance to a mine at Coal City , Ala. Safeblowers secured from the post- office at Sherman , S. D. , $1.300 In notes , $300 In cash and $15in / : stumps. The robbers left no clue. B. Frank Gllkeson. forir r chair man of the Pennsylvania ht ue Repub lican committee , died at hi ; home at Bristol , Pa. , of paralysis. J. V. Painter , aged slxty--lght. well known In business and fina-cial Inter ests throughout the counti . , died at his residence in Cleveland. It Is reported that the Kestone Car Wheel company of Plttsb r Is In cluded In the consolldatlo : of eight large car wheel plants nov. terming. Henry Ives Cobb , special architect of the new Chicago postoflk . was dis. missed by Secretary Shaw on charges of negligence and .business like methods. William Dooley. who Is wanted In Montgomery. Mo. , on a ch. re.3 of as sault with intent to murder , was ar rested In Springfield. 111. , by detec. tlves. Ho admits the charge Estimates of the hop crop of the Pa. clfic coast , based on the pre-int condi tion of the fields , Indicate that the to. tal will approach 153.000 bales , as against 170.000 bales last > ear. Iiondequolt. the American challenger for the Canada cup , won the fifth and deciding race of the strles from Stratbcona defender of the cup , thus wresting the trophy from across the water A cablegram received nt the office of the missionary society of t le Metho dist Episcopal church In New York an nounced the death of Rev. John Gil bert Cleveland , presiding el ! er of the Eendal district , Japan coul-cucj.