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HIGHLAND
RECORDER
VOL. XXII.
MONTEREY, HIGHLAND C0UNTY, VA.. JUNE 15. 1900.
NO. 2.').
SPENT BY CONGRESS.
|lgares as Shown by a> Statement I'n
pared Ky Mr. Allison, of Sonata Coin
? nlltee, and by Mr. Cannon,
of Houso Committee.
Washington. (Speotal.) -A carefully pr
Dared statement on the appropriations of tl
session was made by Senator Allison, chai
[man of the Senate Committee on Appropri
[tiona, aftd Chairman Cannon, of the Hou
f ^ommJttee on Appropriations. In accordau
*vitlt custom. The statement says:
"The appropriations made by the first 9?
sion of tho Fifty-sixth Congress amount
$709,729,476. This sum includes $131,24'
155 estimated to be on account of or iucide
to the late war with Spain, and deducting
the remaining amount?$578.482,321?repi
sents the ordinary appropriations made f
the support of tho government during tl
session.
?'It will be observed that, niter deductii
tho amounts estimated to baye been appr
f>riated on account pf or inclclent to tho w
"with Spain, for the ensuing, tho current ai
"4be last fiscal years (which cover tbe perb
aince the beginning of the Spanish war), t
appropriations for the Ave fiscal years, i
eluding the two immediately preceding tl
war. ar* rs follows: 1897. 1616.845,194; 18S
?M,784,079; 1899, 1532,371,688; 1900, $554
278.W6:1901. 1578.482,321.
"this shows an apparent excess In tl
ordinary appropriations at this session f<
tbe fiscal year 1901 of $49,747,242 over tl
appropriations for the fiscal year 1808, whl<
Immediately preceded the Spanish war. Ti
chief increases in ordinary expenses for!9i
over those for 1898 are: Increase of tbe nay
$7,681,916; pensions. $3,981,860; postal se
vice, r\eluelve of newly acquired Writor;
?17.782.900; twelfth census. $9,000,000; po
manent appropriations! including $2,000,01
for requirements of sinking fund and $1,000
COO for redem] t on of national banknotes
?6.684,000. Tbe total of there Increases
$50,202,826.
"These increases in federal appropriation
need no defense. and but a word of ex plan*
foo.
"The amount for the Deportment of Agr
culture !s only a proper compliance with th
natural demands of the agricultural lntei
esta cf the country.
"For pensions the amount simply reprc
sents tbe natural increase of tito pensio
roll.
"For thc increase of the navy the exces
ever the appropriations of 1898 is necessar
for the construction, armor, armament an
equipment of battleships. cruiser.-1, gunboat
and torpedo boats heretofore authorizer
nnd ls no more than ls absolutely necessar
toward placing the navy expeditiously 1
tho proper condition universally demande
by the people for the national defense.
"Much of the actual increase is nttribul
able to the increased volume of business i
the Treav.irv, War and Navy Department;
incident to the war with Spain, although n
rart of it is included In the table which I
submitted of increased appropriations o
account of tbe war.
'"Under permanent appropriations, asid
from $6,0. 0,000 for interest on the war loai
two considerable Increases appear; one fe
54.000,0.0 for tho redemption of circulalin
notes of national banks out of funds d?
posited with the Treasury for that purpose
ibe transaction being purely one of book
kfeping nnd in no wny affecting the publi
funds. The amount of estimated redemj
lions out of bank funds is simply $4.OO0,0C
greater than in 1898, and by process of book
keeping tbat amount is added to the apprc
priations for 1901.
'?An Increase of $2,000,000 is made in th
amount estimated to meet the requirement
of the sinking fund fer 19.il over tho sue
estimated aud included in the ap] ropria
lions for 1898. This increase ls on .-fcoun
of the Spanish war.loan of $200,000,000.
"The approximate amounts, as nearly a
Ibey can be arrived at. appropriated on ac
count of or Incident to the war with Sj ail
during each ofalhe three sessions of Congres,
held since tho beginning of that war. are se
forth in detail. The amounts thus appro
priated during the two sessions of the las
Congress, covering the period to the closoo
the fiscal year 19 0, aggregate $482,562,083
Of this who'e sum it is estimated by th<
Treasury Depaitment that to June 3i in
stanr, the total expenditures will not exceed
$392,000,00, leaving a .surplus of $90,000,000,
after meeting outstanding obligations, to be
eover??d into the Treasury. Thus, fer the
conduct of that momentous war aud its re?
sultant effects Congress amply made appro?
priations, and tbe administration has wisely
nnd prudently made expenditures from the
liberal sums thus placed at Its disposal."
MKS. DBWBTf LOST DIAMONDS.
I'll -ked lp In the Gutter by a Little Color?
ed Boy-Valued at 88,000.
Detroit, Mich.. (Special.)?While walking
from the Fellowcrnft Club to her carriage
Mrs. Dewey lost a star pendant set with six?
ty diamonds, and valued at $8,000. It was
pieked up from the gutter by a little colored
boy, who thought he had found a buckle.
Before taking lt home with bim the lad
showed the jewel to some bystanders, and in
t tis way the detectives, when they were
notified of the loss traced the valuable or?
nament and recovered it. Mrs. Dewey was
delighted when the officers returned tbe
jewel to ber.
ABOUT NOTED PEOPLE.
Charles H. Hackley. the Michigan milliou
r.ire and philanthropist, bas given Dui town
of Muskegon four bronze statues of Lincoln,
Sherman, Farragut and Grant.
1 John Vavasour Noel has jiut Leen ap?
pointed head of the Latin-American Press
Bureau in the Department of Publicity of
the Fan-American Exposition at Buffalo.
Though a citizen of the United States, Mr.
Noel studied abroad and has been foreign
correspondent for most of the great Latin
American dailies.
The Statistical Society of the Maritime
Province of Siberia has elected the Ameri?
can Consul at Vladivostok, R. T. Greener,
an active member, because of the deep In?
terest be hos taken in Siberia's develop?
ment.
Frof. D. A. Kent, of Jewell, Ia., has been
appointed by the Sultan of Turkey Instruc?
tor in farming for the entire Turkish Em?
pire.
Mrs. Dorothy Scribner, of Scribner's Mills,
Me., celebrated ber 100th birthday anniver?
sary last week.
Benjamin D. Silliman, of New York City,
!<> the oldest living graduate of Yale, of which
his father and grandfather were also grad?
uates.
The trustees of tho Indiana State Univer?
sity have acceded to the unanimous request
of the students and faculty of that Institu?
tion that tho new athletic Held bo called
Jordan Field. The name was ohosen in
honor of President David Starr Jordan, cf
Leland stanford. Jr., University.
Just at the present there ls perhaps no
lawyer in Albany, N. Y., quite so busy as
Lavid B Hill. He it determined t? clear
away all hi* important work before,(|be na
|s^MMs1 eatsjpftiya 1* opened.
J
END OF CONGRESS,
INTERESTING CLOSIXO SCENES IN
BOTH HOUSES.
THE NAVAL BILL IS PASSED
?
)0 Closing Scenes In Both Chambers - Sena?
tors "Were Grave and Dignified, Much
More So Than Usual, But Congress
8- I men Joined in a Bevel of Song nnd
to I Merry-making.
Washington, (Special.) ? Congress ad?
journed at five o'clock Thursday, a little
more than a day behind schedule time. Tho
fault of the delay rosted with Mr. Cannon,
the chairman of the Appropriations Com?
mittee. In his stern determination that the
Navy Department should not supersede the
CoifSt and Geodetic Survey in the work fixed
by law for that bureau, Mr. Cannon fought
the Naval Affairs Committee and the Naval
Supply bill eo vigorously that its representa?
tives wero removed In disgrace from all
further conference with the Senate Naval
Committee, aud Mr. Cannon and two asso?
ciates from the Appropriations Committee
substituted.
The House by a vote of 118 to 96 refused
to uphold Mr. Cannon, who then turned the
bill back to the Naval Committee, from
whose hands il had been taken.'
Mr. Foss laughed like a happy child at tbe
turn of events. Under his direction the
?*? ! House then hastened to surrender on every
r" point of contention between the two bodies.
'? ; and at three o'clock the Speaker announced
that every appropriation bill had now
pa-sed.
It was now only necessary to kill time
enough to permit the printers at the Govern?
ment Printing OfTlce to set up the naval bill,
print ono copy and hurry it baok to the Cap?
itol, where the Speaker of the House, the
Acting President of the Senate,, and the
President of the United States would tign in
the order named. The resolution for final
adjournment called forth a division, Mr.
Sulzer attempting to put the Republicans on
I record by making them vote down bis pro
? I position, that final adjournment be pofit
a I poned until the Senate had acted on the
Anti-Trust bill recently passed by the House,
s
! But tho members were too eager to go
, j borne, and the adjournment resolutions were
j adopted by 115 to 73. As the roll proceeded
j some anxiety seized the leaders, for it seem
' j ed unlikely that a quorum would vote. Tbe
* resolution for llnal adjournment must bo
. j adopted by a quorum, unlike all other mo
j tious for temporary adjournment. It was
| certain that Mr. Sulzer would avail himself
of this parliamentary advantage, and mes?
sengers went skurrying all over the huge
Capitol bringing in absentees from the cafes
at both ends of the building and breaking
up little parties in committee rooms. As it
was. the resolution was adopted by a safe
majority.
With final adjournment only a matter of
less than an hour, the House lapsed into
boyish pranks. Mr. Henderson, seeing the
mind of tho members, suggested the pro?
priety of a recess until ten minutes before
five, and the motion was promptly adopted.
Then for nearly an hour the House of Rep?
resentatives converted itself iuto a huge
social club. Mr. Denny led the House in
singing "star-spangled Banner." Here a
fine bit of patriotism showed itself.
The galleries wero crowded, but as the
first strains of the nation's hymn were hoard
every man, woman and child arose and
joined in the chorus, until the mighty sounds
rolled through tho building to the Senate
end.
But the enthusiasm evoked was not to be
compared with the remarkable demonstra
I tion which followed when, in a clear, ring
i ing tenor Mr. Fitzgerald, of Massachusetts,
. i started the national anthem with the insplr
I lng words, "Through tbe dawn's early
I light." In an Instant all the men, women
, j and children in the gallery were on their
j feet joining in the singing.
The House spent the last ten minutes of
I the session listening to a long list of pension
; bills to whloh Mr. McKinley had applied his
I signature just In time to save the benefi
i claries.
There remained, then, only the annouuee
j ment from Mr. Payne, tbe leader of the
i House, that a committee of the House and
j the Senate, having waited on the President
j to learn if he had further business for Con?
gress, had been notified that he had no fur?
ther message to send.
The hands of the clock approached the
hour as Mr. Henderson arose?and addressed
the House briefly.
He congratulated the members on the
work done by them in the session about to
close, and thanked them for their thought?
fulness and their courtesy. In the heat of
debate, in their earnestness as legislators, in
their zeal as partisans, none had ever fallen
below the dignity of true men, a sentiment
which won the heartiest applause. Then ns
he brought down the gavel and declared the
House adjourned sine die, tho House again
cheered him to the echo.
The Senate spent the whole day awaiting
the surrender of the House on the contested
points in tbe Naval bill. It met from time
to time to take a fresh recess. Atodd inter?
vals there was an executive session, lasting
only one or two minutes, just long enough
to confirm some late appointment. Most of
the time the senators spent visiting each
other In Httlo groups, exchanging hospitable
I welcomes and discussing plans for the
j Bummer,
On every baud senators who had fought
; each other with every bitterness of political
! rivalry DOW communed in sweetest harmony.
? Shortly before five there was a first execu?
tive session to confirm a constituent of Sen
I ator CnUom'a ns surveyor genera) of Alaska.
I Then, at five o.clock, the Senate listened to
j a few polite phrases from Senator Frye, and
then, with great dignity and solemn silence,
adjourned.
Sentenced to Be Banged.
Wheeling, W. Vn.. (Special).-In th* Cir?
cuit Court, Judge Hughes sentencod John
Mooney and Frank Friday to be hanged at
tho State penitentiary, at Moundsville, on
July l.t. Mooney and Friday, on .March 1
last, while attempting to rob tbe homo of
James Hervey, shot and killed him. They
were convicted on circumstantial evidence.
I alni Explosion of a Mino.
C Ifton, Wa Ya., (Special.)?An explosion
of firedamp in the Camdon-Spilman mine
killed Charles Varian and several others.
The tipple and several mine cars at the
mouth of the raine wero blown away and
demolished, and several persons narrowly
escaped from flying debris. A flash of pow?
der ignited the gas.
Killed by Lightning.
Allentown, Pa.. (Specil).?Irene Van IJorn.
aced thirty years, daughter of Jacob (Van
Hun, a larmer near Centre Valley. Vat
struck ly lightning and instantly killi
RUSSIANS ATTACK BOXERS
Gr.at Foreign Naval Force in (hine.
"Watara?Preparations for Demon?
stration.
London, (By Cable).?Dispatches froi
China state that there aro now tweuty-sl
foreign warships anchored off the Tak
fla< s.
It ls reported that the Russian forces bax
attacked the Boxers. Additional Russia
troo[s have arrived at Tien Tsin. A detacl
meirt of Austrian marines have also arrive
at that place.
A Dai'y Mail telegram says Japan is cot
corned over the situation in Korea, wher
the government of Seoul, backed, it ls be
lieved. by Russia, has tortured and execute
political refuges for whose safety Japan bu
expressly stipulated.
Serious developments are said to be poss
bio in consequence. The Pekin correspond
ent of the Times states tbat the America
missionary conference has sent a cablegrai
to Washington appealing for protection an
declaring that the missionaries at Pao Tin
Fu and other places are in extreme dange
and tbat chapels havy everywhere bee
burned and hundreds of natlvo Christian
massacred.
The German gunboat Iitis has arrived n
Tien Tsin and the Jarge protected crusie
Hertha, bearing* the commander of the fa
Asiatic squadron, Rear Admiral Bendemanr
has arrived at Che Foo.
It is officially announced that Admire
Bendemaun has been instructed, jointly wit
the German minister in Pekin, Baron Vo
Ketteler, to effect an understanding wit
tbe chiefs of the squadrons ol the other pow
ers regarding the further protection pf th
whites.
Two more German cruisers have sailer
from Kioa Chou for Taku with marines fo
Tien Tsin. Two French cruisers, carryini
a large force of marines, have just arrived
By concerted action a large and formida
able force with naval guns can be landed a
a moment's notice and hurried on to Tiei
Tsin.
The Chinese authorities refused to allow
tho British reinforcements tostart fromTiei
Tsin for Pekin ly railroad, although th'
Brittan offered to repair the linep. This ii
another illustration of the connivance of thi
Empress Dowager and tho government off!
dals with the leaders of the anti-foreigi
movement.
BROWNED AFTER IMMERSION.
.lumea. Th Ulipa. Overromenith Religion
farrar.
Memphis, Tenn., (Special.) Within leal
than three minutes after having receiver1
the sacrament of baptism and the benedic?
tion of his pastor. James Phillips wa?
drowned in the waters in which he had beer
baptised in the presence of helpless and hor
rifled brethren of his congregation and othei
spectators. The tragic Incident occurred at
the foot of Renie street. Phillips, after thc
final benediction, bad gone aboard th?
steamer Wichita to put on dry clothing
He had scarcely stepped aboard the steamer
when he was overcome with religious fervoi
and fell backward over the side of thc
boat.
GOMEZ BACK IN" CUBA.
The General Received hy Political So.
rletles.
Havana, (By Cable.)?General Maximo.
Gomez arrived here. He was met by repre?
sentatives of various political societies and
an enthusiastic crowd, and was escorted tc
bis house. Oa passing tho palace Genera]
Gomez stood up in his carriage ana saluted
Governor General Wood, who Was on thc
balcony.
On arriving at his house, General tloire?
made a brief address, in the course of which
he said he had kept his promise to return to
Cuba, and that he had never intended to turn
his back upon her people.
MRS. SHERMAN DEAD.
Wife of Noted Statesman Expired?Was
Ti Tears Old.
Mansfield, 0., (Special.)?Mrs. John Sher?
man died at midnight, 72 years of age.
She wa< Miss Margaret Cecillia Stewart,
only child of the late Judge Stewart, of this
city. She was married to Mr. Sherman,
December 31, 1843. No children.
Cyclone In Southern Virginia.
Richmond. Va., (Special.) ? A cyclone
struck Clarksville, Va., demolishing the
property of the American Tobacco Company,
unroofling the factory of J. P. Taylor k Co.,
and damaging the Hotel Grace. A heavy
hailstorm accompanied the gale. No one
was injured, but many had narrow escapes.
A Wife Murderer Hanged.
Williamsport. Pa., (Special.)?William H.
Hummel was hanged here for the murder
of his wife and her three children on No?
vember 1G, 1899. He died bravely. Hum?
mel married a widow with three children,
and a week after the wedding he quarreled
with his wife. While she and the children
wero sleeping he killed them with an axe.
The bodies of his wife and two of the little
ones were found in a hay rick, that of the
baby being secreted in a stable.
OUR NEW POSSESSIONS.
The report of Col. Howes shows a number
ot engagements with the Filipinos, in which
the Insurgents lost heavily.
Brigadier General Schwan arrived in
Washington on sick leave. His health im?
proved during the voyage.
Decoration Day was observed In Manila,
he graves of the American soldiers In Ma
atn Cemetery being decorated.
Major March and his men, worn out in the
nirsuit of Aguinaldo, arrived nt A parri.
Tho reorganization of the Cuban poBtal
lcadquarters at Havana has been completed
>y a general reduction in the clerical force
ind In the salaries of those retained in the
ervice.
Corrio, fugitive governor of Banguel,
riend of Aguinaldo, was captured.
The United States commissioners to the
'hilippines arrived nt Manila and were
ormally received by General MacArthur,
udge Taft, In a talk with tho Associated
'ress correspondent, outlined to some ex
ent tho work of tho commission.
General Maximo Gomez was given a
:reat reception in Havana on his return
rom Santo Domingo. It is believed he will
ngago in an active campaign for the future
residency of the Cuban Republic.
FIELD OF LABOR.
Toronto tenmstors earn ?38 a month.
Russia may take ten million tons of coal
rom Pittsburg.
The city of Newark is planning a State in
ustrial exposition to be held in that city in
3u2, and it is hoped to make it larger than
nything of its kind ever seen In New Jersey.
In America Japanese service Is not cheap.
Japanese going out to service expects to
et *25 a month, no matter what he does,
nd a chef will hnvo from $35 to *>50. On a
111 get from ?60 to IIOJ.
?*'*-mm*m\xU
BLOODY IN ST, LOUIS.
SHERIFF'S POSSE KILLS 4 STRIKERS
AND WOODS 5.
MANY FIGHTS OCCURRED.
The Most Serfous Trouble Took IHace
Near Sheriff's Headf) "ar I ors-St reel-Cur
* en I'aracUd, Carrying Cards Bearing
the Words "Ualon or Nothing; Liberty
or Death !" I
St. Louis, (Special.)?Sunday was one of
the most eventful and bloody since the greet
strike on the St Louis transit lines began,
more than a month ago.
There were numerous encounters between
strikers and the constituted authorities, re*
suiting in three deaths and the wounding of
four or more persons, mostly strikers. One
of the latter wfll die.
The most serious trouble broke out be?
tween 6 and 7 o'clock in front of the six
story building on Washington avenue, be?
tween broadway and 81xth street, ocoupled
by the sheriff's posse as barracks and bead
quarters. 8everal hundred striking street
car men had gone to East St. Louis earlier
in the day to attend a picnic given for their
benefit at Wolff's Grove. Toward evening
they began returning home. A orowd com?
posed of nearly 160 street car men in uniform
nnd headed by a drum corps came west on
Washington avenue. In their caps some of
them had cards bearing these words:
Union or nothing; liberty or death.
The men were marching along the side?
walk on the south side of Washington ave?
nue, opposite the barracks. They were in
a jocular mood, and as near as Oan be learned
had no intention of making any trouble.
Just as they were passing the barracks a
car of Park avenue division was going west.
A number of men broke from the lice and
rushed for the car with the Intention, it ls
said, of boarding lt and taking a ride. An?
other statement was made that lt was the
Intention of the strikers to assault the motor?
man nnd conductor, whose car was without
the usual police guard.
The trouble soon started. A brick was
thrown through the car window and a shot
was fired by somebody unknown.
At the first intimation of trouble members
of the sheriff's posse swarmed from the
building and surrounded the crowd of strik?
ers about the car, calling upon them to dis?
perse. Other Bhots were fired, and then
tome of tho deputies turned loose tholr re?
peating guns loaded with buckshot. As far
as can be learned only four of tho men in the
strikers' ranks were hit. Not a deputy was
even wounded.
Under the command of Colonel Cavender,
tho deputies arrested 20 of the strikers and
took them to the barracks, where they were
searched. Three revolvers and a number of
pocket knives were seoured, and the prison?
ers were taken to the Four Courts, where
they were locked up pending an investi?
gation.
A Turk Murders a Greek.
Philadelphia, (Special).?John Bilaskas, a
Turk, stabbed and killed Peter Giovanl, a
Greek, on the street. Tho men were flower
venders and were bitter enemies, the result
of sharp competition in business. Afewdays
ago they had a fistic encounter, In which
Bilaskas was badly used up. The men again
met, and tho Turk thrust the long blade of
a hunting knife into the Greek's abdomen.
The latter died in fifteen minutes. Bilaskas
is under arrest.
Princess Aribert's Visit.
Washington, (Special.)?The Princess Ari
bert, (ho granddaughter of Queen Victoria,
who has been visiting at the British Em?
bassy, left ihe city for New York. She was
accompanied by Fraulein von Chappins, her
lady In waiting. From New York the Prin?
cess will visit Niagara Falls and Canada.
Murder at a Ficnlc.
Springfield, Ohio, (Special).?John Beck,
of this city, while with a picnic party at
Clifton, this county, was killed by Robert
Mendenhal, a farmer, who became Incensed
over tho upsetting of a crock of cream by
the picnickers.
Tivo Shot from Ambush. j
Mobile, Ala.. (8peoIal.)-At Hals Lake, j (
near Jackson, Ala., John Ovess, a prominent j t
planter, and his young son were riddled with
buckshot and killed by someone in ambush
on the roadside.
Shot Wife and Self.
Camden, N. J., (Special).?Robert Hill,
aged 28 years, shot and killed his wife at her
mother's home on Third street and then put
a bullet in his own body. He was removed
to a hospital and it ls thought will recover.
NEWSY GLEANINGS.
Mrs. Abbie D. Sholey, novelist, brought
suit for damages against the superintendent
and doctors of Bellevue Hospital for alleged
false commitment to the insane asylum on |
Wards Island.
By a collision which occurred near Provi?
dence, R. I., two electric cars striking end
on, four persons were killed and about
twenty five injured, of whom three are pro?
bably fatally hurt.
Dr. Paul Glbier, head of the Pasteur In?
stitute lu New York, died from the effect of
injuries received in a runaway accident in
Tuxedo Park, New York.
James Pierce, who with his brother, "Pin?
ny" Pierce, was oharged with the murder of
George B. Eyre, of Chester, Pa., committed
suicide in Jail at Media.
Henry G. Young, former city treasurer of
Reading, Pa;; against whom a obarge of
larceny bad been preferred, committed sui?
cide.
i Noah Pritchard, colored, who killed Ralph
Marier in New Orleans, came to the house
and fired several bullets into the coffin.
John Bilaskas, a Turk, murdered Peter
Giovani, a Greek, in Philadelphia.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Dispatches from Tien Tsin state that a
train left there with detachments of Ameri?
can, British, Italian, French. Russian and
Japanese marines for Pekin, the American
contingent consisting of seven officers and
fifty-six men. It was rumored that the for?
eign force would be opposed at the gate of
the Chinese capital.
General Andre, the new Frenoh minister
of war, ordered the prosecution of tho
Aurora, the Dreyfusord organ, for an attaok
on the army.
Fire destroyed muoh valuable property at
Fort de France, Island of Martinique.
The American publishers1 building at tho
Paris Exposition was opened.
The largeet,airshlpever constructed is now
being built in Berlin.
From various sections of China reports
were received of further atrocities by the
"Boxers," a number of massacres being re?
ported and tho destruction of railroad prop?
erty. All the foreign warships landed mar?
ines to be lent to Pekin.
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THE NEWS.
Indian children at the Oneida reservation
In Wisconsin chopped off the head of ft play-,
mate. Eight Indiana on a derrick, startled
at the children's horrible aot, lost their bal?
ance, fell, and were all killed.
It ls suspeoted that David Brown, of Al
toona, Pa., was poisoned, possibly by his
Bweetheart, who has since twice attempted
to commit suicide.
Three colored men were killed by light?
ning while they were at work under the
steamer Commodore Barney at Jacksonville,
Fla.
Thomas D. Cottrell, an old speculator on
the Chicago Board of Trade, shot himself.
He had been despondent over financial re?
verses.
Miss Mary Croker, the California heiress,
was married at Tuxedo Fark to Francte
Burton Harrison.
Daniel R. Hayes confessed in Philadel?
phia having circulated counterfeit flfty-dol
ar notes.
W. S. Taylor, ol Kentucky, has deollned
o again be a candlnate for governor.
At the club women's convention in Mil
vaukee officers were eleoted, Mrs. Rebecca
liow, of Georgia, again becoming the presi
leat. Papers on various i ertinent subjects
vere read.
General Otis and bis wife met in Chicago
or the first time since the general left to
ake command of the troops In the rhilip
>ines.
John Garrabrand, nineteen years old, and
kaspar Zereswick, eighteen years old, were
.rraigned in Jersey City for murder.
Near Charlestown. W. Va , William Red
nan, colored, was killed by lightning and
Viillam H. Whitmore severoly shocked.
The runners and drivers in the Delaware
,nd Hudson Company's mines struck against
, cut in wages.
Senator Chandler, as chairman of tho
Committee on Privileges and Elections, sub
iltted a report resenting criticisms of the
ommlttee by Senator Clark.
The Senate adopted the conference report
n the Sundry Civil bill and lt was sent to
he President.
The Penrose armor-plate amendment was
arrled in the Senate?39 to 35.
The total appropriations by the present
Congress foot up $709,729,476.
Governor Roosevelt issued an order dis?
missing Major Clinton H. Smith, of the
eventy-flrst Regiment, for his conduct at
ie battle of San Juan.
John H. Holt, of Huntington, was norai
ated by Democratic State Convention for
overnor of West Virginia.
Captain B. B. Dovener was nominated for
'ongress by the Republicans of tho First
rest Virginia district.
Former Congressman Dockery was nomi
ated by Democrats for governor of Missouri
y acclamation.
Indiana Democrats nominated John W.
;ern for governor and reaffirmed the Cbi
ago platform.
The President nominated General Joseph
('heeler to be brigadier general of the army
The President nominated certain officers
jr Porto Rico and Hawaii and others for
romotlon in the army.
In the Senate Messrs. Hanna, Carter and
ettigrew had sharp words about charges
lade by Mr. Pettigrew.
The Senate, by a tie vote, refused lo cou?
rin W. D. Bynum ns general appraiser at
ew York.
Major Johnson, with two companies of the
wenty-ninth Infantry, aud twenty-five men
fthe Eighteenth, captured forty Filipino
isurgents and ten thousand rounds of am
lunition on an expedition to tho Island of
ablas.
A committee of fifty prominent business
en of St. Louis city have sent a communi
ition to Governor Stephens asking him to
:der out militia to restore order in St. Louis.
he 6trike situation Is more serious and nt
;cks on tho cars continue.
Four men concerned In the Lancaster, Pa..
ivenue cigar stamp conspiracy confessed
ielr guilt at Lancaster and were sent to
rison.
Dr. Richard Salter Sturrp, pastor emeritus
the Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn,
ed at his home, after an illness of two
eeks.
William H. Hummel was hanged nt Wil
tmsport, Pa., for the mnrder of his wife
id three children on November 10, 1899.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has
>ught the property of tho Wheeling Bridge
id Terminal Company.
Dr. Giles R. Chambers died at Vineland.
J., of apoplexy. It was thought at iirst
) had been murdered
Risley Record was killed near Shrewsbury,
i.( by a swiftly revolving saw at a sawmill.
A. collision occurred on tho Atlantic Coast
ne Railroad near Weldon, in which two j
m were iustantly killed and three seriously
lured. No. 32, known as the Atlantic Coast
ne fast mail train, ran into an open switch '
Garysburg, resulting In a collision with *
me freight cars.
Sheriff Noel Roberts and two other men
ire shot to death at St. Augustin, Texas, m
9 result of a feud which also involved the
ling of a former sheriff ari bis eon within ,
reek. |
NOW IN PRETORIA.
ROBERTS' TORC FS HAVB ENTERED
TRANSVAAL CAPITA?-.
WAR CONSIDERED AS OVER.
I.nnrlon Agafn Wildly Enthusiastic?
Hrcnei Anent the Relief of Mafeking K, -
Enacted Upon the Streets of the World's
Metropolis?Sad ?wj From Lindley a
Slight Offset to Recent Successes.
London, Eng.. (By Cable.)?A leading stage
in the South African war was brought to a
close when Lord Roberts' British troops oc?
cupied Pretoria.
Lord Roberts sent a series of dispatches
to the London War Office describing the oc?
cupation of Pretoria and the events that pre?
ceded it. No defense was made of the city
itself or the forts around it, though the Boers
made a hard fight at Six-Mile Spruit cr
creek, about 10 miles south of the capital.
The battle began about noon on Monday.
The Boers were on both banks of the spruit
and the British attacked.
After some fighting the burghers retreated
and the British followed until they found
themselves under a heavy fire from con?
cealed cannon. It was another "trap," but
on account of Lord Roberts' vastly superior
numbers it did not succeed. After an artil?
lery conflict the Boers retired, taking their
connon safely away. They next tried to
turn the British left, and made some pro?
gress, but General Hamilton arrived with
reinforcements and the Boers finally re?
treated. Tbe fight bad continued until dark
and the invaders encamped on the battle?
field.
Generals French and Hutton were sent
north of Pretoria and Lord Roberts prepared \
to advance with his main army at daybreak.
ail officer with a flag of truce was sent to j
demand the surrender of Pretoria. Just be?
fore midnight messengers from Gen. Louis
Botha, the Boer commander-in-chief, visited
Lord Roberts and proposed an armistice for
the purpose of settling terms of surrender.
Lord Roberts replied that he was not pre?
pared to discuss terms, as the surrender
must be unconditional. Later General
Botha sent word that he had decided not to
defend the city. It was arranged by local
officials that the surrender should occur at
2 P. M.. at which time the British troops en?
tered.
Mrs. Kruger, wife of the Boer president,
remains in Pretoria. Lord Roberts cabbs
that a few of the 4,500 British prisoners have
beeu taken away, but most of them aro still
at Waterval. In the northern suburbs of ihe
capital. Rnd will probably be released.
London madly celebrated tbe occupation
of Pretoria. The rougher element took pos?
session of many of the streets, throwing dirt,
insulting women and committing other acts
of rowdyism.
THE ADDER'S POISON AGAIN.
Farmer Cut Off His Finger, hut Got Gie
Stuff in His Face.
Bridge ville. De).. (Special.)?Two weeks
ago Farmer Joseph Meek ins. of Sandy Hill,
was stung on the finger by a spotted adder
while at work in his woods. Meekins, know?
ing the nature of their deadly sting, took
his pocket-knife and cut off the finger. He
then secured the services of a physician, and
in a few days was out of danger.
Meokins visited the spot whore he was
stung by the adder, and found the finger. It
was swollen to au enormous size and was
nearly transparent. Meokins pressed the
Huger with a stick, when lt burst, the matter
filling his ives nnd nearly blinding him. H's
pyes began to swell to such an alarming ex?
tent that it was feared that they would burst
from their sockets. His head is twice Its
uormal size, and but scant hopes are enter?
tained for his recovery.
THRICE KILLED IN .MINE.
KsptosiOB Imprisons '200 Others, Who
Are Rescued.
mousier, Ohio. Special.)?Two hundred
!iiiners were imprisoned by an explosion ol
;ns in a coal mine here.
lt was thought at first that the loss of life
vould be very large, but the work of the
??souers was carried on so energetically that
ill were rescued and eaved except three.
Evan Joseph, John Mcclelland and Aaron
Swanson were killed and their bodies have
lot been recovered.
Iron Miner Suffocated.
Lu ray. Va., (Special.)?Isaac N. Thomas,
rf Llkton, Va., employed in tho iron raines
it Rileysville, this county, was suffocated
ry the smoke and fumes from a dynamite '
ilnst in a shaft into which he descended too j '
oon after the explosion. Thomas sigualled j <
o bo drawn up, but becoraiug unconscious
iefore this could be done, fell thirty-five
cet to the bottom. A. E. Johnson, the fort
nan, then had himself bound fast and low
red into the shaft, and was brought out
incouscious.
Ivilleal in a Sawm!'.',
Hinovr. Pa., . Spr-Mal,)?Lice He .erd, ,
ged 22, of near Mew irtstown, w S almost I
astaatly killed by falling e.galnst Uro saw j
I a Bortab&sAwjnM
SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT,
_
The Manufacturers' Record presents some
statistics showing the progress of the Cnited
States durlug che last twenty yean ns indi?
cative of what maybe uitlofpated ll tbs
future, and emphasizing by thea* Itg'ires
that this is not the country ncr the time for
pessimists. Twenty years ago. m In 1880,
the United States rained of Mtumlnoitf ooal
41,000,000 tons; last ye.Hr it mb,. -1 198,0u0.000
tons. In 1879 the production-f pig iron wa?
less than S,000.000 tons; Ult real M WM
nearly 14.000.000 tons. lu D- the (Jailed
Mates had less than 11,003,000 cotton spin
dies; now wo have over 18,000,00) spindle;-.
The railroad mileage of I860 was 92.117; at
present we have over 190,000 miles of rail?
roads. Tho production of cotton advanced
from 5,700,000 bales in 1880 to 11,200.000 bales
In 189a 99.
Tho increase in coal aud pig iron output
are indicative of the increase iu all lines of
manufacture. The coming census will prob?
ably develop the fact that, while our cal
and iron interests have attracted tho world's
attention moro largely than any other lino
of industry, yet tho general diverbifled man?
ufactures of this country havo made j rob
at ly equally ns great progress. In 1880 tho
total amount of capital invested in manufac?
tures in tho United States was $2,790,000.
000, in 1890 it was $0,500,000,000; and the 190 >
census will probably show a total of at ieost
$10,000,003,000, with an increase in wages
paid to factory hands from * 947.000.00J in
1880 to probably over ?3,500,000,000 in 1900.
Such stupendous figures indicate an ex?
pansion of industry almost beyond our
power to comprehend; but, as wo study tho
loundation on which the industrial structure
of America is based, as we see the rapid ex?
pansion in every lino of manufactures mai
the commanding influence which wo aro
gaining In the world's markets, wc eau form
some conception of the future of our coun?
try. The most significant fact in the itidu>
trinl interests of the world of recent years
has been the remarkable advance of the Uni?
ted States as an exporter ot manufactured
goods. We have entered tho world's niai
kets with the natural advantages on our
side, aud every mouth is strengthening our
position as the dominant industrial power of
the world. Europe may well staud amazed
at the progress of tho United States In in?
dustrial advancement, and especially Lu tho
progress wbicn we are making In the expor?
tation of manufactured good.-, as Illustrated
by the fact that the exports of manufactures
for the fiscal year anding June will exceed
?$400,000,000. or nearly three times as mu?u
as the exports of manufactured goods teu
years ago. In 1880 the exports of manufac?
tures of iron and steel were $14,000,000. and
for the fiscal year 1900 they will exceed
$110,00D,G0.\ .
Up to within tho last decade the develop?
ment of the Un ted States had been mainly,
and so far as foreign trade is concerned al?
most wholly, on agricultural lines; cotton,
mainly exported in its raw state, grain ami
provisions being the chief articles. But our
domestlo interests and our foreign trade
alike are rapidly turning to Industrial lines.
The output of our mines and our factories
now leads the world. We have come to a
point where we can no longer be compared
with one nation. By our development, capa?
ble of almost unlimited expansion, it ls only
a question of a few years when our domestio
and foreign trade will compare with that of
combined Europe.
lu the United States progress has been
more rapid than ever before. Here it bas
proceeded by leaps and bounds, and, rapid
find great as our development has been, v
ane fact that has been most clearly demon?
strated by it is that we have only scratched
the outcrop. The largest industrial founda?
tion in the world and one practically unde
reloped In everything but a foundation of
railways and the beginnings of industrial
plants, is the mountain country lying bo
ween Pennsylvania and Northern Alabama.
tt ls a region containing twenty times tho
?oal that Great Britain originally possessed.
ind lying in such a way that it can be brcugl t
o the surface with from one-fourth to ene
lalf of the expenditure of energy required
n Great Britain. It contains, paralleling
ts coal fields for some seven hundred miles.
in incalculable quantity of iron ores of all
:inds, a vast wealth in copper, manganese
ino and other metals. In view of these facts
he progress of the United States during tb?)
sst twenty years gives us a fair basis on
rhich to calculate what will be the progress
if the southern states during the next twen
y years. _
Cannot Hu.r for Himself.
The doctrine that an agent tn p:jr
ihase property cannot buy for his own
leneflt. is applied, in Kimball vg. Rau
iey (Mich.), 46 L. R. A., 403, to a pur
hasuio on foreclosure by an agent
vh? had been employed to effect a
lale of the mortgaged property.
Flaw in an Old Saving;.
Ascum?I suppose you're one of
hose who consider marriage a lot
ery? Henpeck?No, indeed. If you
lraw a blank in a lottery you can tear
ip your ticket and forget all about lt,
-Philadelphia Preta

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