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I HIGHLAND RECORDER VOL. XXII. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 3. 1900. NO. 82. I THE NEW? BRIEFLY TOLD. The annual report of the Treasury Bureau of Statistics at Washington shows a large increase in exports over imports and that the markets for American goods are expanding. Both Ziegler and anti-Ziegler forces claim victory at the Democratic pri? maries in York county, Pa. Jay A. Hubbell, formerly well known as a Republican leader in Congress, is reported as having suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home in Michigan. In his speech accepting the nomina? tion at the notification meeting Mr. Bryan will make a plea for the income tax, omitted from the national plat? form. Buffalo Bills Wild West Show was badly shaken up in a railroad collision in Michigan. One employee was killed and several were injured. Aaron T. King, of Gettysburg, heir to a portion of his mother's estate, and who disappeared nineteen years ago, has beeu located in Chicago. Governor Wolcott, of Massachusetts. is said to bc slated for Italian minis? ter, to succeed General Draper, re? signed. Ex-Mayor Quincy, of Boston, Demo? cratic leader of New England, will live in London for several years. The Supreme Lodge, Knights of Py? thias, will meet in Deroit, Mich., Au? gust 25 to September 1. Maine ire dealers report a heavy de? mand for ice, all of which has been bought up by the Ice Trust. Statistics cf New York's population indicate a movement of tenements in that city northward. Thomas Good, of Doylestown, Pa.. fasted forty-two days to cure a stom? ach trouble. Mr. Bryan will devote ail his atten? tion to "imperialism" in his notifica? tion reply. Many recruits have been received for the Marine Corps, and they are above the average in intelligence. There is an Increased demand at home and abroad for ocean coal-car? rying vessels. A speaker at a Prohibition meeting in Hartford charged the President wiih being responsible for the canteen at army posts. Patrick I^tgan killed his father in a drunken fight iu Brooklyn. The rac*' riots in New Orleans were renewed and two more policemen were killed by the negro desperado Charley who was eventually shot. Freight trains on thc Pennsylvania Railroad collided uear Millstone Jane? tta, N. J., blocking the road for some hours and causing $30,000 o? damage. The steamer Florence S. was report? ed lost on Lake Lebarge, Alaska, and 40 people were drowned. Miss MacDonald, 12 years old, by in? terceding with ex-Senator Clark, of Montana, has gained the pardon of her father, a life convict. General Shaffer has appointed an Army Pardoning Board. Indians have started numerous for? est fires in Northwest Montana. Testimony in the Goebel case shows that Caleb Powers had Governor Tay? lor's pardon in his pocket when ar? rested. The papers in the appeal of Roland B. Molineaux, of New York, convicted of murder, number 4626 typewritten pages. Peary's relief steamer Windward has sailed again for the Arctic Ocean. A plot to release Berknian from the Western Pennsylvania penitentiary by tunneling was discovered. He is the Anarchist who tried to kill H. C. Frick in Pittsburg. At Hartford. Conn., Charles Hoyt, the playwright, opposed in vain an ap? plication committing him to a retreat for the insane. It is believed in Washington that General Rathbone, former director of posts in Cuba, has been placed under arrest in Havana. A new avenue will be laid out on Gettysburg battlefield to follow the line Confederate artillery during the battle. A railroad will be constructed from Beaus Mill, Upshur county, to Hut tonsville. Randolph county, W. Va. Herbert B. Stimpson, a criminologist, who was decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor by King Humbert of Italy, committed suicide at Wichita, Kansas. Thc Somerset County (Pa.) Legisla? tive contest was decided by a judicial opinion in favor of the anti-Quayites. Fire in Buffalo destroyed a grain ele? vator laden with grain. The loss is al? most $500,000. In the trial of Alexander Jester, ac? cused of the murder of Gilbert Gates in 1871, witnesses for the defense, at New London, Mo., rebutted testimony for the prosecution. A binocular glass is to be presented by President McKinley to Captain Baillie for saving lives. An extended conference in the mat? ter of the glass cutters' strike was ?ie!d in Pittsburg, but no conclusion was reached. After three months' idleness the striking coal miners near Scranton, Pa., succeeded in gaining their de? mands. It is announced in Stet ling. Col., thajt the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy is to build a railroad in Alaska. The Kansas Midland Railway has been sold, and will become part of the 'Frisco system. The German Government has im? pressed into service as a transport the Hamburg-American steamship Adria, now at Philadelphia. A fire, in Chicago resulted in the death of four women and injuries to four persons. Mrs. John Evans, of Scranton. Pa., a bride of a week, was given oxalic acid in mistake for epsom salts by her father. She will probably die. The engineer and fireman of a Chi? cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul passen? ger train were killed by running into a landslide near Wabasha, Minn. A stampede of miners has occurred in the Juneau district of Alaska. The objective point ls the placer diggings tl Glacier Bay. \ Tacoma dispatch says four out of a party of five lost their lives in the trip from Dawson to the headwaters of the ptcwart river. WITH THE BOXERS, SECRET CHINESE EDICTS SHOW OFUCIAL SYMPATHY FOR THEM. GOVERNMENT PARALYZED. Navy Department Has Mario FaMtC Addi? tional Chapter in Kempff's Report? Hap pen'ngs Which Took Place at thc Take Fight Induced Him to Make (omni n Cause Witli the Allic*. Washington (Special).?The Navy De? partment has just made public the fol? lowing additional chapter in Admira1 Kempff's report: "United States Flagship Newark, Taku, China, June 20, 1900. "Sir:?Referring to my recent ac? tions in declining to take part in the seizure of the Taku forts, and in after? ward making common cause with thi> foreign forces in the protection of for? eign life and property, I would respect? fully state that the Chinese Govern? ment is now paralyzed and the secret edicts show that it is in sympathy with the Boxers. "2. The fact that under the existing circumstances the troops at the forts weic given much extra drills, torpe? does were provided and, it is claimed planted in the entrance of the Reiho, was considered menacing and by other senior naval officers sufficient cause to justify them in demanding the tempo? rary occupation of the forts. This cul? minated in the bombardment of the forts by other foreign gunboats on the morning of the 17th inst., which has been described. In this bombardment the Monocacy was fired upon and struck without having received pre? vious warning. "3. It is now necessary to join with the other foreign powers for common defense and preservation of foreign people and the honor of our country. "4. I refused to join in laking pos? session of the Imperial Chinese Rail? way station, and also declined to join in the demand for temporary occupa? tion of the Taku forts, for I thought it against the policy and wishes of our Government to be entangled with other foreign powers in such a step, and also because it endangered the lives of people in the interior in ad? vance of absolute necessity, for up to carly morning of June 17 the Chinese Government had not committed, so far as I am aware, any act of open hos? tilities toward the foreign armed forces. "5. In opening fire without warning an act of war was committed, when many shots were fired at the place where the Monocacy was moored,about 3000 yards from the forts. Those fir? ing must have known of her uresence there, as f-hc had been moored in that position for a number of days. "Under these circumstances I re? garded the situation as one for the protection of the national honor and the preservation of our people, and have acted aecordinglv. Verv respect? fully. LOUIS KBMPFF, "Rear-Admiral, U. S. N. "Second in command United States naval force, Asiatic Station. "The Secretary of the Navy, Bureau of Navigation, Washington, D. C." HOSTACC* IN TEKIN. This Is a Theory Advance;! nu to eisners. Washington (Special).?Dispaunes from Chinese sources say that the for? eign Ministers shut up in Pekin are safe, lt is added that the foreigner! are leaving Pekin under a Chinese es? cort and will soon be heard from at the coast. While these stories are" not credited anywhere, the feeling is growing that the Ministers may after all be alive. They may. it is thought, be held as hostages by the Chinese Government In the hope of getting better term? from the powers. Color is lent to this view by the proposition of the Chinese Government submitted to Washington officials, of? fering to produce thc foreign Ministers at a seacoast town provided the allies will agree to take DO further steps of military aggression. The proposition was promptly rejected by the Govern? ment, lt is thought that a like propo? sition has been made to the other pow? ers. Stories of the killing of foreigners and burning up of missions come from several parts of China. The trouble is said to be spreading. It is reported, on the other hand, that the Boxers are growing tired of the movement and are turning on their leaders. Prince Tuan is said to have been murdered by mutinous followers. Wa* in Confederate Congress. Atlanta, Ga. tSpecial).?Judge Rob? ert Pleasant Trippe, believed to be the last surviving member of the Confed? erate Congress, and at one time a judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia, is dead. FIELD OF LABOR Berlin taxes dogs. Chicago has 4118 attorneys. Havana has 1000 policemen. A Filipino horse is worth $25. Japan is opening petroleum fields. New York strike pickets use bicycles, Denver carpenters get 41 cents per hour. Soon we may telephone to the An? tipodes. Cuba ie the greatest sugar-producing country. Strasburg announces a substitute for gutta percha. St. Louis has the world's largest hardware house. Millionaire Marchand paid $190,000 for a bedstead. Doctors in Germany are increasing four times as fast as the population. In Switzerland a telephone can be fitted to private houses for $5 a year. More than one-third of all manufac? tured goods in France are made by women. In Nebraska nowadays the skins of superfluous dogs are tanned and made in o gloves. Owing to the scarcity of boy labor, the District Messenger Company of London has been forced to utilize 18 year-old girls in four of its offices. The telegraph poles along the Sa? vannah and Statesboro Railway, in Georgia, are growing, ARE GOING TO TIENTSIN. CHINESE LEGATION SECRETARY SAYS ENVOYS ARE MOVING. Washington (Special).?With the ex? ception of the message from thc American minister at Pekin that thc foreigners were alive July 18, the latest and most cheering news was that flashed from London. It was In effect that the Pekin legationists were safe and about to start for Tientsin. This happy confirmation of Minister Conger's cable was given at the Brit? ish capital by Sir Halliday Macartney, counsellor and English secretary to the Chinese legation in London. The Chinese Minister at London communicated to Ihe press a dispatch from the Taotai of Shanghai that Pe? kin information of July 18 asserted all the Ministers were well. From the French Consul at Chefu was cabled a message to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (at Paris), M. Del easse. which sent a thrill of joy to the hearts of all. It was dated July 21, and declared then that according to re? liable news from Pekin the foreign Ministers were alive. Furthermore, the assurance was given that the Gov? ernment was endeavoring to rescue and guard them. The State Department received a dis? patch from Consul-General Good now at Shanghai. Prince Tuan had wired that an officer of the Tsong Li Yamen saw all the Ministers July 18, that none were injured, and that they were not at that time being attacked. It was thought probable that a mis Jake had been made in the name and that it was really Prince Yuan, Gover? nor of the Shantung province, -instead of the notorious Boxer chieftain. That the United States Government still has supreme faith that Conger's message was all it purported to be was shown by the statement given out that it was willing to mediate regarding China under certain conditions. LETTER FROM CONGER. Thin Message Stated Pekin Legation* C(,uld Hold Out Hut Short While. Washington (Special).?The follow? ing cablegram has been received at the Navy Department: "Chefu, July 24. "Navigation Bureau, Washington. "Written message, signed Conger, flated July 4, received Tientsiu, 21st, says: " 'Been besieged two weeks British Legation. Grave danger general mas? sacre by Chinese soldiers, who are shelling Legation daily. Relief soon, if at all. City without government ex? cept by Chinese Army. Determined massacre all foreigners Pekin. Entry relief forces into city probably be hotly contested. THOMAS.'" The message comes from Capt. Chas. M. Thomas, commander of the Brook? lyn. MISSIONARIES RECALLED. Rinhop Graven Says That the Situation Is Growing Worse. New York (Special).?A cablegram was received by the Protestant Epis? copal Missionary Society from Bishop Frederick R. Graves, at Shanghai. It was as follows: "Situation growing worse. Clergy native, foreign?recalled Shanghai." The Bishop had previously cabled that the women missionaries had gone to Japan and the men had been or? dered to treaty ports. A treaty port is not necessarily on the coast, however, and there are several such on the Yangtse River, far from the protection of foreign men-of-war. The cable re? ceived to-day shows that the only point in Central China that is still regarded as safe is Shanghai. The term "Cen? tral China" is used roughly to indicate that territory which is drained by the Yangtse. Ail the Protestant Episco? pal missions are in that territory. MR. DRAPER HAS RESIGNED. Reported That Our Italian Representa? tive Will Serve No Longer. Milford, Mass. (Special).?Gen. Wm. F. Draper, of Hopedale, sent to Wash? ington a letter tendering his resigna? tion as United States Ambassador to Italy because his business interests de? mand his entire attention. He said that the letter was sent in good faith and he hopes his resigna? tion will be acepted. Washington (Special).?Dr. Hill, who is Acting Secretary of State, said that he knew nothing of the report that General Draper had sent in his resig? nation as Ambassador to Italy. General Draper was appointed to his present office soon after Mr. McKinley became President, and it is understood that the office has proved congenial to him. If he has resigned or determined to do so, it must be, as stated in the Worcester dispatch, because his pri? vate business demands his attention. MURDERED HY HIS HARE. Threr Year-Old Had Seen Chicken* and n Calf Slaughtered. Glencoe, 0. T. (Special).?John Pe? terson was slain by his 3-year-old son, who had shown a singular liking to watching the father kill chickens and a calf. Peterson went to sleep under a shade tree. His son obtained the knife with which the calf had been killed. He slashed his sleeping father in the throat, cutting the jugular vein, kill? ing him almost Instantly. Then the little fellow entered the kitchen to tell his mother that "Papa does not jump like the chickens, but went to sleep like the calf." WASHINGTON CITY. The new commercial agreement be? tween the United States and Italy has gene into effect. The President appointed Brigadier General Chaffee, who is to command Lbe American forces in China, a major Lien ern 1. Thc report of the Patent Commis? sioner shows a large surplus for the fiscal year, with a corresponding in? crease of patents applied for and granted. He advocates a new building. HUMBERT SHOT. K:NG OF ITALY KILLED AS HE KN TERED HIS CARRIAGE. THREE SHOTS WERE FIRED The Eatal Bullet Eierccd His Heart-Mur? derer Quickly Arrested?Ho Gave Hil Name an Angelo Rressi and Said He Wai From Prato, in Tuscany?Crime Wa* Committed at Monza. Monza, Italy (By Cable).?King Hum? bert has been assassinated. He was shot Sunday evening by An? gelo Bressi and died In a few minutes Monza is a city of Northern Italy, S miles northeast of Milan. It has a population"^ f 25,000 and has been vis? ited a number of times by King Hum? bert. The King had been attending a dis? tribution of prizes in connection with a gymnastic competition. He had just entered his carriage with hie aide-de camp amid the cheers of the crowd, when he was struck by three pistol shots fired in quick succession. Ont bullet pierced his heart. He fell back and expired in a few minutes. The assassin was arrested, and, witt some difficulty was saved from the fury of the populace. He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, describing himself as of Prato, in Tuscany. The news of King Humbert's assas? sination did not reach Rome until af? ter midnight. Signor Saracco, tin Premier, summoned a meeting of the Cabinet, and the Ministers started foi Monza. The Prince of Naples, heir to the throne, is yachting in the Levant. SCHEMER TO KILE THE KIKG. Italian Who Came to America Said to Have Meen Chi sen. New York (Special).?Italians in New York who are acquainted with the methods of the anarchist societies say that Carboni Sperandio was chos? en to murder King Humbert, and, con? cluding that he could not successfully accomplish the mandate, gave up the task to another. Later" Sperandio killed Peppino Pesslna, who had made himself obnoxious by opposing tho teachings of the societies. After killing Pessina, Sperandic commuter suicide to save himself from falling into the hands of the po? lice. Pesslna was murdered in Pater? son, N. J., by Sperandio, July 17. Three days later Sperandio committed suicide, leaving the following letter pinned over his heart: "This is not of my bidding, but the brave and good society wills it. On February 2 in Italy was my lot and my order to kill the King. My number came out in America, and I could not do it. Then I saw this brute Pessina in the shop. He maltreated his men. He beat them like dogs. He made his countrymen worse than worms. So il was that I was contented to kill him. Who will say, comrades, that I did not do right? Long live anarchy!" Sperandio was honored as a hero a' his funeral, hundreds of his country? men being In attendance. Killed by Ltfhtataf, Little Rock, Ark. (Special).?James L. Fitzgerald, paymaster in the office of the treasurer of the Choctaw, Okla? homa and Gulf Railroad, was instantly killed by lightning during a terrific storm. He was walking along the street with his brother and Patrick Sullivan when struck. Sullivan was badly injured and Fitzgerald's brother was knocked down. Fitzgerald's clothes were entirely torn off and his body disfigured. Chess Tournament Opens. Munich (By Cable).?The congress ol the German Chess Association was for? mally opened here. There are 17 con? testants in the international tourna? ment, namely: Pillsbury and Showalter, of Ameri? ca; Burn and Tinsley, of England; Ja nowski, of France; Von Baredelben, Von Gottschall, Cohn, Billecard and Jakob, of Germany; Halprin, Berger Schlechter, Marco, Wolf and Popiel, of Austria, and Maroczy, of Hungary. luther's Terrlhlc Loss. Barnesville, Ohio (Special).?The 7 year-old son of William Smith, a farm er, was found burned to death, and Mrs. Smith and a 5-year-old son fatal ly burned in a barn fire here. The boys were playing with matches in the hay loft, when the hay ignited. Mrs. Smitt was burned in trying to rescue the boys. Old Mint Employe Arrested, Washington (Special).?Chief Wit kie, of the Secret Service, has been ad vised of the arrest of Fred A. Taylor na old employee of the San Francisco mint, lt is said that he had on his person at the time of his arrest abou' eight ounces of gold clippings and i quantity of gold buttons. Delagoa Hay Settlement. Washington (Special).?Portugal has deposited with the Contra Dlscounta. a Parisian banking institution, about $3,500,000 in settlement of the Delagoa Bay arbitration. It will remain for th? British and American claimants to ar? range for an equitable distribution ol this fund, and negotiations to that end are under way with promise of success Much Damage hy Storm. Ironton, Ohio (Special).?A wina rain and hail storm demolished Span? ner, Cohen & Goodman's planing m!ll blew out the end of the Belfont Com? pany's brick warehouse, unroofed the Enterprise Planing Mill, and uprooted hundreds of shade trees. Houses ir the lowlands were flooded and many were struck by lightning. Mrs. Crowe and her son were killed and Mr. Crowe was fatally injured bj an explosion on a naphtha launch od 1 nt)jr Island Sound. No Soot on Your Pans Geanliness is one virtue of the Wickless Blue Flame Oil Stove that good housekeepers appreciate. Perfect safety is another. Convenience and cool cooking are others. If you're figuring on saving money on fuel this summer, figure oa getting a Wickless Blue Flame Oil Stove It burns the cheapest fuel you can buy?the same oil you burn in your lamps. No odor. If your dealer does not have them, write to STANDARD OIL COMPANY. THE OLD DOMINION, LATEST NEWS GLEANED 1 ROM YAKI OlS PAKTS OF VIRGINIA. BERRYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL. Reported Arrest of the Negro Assailant ol Miss Nina Wy ant Lyaehaara; Lock W*rlM?Aa Important Industry foi Lynch hnrg ? Foi txinontli Street Hall? way Hold?Offcai Live Nen . The new building of the Bcrryvillc High School, which has been under construction for some time, is now nearing completion, lt will be a very handsome structure and an ornament to the town, lt is entirely of brick, measures 50 by 66 feet, and is f>6 feet in height, lt contains six class-rooms each 23 by 29 feet, and an assembly room 29 by 46 feet. On the roof are four dormers and four gables, which allow ventilation through the garret; each class-room is also ventilated by means of air tubes having outlets through the cupola. The building will he heated throughout by two hot-air furnaces in the cellar, and will be equipped with all the modern improve? ments and appliances used in instruct? ing the young. The plan was drawn by Architect Beeler, of Baltimore, and the contractors are Messrs. Thompson & Ogden, of this place. The School Board have secured as principal for the coming year Prof. A. P. Kelly, late head master of Church Hill Academy, at Church Hill, Tenn., who will have five assistants. Lynchburg l.nvU Work I. A few days ago the Lynchmug Hardware Manufacturing Company, owing to the lack of capital, made an assignment to Judge John 0. Horsley anti Capt. Charles M. Blackford, trus? tees, who at once entered into negotia? tions for the sale of the plant. The property was sold to John P. Petty? john, William Hurt, H. B. McWauo. Walker Pettyjohn and N. I). Ellcr. who secured a charter for a new or? ganization to be known as the Lyneh hurg Lock Works. The enterprise was established early this year and is a valuable and important industry. Un? der the new company the plant will have an assured future. MlhN IVjir.ic'n Assailant Arre* tvrt. A report from Williamsburg is to the effect that a negro answering the icscription of Miss Nina Wynne's as? sailant has been arrested. He pro? fesses profound ignorance of the affaii but admits being in the neighborhood. He will be held in jail at Williamsburg until Miss Wynne can decide whether Ol not he is the one. Thc negro will be held at the ancient capital until the excitement subsides somewhat. An Important Industry. A contract was awarded by the Riv ermont Woman's College for the erec? tion of a large brick building to cost $10,000. The proposed building has been leased for five years by the Unit? ed Cigarette Machine Company, whose headquarters are now in London. The present plant of the company in Sa? lem, Va., will be moved to Lynchburg just as soon as the building is com? pleted. A number of skilled workmen will be employed. Street Ballway Sold. The Portsmouth Street Railway has been sold by Philadelphia capitalists :o H. Lancaster Williams, of Rich? mond; Gustavus Ober. of Baltimore, and H. L. Maynard, of Portsmouth, :or $300,000. The property will be greatly improved. Urovit les. A new military company rs neing or? ganized at Covington. Capt. John L. Barnett, a prominent Mtizen of Roanoke county, is dead, rged 86 years. Miss Mary Lou Teamster, aged 20 rears, of Greenbrier county, was hrown from a wagon last week and ulled. The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company expects by next fall to have 132 miles of double track completed retween Hawk's Nest and Clifton /"orge. Joseph Drenucn, a prominent and wealthy lumberman, who has exten? sive camps on Peters creek, Nicholas ?ounty, was caught under a rolling og a few days ago and killed. On account of his proficiency in spanish, Captain Canon,United States \rmy, formerly of Errant Royal, has jecn appointed inspector of internal "evenue for North Luzon, with head luarters at Manila. The Richmond Society for Prevention )f Cruelty to Animals proposes io es? tablish a band of mercy, whose chief lim will be to secure humane instruc? tions in the public schools of the city ind in Sunday Schools. The old glass'factory at Buena Vista is now being changed so as to be used in the manufacture of tire brick. The clay at that place is of superior qual? ity and the supply is sufficient to af? ford tho use of several like enterprises. Mr. Mosby Wilson, of Prince Wil? liam county, died very suddenly. He was about thirty years old and unmar? ried. Seven hundred citizens of Albemarle county have signed a petition recom? mending the selection of Hon. John E. Massey and Mr. W. H. Boas as dele? gates to the State Constitutional Con? vention. Mr. Wm. H. Hardy, an engineer at the Richmond Locomotive and Ma? chine Works, was in some mysterious way killed while at his post of duty. His body was horribly mangled. The Richmond Locomotiye Work: received by cable from the Finland State Railways an order for 12 "16 by 24" 10-whecled passenger locomotives for delivery during April. 1901. Thc contract price of these engines aggre? gates upward of $160,000, and this lu the third order placed by the Finland State Railways with the Richmond works. _ CHINESE WAR NOTES. Chinese soldiers live on rice and cab bage. The Japanese troops in China now number 22,000 men. Spain will take no part in the Chi? nese war, having no interests there. ' Indian troops are arriving daily at Hong Kong on their way to Taku. Ther id no properly organized medi? cal corps, transport service, or com? missariat in China. The Chinese have thirty field batter? ies, with ISO Krupp and Armstrong guns. Six troops of the Ninth Cavalry, col? ored, in Arizona, have been ordered West ou their way to China. The Chinese Minister to Russia has requested the Government to inspect all his official telegraphic messages. Washington Artillery, of New Or? leans, La., with a record of three wars, bas volunteered for Chinese service. The Russian army is ,o be reorga? nized with a view to concentrating a large force to the northwest of India. The Chinese are fighting with deter? mination and skill which they never once displayed during the war with Japan. Chicago will provide 25.000 pounds of beef a month for American troops in China, sending it to Taku, as a base of supplies. Premier Laurier told the Canadian Parliament that the British colonies were not likely to be drawn on for troops to go to China. Germany bas ordered over $1,000,000 of clothes, food and other army sup? plies at San Francisco, which will be sent out for the German troops in Chi na as soon as transports can be got. A special correspondent of the Lon? don Daily Express at Tien-Tsin con? trasts tho splendid work and perfect equipment of the Japanese with thc "inadequate supplies of the British, German and American contingents, which are terribly lacking in the most obvious necessaries."_m NEWSY 'CLEANINGS. The new London tunnel cost $o0 an inch. Brooklyn is threatened with a water famine. There is talk of abolishing organ grinding in New York City. Coal operators have put np the price of coal in Chattanooga, Tenn. Juneau, Alaska, bas throe public libraries and two reading rooms. Steam launches are being shipped from thc United States to Mexico. A railway is to be built between Cape Nome and Port Clarence, Alaska June shipments of fruit from Cali? fornia averaged sixty car loads a day. The Navy Department has ordered that no oil be carried on naval shifts. The machinery of Lieutenant Pea ry's steamer Windward has broken dowu. The city of Akron, Ohio, has a new automobile patrol-wagon run by elec? tricity. New Zealand has now sent nearly two thousand meu to the front in youth Africa. So scarce is the Paris water supply that private service is being cut off between ll p. m. and G a. m. every uight. The telegraph line begun live years ago to connect Victoria Nyanza witn the east coast of Africa has been com? pleted. The Academy of Moral Sciences, in Paris, has awarded the Audiffivd prize il |3060 to Dr. Yersin for bis discovery ot the anti-plague serum. CYCLING NOTES. The coral roads of Bermuda ar tho finest in tho world for cycling. Two hundred and fifty of the Paris police are mounted on bicycles. In using resin to hold nuts, do not got any into the bearings, as it will clog them and ks difficult to remove. After patching a double-tire tube do not replace the tube without using soapstone or chalk, or when next the tube needs fixing it may not be pos? sible to remove it. ^j. rt Saddle soreness is almost always due lo a badly adjusted saddle. The "rider should first sec that the saddle is level laterally, and then should experiment wirli the tilting until the correct and most comfortable position is found. A minute puncture is most easily found by passing a sponge saturated in soapy water around the tire. The escaping air will raise a soap bubble over the punctured spot, and the diffi? cult task of locating the puncture is accomplished. ? tf&ti To test a cyclometer start when the index shows an even tenth of a mile." and revolve the wheel seventy-two times. If thc Index then points to the next tenth the cyclometer is correct, but if over or under it is incorrect and should be returned to the maker. Regarding the choice of gear or the distance to be covered in a day. tho only safe rule in individual cases is for the rider io know lils own strength or weakness and not allow himself to be led by vain and foolish emulation of those more vigorous or reckless than he to tax his powers and injure his constitution. To remove an obstinate crank pin, support the crank shaft from under? neath by a b.ock of wood, lay a piece of copper or other soft metal at least an eighth of au inch thick on the thread end of the key. and strike it with the ha miner. Thc soft metal will preserve the threads from injury, ami may be used in the same manner to reset the key. THc NATIONAL GAMc. New York has signed the mute pitch? er Taylor, of the Albany Club. Waddell, of Pittsburg, has averaged more strike-outs than any pitcher. Smith is not hitting now as be d'd when he first joined the New Yorks. Meakin has not yet been dropped by Pittsburg. Manager Clarke thinks he is entitled to another try. Nicols, of Boston, is of opinion that n pitcher' should work about twice each week to be at his best. < " The Brooklyn Club has strings on twelve players who are earning their salaries in the minor leagues. Keeler, of Brooklyn, cuts off more long hits and gets less praise for do? ing it than any other star in the League. Of the pitchers that have come into the National League from the mitton this year, Scott, of Ciuciuuati, is by far the best. Selbach, of New York, is at present playing the best left field in thc League. Ile has made fourteen assists ibis season from left field. When Hamilton, of Boston, was in his prime he could steal more than LOO bases in a season; nowadays that is a record for an entire team. The batting averages of the League players are getting down to the old mark. The chances are that no player will hold .400 for the season. Griffith, of Chicago, says that the Player's Union will make no de? mands. It s inply will ask the mag? nates for certain concessions. Jennings, of Brooklyn, is generally looked upon as the greatest first base? man the game ever has Known. And that, too, after less than a season in tho position. Forfeited games all over the coun? try are becoming 'monotonously fre? quent. Nine-tenths of them are due to player rows witli umpires Discip line in baseball seems to be goinsr ta the dogs. A Listening Senator. Senator Thomas Staples Martin cf Virginia, has never yet made a ?et speech in the senate, though he ha.; been a member for six years. On the stump he is an orator of front rank, but in the senate, for some reason known only to himself, he ttas ctecte:! to enroll himself among those who listen but do not falk. -._.. Wntchlng the War. Once a week the stalf officers or th1 Russian army assemble, under th; presidency of the Grand Duke Vladi mer, to discuss the progress of tho Boer war. The czar attends the meet? ing.