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Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.) 1877-1972, August 03, 1900, Image 1

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NO. 82.
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?
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?
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?
The papers in the appeal of Roland
B. Molineaux, of New York, convicted
of murder, number 4626 typewritten
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
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,
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?
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.
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
"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?
"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."
This Is a Theory Advance;! nu to
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?
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
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
Soon we may telephone to the An?
Cuba ie the greatest sugar-producing
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
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,
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.
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,
" '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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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?
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
The Prince of Naples, heir to the
throne, is yachting in the Levant.
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
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
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
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
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Company expects by next fall to have
132 miles of double track completed
retween Hawk's Nest and Clifton
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?
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?
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 soldiers live on rice and cab
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
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
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
The new London tunnel cost $o0 an
Brooklyn is threatened with a water
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
The city of Akron, Ohio, has a new
automobile patrol-wagon run by elec?
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
The telegraph line begun live years
ago to connect Victoria Nyanza witn
the east coast of Africa has been com?
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.
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.
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
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?

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