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? _____ RECORDER VOL. xxiii, MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY?VA., AUGUST IS, 1901. NO. 33. I IE GREAT STEEL STRIKE NOW ON. |hc Pol ce Authorities Preparing for Trouble in Pittsburg. [HE TRUST WOULDN'T ARBITRATE. pe American Tinplate Company Announces That Certain Plants of tie Company I Crlp^'-e* by thc Strike Would Be Removed Ut Moeessen-Speculation as to How Far f__ federation Will Help. Pittsburg. Pa. (Special).?The great steel strike is on. The order to strike rai generally obeyed wherever the workers were organized and enrolled in the lodges r*| the Amalgamated Asso? ciation. Policy of the American Iredera i Labor has not yet heen fully ; ?ed and that fort contributes an r element of uncertainty to the sit I he action of the executive 'Oard of the Mineworkers at Itldian pol's. in resolving to support the trike, cheered the Amalgamated men nd they are confident that the Federa Qr will aid them to the fullest extent. The closing h., nra of labor and the pening^ hours of thc strike lacked ^ctacu'ar action. This city, which is strike, centre, was calm and undis irbed. There was no excitement Or r>lenrc and the pulse of thc commun I was normal. Thc police officials issued an order .ypending fer thc time being thc va-1 ? -mi system. They do not anticipate rouble, but want to have every man I we and ready for duty in case it Ji ililli come. They say that President: Shaffer lias counseled peaceful methods -T'd that they hope the strikers and their sympathizers will heed his advice. The strikers held a series of demon? strations in the envying towns, and President Shaffer spoke a final word of cr.-. uragement to his industrial troops. treat thrones of workers turned out ;|n greet and cheer the leader and ex? change n1edp?\s to maintain the contest n whie'.i thev have entered. r BOERS CAPTURED BLOCKCOISF. S-itt__ Driven Off Aft- a Fij-ht-A Planned Attack on Cape Town. London (By Cable). ? A dispatch Irom Lord Kitchener, dated from Pre? toria, says: "A blockhouse near Brandfort. Or? ange River Colony, wa?* rushed and captured by the Boers after severe isghting cn the night of August 7. "Elliott has captured 70 prisoners and *arge quantities of stock and wagons, wh*?tl he is sending in. No details ha\e Leen received." Mail dispatches from Lord Kitchen? er, issued in a parliamentary paper, say ^his coi?tani endeavor has been to im ?rove the fortifications along the lines 1 communication, thus releasing men rom active service. The garrison off rhe railways have mostly been with? drawn. ? spirited narrative of the ejecuncnt oi General de Wet from Cape Colon/ concludes with the statement thar ihe raiders undoubtedly received a Humber of rccnuts* from the colonial Dutch, an amplt supply of food and timely inf. t manon. Lord Kitchener received certain in? formation that De Wet intended to a< t?ick Cape Town while General Botha, as sodii as he heard that the concentra? tion in Cane Colony was effected, was to enter ?Ital with 5000 picked hors< men and make for Durban. BUSINESS DONE WITH THE CUBANS. Reports of Receipts From Ihe Various Custom? houses in the Island. Washington (Special).?The division ? f insular affairs of the War Department has prepared a statement of receipts hom all sources at the s;cveral custom? houses. In the Island of Cuba for thc six months ended june 30. igoi. as com? pared with the same period of 1809 and i(*rv>. The statement shows that the total receipts from customs sources during thc six months ended June .io. loot, were $7,04*7.?>5; for the six months ended lune ,<o. i8oq. $6,Ol6,86l, and for the six months ended June ,}o. 1000. $8,000,522. Tlie collections at the port of Havana corer the greater portion of the receipts ? mk! for the period named were in iqoi. $5,601/101: in 1000. $6,125,444. Dennle? gos comes next with $685,248. followed l>y Santiago with $550,289, for the six months ending lune 30. 1001. For thc other years the amounts are somewhat 'maller at both these ports. Killed His Wife and Himself. Scranton. Pa. (Special). ? Edwin ?l?t\is. a young carpenter, shot his wife and himself after a succession of quar? rels. They had a quarrel a week ago, and he left her. taking his residence with his father. Sunday evening he went to his former home, and retiring to a room on the second floor, sent his little daugh? ter to his wife with the request she bring him a glass of water. She left her sister and went upstairs with the water. She was gone less than a moment when her sister heard four shots. When thc neigh? bors went upstairs they found the wife dead on the floor and three bullet holes in lier head, while the husband was lying across the bed with a bullet hole in his forehead and a revolver in his grasp. Gold Found in Georgia. Atlanta, Ga. (Special).?Samples of rre and gold, accompanied by regularly attester] affidavits, have been received in At'tinta showing a remarkably rich strike of gold rn Wilkes county, near Washing- | tot, (?a. The affidavits show that out of j 1407 pounds of ore 1785 pennyweights of j gold was taken by amalgamation State j Geologist Yeates will make an official ref ort on the mine in a few days. Carnegie May Be Lord Rector. London (By Cable).?Thc Exchange 1 Telegraph Company announces that Andrew Carnegie has been invited to j become lord rector of Aberdeen LTniver- j shy. in succession to Lord Strathcoma ; and Mount Royal. Manufacturer Drops Dead. Chattanooga, Tenn. (Special).?Pat- | rick Wa!sh. a prominent manufacturer in ; the South, senior member of the fin;; of Walsh & Widener, dropped dead at his 1 home hire from apoplexy. SUMMARY OF THE NEWS. Ccmcstic. The executive board of the United Mineworkers, in session in Indianapo? lis, adopted a resolution recognizing the steel strike and pledging support to the Amalgamated Association. Mrs. Charles Gallagher, of New Vork. was frightened by a high wini on the Vork river, and became para? lyzed and died. Josiah Johnson Hawes, of Boston, said to bc the oldest photographer in thc wrrld. died iii New Hampshire, aged 94 years-. Peter Short, of Sussex cOtinty. D*'.. was seriously scalded while threshing '. wheat near Laurel, Del. It is believed in Philadelphia that j fatal defects have been found in tbe "Ripper" bill for that city. James H. Jones, of Caroline county. Va., was dangerously stabbed by Camp? bell Madison. Mrs. Harriet Vinson, Mother of Colonel Capron, died in Clarke county, Va.. Jtged 84 years. Miss Effie Richey, aged 30 years, a bookkeeper, killed herself at Fort Wayne. Ind. Frank Howell tried to kill his parents near Linden. N. J. General Rufus Neely died at Bolivar, Tenn., aged 93 years. Andrew Hamilton was drowned at Grand View. Va. Tbe steamer Norfolk, in the Roads, was burned to.the water's edge, involv? ing a loss tif $50,000. She was the handsomest steamer used as a transfer boat between Sewells Point arid Old Point Comfort. A report received at Washington from Admiral Kempff tells of the bit- I ing off of a leg of a quartermaster of the Annapolis by a shark while bath? ing at 11 odo. In New York john Seager has sued C. C. Worthington, a millionaire pump manufacturer, for $100,000 for alleged alienation of the affections of his wife. The bituminous coal combine has bought a controlling interest in thc business of thc Northwest by securing two important mines in Minnesota. Maximilian Monasse, nephew of a former wealthy banker of Berlin, com? mitted suicide in Philadelphia because he had been disinherited. The United States Steel Corporation secured ContfOl Of the Shelby Tube Works, a corporation having 1$ milli in different parts Of tile country. Thc Nati' ral Dental Association, in session at Milwaukee, determined to j wage war against the so-called "bogus I diploma mills." Two followers of Dowie were pelted j with decayed eggs in Chicago. Ex-Governor Newell, of New Jersey, j is dead, aged 84 years. Attorneys for Ellis Glenn, who re ! cently achieved notoriety in her sensa i tional trial, in which attorneys and wit? nesses battled for weeks to establish her identity and to prove her sex filed their declaration in the United States Covrt at Parkersburg. W. Va., in a $50,000 damage suit against VVhl. Rich? ardson. The petition alleges that the plaintiff Was kidnapped in Illinois and j illegally and against her will brOUght to West Virginia. The stdrm and flood situation in Vir | ginia is relieved and indications arc that > danger and damage are past. Evidences ; of the downpour are plenti'i . but the water has all passed away. Thc wind has changed and normal conditions are expected to continue. Lieutenant Commander James C. Cresap. U. S. N.. of the inspection board at thc Norfolk Navy Yard, died at the naval hospital at Norfolk. The San Francisco police are asccr taining thc movements of a paroled I ! convict, believing that he was concerned i 1 in the great gold bar robbery. The marble statue of Charles Broad- [ < way Rouss, the New York merchant, was unveiled in Winchester, Va. Non-union 'longshoremen were at- | tacked and stoned on going to work at Ogdensburg, N. Y. Tc reign. Lord Kitchener reported the capture ; by the Boers of a blockhouse near Brandum, on the Orange river. Mail dispatches from Lord Kitchener give details of a plan that had been arranged 1 for an attack on Cape Town by General de Wet. while Botha was to make for Durban. There was a great unionist celebration at Bleheim. a luncheon being given by the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to 7000 persons. Speeches were made by Mr. Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain. United Slates Consul General Gudg cr has notified thc Chinese on the isth mus that they are entitled to the protec? tion of the United States. Field Marshal von Waldersee was met at the railroad station in Hamburg by Emperor William, who greeted him most affectionately. Several Catholic missionaries have been murdered on the Island of Quel? part. off thc Korean coast. Count Von Waldersee had a demon? strative reception at Hamburg, where he was welcomed by General von Wit tich, representing the Emperor, who bestowed upon him the Order of Merit. Santos-Dumont made another at? tempt to circle Eiffel Tower, but a sud? den gust of wind brought disaster to his balloon, which collapsed, and the aeronaut narrowly escaped death. The government has decided to limit thc number of Jewish students in the Russian universities. At Moscow they are entirely prohibited. The White Star liner Oceanic, dur? ing a fog, ran into and sank the steam? er Kinkora in thc Irish Channel. Sev? en persons were drowned. The funeral services over the body of the late Dowager Empress of Ger? many at Friedrichshof were simple but impressive. General Vyron, commanding the French forces, left Tientsin, a British guard of honor attending him to the station. Financial. Thc Southern Railway Company has declared the regular semi-annual divi? dend of 2 per cent, on ihe preferred stock. Thc United States Shipbuilding Com? pany, the new shipbuilding trust, it is said, is ready to be launehed with $65, 000,000 capital, all subscribed. The Pittsburg Wire & Steel Company, recently incorporated with a capital of $2,000,000, will establish its plant in Louisville for the production ot open hearth products. TRIED TO BLOW UP AJRITISH SHIP. Attempt Made to Wreck the Mule Transport Mechanician. NONE OF THE CREW INJURED. While Ihe Crew Were Asleep an Explosion Occurred, Cit: to an Agent Operating From tbe Outslde-Plates Started and Water Let Into Ihe Ship-No Explosives on Board. New Orleans; La. (Special).?What is regarded as an attempt of a Boer sympathizer to blow up a British trans? port occurred shortly after midnight, when there was a terrific explosion at the stock landing where thc Harrison steamer Mechanician is moored. The Mechanician is to carty mules to South Africa. The explosion shook houses, rattled dishes and awakened people for some distance around. Most Of the crc\v Of the ship were asleep, but the explosion brought them quickly from their berths to the deck. An examina? tion showed a large dent in the star? board side of the ship. Two plates at the water's edge had been sprung and considerable water was let into the ship. Pumps were immediately put to worK. and when daylight came it was found the vessel was in no danger of sinking, and that the damage done was ncr sci? ons. The crew of the vessel denied that there was any explosives oh board, ard there seems little doubt, according *o the statements of those who examined the ship, that the explosion was Oom thc ohtside and that some sort oi bomb or torpedo had been used. Alfred Leblanc, general agent of thc Harrison Line, visited die Meehan*. - cian and a report of the dam.lge <'>ic was submitted to him. He sail llnee large plates on the starboard sub oi the boat had been stove in _ir| 16 ri.-ets had been broken off or knoe'eed con pletcly from their places. As thc ship was making considerable water it was decided to shift the ballast so as to Hit the damaged section out of tin* water. It is thought the damage can i.e repair? ed here. Agent Leblanc said the Me? chanician will be loaded with a carpo of mules and get away for .3onth Ai rica its soon its possible. A British officer, who was on the ship said the explosion was terrific, and that a column of water went high up in the air and came down on deck. Many of the muleteers, who have from time to time left the city on the British transports, have returned with complaints of ill treatment, and a num? ber of suits are now pending against British ships in the Federal courts. TEN HURT IN RAILROAD WRECK. Collision Between Two Sections of Excursion Train to Atlantic City. Pittsburg, Pa. (Special).?Two sec? tions of an Atlantic City excursion train collided near Confluence, Pa., on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 84 miles east of Pittsburg. Ten people were seriously injured, and a number of others slightly hurt. The trains left herc shortly after 8 o'clock. At Confluence the first sec? tion was stopped, and the second sec? tion, rounding the curve, going at the rate of 35 miles, crashed into it. The engine of the second section and three cars were wrecked and traffic was de? layed several hours. A Farmer Badly Injured. Charleston, W. Va. (Special).?Rob? ert Cart and Van Givens, prominent farmers of Jarretts. this county, disa? greed as to whose place a threshing ma? chine should visit first. A fight ensued and Givens' skull was crushed by a stone in thc hands of Cart, while the latter's son also struck Givens with a stone and broke his jawbone. The doc? tors say Givens cannot live. Both the Carts are under arrest. Boy Sui ering I" rom Anthrax. Oneida, N. Y. (Special).?Everett, the yr ung son of Herbert Yager, of Higginsville, is dangerously ill with an? thrax and his recovery is not expected. The case is attracting the attention of physicians in Central New York, as per? sons are rarely attacked with this dis? ease. Anthrax is now prevalent among live stock in this vicintiy and many cat? tle have died. Herbert Gladstone to Wed. London (By Cable).?The approach? ing marriage of Herbert Gladstone, son of the late William E. Gladstone, to a daughter of Sir Richard Horner Paget is announced. COLOMBIANS' NEW INVASION. Large Force of Mea Lands In Panama Near Colon-Commaaded by Minister ol War. Willemstad. Island ofi-Curacoa (Ry Cable!.?The Venezuela Governnicnt announces that a new ^gombian inva? sion occurred near Cow*. The iirvading force iswommanded by the Colombian ministerjrf war. Washington (Special).?The State Department has receive?a mail com? munication from CcM?ll General Gudger. at Panama, dat. eli July '7. stat? ing an expedition in aftof thc revo? lutionists had landed ndft.the port of Mutis. He said reportffire various as to the number and eqfcmcnt of the persons so landed, but iras conjectured that the number is ratfaWfmall. Per? sons in official position at Panama, who seem to be best advised, Regard this ex pcdition as a forerunner*'of others to be sent ont. as well ai a method of causing ? more general sunrising among the liberals along' the isthmus. The consul general does not know whether affairs on the isthmus will become seri? ous, but is of opinion that if there shoidd be armed forces present, as there were a year ago, personal and property rights would be in danger. Washington (Special).?The situa? tion in Colombia and Venezuela con? tinues to occupy much of the attention of officials herc. and. while it was not felt that affairs had reached a serious aspect, yet it was appreciated that both the official and unofficial advices indi? cated a condition of affairs which might mean war between Colombia and Ven? ezuela complicated by revolutionary outbreaks in both countries. STEAMER SUNK BY THE OCEANIC. White Star Liner and an Irish Coasting Vessel Come Together. Queenstown (By Cable).?The White Star Line steamer Oceanic. Captain Cameron, which sailed from Liverpool Thursday for New York via Queens? town, arrived here and teported having been in collision in the Irish Channel with thc steamer Kinkora, of Water? ford. Ireland. The Kinkora sank. Sevon persons were drowned. The damage sustained by the Oceanic will not prevent her proceeding on her journey. The collision occurred in a fog. The bow of the Oceanic was dam? aged. The Kinkora was a coasting vessel trading between Waterford and Limerick. She had a crew of 14 men. The Oceanic brought the seven surviv? ors to this port. Later details of the collision were obtained, and it was learned that thc only damage sustained by the Oceanic consisted in a few dents to her port plates. _ TEMPERANCE CONFERENCE DEMANDS. Resolutions A'ttpted by National Gathering at Buffalo, N. Y. Buffalo, N. Y. (Special).?The na? tional temperance conference, which has heen in session fiere, adjourned Tuesday. Twelve national organizations and seven? teen religious denominations from sev? enteen States and Territories were rep? resented. Resolutions were adopted calling for the prohibition of the sale of intoxicat? ing liquors within and in the vicinity of all State and national military reserva? tions and national and State soldiers' homes; in favor of harmonious legisla? tion between the State and national gov? ernments in all matters relating to the liquor traffic and demanding the discon? tinuance of the sale of internal revenue tax receipts in prohibitory territory. SIQNOR CRISPI DEAD. Italy's "(irand Old Man" Passes Away at Naples. Naples (By Cable). ? Ex-Premier Francesco Crispi died here at 7.45 o'clock Sunday evening from fever. He was surrounded by the members of his fam? ily and several intimate friends. His wife and daughter did not leave the bedside for 50 hours, and their friends were compelled to use loving violence to induce them to quit the cham? ber. When all was over, the daugh? ter, Princess Linguaglossa, fainted and had to he carried out by her husband. The news was telegraphed to King Victor Emmanuel and Queen HcLna. It is rumored that Signor Crispi's will authorizes a prominent Italian politician to examine his papers and publish his memoirs. Russians to Maneuver In Finland. Copenhagen (By Cable).?The Rus? sians arc about to hold extensive maneu? vers in Finland. Seven Danish vessels have started to transport troops and ma? terial from Revel, a fortified town of Russia on the south side of the Gulf of Finland, to the scene of the military operations. "JACK" WINTERS TELLS ALL AND GIVES UP GOLDEN BOOTY. San Francisco (Special). ? "Jack" Winters, who was arrested as a suspect in connection with the Selby Smelting Works robbery, has confessed and so far $141,000 worth of bullion has been recovered from the bay, wdicre he had sunk it. For three days the d_e_ives have tried all sorts of persuasion '0 make Winters confess, but apparently withovt effect. Finally Winters asked to see Superintendent Ropp, of the Selby Works, who, he said, was thc only ft ten J he had. Ropp told Winters that they had i strong case against him and that he would be sent to prison for thirty years. He said: "You will be an old man when you get out and it will do you no good to hide the gold." Winters finally told Ropp that he lind taken the gold and would take bm io the spot where it was hidden. --,000,000 in Salt. New York (Special).-Thc Southern Salt Company, with a capital of $200,000, has been incorporated in Trenton. The incorporators are Cecil D. Giles, George S. Holmes and Oscar L. Guselman. This is a step towards thc formation of the International Salt Company, which will soon be incorporated with a capital of $.*o,ooo.ooo. It will include the Salt Un? ion of England, the Spanish-American Salt Company and the salt industries in Russia and other parts of the world. Winters, in company with Smi;r?n_n dent Ropp and a force of detectives went to Crockett. There they waited all night for low tide. Winters pointed out the place at the end of the railroad wharf, behind the coal bunkers, at the head of the Vallejo Ferry slip. At that point at low tide the mud is about four feet deep, covered by a foot of water. Winters got into the mud and water up to his neck and in an hour and a half $110,000 worth had been recovered. This includes the four bars of fine gold. Winters had put some of the bars in bags. He said one of the bags had broken and some small bars had drop? ped out. It is now only a question of careful search to find the rest of the $280,000. Winters says he did the job alone. He says he made fourteen trips from the vault to thc wharf from which he drop? ped the gold. Senator Tillman Sued for Slander. Columbia, S. C. (Special).?A suit for $10,000 damages for slander has been begun against Senator Tillman in Edgefield by J. Young Jones. Tillman in a speech, it is alleged, said Jones was a crazy thing, just out of -m asylum. Jones several years ago was in bad health. _ Killed by Falling From a Trestle. Clarksburg, W. Va. (Special).?Chas. Newell, of Mannington. fell from a Bal? timore and Ohio trestle last night and was found dead this morning. / BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS IN WRECK. Observation and Parlor Cars Plunge Down an Embankment. NONE OF TjlE PASSENGERS KILLED, Some Received Bruises and Cuts About tht Head and Body-One Car Remained on tke Crack-Cause ol the Accident a Mystery The Train Was Running at Between 55 and 6ti Miles an Hour. Buffalo. N. Y. (Special).?Thc two rear cars, a Pullman observation coach and a parlor car on the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company's "Black Diamond Express." which left this city at noon for New York and Philadelphia, jump? ed the track and broke loose from the remainder of the train at North Leroy, io miles east of Batavia, shortly after noon. The train was running over 50 miles an hour at the time. The parlor car remained on the ties, and no person in it was injured, but the observation car plunged down the em? bankment and dropped over on its side in the ditch. It was badly demolished, but only a few of its occupants, includ? ing Pullman conductor and porter, were injured, and they not seriously. The cause of the accident is a mys? tery. Where the observation car went down the embankment the rails seem? ed to have spread toward the edge. At the office of the Lehigh Valley Rail? road Company in this city it was stated that the train was on time, but was running at the rate of between 55 and 60 miles an hour. The accident oc? curred at precisely 12.40 o'clock, and two hours later the passengers, includ? ing the injured, continued on their way. libr7rY1:^"porto~rico. Andrew Carnegie Expected to Make ? Gift to That Island. San Juan, Porto Rico (Sperat).?Ne? gotiations are under way between An? drew Carnegie and Education Commis? sioner Martin G. Brumbaugh, represent ing the people of Porto Rico, which will give San Juan one of the famous Carne? gie libraries. The San Juan Council decided to appropriate $6000 yearly as a maintenance fund. Mr. Carnegie's private ?ecretarjr, Jas. Bertram, wrote that it was the million? aire's custom to give ten times the amount of the maintenance fund. How? ever, Mr. Brumbaugh hopes Mr. Car? negie may be induced to give $150,000. The idea is to combine with a public library at San Juan a distributing library for other portions of the island. BALLOON TEST A FAILURE. Accident Mars Brazilian Aeronaut's Effort to Capture French Prize. Paris (By Cable).?M. Santos-Du mont, the Brazilian aeronaut, made an? other unsuccessful attempt to win the prize. 100,000 francs, offered by M. Deutsch, of the Aero Club, for a dirigi? ble balloon. He started from the grounds of the Aero Club, the Parc d'Aerostation, at Saint Cloud, and headed for the Eiffel Tower. When over Longchamp the guide rope caught in a tree. M. Santos-Du mont got clear, but, finding he could not cover the course within the time limit, he returned to Saint Cloud, eight and one-half minutes after the start, having covered about one-half the distance to the Eiffel Tower._ Does the Work of Nine Bank Clerks. Chicago (Special).?A plan for re? cording checks wth a photographic ap? paratus controlled by electricity has been successfully put into operation here in the National Bank of the Republic. The machine will take pictures of 10.000 checks in an hour. The pictures can bc rolled on reels and stored. It is claimed for the instrument that it will perform what it would take nine clerks to do. and that there is no opportunity for mistake. Fire in Illinois Town. Champaign, 111. (Special).?The busi? ness portion of Rantoul, a town of ,1,000 people, was destroyed by fire. Telegraph communication was cut off almost at thc beginning of the fire, and details are lacking. The fire started in a grain ele? vator. The Illinois Central depot burn? ed next, and the flames spread to the business section._ A Postoffice Clerk Pardoned. Columbus. O. (Special).?President McKinley has granted a pardon to john B. Bulley, serving a three years' sentence in the Ohio Penitentiary. Bulley was a clerk in the Toledo Postoffice and was convicted of stealing, opening and de? stroying a large number of letters. He is restored to citizenship. His term would have expired in September. Bomb Exploded in a Church. Paris (By Cable).?A bomb was ex? ploded near the altar of the Church of St. Nizier, at Troyes, doing considerable domage to the thirteenth century win? dows, but not injuring any of the hun? dreds of children who. together with a priest, were in the sacred edifice at the time. A Spaniard has been arrested on suspicion of being the author of the out? rage. _|_ Death of Tilly Haynes. Boston (Special).?Tilly Haines, one of the best-known hotel proprietors in the East, died here, aged 7) years. He was the proprietor of the United States Hotel here, and of the Broadway Cen? tral Hotel. New York city. Death was due to a general breaking up of tfie system from advanced age. Railroad and Express Safes Dynamited. Memphis. Tenn. (Special).?The safes of the Illinois Central Railroad and American Express Company in the de? pot at Bolivar, Tenn., were blown op-n and robbed by two masked men, after the robbers had forced the night tele? graph operator into a box car and locked him in. Ouly a small booty was secured. States' Boundary Fixed. Washington (Special). ? Governors Benton McMillin. of Tennessee, and Tyler, of Virginia, at a conference here determined that each State sha!l bear half the expense of the delimitation of the boundary line between Tennessee and Virginia, now being made by a commission appointed for that purpose. A peculiar feature of the case is tiia: at Bristol the State line passes through the city, but both States by legislation ha\e agreed upon the middle of Main stree, as the dividing line between thc Iwo Commonwealths, Live national affairs, Neely May Be Acquitted. Considerable apprehension 3. ems to be felt at the Department ot Justice over the Neely case in view of the refusal of thc most important Government wit? nesses to attend the trial and present testimony Upon which it wa* believed the alleged Cuban frauds would lead lo the prompt conviction A Neely and h's sentence to a long term of imprisonment. Without these witnesses the Govern runt's case is weakened to an extent which may result in the prosecution be? ing so light as to render a verdict of guilty doubtful. War Department offi? cials are said to be alarmed over the situation, and while Neely is in no sense a prisoner of the army the fact that the alleged frauds were commited while the island was under military c<~n'rol g'ves to the offense a peculiar military impor? tance. Neither ihe War Department nor the Department of Justice has any special authority- now over the eas**, for with the surrender of Neely to the Cuban judicial authorities and his extradition under a special act of Congress he passed to the Crban judiciary for a tr;al by a court, of which the judges, as w<_ as the prose? cuting attorney, are Cubans. Hawaiians Ask Protection. The Interior Department has received a resolution passed bv the Ha wai an Leg? islature praying that Congress impos** a duty on all coffee imported from other countries "and in this way protect that industry in Hawaii and other parts of the United States." The resolution will bc forwarded to Congress at the opening of next session. It says that the coffee industry in Hawaii is now in a depressed condition and is threatened to be abandoned on account of low prices ard removal of protective duty on all Toffee imported into the re? public of Hawaii before the annexation ami the large amounts imported into the United States from Brazil. Mexico Cen? tral America and other countries free of duty. The resolution ref.vs to the j largf coffee area, the amount ot Ameri? can capital invested there and inability to compete with the low prices where cheap labor is employed, as in the coun? tries mentioned. Sampson May Be Relieved. Application at an early date by Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson for retirement as commandant of the Boston Navy Yard is expected here, and it is said offi? cially that the Navy Department offi? cials have selected an officer for an as? signment to that duty. Admiral Sampson has been in delicate j health for some time and it would not surprise the officials here should he seek i an early relief from duty. Thus far the ! Admiral bas made no request for relief. ( It is regarded as practically settled that he will not be continued on active duty until the date of retirement under the age provision next February. Dispatches from Boston stated that Admiral Sampson would be relieved on September i by Rear-Admiral Johnson, but this could not be officially confirmed. historians to Meet. The State Department has received a note from the secretary of thc Italian Embassy, Mr. Carignanl. in regard to thc International Congress of Historical Sciences to bc held in Rome in the spring of 100 The promoting committee asks that thc Government of the Inked States send delegates to the congress and invites thc participation of American scientists, art? ists and men of letters. The congress will include all subjects of a historical character. The program ot exercises has not yet been definitely decided. Suggestions for themes will be received until January. 1902. To Protect Passenger?. Charles Page Bryan, United States Minister to Brazil, has transmitted to the State Department a translation of the regulations recently adopted in regard to the arrest of passengers leaving Bra? zilian ports on outgoing foreign steam? ers. The order provides that the Chief of Police shall notify in writing the consu? lar agents of the country to which the steamer in question belongs, or in cases of urgency, the captain of the steamer, of his intention to detain one of its pas? sengers. United States Acts. An order was issued by the Acting Secretary of the Navy for the gunboat Machias. now at the Boston Navy Yard, to proceed without delay to Hampton Roads, and there to prepare for depar? ture to Colon, near the eastern terminus of the Panama railroad. At the Navy Department it is explain? ed that this mo\ement has been ordered with a view to having the Machias take observations in the vicinity of the isth? mus. In announcing thc action of the Department it was officially stated that "it is deemed needful that a United States war vessel be in that vicinity at thr's time." Capital News ia General. The August report on crops from the Agricultural Department shows the fol? lowing: Average condition of wheat. 80.,*; corn. 54.0: oats, 7.3.6: barley, 86.0. Average condition corn declined 27. The report of the board ?;( survey on the cruiser Columbia, now at New York, is to the effect that she will not be in condition to receive men until thoroughly cleaned and fumigated. The Navy Department has o-dered the battleship W__Ml-Q, row at the Puget Sound Naval Station, to San Francisco, to be in readiness there to proceed to Panama in case the State Department asks for a war vessel on the Pacific side of the isthmus. Our New Possessions. The United States cruiser Brooklyn, flying the flag of Rear Admiral Remey, has arrived at Manila from Australia, where the vessel took part in the cele? brations attending the opening of the first Australian Parliament. Secretary Root's order -utting off the use of commissary supplies by civilian employees is causing consternation among thc minor clerks, whose expert ?CS are thus doubled. Unless lite '*?_? ries of the junior employees are raised many resignations are likely to be ten? dered. Courts-martial are to be held in Manila on Lieut. Preston Brown and Capt. Francis P. Freemont, Second Infantry. The lieutenant is accused of killing a' native who refused to recover the body of a soldier from the river. The charges, against Captain Fremont; are not known yet. VIRGINIA STATE NEWS. Budget of tbe Latest Happenings From All Parts. TO ABOLISH SPURIOUS TITLES. A Unique Society Organized With I _yor d Suffolk President-Two Boys Drowned Nea* Bristol-War on a Peanut Compan)-Tw! Boys Bitten by a Mad Dcg-Ccdar Mounla!" Battlefield-Opposed to Ihe I iquor Traffic The following pensions vere granted to Virginians: Nathan VV. Storrs, Na? tional Soldiers' Home, Elizabeth City. $6; Julia Thompson, Forksville, $N; Aaron H. Burt. National So dicrs Home, Elizabeth City. $8; Wm. Drum mond. Onancock. $6; Robert \ oung, Oakland. $8: Eliza V. Cooper. Sun? beam, $8. One of the most unique clubs iii thc country was organized in Suffolk, lt. .lame is Society for the suppression ol Spurious Titles. Here arc cxtrac' i .rom the constitution, which i< long: ' Believing that the indiscriminate bc stowal of titles rcgardle>s of til*; *e ?ipicnts' real claim to distinction is bc ing carried much too far. this society s established with a view to the eiimi nation of such titles cxc.pt in case, where thc person can prove a right ti Save his name prefixed by a word sun festing distinction. We believe fur? ther that such spurious tides are de? grading to the worthy and cheapen the worth of such appellations-' Mayor Brewer is president ol the society ard the other officers arc among the most prominent residents. At a large public meeting held at Ce? dar Mountain Battlefield ol August g. l86_, the boundaries of the battle? field were correctly marked by th-* committee appointed for that purpose. A bountiful free dinner was served o*l the grounds and there twas speaking by Gen. James A. Walker. Judge D;;"i' I K, Grimslcy. A. R. Courtney. \V. R Wil? son and odiers. All of the speaker-. some of whom were on the Norther-1. vide in that memorable battle, vied with each other in praising the bravery o: their former foes and everything pas-c ! off in the most agreeable manner. The Christian Convention of lb* Southeastern district of Virginia a* i's session in Petersburg adopted resolutions affirming that the members stood unal? terably opposed to thc liquor traffic an 1 that they should flo all in their pow**; to suppress it, and that it was tiie sense of the convention that an Endeavor S" ciety should be organized in eve * church. It was decided to hold the ne t convention at Cool Spring Church, in Lunenhurg county. The 17-year-old son of George IL i stein, of Hampton, was drowned i 1 Hampton creek. The body was recov? ered. Young Holstein and a friend, George Walker, went fishing and Wir* returning. Holstein, thinking the watt r was shallow, playfully. unshed Walker overboard ann jumped over rnnTseir. The water was over his head and he sank Walker is a good swimmer and saved himself, but was unable to save bis friend though he made a desperate effort. The Lynchburg Fair Association wi"! hold its exhibition October 15, 16. 17 an I 18. Thc plant of the Old Dominion Coin ii Mills in Manchester is to be converted into a paper mill. Judge Ingram, of ihe Hustings Court of that city, gramd a charter to the Standard Paper Manu? facturing Company, which is to opt 1 vc the mills on the site referred to. The capital stock is to be not over $100,000. C. H. Sutton is to be president of the new concern. News of the drowning of Jesse Hap? less and John B. Rust. 18-year-old boys, comes from Fish Dam, on the Holston river, a few miles cast of Bris? tol. In an effort to cross Fish Dam creek in a skiff while there was a tide in the stream Harless and Rust were carried into thc river and swept over thc shoals. Both were thrown out. and although the river has been searched for several miles their bodies h?ve not yet been found. John Renner, an employee of the Winchester Woolen Company, narrow? ly escaped being killed, in attempting to place a belt on a pulley his shir: sleeve caught and he was quickly car? ried up to the shafting, suspended by one arm. By grasping die shafting with his free hand he managed for an instant to prevent being drawn into lb* deadly revolving shaft. Just as the pulley grasped his arm Rentier's shirt gave way, releasing him. ar.d he (ell to the floor unhurt. The Columbia Peanut Company, cl Norfolk, has made a change in [he management of the concern by ousting O. A. Sledge and appointing in his place J. P. Woodley. Sledge immedi? ately entered suit against the company and" also against Stilson Hutchins, of Washington. D. C.. and W. J. -'hoc, a Congressional stenographer, who are the reputed controlling factoas of the company. James Hall, the young son of Rev. N. N. Hall, of Winchester Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church Soo h. and Elmer Butler, son of J. L. But'cr. were attacked by a mad dog and rc verely bitten. Young Hall sustained his injuries at night and Butler w%t bitten by the same dog next morning. After biting a number of cattle the dng was killed. The Third Presbyterian Church of Staunton, having decided tc disband, ru> deeded hack thc church building to th** Second Presbyterian Church, which ba I given the property to the Third Church. The store of W. J. Faw. at Tinry Flats, 15 miles from Bristol, was bur glarized. A large iron safe was Mo* n open and robbed cf cash and jewelry Bloodhounds failed to locate thc bur? glars. The iron furnace at Buena Vt?I is again in blast after a suspension of sev? eral weeks for repairs. The fall term of the Court of Appeals will begdn at Staunton on the fust Tuesday in Sepremtcr. Will Nickles, the negro burglar, who v was shot by thc police in Bristol a week ago, is dead. The Long Distance Telephone Com pany of Virginia has compiled its line from Petersburg to Richmond. Dr. W. L. Foushee. of North Carolina, has accepted the assistant proteaaerthip of Latin in Richmond CHcgc.