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ROANOKE, VA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1895.
Forecast for Virginia: Fair, oon
tinned cold; northerly winds, with
Regarding the proper
care of the roof are
what our experience
enables us to give
the house owner.
Come and Talk it Over.
Roanoke Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
Oommorce St. and Franklin Koad.
J. R. COLLINGWOOD.-Manager.
- 'Phone 228.
CATOGNi'S RESTAURANT .
Having employed one of
Norfolk's best cooks, wo
arc piepared to serve the
public with the best oysters
that was ever served iu the
Special Invitation to Ladies:
We have two ?eparatc Din?
ing Parlors, and the politest
attention in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day.
An elegant Toilet requisite.
Kragrant and refreshing.
Hall pint glass stoppered
The true odor of nntnrnl
violets. IJncqnnlcd for
toilet use. Ilult pint gluss
stoppered bottle G'Jc.
A well-known toilet luxnry.
Half pint glass stoppered
IS'" Liidies are cordially invited to drop in and
WUtt lor tlie street cars.
CHRISIIAN-BARBEE DRUG STORE
Cor. Salem Ave. and Jefferson St.
91.50 and 83.
We refund your money iu
thirty days if you receive no
benefit. We have them also
in Gold Plate.
TRILBY HEARTS AND CHAINS
Still the Rage.
We want every person to
to have one of these popular
fads. We have the goods and
we are satisfied with SMALL
PROFIT. Can we do more ?
EDWARD S. GREEN,
Manufacturing Jeweler and Graduate Optician
No. 6 Salem Avenue.
yo? Kxamlncd Wei
Free of Charge. Wholesale
THE END CAME PEACEFULLY.
General Mahone Passed Away
All the Member! of III* Family at Hie
BedBide When He Died?There Will be
No FoblloFaueral at Washington?Ser?
vices and Interment at Petersburg.
Bketoh of Bis Life.
Washington, Oct. 8.?General Ma
horfo died &t I o'clock this afternoon.
The end came peacefully and almost
imperceptibly. The dying man had
lain unconscious ever since last Sunday
morning, taking no nourishment and
showing no signs of lifo beyond faint
respiration. The doctors said ycBtorday
that death was surely approaching, and
at 10 o'clock this morning they told tho
family that death would come within
two hours, although it provod that the
vital Hpark lasted an hour beyond that
All tho members of tho family wero
about tho bedside when the ond came,
including Mrs. M&hono, tho two sons,
Butler and Wm. Mahone, .Jr., Mm. Mc
(?111, a daughter; 1. L. Many, of Vir?
ginia, a nephew, and Capt. llogors, an
old friend of tho general and present
chairman of the Virginia Republican
committee. The watchers had been at
tho bedside continuously for many
hours and wero prepared. There will
he no public funeral at Washington, as,
In accordance with tho wlshea of the
widow, the remains will be borne quietly
to the General's old homo at Peters?
burg, Va., wh'ere the services and in?
terment will occur. The departure
from here will bo mado at 4:30 to-mor?
row mornlncr, arriving at Petersburg ut
The aorvices will be hold at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church. The active pall?
bearers will be mombero of General
Mahone's old command, famous ae "Ma
hone's Brigade," the ono which held the
"Crator." The honorary pall-bearers
will be selected from oillcers of tho
samo brigade Tho Confederate Vet?
erans' Union tendered their services as
a military escort to tho body, but It was
tho family's wish to avoid display. Gen?
eral Mahone had passed moot of his
time in recent years in this city, living
at Chamborlin's where he secretly con
suited with tho Republican leaders of
hlH native State, lie was formerly
quite wealthy, but it is understood
that he lost the larger part of his monoy
and left probably but a small eBtate.
General Mahone was born noar Mon?
roe, Southampton oounty, Va , Decem?
ber 21, 182G. His paternal ancestors
were Irish. Both grandfathers served
with distinction in the war of 1812 lie
graduated from the Virginia Military
Institute in 1847, taught for two years
at the Rappahannock Military Acad?
emy, studied civil engineering and
finally became chief engineer and con?
structor of the Norfolk and Petersburg
At tho outbreak of the civil war he
joined the Confederate army, was com?
missioned lieutenant-general of Vir?
ginia volunteers and soon became col?
onel of the Sixth Virginia Infantry.
Do was present at the capture of the
Norfolk navy yard in April, 1861, par?
ticipated in most of the battles of the
Peninsula campaign, of those on the
Rappahannock and thoeo around Peters?
burg, where he won the title of "Hero
of the Crater" for his bravery at tho
time of tho explosion of Grant's mine
underneath Lee's outworks July 30,
18G4 Ho was known as a hard fighter
throughout the war. General Lee held
him in tho highest esteem, and as a
brigade commander considered him in?
ferior only to Stonewall Jackson. He
was commissioned brigadier-general In
March, 1804, and major-general in Au?
gust for distinguished service around
Petersburg. Afterwards he commanded
a division in Ambrose Phillips' corps,
and when Lee surrendered was at Ber?
At the close of the war ho devoted
himself again to railroad matters and
became preeident of the Norfolk and
Tennessee road. He organized ono of the
first railroad accommodation schemes in
the country hotwoen the Petersburg,
Soutbsldo, Virginia and Tennessee
roads, forming ono organization known
as tho Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio.
This was in 1808-60, and tho consolida?
tion was mado a great political issue.
In 1809 General Mahone entered actively
Into politics and carried the State for
what was known as the liberal Rrpubli?
can party, headtd by Gilbert C Walker,
the result being the election of two
United States Senators, ono being ex
Senator Lewis, who died a short time
The liberal Republican party went to
pieces with the organization of the
Readjuster party, of which Mahone was
the leader. He was elocted to the
Senate by this party In 1880, the fight
being a particularly bitter one Gen?
eral Mahone's vote turned the balance
between the Democrats and Republi?
cans in the Senate, but he took sides
with the Repnblioans and turned the
scale in their favor. He was a strong
supporter of Roscoe Conkling In the
Blatne-Conkllng fight, and this coat
him the support of the administration
and all claims on federal patronage
until the advent of President Arthur.
He served but ono term In the Senate,
and since his retirement had been ac?
tively identified with the politics of his
nativo Stato, having boen chairman of
the State Republican committee ever
since. In 1890 he ran for governor, but
wes defeated by Gen. Fltzhugh Lee.
Ho was a man of considerable means
until the la-1 few years. Recently bo
was compolled to make an assignment.
It In claimed that he less control of tho
Stato very largely on account of the
passage of what was known as the An
derson-McCormiok election bill. Under
the operation of this law Mahone and
his friends always clalmod that thoy
were unable to secure anything like an
PBTBB8BDRO, Va., Oct. S?General
Bulling, of tho Confederate Votorans,
received the following from the adjutant
general of the Army of Northern Vir?
"Norfolk, Va , Oct 8.
"To Gen. Stlth Boiling, Petersburg,
Va.?T am profoundly grieved by the
announcement of General Mahone's
death. Please extend assurance of my
tenderest sympathy to Mrs. Mahone. I
regrot that an engagement at Williams
burg to-morrow, that I cannot neglect,
will prevent my going to Petersburg.
"Walter H. Taylor "
Another from A. P. Hill, Gamp Con
rod orato Veterans, Petersburg, was sent
to Mrs. Mahone at Washington as fol?
"The Veterans of A. P. Hill Camp
Confederate Veterans beg to express
their sympathy on account of tho
death of General Mahone and tender
their sorvices as an oscort on the ar?
rival of the remains here.
"Carter R. Bishof, Adjutant."
The following reply was subsequently
"Washington, Oit. 8.
"To C. R. Bishop, adjutant, Peters?
burg, V?.?Mrs. Mahone Is much grati?
fied at kindly sympathy ot camp.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 8.?Immediately
after the receipt of the bulletin an?
nouncing General Mahono's death, the
following mesiago was sent the family:
"Mrs William Mahone, Washington,
D. C : Piokett-Buchanan Camp Con?
federate Veterans, of Norfolk, ext,o.?ds
its symDathy to you in your deep afllio
tion. T. B. Jackson, Adjutant; Wal?
ter A. Howards, Commander.
Many other telegrams of condoleace
were also sent to Mrs. Mahone and
No Action Will ho Tshon In That Direction
Till Congress Atsouahlos.
Washington, Oct. 8.?Gonzales do
Quesada, secretary of the Cuban revo?
lutionary party, with headquarters in
New York, has been in Washington re?
cently on private business. He did
not see Secretary Olney nor wore any
steps taken toward securing the recog?
nition of the Cuban insurgents as
belligerents. Mr. Quesada had come on
to attend the trial of the Cuban Ulli
busterB at Wilmington, and extended
his trip to Washington to see friends.
The policy of the Cubans in obtain?
ing the recognition of the United Statos
has boon outlined substantially as
follows: No application will be made
to the executive branch ot the govern?
ment until Cangross assembles. It is
the feeling that even if tbo oxocutlvo
authorities woro disposed to recognize
tho Cubans tho action would involve
such grave responsibility that the
executive branch would desire to have
tho co-operation and support of the
Congross. Care will be taken also to
seo that there is uniformity In the steps
proposed to Congress. In this way the
miitake made at the time of the last
Cuban uprising will be avoided. At
that time there were no lesB than forty
different Cuban resolutions referred to
the House committee on foreign affairs,
proposing recognition, arbitration and
many other plans, all intended to favor
Cuba. In tho end this diversity of pro?
posals prevented an agreement on any
Spaniards Shelling tho Shore,
Havana, Oct. 8.?Dispatches received
from Santiago de Cuba say that the
government cruiser Alceda has been
firing at bands of insurgents ashore in
the neighborhcod of Cap9 Maysl, at tho
eastern extremity of tho island of Cuba,
and it is added that on September 2g
the cruiser while so engaged stopped a
steamer believed to be the Alene,which
lofc New York on September 21. for
Kingston, Savanllla and Carthegena.
The Alene belongs to the Atlas line
and was flying tho British flag. Tbo
firing caustd her to atop under the im?
pression, it Is presumed, that she was
being fired upon; but, not receiving any
orders from the cruiser and soeing that
the latter was firing towards the land,
she continued on her course, apparently
heading for Jamaica. The Associated
Press dispatch giving the first nows of
the stopping of the Alene was held by
the authorities hore.
Trying to Save the Remnant*.
Havana, Oct. s.?One of the officers
r f the wrecked Spanish cruiser Orlstdbal
Colon has arrived here from Mantua on
board tho steamer Pravlno. Ha reports
that tho cruisers Condo de Venadlto
and Infanta Isabel, aided by tho gun?
boat Maria Cristlna, are bard at work
trying to save the guns and somo of tho
ammunition of Vne Cristobal Colon, as
well as the safe of that cruiser, which
contains qulto a sum of money. The
cruiser, however, will bo a total wreck.
All the crew are safe in spite of asser?
tions to the contrary.
Will Assist CampoH.
Madrid, Oct. 8.?A special dispatch
received here from San Sebastian says
it Is thought there that General Polo
vleja will be selected to assist Captain
General Martinez de Campos in the
active operations shortly to be under?
taken against the insurgents of Cuba.
General Polovieja has already seen ser?
vice in Cuba. He is said to be a very
energetic officer and brave even to the
degree of rashness.
Japs Thrash the Rlasfc Flags.
Shanghai, Oot. S.?A special dispatch
received here from Tokio announces
that Japanese forces on tho island ot
Formosa have met ani routed the main
body, consisting of 10,000 men, of the
Black Flag3. Tho engagement tiok
place near the river Tao Linmai. The
dsspatch add* that tho Btack Flag
leader, Ben Chung Fun, is surrounded
on three sides by tho Japanese troops,
and that his capture and that of all his
warriors is assured.
Illand Nominated For the HonHe.
Norfolk. Va., Oct. 8 ?The Demo?
cratic primary at Portsmouth today
resulted In tho nomination of Charles
D. Bland for tho house of delegates
over his opponents, Maupin and Wool,
by handaonio majorities.
Thk United States Government re
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.
MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL
An Interesting Session of That
Body Last Night.
The Mayor'* Communication?Detailed
Keports of the City Engineer and Over?
seers of the Poor?The Expert Account
ant Reports All Books In Goud Shape,
The Report That no Warrants Here?
after be Sub divided Was Mot Adopted.
A regular session of the City Council
was held last night with the following
members present: Androws, Boehm,
CaBey, Coulbourn, Fox, Guy, Hawkins,
High, Houston, Loughery, McClelland,
McNamoe, Mays, Starkey and President
A communication from the mayor
recommending that the expenses of the
delogatos to the Virginia Good Roads,
Convention, which he had appointed
some time since, bo paid by tho city,
and also calling attention to the good
condition and management of the city
markets, was read and received. Tho
necessary appropriation was granted to
the delegates to tbo convention.
The city ongineer reported a detailed
statement of the work performed in bis
department during the past month, and
recommending that, Instead of con?
structing board walks in the future,
chat brick sidewalks, three feet wide,
should be put down, which could be
done for tho same cost as a five-foot
wide board walk.
The city auditor reported tho amount
of coupons due on the sinking fund se?
curities $7,410. The overseers of tho
poor reported, asking leave to purchase
clover and timothy seed for the alms
house farm, which was granted.
Mr. Fox, from the committee on
accounts, reported approved bills
amounting to $5,010.33, which were
Mr. McClelland, from the committee
on finance, submitted the monthly
statements of the citv auditor and
treasurer, which wero tiled. He also
submitted the report of E B. Jacobs,
oxpert accountant, who was employed
a short time since to go over the books
I and accounts of the various depart
I monts of tho city government and re?
port an audit of samo, together with
any recommendations which ho might
deem best for tho city bookkeeping.
Mr. Jacobs' report Is very thorough
and takes up the work from January 1,
1893; to July 1, 1S35. Ho first .ofors to
tho various forms in use by the city
departments and makes certain recom
mendatlcns in regard to changes in
them. He then takes up tho various
departments of the olty government by
ofilceB, and states that ho finds every?
thing In good shape; that the accounts
have been well and accurately kept,
but makes several suggestions In regard
to bookkeeping and forms In order to
servo as a more perfect check, and to
facilitate the getting of Information
In taking up the report for considera?
tion the finance committee recom?
mended to Council in accordance with
Mr. Jacobs' suggestions that all piyout
warrants be countersigned by the clerk
of Council, and that no warrants hero
after be sub-divided by the city auditor
after they have once been issued. The
roport was amended by Mr. Starkey and
provides for warrants to bo sub-divided
to suit the convenlenco of the party to
Tho committee recommended hat
tho Bum of St,000 be appropriated from
the city's funds and placed to tho
credit of tho contingent fund, which
A petition was presented by Jno. H.
Davis, colored, asking the privilege of
onening up the lot adjacent to tho col?
ored cemetery, for the purposo of selling
lots for burial purposes. The petition
waB referred to tho health committee.
Council then adjourned to meet Mon?
day night at 7:30 o'clock.
In Dofonco of South Carolina.
London, Oct. S.?The Times this
morning prints prominently a letter
headed: "Tho race problem in America,"
signod by Thomas Eimonston, re?
counting the story of a decade of negro
supremacy in South Carolina up to 1870,
which he describes as havinor boen ut?
terly unendurable. He says: "Wo
may as soon expect to see tho sun rise
in the west as to witness a community
of Anglo-Saxon blood submitting tamely
to tbe oppression of a horde ot savage
negroes. Wo ought to wish our kins
men in South Carolina all Uod-spoed
Hinco their elTorts are directed towards
truo constitutionalism and not its re?
Libelled Steamer Keleased.
Rai.bioh, N. C, October a.?United
States Marshal Carroll telegraphed from
Wilmington to the News and Observer
that the steamer Commodore and cargo,
which had been libelled for suspected
filibustering, was to-night released.
Tho Commodore was alleged to be
loaded with arms for the Cuban In?
A Noted Fraud Convloted.
Bihmingham, Ala., Oct. 8.?CharloB E.
Wellborn has been convicted of using
the mails for fraudulent purposes.
Wellborn has been before the courts
half a duz m times, but has always es?
caped conviction. His latest fraud was
securing large consignments of live
Btnck from Tennessee upon bogus repre?
The Heport Not Credited.
Ciikyknnk, Wyo., Oct. s ?Tho mili?
tary authorities at Fort Russell dis?
credit tbe report of tho killing at Jack?
son's Holo of Captain Smith and two
comrades by Bannet: v Indians. Lieu?
tenant I,add, who is in command of tho
troops at Montpolier, Idaho, telegraphs
as follows: "Nothing is known of tho
matter. Roport not credited."
Mayor OoIih Ke-olecttfd.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. $.?Tboro
iB aroat rejoicing in this city to-night
among Democrats ovor tho re-election
of (ieorge W. Oshs as mayor and tho
election of five out ot eight aldermen.
Tho Tempi? Oup Goea to Cleveland?The
Baltimore "Kootors" Weary.
Baltimohe, Md., Oct. 8 ?The Temple
Cup goea to Cleveland as the result ot
to-day's game, In which the Champions
wero outplayed in every point. Up to
tue seventh Inning, however, it looked
as if either side might win, although
Hofier suffered rather more than Young,
and the visitors got the most men to
bases. After this there was troublo,
and the home toam had allot It. Young
opened the fatal period with a corking
double to center, and Burketi followed
with a single to right field.
Then MoKean went out, and It Oaroy,
who had the ball, had thrown It
promptly to second he would surely
have caught Uurkett napping; but he
did not, and there is where the trouble
began, tor tho next man to the bat
popped up an oasy fly to Kelly in loft
field and the sldo should havo been out.
It was not though, by a long Bhot, for
Kelly drooped the fly and Childs went
to first, Young coming homo with the
first run of tho game. Then McAleer
added to the distress of the occasion by
banging tho ball out in Brodio's baili?
wick for a singio and Burket came
More anguish was caused when Capt.
Toboau hit safely to right, bringing In
Childs. Zimmer ended tho inning and
tho agony by striking out, but the mis?
chief had been dono and tho "goblet"
was tho property of tho enemy. The
Orioles made a tally In their half of the
seventh, but the Spiders more thin
neutralized it by adding two more to
their string in the eighth. In the last
half of tho ninth mattor* looked critical
for a few minutes, as Young became
wild and sent McGraw and Keelor to
base on balls, after which he hit Jen?
nings and the basos were full.
Clarko and 1 letter had been put out
before this, however, and the host tho
Champions could do was a slnplo run,
which MnGraw brought In on Kolloy's
hit- Thon Brodle rapped a little one to
Young, who threw It to Teboau 'ere
Stove's brogans could roach bag No. 1.
The game wrb over, tho Temple Cup
was lost and won and tho hearts ot the
Baltlmoro rooters wore as load within
their breasts. Nine thousand peoplo
saw the game.
Score:? lt. ii. k.
llalttmorc. 00ooo0vo1? 9 ? 5
Cleveland. 0 0 0 0 0 0 H 9 x? 6 11 8
Uatterlcs?llotTor and Clarke; Voting and/Im?
mer. ^_ ?
foreign W a Ks nil's re adv.
To Render Aid to Such of Their Country
men nH Need It*
Constantinople, Oct. s ?Tho guard
Bhlps of tho various powers are moored
at Galatea, In order to be in a position to
render aid to tho foreign residents in
case it is needed. A council of minis?
ters has boon hold at the p*laoe In order
to consider tho terms of the note sub?
mitted to tho porto by tho envoys of the
Thero have been no further disturb?
ances of a Borlous nature here. The
Armenian shopsatStamboul and Galatea
are closed. All efforts to get Armen?
ians to return to their homes havo
proved futile, tho Armenians declaring
that thoy havo no confidence in promlaes
of protection mado by tbo Turkish gov?
In all ninety-five holies have been
delivered to officials of tho patriarchate
by order of the sultan, and it is claimed
that thoy represent all the Armenians
killed during the recent rioting. Said
Pasha has gono to the Dardanelles In
order to inspoct tho forts thoro, and a
numbor of torp9does havo boon for?
warded to the s.raits.
It Is reported that serious disturb?
ances botwoon tho Armenians and tho
Turks have broken out at Slvas, Van
and Bitlas, three of the loading cities of
Fatal Fail of an ISIovator.
Chicago, Oct. 8.?An elevator in the
building of tho National Tailoring Com?
pany, on Franklin street, fell one hun?
dred feet to-day, fatally injuring a man
and a boy and seriously injuring two
other passongors. Tbo injured are: Jos.
Rosenberg, Interna ly Injured, will die;
Hynian Kown, legs frac turod and other?
wise bruised; Abraham Clemango, splno
injured and lower limbs paralyzed;
Herman Clomttnge, a hoy, right sldo in?
jured and internally hurt, will dio. Tho
victims wero all tailor shop emplovos.
The car had reached tho fourth floor
whon the cabin snappod. Tho olovator
was an old and rlckoty frolght lift.
Trouble In Atlanta'fl Chinatown.
Atlanta, Oct. 8 ?Writs of habeas
corpus woro served to day on Kee 0 w ang
and Leon ham, proprietors of the Chi?
nese village on the Midway of the At?
lanta Exposition, commanding them to
bring tho bodies of the nine Chinese
womon, charged by Lum Ling, an At?
lanta laundryman, with boing kept in
strict solitude. Ling, who appears In
the role of a philanthropist, says tho
women were bought In China and trans?
ported here against their will. Tho
writ was taken out under tbo Thirteenth
amendment to the constitution. Those
are the Chinese concerning whoso ad?
mission to the United States at Ogdens
burg, N. Y., to much trouble has been
Dr. Talmajre'e Installation October 33.
Washington, Oct. 8?Tho Washing?
ton Presbytery convened to-day at
Kensington, a suburb of Washington,
and tho Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage,
who was prosont, announced that ho
accoptcd tho call to come horo as
co-pastor with iho venerable Dr. Sun
derland, of the First Prosbyteriai
Church. It was arranged thatthocero
inony of Installation, which will bo of
an impressive nature, should takoplaco
at tho First Presbyterian Church Wed?
nesday evenin;;, October 23.
Cholera DeoreMlng In Honolulu.
Port Townseni?, Wash., Oat. s.?Tho
Steamer Ccrona has arrived from Hono?
lulu. Sh > is tho first vessel arriving
from that port which has not been sent
to quarantine hero since tho outbreak
of tho cholera in Honolulu. Tho Corona
brings the news that tho contagion Is
on tho drcroaso and that tho scare U
rapidly dying out,
FRENCH WAR AT MADAGASCAR
They Finally Capture the Capi?
tal of the Country.
The Government 1? Greatly Relieved, and
There !? Much Rejoicing la Paris and
France Generally?It Was Understood
That Defeat of the Troops Meant a
Change In the Frenoh Ministry?Tbe
Cause of the War.
Port Louis, Island ok Mauritius,
Oct. S.?Advices received here to-day
from the Island of Madagascar an
nounce that tho French expeditionary
force, which has boen advancing upon
the capital for many weeks paBt, cap?
tured Antananarivo on S3ptember 27.
Tho prime minister and tho court, It is
added, tied to Amoblstra. The news
was brought to tho ooast by couriers
from Vatimaudry on Saptomber 30.
Dispatches recolved from Tamatave say
that Faralatra was bombarded by the
Frenoh on October 3, and that it was at?
tacked by assault on tho following day.
Paris, October S?A dispatch received
hero from Port Louis, Island o! Mauri?
tius, announcing the capture of Anta?
nanarivo by French troops caused groat
relief to the government, as It has been
recognized for some time past that the
defeat of the Frenoh troops meant a
change of ministry. The news quickly
spread throughout the olty, causing
g.-eat excitement and much rejoicing
Franco and Madagascar have been at
loggerhoads for more than ten years,
ohlefly over the right of the govern?
ment of Madagascar to act independ?
ently of tho Fronch resident in grant?
ing exequaters to foreign consular
agents and consuls.
According to tho French, by the
treaty of December, 1895, the French
rcsidont and a military guard of French
troops was to reside at tho capital and
control tho foreign relations of Mada?
gascar, making tho island, to all in?
tents and purposos, a Fronch pro?
tectorate. Tho government of Mada?
gascar has all along denied that the
treaty gave France the right she
claimed, holding that M. Le Myro do
Vilors, the Frenoh diplomatic agent, In
1S87 ontorod into an engsgement with
Madagascar on behalf of France to the
effect that tbe exequaters of consuls
and consular agents should be glvon in
futuro as In tbo past by Madagascar and
tho later treaty did not change tho situa?
Roughly speaking, on this question
is based the dispute which lod
to disturbances during which the
representative!) of France were in?
sulted by the populaoe and slighted
by the govornment of Mada?
gascar; in addition a number of French?
men were assassinated. In September,
1894, matters finally reached such a
state that M. Lo Myro de Vilers was
sent to Madagascar with an ultimatum
from the Frenoh government insist'ng,
In substance, that Franco should control
tho foreign relations of Madagascar.
The ultimatum was delivered to the
prime minister, Ramllalr-I vony, who is
also tho husband of Queen Ranavalona
After several days of deliberation, the
prime minister rejected tho ultimatum,
saying that Madagascar would only sub?
mit to superior force. M. do Vilers and
all tbe Fronch agents thereupon re?
turned to Tamatave, and Franca began
making preparations to briug tho
tlovas, tho predominant tribo of tho
island, to terms. In Novembor last the
Fronch minister for foreign affairs, M.
llanotaux, asked for a credit of 05,000,
000 francs and 15.000 men for an expe?
dition to Madagascar, and his request
was promptly granted.
The expedition, which was planned
by Goneral Borgnis-Gesbordes, loft
Franco In .1 .vnuary undor command Df
(Jenoral Duchesno. The Insalubrioty of
the climate has proved a mora danger?
ous foe to the invaders than tho natives,
and the capturo of the Malagassy cap?
ital has boen accomplished at a groat
cost of life and health.
NKW YORK MUSICAL COl'KIKH.
Wlutt it Ha?to s >y, Editorially, Aiiout tho
THE trade in Llndeman pianos can bo
made more extensive than over by an
aggressivo campaign in tho West and
South, whoro tho name Llndeman on a
piano makes tho instrument of itself as
rapidly salablo as it is here in New
York State. Llndeman pianos have
always stjod hit?a in tho estimation of
the bettor class ot houses, and the
future conduct of tbe business can be
vastly influenced by remomboring this
Indelible fact, Hobbio Music Co , Sole
Refunding Hie luooineTax.
Washington, Oct 8.? The records ot
the Treasury D-?p?rtmtni show that
1,322 persons paid inoome taxps, aggre?
gating S77,130, befote tho advorse de?
cision of the Supreme Court as to its
constitutionality wss ro?dered. Of the
whole number 709 have applied for and
been r^uml d the amounts paid, aggre?
gating 318,485. _
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