RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1809.
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Through Portions of A!a-Missi-sippi
LIST OF FATALITIES LARGE.
Aho V.uch Properly Dcitroycd-Trees
Twisted Off Like Pectfi and all fencing
LcvcUd to the lirounJ.
A scries of terrific wind -Atones swept
ILroueh portions of Alabama, Missis
sippi bad Arkansas Saturday, doing aa
immense amount of damage to prop
erty and killing a number of people.
Tho Moum covered a minis of several
hundred mile?, dentroying telegraph
wuws and cutting oil' communication
with a largo mt at tho uflccted coun
try. Ciel.uriui county, Ala., ceo ins to
have suliYied the most soverely, tho
storm tliero taMinimg tho proportions
of a tornado. At tellers und Luverne,
A I it. , in mli druao i reported, aud at
liob U.v, Aik., one MHii wan killed
atid itrul badly injured. Da
nmv. Am., practically wiped
out of exinttUi'! and nevcral oth
er towns pi t!' vicinity rnlTurcd
snverely. ne j croon is reported
killed at Hickory flats, Al itH. , i.n I an
tho farm Ih.iisum m tho vicinity mflcred
h-avily, it u not unlikely tnat many
fatalities occiii iud which have Lot yet
At Ihfk'iry I'luti there was catisidor
fl!o luiuiio d'jiiu to budding and
other iroi'titv. Tho school building
and two chuichei wero demolished uud
dwelling Mown down or unroofed.
Several pcisivs recoiled a : ai f u 1 i n j i -r
A biinily living wtst of thire
lost their l well i n; ami la youug lady,
unmo us yof unknown, was klltd.
Trees v.ero torn up by tho root, twist
ed oir like reuds and all fencing iu the
path of tho lyclwuo wni lovulod to tho
Advices reaching Birmingham indi
rato that a rt al et ri has pitt ed over
Cleburne Pi. unty, devivtatiug a largo
Miction. It is reported lha. te u poplo
huvo fo far been killed, nine of thou
in tho family of a ins-j named Coliee.
Te-lcgrni h roijimuuu'at'.on ia meagre
and not hitig doiinilo can bo obtained.
The tornado iasstd through portions
f Jeliersou and lo-ha counties, Ark.
At Hob l!oy "i hou:e: were blown down,
one man was killed. At Uuuiaa nearly
all tho ho'.i'C.s ia the town wero either
blown down or damaged and Boveral
persons wero wounded, but ho far as
an bo leai ncd, no lives were loit.
There are t-cvornl Miiull towns ia tho
section, through which the cyclone
part, ed, and ns yot no rows has Leerc
received froi any of them.
Cyclones pn'tcod over different
portion of Alabama, but ou account of
tho b-legruph wires being down, co
particulars evi ha loarcod. At Helma
the spire of tho First Methodist church
was blown down, crushing through the
roof and doiug uiucli damage. At Sel
lers, r. small x'.atiou ou tuo riant y.s
tern, south of Montgomery, tho ontiro
town -except threo houses, was destroy
ed, f.uvurno M'.u'ore.l CTcaily, but uo
letails can bo gotten.
'Hie cyclono passed over the country
lietweeu He!! m uud l.dwardsville, Ala.
it ih reported thai tivo porsoua were
killed iu one family. Telegrapli wires
Pryan Takes the $.1.00 Dinner.
"William Jennings J'r.rau has w ired
to his friend iu New Y'oik Cily that
ho would aitotid tho f?: dinner "which
ill be Kven in that city on April 1IJ.
l ue cucaper dinner was decided upon
at n meeting of the Central Labor
I'niou. The tnuall cost of the dinner,
It wad a-sertod, wt ii'd bo wore in ac
cord with .It flVrsouian principles tuau
Mr. jCroker's dinner. Col. Dryan was
invited to attod tuo Lroker dinner
bv I'errv llelmnnt. His replv was n
telegram nkin Mr. He'mont if he ad
hered to tho principles set forth in tho
Chicago platform. Mr. ilelniont telo-
trrupln-d back, dodi;iur tho incstion.
.ur. bryau then decided not to accept.
Sheriff and His Deputies Jailed.
The coroner s jarv, on the riot at
Hot SpriuKJ", Ark., ia which five mea
wero killed, has rendered a verdict
nainst shcrilV Koht. Williams and
Uuput.v Sherilli Coffee Williams. Kd.
spears and William Wntt, holding that
the killing were not justified aud com-
niittii) tho above men to jail to await
the grand jury a action.
The Raleigh's Compliment Returned.
As the United Stated cruiser llaleish
Failed from (iibralter for .New lork.
homeward bound from Manila, in order
to bo put out of commission, she hoist
ed the Spanish en?i?n and tired a palute
while pansinsr tho Spanish iquadron,
commanded by Admiral Cnmara, oil
Al't rciras. 1 he Spanish tlspahip Car
los ( uiuta thereupon hoisted the Aruer-
lOin eugign aud returned the Bulutc.
The Orcjou Arrives at Manila.
The Navy Department lias bcon ad
vised of tho arrival at Manila of tho
battleship Oregon. Tho following is
tho cahleram received from Admiral
Dewey: "MNiii.. March 1. Secre
tary of the Navv, Washinston: The
Orej?m and the fris arrived to-da.
ibe (JreKOU ia in tit condition fti any
The Tolberts Pcturn to Their Homes.
A special from Columbia, S. C, saj-s the
Tolberts, who have l een under banish
ihment f r their j art in tho l'luenix
!ection riots, of last November, have
Heeded to teat tho efficacy of Governor
J.licrbo s proclamation, aud have re
turned to their homoi ia Abbovilie and
(ireenwoou o uutie.
Attacked by the Filipinos in i orce.
ibe rilipmos in force attacked a
company of the Washington volan
eers at Tannijr haturday night. Two
coiupanies of tho Washington and
Oregou Hopiiiienta were sent to the as
sistance of their comrades and drove
tho rebels back iu front of the Twenty
second ltegntars, who also engaged tho
enemy. Two American soldiers were
killed, au officer and 13 privates
wonnucu. j.ue enemy a io&b was se
Fire at Greenville, Tex., destroyed
iSO.WvJ worth 01 property.
The ationaT Conventions.
The New York Board of Trade and
Transportation has unanimously adopt
ed a resolution "to bring the uational
Democratic and Republican convea
tions" to that city next year. Ia order
to mike tho resolatioa effective the
president of the board ia authorized to
appoiut a committee of twenty-five.
"with power to add to their number
ana also to appeal to other organiza
tions aud citizens and to the oitr au
thcrities for co-operation, to theen d
that the city of New York shall secure
the holditjr within its limits of both
the rrtt sational politioalcoaTaUo&s
Nothing more conclusive proves that
North Carolina is eateriog upon pe
riod of most wonderful industrial d
velopement than does the hoaltbv con
dition of its railroad properties and
tho prospect of their great expansion by
new couetruction during the next two
years. If tho number of charter granted
by the Legislature be any indication,
tho closing years of tho Nineteenth
century will see ac enormous advance
'n the business of collecting, carrying
distributing, merchaudiso in this State
and the outire South. The Laws cf
North Carolina for lSi)J will ahow
fourteen uew roads chartered aud the
charters of as many more amended. A
majority of the new roads are, to be
sure, short lines constructed with a
view to devolopin? some particular sec
tion or industry, but at least three will
complete great through lines, and eveu
tho shortest and mast insignitlcent of
tho propoiiod roads are to be built with
the end ia view of ultimately being
mado feeders of soma great rail way sys
tem. The tax on corporate franchises in
North Carolina has beeu very much dis
cussed recently, aud there teems to be
fcomo doubt, generally, as to tho pro
visions under the new revenue act. It
may be well to quote the brief state
ment made by the State Auditor:
" J'ho property of railroad companies is
asessed by the railroad commission at
so much per milo. It is supposed that
tuo value of the franchise is considered
iu connection with the assesKment. Iu
addition to" an ad valouem tax on
private business corporations, a gradu
ated frauchise tax is imposed accord
ing to the amount of capital stock. The
lax ou a capital ot ,')oU or less is $,
and ascend-) by a graduating Bcalo to
&w, on a capital stock ot Sl.000.0Q..
Hanks aro not subject to the franchiso
tax. Insurance companies are taxed ou
tho gruss receipts. Upon them there
i.s no specilio franchise tax. The fran
chise tax is nscertained aud collected
by tho sheriff or tax co'.ioctor cf each
county in which corporations are locat
ed, and paid to the State Troaaurer. "
The total number of bills on tho
House calendar during tho last ses
sion of the Lcgistii'-o was 2,071, includ
ing resolutions. I he Senate calendar
had l,.ri ',!, making a grand total of bills
aud resolutions anuounced by the two
reading clerks of both houses of 3,C70.
Allowing for the number of bills intro
duced in tho Senate us a basis and add
ing the number introduced in tho
Sounto that were tabled or roportrd un
favorably the total number of different
bills on all subjects put into the new
law mill must have amounted to iu the
neighborhood of a, 000 bills. This av
crnges about seventeen bills to each
Senator and Representative of the 170
ia tho two houses.
Mrs. Robert It. Gotten, of Raleigh, is
making an ettort to form a State x eder
atiou composed of women in North
Carolina. This will bring tho women
of this State iu touch with each other
aud with the women of other States,
thereby seenring the increased benefits
which comes from enlarged acquaint
ance, txcuango of thought, and unity
of action with dednito aim. All organ
izations of women, and all women's
departments of mixed organizations
(such as Daughters of Kebekah, Itatu-
uouo Slaters, etc. 1 are invited to join in
this movement, which is nou-sectarian,
non-political and only designed for
The new revenue law provides that
on each room or hall used as a theatre
or opera house where public exhibitions
are given for profit in a city or town
having more than 10,000 inhabitants
tho tax would bo 200 per annum; less
than 10,000 inhabitants end over 5,000,
SJIO'J. On less thau 5,000 population
aud uot loss than 2.O00. &0, while the
tax for a town with leys than 1,000 in
habitants is ?... The license is to bo
triveu by tho sheriff, and tho taxes are
to be equally divided between the State
and county. Each traveling theatre
comiauy exhibiting in a theatre that is
uot licensed shall pay a tax of 10.
Mr. 1) wight Asheley, of tho great
silk manufacturing firm of Asheley
Uailey. operating three silk mills, one
at Columbus, Fa., and one at Marietta,
Fa., with omces and counting room in
New York city, is in Fayettevillo ar
ranging lor the erection ot a sim mui
Ouo factory will be erected for the pres
eut. aud 1! it proves successful, of
which Air. Asheley savs he ia assured,
all three plants, which employ 2,000
people, will bo moved there, lhe hrst
building erected will bo u three-story
brick one. 100 feet long and 40 feet
Among other counties named in the
acts prohibiting public drunkenness,
there aro Mtsckleuburg, Rutherford,
Uaston, Haywood aud Cleveland. Iu
these couuties it is provided that
druukeuuess Bhall be punished aa a
misdemeanor, and not as a violation of
town ordinance, as formerly.
The Governor offers a reward of $200
for tho unknown murderer of Macon
Bryan, who was killed at vauceboro,
Craven county, recently.
Tho old board of directors of tho At
lantic & North Carolina Railroad have
refused to surrender their oliicas to ;he
now board appoinloi by the board of
internal improvements. The old board
contends that their term of office do
not expire until next September, and
in accordance with tho charter of the
road, tho board of internal improve
ments has no power to remove them.
The name of Jim Youug together
with tho uame3 of the other fusion
trusteos of the new auditcrium build
ing for tho white blind, appointed by
the Legislature of 1307, has been chis
eled from the cornerstone of that insti
tution. The alone now bears the sim
ple inscription: "1843-1808."
Auditor Ayer 13 engagod in reorgan
izing the pousion boards. Practically
ail of the present county boards will
remain ia office. They are appointed
for life, or during good behavior.
The queerest act of the legislature is
the one making it a misdemeanor to
kill a fox in Alleghany county for two
years. It is the first act of the kind
ever passed in the State. Another act
for an eastern county forbids hunting
save by permission of landowners, fox
hunteis with not less than three
hounds being excepted.
An effort is being made to organize a
company at Uendersouville to extend
the street car line to Flat Rock. If the
plan goes through the cars will b run
by dummy engines.
A good many papers in this Stato
and elsewhere have stated that the last
Legislature enacted a law abolishing
the three days of grace allowed on
drafts. This is a mistake, such a
provision was in the law of negotiable
instruments passed on the last day the
General Assembly was in session, bat
attention was cnlled to it and it was
stricken out by an amendment.
Mr. -A. M. Price, who recently pur
chased the Lander mioa mill property
at Lincolnton, wilj erect a modern cot
ton mill building on the property this
summer. The main building will be
100x50 feet, with an engine huuu and
piektt room annex 00x32 itou
10 PROTECT THt TOLBERTS.
The Banished Offered the Support
Ue Calls Ipsa Officers sod the Good Clti
zens to Protect "tie Vmg4 aad Per
The story of the Tolberts is knows
all over the country. Sinoe that fatal
e'ec.ion day ai Phoenix when poor
Etheredge was killed and others badly
hurt, since those days 01 violence
which succeeded, the Tolberts and
some others have been wanderers from
their homes. I hey have begged that
they be permitted to return to their
homes in Greenwood and Abbeville
counties, they have pleaded and have
promised, but all, it seems, to no
avail. The situation there now is this:
The people of the towns have not such
bitter hatred lor the Tolberts, bat tney
recognize that in the rural districts
there is an animosity which may lead
to bloodshed. They have consequently
advised the Tolberts and others not to
take up their residence in oli Abbe
Tho governor has been appealed to
for protection for those advised to
loave. He was almost powerless at the
time of the riot, but endeavored to do
everything possible to stem the tide of
In answer to a number of appeals re
cently received Gov. Ellerbe has
issued the following proclamation:
The State of South Carolina By Ills Excel
lency VY . II. Ellerbe, Governor ana Commander-in-Chief
In and over the State
To all ami tdnttular Sheriffs. Constables and
other Officers 01 Justice, and tne citizens
of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties, In
llio said Slate, Greeting:
Whereas, it has been brought to my atten
tion that certain citizens of suctions of Green
wood aud Abbeville counties are deprived of
the enjoyment of their liberties, their prop
erty aud their civil rights in violation of the
constitution and laws ol tbis State, ana tnat
there la a conspiracy among some evilly dis
posed oersous in said sections to drive and
keen awav from their homes aad vocations
said citizens and otherwise deprivo them of
their just and legal right.
Now, therefore, I, William H. Ellerbe, Gov
ernor, do hereby issue this my proelamatiou
demanding and requiring said evilly dis
posed persons, and all otbers encouraging
the same, to desist from said lawless projects
and couHpiracies, and to resume their peace-
lut and lawful avocations.
And I do hereby tall on the sheriffs, dep
uty sheriff, magistrates, constables, nud all
other peace officers in Greenwood and Ab
beville counties, under the pains and penal'
ties of law, to protect all such wronged and
Persecuted citizens in their lives, property
and liberties aud in the performance of their
duties, and said officer shall have all the
assistance withiu the power of the Stato
through thid office and those of the solicitors
of the Seventh and Eighth circuits and tho
attorney general of the State. I hereby ex
(end to all citizens driven from their homes
As aforesai 1, who desire to return to their
hornet, such full protection as au the powers
of the State can Kive as long as they pursue
their lawful business. And the good people
in the said counties are earnestly urged to
assist in upholding the law and in saving
the cood names of the respective counties.
Given under my hand and the seal of said
State, in Columbia, this 13th day of March,
in the vcar of our Lord 18U9 and in the 123d
year of the independence of the United States
of America. W. II. Ellx&bk.
By tb Governor:
W. Boxd Evans, Private Secretary.
Cuba's Bone of Contention.
Havana. (By Cable). The action of
Civil Governor Mora, and the police in
sttempting to prevent Monday's popu
lar manifestations in favor ef General
Maximo Gomez, is strongly oeusured,
and the ill feeling against the police
runs high. The people consider
that their rights and freedom
have beon attacked. The action of
Governor General Brooke in re
straining the Cuban authorities from
interfering, has pleased the people
and is favorably commented upon.
The occurrence has done much to des
troy the popularity and efficiency of the
new police force. General Gomez is
receiving hundreds of telegrams from
all parts of the island expressing the
people's allegiance and loyalty to him
and to Cuba.
The Madrid Correspondencia says
that the cabinet has advised the Queen
Regent to ratify the treaty of peace
with the United States without tho re
assembling of the Cortes.
Ten Italians Arrested for Counterfeiting.
A special from Boston says, after
more than four months of careful work,
United States secret service agents, as
sisted by the local police, Tuesday took
into custody ten Italians, wno, tney
have every reason to believe, have beeu
issuing a great amount of counter
feit $5 Treasury notes, and are the
Boston agents of one of the largest and
most crafty gangs of counterfeiters
that have operated in this country.
Spanish Officers Get Off Light.
Branlis Zorita and Jose Ruiz, the
Spanish officers who were recently
tried in Mauila by a commission for
the embezzlement of 31 0,548, (Mexican)
devoted to the maintenance of prison
ers and who were convicted and
senteneed to pay a fine of $3,500
erold. and to undergo three years im
prisonment at nara iaDor, nave naa tne
term of imprisonment commuted to six
months, in view of previous confine
ment and certain circumstances justi
John B. Bailey, assistant United
States attorney for tho Eastern Dis
trict of Texas, bas resigned, and Frank
Lee, of Paris, Tex., has beon appointed
as his auccesoor-
Fourteen membera of the New Tork
baseball club, including John B. Day,
manager, have sailed ou tho steamship
Comanche for Charleston, S. C, where
they will get ready for the champion
Elida Wilbur, of San Francisco, CaL,
-who for thirteen months has Iain in a
heavy stupor resembling death, is
showing signs of reviving conscious
ness, and the doctors now believe she
Banquet to Cecil Rhodes.
Both Emperor William and Empress
Aueusta Victoria, besides Baron Von
Bulow, the Foreign Minister, and other
ministers with their wives, attended
the banquet given by Sir Frank Las
cell es, the British ambassador, in Ber
lin, to Ccoil Rhodes, who appears to
have personally impressed everybody
from the Emperor down.
s. O. A. Gruner, treasurer of the Phil
Gruner & Brother Lumber Company,
of St. Louis, Mo., ropresontiag the
eraditors and bondholders , OX tho
I Sportsman's Park and Club, bought im
Sbet to Deata as4 Three
Palmetto, Ga. (Special). Twenty
mea, armed and masked, rode into thu
little town ai aa early hour Thursday
BsomiDg.and pat to deata four negroes,
fatally wonnded one, shot another and
broke tbo arm of a seventh man. Two
others who were of the crowd moa
which the ballets were showered.
miracaonsly escaped. These unfortu
nates were under a guard of three men
waiting the boar 9 o'clock, when tby
were to have a hearinir before a iastice
of the peace on the charse of arson.
Wm. Cotton, the leader of the nice
men, confessed some time ago that a
conspiracy had been entered into which
resulted in two incendiary fires here ia
February, and on this evidence the men
were to have been tried.
A Proclamation by the Governor.
Governor Candler is very bitter in
his denunciation of the Palmetto
lynching, and terms the killing an
outrage. In an interview the Gov
ernor said: "I regard the outrage as
simply inexcaaabie. These mea had
been arrested, as I am informed, aud
proof was at hand to convict them.
They were in the hands of the law. The
law was amply able to punish them. and
the interposition of this mob of dis
guised mea was entirely unnecessary.
aince with the proof in the bands of
those who had made the arrest-1, con
viction and punishment were absolutely
certain. I offer the largest reward
the law will authorize for the appre
hension of any one of the perpetrators
of this dastardly deed, audi will try to
see to it that they are prosecuted to the
limit ot the law. such outrages mui-t
atop in Georgia." Later in the day the
Governor issued the followiug procla
"Whebkas, Offloial information has t-n
received that on th night of March 15. 1S99,
an unknown mob foully murdered H-nrj
Bingham, colored; Tip Uudson. colored; E i.
Brown, colored, aud Bad Cottin, colored,
wbl.e said parties were iuearcerated a-id
well guarded awaiting a committal trial
upon the charge of arson, ia tho county ot
"I have thought proper, therefore to is-sno
this, my proclamation, hereby offering $000
for the apprehension and delivery of the
flist member of said unknown mob, and a
further reward of $100 tor each additional
person Implicated, with evidence sufficient
to convict, to the sheriff of said county and
"And I do, moreover, charge and require
all officers iu this State, civil aud military,
to be vigilant In endeavoring to apprebei.d
tho said n: embers of the unknown mob, iu
order that they may bo brought to trial Tor
the offence with which they htaud charged.
"Given under my hand and seal of the
State, this the 16th day of March. lS'JO.
'A. D. CAsni.EB, Governor.
Ey the Governor. 1'uil. Cook, Secre
tary of State."
Fortified Town Captured.
A special from Manila says: Tho
strongly fortified village of Cainti,
northwest of Pasig, was captured
Thursday, after a desperate fight, by
the Twentieth Regular Infantry. The
troops first encountered the rebel out
posts in the dense jungle on the banks
of the river. Tho enemy was dislodged
aftgr half an hour's fighting. . The
Americana advanced in splendid order
unaer a heavy nre until it was nec
essarv to vollflv tb rhla f rum th 1
trenches. The latter had great ad
vantage and dropped a number of
our men. The Americans charged
across the rice fields, making four ad
vances on the enemy, who numbered
1,000 men, 500 of whom were entrench
ed, and in the face of a cross fire. Our
troops, however, carried the town after
four hours' fighting and burned the
outskirts, the rebels firing from the
windows and keeping up a running fire
in the streets. The Americans then
withdrew in order to obtain more am
munition. The rebel loss was about 1P0 men and the
American loss was: Corporal Johnson, of Co.
C, and Private McAvoy, of Co. L, killed.
In addition tne following Americans were
wounded: Sergeant Cheek, Co. L; Corporal
Household, Co. M; Private Kelly, Co. C;
Private Kinney, Co. C; Private Tinker, Co.
C: Private Gilley, Co. G; Private Varley, Co.
G; Private Galey, Co. F: Private Mahan, Co.
L; Private Griffiths, Co. L; Private Lafeyih,
Co. L; Private MacFarland, to. L. Artie
Cinckmann, the regimental "mascot," car
ried a parrot Into action aud was wounded
In the knee
Cuba's Free Lunch Stopped.
An order has been issued by the
United States military authorities at
Havana, to the effect that all rations
distributed to the Cuban poor after the
Bupply now on hand is exhausted shall
be charged against the customs re
ceipts of the province in which they
Five Die in a Street Battle.
Five lives were lost at Hot Springs,
Ark., in a factional fight over the com
ing mayoralty electiou. The dead are:
Tom Rolen, ch ef of police; Tom Gos
ley, captain of police; James Hart, de
tective; John Henkle, driver of a beer
wagon, and Louis Williams, son of
Sheriff Williams. The shooting oc
curred on Central avenue, a principal
thoroughfare. Saloons have been closed
by the police aad considerable excite
Another Dreyfus Disclosure.
The Loudon Evening News pub
lishes a sensational Dreyfus story. It
declares that the former Russian am
bassador, Baron Von Monheim, is the
real culprit who sold both Russian and
French secrets to the German govern
ment, adding that the Russion govern
ment itself is convinced of his guilt.
and that it is only to avoid a public
scandal greater than the Dreyfus af
fair, that he is unpunished, further
than the intimation that he is not to
show his face within thw Czar's domi
nions. In a fight, at St. Louis, Ma, Bud
Price, a negro, and Edward Osterhide
were shot and almost instantly killed.
Detective Jack Wdliams did the shoot
ing. A $1,750,000,000, Dinner.
The Bank of the Manhattan Campa
ny, which celebrates its centennial an
niversary on April 3rd haa sent out in
vitations to the sixty-four presidents of
the banks which are members of the
clearing house and to the presidents of
the savings banks and the trust compa
nies to a dinner to be given at Sherry's
on the evening of the day named. A
careful estimate of the money interests
to be represented at the dinner puts
the total at $1,750,000,000. Tho dinner
will be private.
Lefislature Thrown Into a Panic 3
Members of tho Arkansas Legisla
ture were panio-stricken when it was
announced that physicians bad diag
nosed the illness of Senator Lankford
as smallpox. After a half hour's de
bate, tho House voted to vaccinate all
Virginia Oyster War.
Attempts of officers to arrest negroes
for depredating on private ovster beda
in York river, just below West Point,
Va. .bare mot with orranixed resistance.
and maw result in bloodshed. Soma 40
neffToas are banad together te resist
ervio 01 the warrants, ,
MLIDEItO BY AS
FIFTEEN PERISH IN WU
The Magnificent Hotel Windsor
Destroyed by Fire-
FORTY PEOPLE INJURED-
Loss (he Hotel About $1.039.009 Orlfla
of the Fire Other EailXafs Sertoli?
New York (3pccial.) Flames which
originated from tho igoitios; of a lace
curtain, burst forth from the second
tloor of tho Wicdsur Hotel at Forty
teveuth street and Fifth avenue short
ly after 3 o'clock Friday afternoon, aud
in a few uiinuUs they had leaped up
to the root aud enveloped the entire
Fifth avenue and Forty-seventh street
fronts of the hotel. T'Ju minutes later
the flames were rouring through the
interior of the hotel, and all means of
escape by way of stairways otd eleva
tors were cut off, and there was the
wildest scene of excitement within and
without the building. Hundreds of
guests and employes were iu the hotel
wheu tho fire broke out, and for many
of then escape with safety was im
possible. Fiobably from ten to fifteen
lives were lost within a half-hour, and
thirty or forty other iersona were in
jured iu jumping from windows and ia
rushing throuirh tho ilames iu the cor
ridors and 011 tbestairways. Mauy who
were injured died later at near-by reii
deucesorat hospitals, and others who
made wild ieapa to the stone wide walk
wero so badly injured that they aro
still hovering between life and death.
The lire was lhe most spectacular ihat
could be imagined. When it broke out Eifth
A vence was crowded with people watching
the St. Patrick's day parade, which was
passing the building ut that moment, aud
every window in front of tho hotel facing
Fifth Avenue was flilod with tpectaiors,
watching the marching men and the floats.
An uuuffuiiliy large number of people were
on tb streets, and Interfered not a little
With the movements of llio liremen and K
lico. In addition to the regular guests of
tho not el, the windows wero crowded by a
largo number of spectators, residents of the.
city who had ungregaud there to witnubs
tho 1 made.
Within 40 or 45 minute after the fire broke
out the walls cf the Fifth avenue side showed
every indication of ialliug. nnd shortly, with
an awful crah, they struck the asphalt cov
ering of the street. This fall weakened the
walls on the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh
street side, and they followed a moment
later. Wheu lhe wails fell tho bricks and
mortar and twisted girders and corrugated
irou ailed the streets ou threo sides of lhe
hotel. The doorsteps aud irou fences la
front of the housed on the opposite tide of
the street from th hotel wcru wrecked by
the fulling wails, and tho aiuouut ot debris
piled iu the streets was o grt-4it that travel
will be impeded for seveiat days.
Meanwhile terryfyiag scenes were being
enacted by frenzied meu aud women on al
most every fl ior of the great building. How
many persons are buried in tho ruins is not
knowu, but at least threo or four eraons
were seen to jump, whoso bodies have not
been recovered. Eye-witn ssos say they saw
a woman throw a child from a window, and
fall a moment later herself, just before tho
collapse of the walls. As yet no trace of
these bodies has been louuu.
The loss on the contents of the building is
almost complete. The salvage men managed
to save $20,000 worth of paintings on the
first floor of the hotel. Many of the guests
who lived at the Windsor regularly lost val
uable jewelry and bric-a-brac and other fur
nishings, among them being F. F. Flower,
a nspliew of ex-Ooverimr k lower, wno,
among other thing, lost a package of jewelry
valued at 8,000. Tho loss on the hotel is
estimated at at least $1,000,010. Several
adjoining buildings were damaged consider
ably, but the los3 on thes i comparatively
small. There was COO,000 insurance on tho
building and -75,000 on the content?.
Kogarding the origin of the lire, The Her
ald published the following: John Foy, a
waiter in thw hotel, was passing through the
hall on tho parlor floor, the first above the
street. He was making his way to a place
where ho could catch a moment's sight ot
the parade. In front of him walked a man,
a patron of the hotel. Tho waiter did not
know him. Passing thus one behind the
other, they had nearly gained the angle of
the passage near Fifth avenue ar.d Forty
sixth street, when tho patron drew a match
and lighted a cigar or cigarette. He
tossed the match aside. It was still blazing
and foil into the foliis of a lace curtain. In
an in3tant the filmy fabric was ablaze, and
instantly the flumes shot to the surrounding
draperies. TL1- from all accounts was the
origin of tho holocaust ia which many hu
man beings perished and others wero se
verely mangled, while helpless thousands
looked on ia wild horror.
A upecial from London says Baron
Russell, of Kiiloweu, Lord Chief Jus
tice, has beeu appointed to succeed the
late Baron Herschell on the Venezue
lan arbitration commission.
Reed at J'kyl Island.
Speaker Thomas B. Reed anddangh
terarrved in Brunswci k, Ga., Friday
from Washington. Their coming was
unheralded. They reached Brunswick
on an accommodation train of freight
and passenger cars and were en route
to Jekyt Island. Their stay in the city
was short At Jekyl Speaker Reed is
the guest of Mr. John G. Moore, of
New York. Ho will remain several
A Floating Island.
A special from Havana, 111., says a float
ing island from one to two acres in ex
tent and four to five feet thick, has
come down the Illinois river. It
crashed against n cabin boat, smashed
the keel aud landed it ashore. It
next struck the pier of a wagon bridge,
shaking the structure violently and
throwing several horses off the bridse.
It then stranded on the shore and pier.
News comes from Orangeburg, S. C,
that one of the boys' dormitories and
the printing office at Claflin University
(Methodist) were burned to the ground.
About 50 students werevrooming inlhe
buildins. The majority of them lost
ail they owned. Pallets and cots are
improvised in the chapel.
A Hero's Funeral.
Friday, at Lincolnton, N. C. , in the
place where he first saw the light the
body of the youug hero cf fe'antiazn,
Lieut. Shippe was laid to rest until the
revillo cf judgement. Lincolnton was
filled with visitors who came to pay
the lasttribnte of resneetto as knightly
a young soldier as ever wore a sword.
The German Reichstag Thirsday
adopted tho army bill by a vote of 222
to 132. The 'proceedings were so tur
bulent that the President, Count on
Ballensteiu. was repeatedly compelled
to call tho House to order.
The Rome correspondent ot tho Paris
Figaro says the Pope's physicians have
decided upon another operation. The
sec ond operation which the physician
have decided to perform is necessitated
by the fact that the physicians were un
able 4o sew up the wound after tht
Arrived Safely at Havana.
The United States transport Mead'
(formeily Berlin), having on board
83, 000,000 for the payment of the Cnban
troors previous to their being disband
ed, has arrived at Havana, escorted by
the UBitea etatei cruiser vaioago.
RIB Bill PftSId
Wheatan's Column Advances
to Laguna do Bay.
PRESIDENT AT THO MAS VI ILL
Tee Pretidettial Part Cteaa Worai Sutl
ers Wekoae fr cat iters of Ike Hack
Dfeaosd lead Meet.
Matus (By Cable). -Late Mowday
General Wbeatoa'e column encounter
ed the enemy ia such force between
Pateroe and Taguig. as to necM'iute a
change in the original plana. The Cav
alry attacked tho rebel stronghold ia
the jungle, driving the enemy into Pa
teroa. The Americans had one raab
killed and three woanied. Scott's
Battery sholle t the city and woods ef
fectively. Later the enemy eroaad
the river from Faaig. Two com panic
of the Secoud Oregon Infantry cleared
the right bank after a sharp engage
ment and then retired with three
wounded. Iu the meantime the Wash
ington Volunteers closed in, driving
small bodies of the rebela baok upon
Paterca. One man was killed. Daring
the ni.ht tho enemy burned the town
Brigadier General Wheaton's column
advanced Tuesday beyond Pasig to the
shore of the Laguna tie Bay, sweeping
everything before tbein. The enemy
made a running fight and aatfered se
vere Iohh. Tho rebel's avenue of coui
muairaiion north and south is now
closed, the American cordon stretching
a mile from tho rivor to the lake. The
rebels are in force at Pateroa and
Taguig. Two of Monday'a wounded.
Private Stewart, of Company B. Twen
tieth Regiment, and Private Manon,
Company K, Twenty-second Regiuent,
Ihi President at Thomastille. :
The presidential party arrived at
Thoma-villc, at 2:30 o'clock Tues
day afternoon. The party wa met at
the station by Mel llanna, brother of
the Senator; J. Wynian Jonea, who
married Senator Henna's sitter; Mayor
Hopkins and a number of prominent
citizens, lite Messrs. lianna and Mr.
Joue- each keep a magnificent stable.
henco there was no lack of handsome
turnouts for the accommodation of the
whole party. Thedistinguuhed visitors
were immediately driven to Senator
II an 11 a' a house, ou Dawson street. By
special request there was no demon
stration, but there was a wealth of
bunting and decoration everywhere.
The mavor had issued a proclamation
inviting everybody to decorate their
buildings in welcome of the Chief Ex
ecutive and the invitation was liberally
complied with, inerewsre a number
of patriotic mottoes stretched across
the streets and in front of buildings.
About some of the latter on porticos.
were ladies and gentlemen, who saint
ed the President and cheered as he
passed. To these the President bowed
aud smiled as he raised his hat. Thou
sands of people lined the street and
The Black Diamond Route.
An important conference ia tho in
terest of a new north and sooth rail
road known as the Black Ditmoud
route, was held at the Graud Hotel, in
Cincinnati, O., Tuesday. The road is
to run from Columbus, O., to Port
Royal, S. C, traversing a rich coal-
bearing belt. Charters and rights of
way, together with partly constructed
roads, have been arranged over the
whole route, but nnder different com
panies. The proposed capital is $50,
000,0 JO. Attorney Dickinson reported
that work wonld be began at ' Clay
City, Ky., and extend to Port Royal
within three months, and will bo com
pleted within a year. He said London
and New York capitalists wero deeply
interested in the scheme.
A Dinner to Speaker Reed.
A dinner was given to . Speaker
Thomas B. Reed at the Manhattan Ho
tel, 111 New York Tuesday night
by ex-Congressman John J. Bel-
den. Among Mr. Belden'a guests.
iu addition to Mr. Keed. were
Senator Cbanncey M.Depew, Appraiser
J. S. bhermau, ex-Congretsman J. P.
Fischer, Congressman Benjamin B.
"Idikll i.T.P.inirrdalman C. It I.nn.t
ex-Congressman George Southwick
and C. U. Buell, Commissioner ol
Unloading it All on Earaa.
Colonel O. M. Smith, purchasing
agent of the government at Chicago
since lS'Jo, testified iuesday before th
government court of inquiry in thsl
city that the stores of canned roast beef.
bought by him during the Spanish
war, were all upon the direct order ol
General Eagan, the commissary gen
eral. 110 also stated tnat some pur
chases of canned beef wero made with
out bis knowledge by toe commissary
Contract Closed with Cecil Rhodes.
lhe Jueriin lageuiatt says tnat
contract bas been closed between the
German Government and Cecil Rhodes,
the British South African magnate, for
the consti notion of a telegraph lino in
German East Africa. The Tageblatt
adds that a contract for building a
railroad through the same territory is
upon the point of conclusion, only a
few details remaining to be settled
Notices have been posted by the fol
lowing nrms or an increase in wages
of their employes: Fiskdale Mills,
Worcester, Mass., an increase of about
11 1-3 per cent, adoui 4W nanae are
affected. H. O. bpaulding k Co.,
Haverhill, Mass increase not stated.
Ordered Away r rom Caba.
Five Sisters cf the American Order
of tho Sacred Heart, according to a
dispatch from Pinar del Bio, have
been ordered away frosa Cuba by Areh-
bishop Cbappelle, the papal represent
ative recently appointed to investigate
the affairs of the Catholic Church is
Coffin manufacturers, makers ol
green and class flint bottles and tbs
owners and operators of the coal mines
in Indiana, met in Chicago for the pur
pose 01 increasing prices on their pro
Cnbaa Asseewiy Repudiated.
Senor Quesadaat Washington has re
ceived a cablo meesage from oantiasro.
which says: "The people of 8antiagc
disauthorize the Assembly, sustain Go
mez, and are preparing for 4k public
manifestation." The dispatch received
by Mr. Queaada from Santiago is from
Judge Sanchez, bead of the Supreme
Courtof Cuba. It is aaid the course ol
the Assembly ia the first move, in the
formation of a new political party in
Cuba, the Aasembly representing an ele
ment of malcontents, while the Gomel
element represents those favorable tc
the efibrte of the United g&xs to
' malntaiA peere end order tad tdtaact
Tar Bcl Vtca.
The eesaaitte 4imm ef .U.e.
ef tae AfTtcmltarsJ dit taaeat. hm de
cided Ui 4 I. I arli. WW
eruary aarfeva at Ue AfTie;tera4
aad 3ieekaatral Ol!e. t several
ibe voaue a coati ol l mi l
study Uo rsxasfevMer aai
t stake a i-raeueal tfft to prevent ue
orr4 ibm osvttU.
Saps la U deal Meaat lo Tory smsy
peep" ft prtat'M f la aew
rheel law. He. wan every mi
who Las taeaUeaad the matter, pteiaee
Ue acuea oj Ue tieaerai Arbiv la
smog Ue flOO.ovo t the rVU"
choul fund. Tuia it eae art Uai is
barred cnttctam frosa aay eae.
It dees sot apt -ear te be ceeerailj
aaderalood that the last Leguleian
adopted t aoieadmeaU lo Ueuiveroe
law. Both allow alula's divorce; eae
for cruelty entaule of the State 00 the
part I Ue haabaad; aad the otbtl for
desertion or elaadoaeat for eae
year issued of two aa forvaerly.
The new Gaels ef the acricnUeral
deiitmeat will not tale ofloe aatil
Tat &uiol raftibTS.
Chairstaa farts Aaaosacts Bis Cac3iata
aad Appoiats His Off saatri. '
Miltoa Park, of Dallas. Tex., chair.
tnan of the Populist national reorcaat
Ballon com mil tee. has isaued a usai
feto setting forth the nomination ct
Wharton Darker for President, atid Ig
natius Doauelly, for iee President,
acd the adoption of a platform at Cin
cinnati April 1SW. CiaiujiDC that
"there ia a need for a rerir standm
for equality of opportunity aad enamel
special privileges. The great n.aa cf
leop2e in the United Mate ate P01 n
liata at heart, though they do uot ac
knowledge it He cob eludes by ay
ine: To losure the ewre of tb Perple'a 1 arty.
there U cctLdug aerdM Hit en" rem orcei-
catioD and la order to pre lhi rk u;
ously, pT.-Lttiily aod ruvfuly, chair
man of ibe t-a'lonal roininltt. 1 !
lerte-d to Afrt-t tnr. Ibn fod'.Winir wHt-kn-
wu Popuii-t. to rarn ol h-m 1 tav
aasdciied a group of Slate, to 0r4.a1.11- l y
CoULtW Hud pr-li.v: M-eWMtppI, A
ma, and Ten "-. Frank BurVoit. i tuo
lona. Mis.; Kentucky, W4 Virglola. Vir
ginia. Nortu Carolina and Maryland. Jo-j b
A. Parker, of Loulr.lli Mi-Mgu. Onio.
Indiana. Illinois. Yiaroniu. CaiifutnU. Or
egon and Watilug;oD. 3 Uu O. Zona'.u.l. t
Petersburg. Allcb.j Maine. Mnaftia-tt,
Vermot.t. Connecticut. r.Uode Ulaod. N-w
Hampshire, New Tork. Nw Jrey, !-!-ware,
Penn-ylvanla, L. C Cateaian, ot Au
burn. M. Uionol4. Iowa. North end
Hontb I'akota. Montaoa, W'rumlnic eat
Idaho, Hnry 1; Fay, of Mi'nrapoiU; Mis
souri, Kanaaa, Nebraska. Colorado, t'lau
aud Nvada. Paul II. Ptckoon. of CailU
cotue. Mo.; Texas, ArkaaMu aad Iuialna,
Wlareace &ugei.t, 0! btepbbavtfie, Tex.
General Miles baa received a dispatch
dated Ponce, Porto Rico, stating that
ex-Secretary bhermaa is very snack
The California Legislature bas ad
journed without sleeting United
Notice was posted March 19. by the
Penomah Mill Company, in Taftrilte.
Conn., thatwagea will be increased 10
At a recent civil service examination
for promotion in tho New York fire de
partment every candidate failed, in
cluding Richard Croker'e nephew.
The entire American force at Manila
has been reorganized, two divlaieas of
threo brigades each being formed.
Genersl Lawtou has assumed command
of the First Division.
General Otis is rlsnnmr another
blow at the insurgents in execution of
his general scheme of haa tea in at the
ending ef the rebellion la Lotos, be
fore the advent of the rainy aeaaoa.
The light batteries which have been
ordered to Manila are Battery E, First
Artillery, now at Jefieraon Barracks.
Mo. ; Battery F, Fourth Artillery, now
at Fort Adam, and Battery F. Fifth
Artillery, now at 1 ort Hamilton.
Rjt. J. M. Frost. D. 1).. of Nssh-
ville, secretary of the Sunday school
board of the Southern Baptiat Con yen-
ifi Ban asi ell In tat a ass aw
the home of his brotber-io-Iaw, Mr XL
N. Bradler. Dr. Frost ia diet in-
guisked man in the Southern BapUrt
Coed Beef Seat Back.
The army beef court of inquiry con
eluded the taking of teatimooy in Kan-
aas City at 2 o'clock Saturday after
noon. Several witnesses testified that
the two lots of beef rajected at Mobile
and Jacksonville and returned te the
company's plant in that city, were in
fair condition; that moat of it tea ap-
rarentlr not been inarected at tne
camps before being returned, nod that
after reaching there nod betnjr re
inspected by the comnT it was re
placed in su ck. It was declared that
all meat fnrniabod the army daring the
Spaniah war was dated aaoV prepared
with the utmost cere.
Another Laetrert Affair.
August Beoker the ssosaze maker.
who has been nnder arrest in Chicago
for four weeks on a charge of murder
ing his wife,has made a full confession.
He said that he eut hie wife to piece
and burned the resaaies in a afore.
Becker, when first arretted, admit e I
k 11 liar hie wife, but declared he male 1
her off Randolph street viadoet iato
North CaroUaa Won.
Tho iaUr-eollesriato debate botweOO
tho University of North Carolina and
tue University of Georgia, took place
at Athens, Ga., before Urge crowd.
rbe Nortn Carolinians were victorious.
The subject was, "Resolved. Tnat
United States Sonatora should be
elected by the direct vote of the
people, the North Carolina boys hav
ing the negative.
Baaaa'a Nephew a W
A remarkable pigeon ahooting rec
ord waa made at the Coaetry Cb
grounds, at Tboaaaaville, Ga.. when
Charles Thompson won a match with
Charles Cbatin, Senator Han no's
nephew, by killing 96 live birds out ef
a hundred. The otbers fell jest out of
bounds, Cbapia stopped with O te
his credit out of M birda.
Mcliatey Braca l Fast,
News from Thomas ville. Ga.. Bays
the Presideat to beginning to ahow
plainly Ue good effect el hia outing.
The bloom ia once more rwtoraisar to
his cheeks and the fagged-out appear
ance ia vanishing, lie is ea joying the
vacation greatly and expresses himself
as delighted with the maay pretty
drives around Thomaeville. -
Licet triages Accsteetawy EOs Ekeadf.
A apodal from Albany, Ga., aays:
At Camp Churehman. .Lien tenant D.
K. Bridge, while getting oat of a car
riage, atruek his pistol ' against a
wheel of Jus carriage aad it wee die
charged, the ball entering his left aide.
ue tree cad befort tsjrmrttzj
Tcwn. of Pa;, 1 ;u g xi Parrel
Occupied bi O.r lrp?pi.
303 PRISONERS CXPTUitfC.
Usy Bathes f tb Ib-rt it ttt lafSft.
retflealef tHs t I " iiie
t.c A tab au Taraa;.
Mamia (Ky Cl:ei -Sefttrel W.e.
tea'e btlfeUe ooaiieue Ike k if
cleaxtB; itn Ifce tet! ateaad !' .
Tlte Weahj BfiWa tHBstewra bate ra t
U.e4aaj t nraeJ I , avtia i'b
a i.rp Hie Iruru !Le etetur ski t
e-veaiaf the fiver VV4.4e'e
tLltac waa like tfcat f '.l- ..
the iaerf e&ia t -?. a, v ibelttg
stand, t ut eventual;? Seii. I ter
loes ia anpi-vaed lu Late atue'l. m
Ue Aaaeticeaa weteusaLle t tbe
eae my ia Ibe thicket, lie ttt-fieae of
tlte Aweitcaa edtaaoe a !.
lrbrai loor I U knU o, H.w-teaall. ( tte
Called K.aia. C)it rwlvda, atal aa I
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lKlXt.t, iIIIiItIi pria-a ' "-I-aiijr
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A'muI til .iiiuca arrt-bi. -d at tte
toe a Tava.rft ibe MT.tl-v-t-.a l. --m-.l.
aud 17 1 d.4o et-r r ti.'i-d at l a-U t V
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tbr-lr t'jrval cf thrweiae- ll.u ai tu la 9
The Grstr.t 4.!ert 5:efrb. t.
Tb Lid..a B.nii Na- u liaa-a tbe
f4taniaT 4tai b t'ru M i lie !.
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aja a...d ltaa kx-mH 1 1 v.i; eat
t'alaroa. HVcral Laul--' .f lb ac-e
wra klilvd aal a tnat j rr. .."a eapi-4.
O-ii. O.U a)a thu ta I La ritda'. l--t'-f
lBi r, k Tte k l-ft.cmu mill t.u 4w
wwara Auita.tv bcM'utraiA
Aaolkrr Reps t tf ta Ocs Ot s.
A t-lcran to tSa ,.m A-W. Cl a
T'r fr- MJ r U'-ral UkTrt..a .!,
datt-d Mania, Ala'rb 15. af ; I la 1 w.
1Mb Iu!aiilty Lai aa a 1 day C.tt at PaUr
Tbrvai thoaaatid tvl ! f a ft.riUut't-i aVa.4
4Ir-et-t. lby w-r fi:l alth y
Oor loaa ataall. Ttira tuairaj
atid C'ljr reU-l aoidK; r a ad prlx -.
Wbatuua t.rUai-a boiJa She t. ana of
l'al an 1 I'atatta. In, uaar. M4 aM,
cfSal tut it a.atiwb. Our r1 ft e-Uale
fwUaLt tbrir way into Ibe !.
wtcatos V tps J.OfH) -4M FvlsMert.
The fllowtec irt b baa Imi rwa4
at Hf I-4irai-T t fltffu (I ikoI U Aa:
Ma ltA. Mar- IX k. muX
Waablnrtai 1 Lr-a lb naat.1 lauraia
mutnl ! lat 4.IClt Ut lia ) f la
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fiajr. iruitUug Klwlm.' tt" a ua I'aal
llvae lli. Hr b--ay flt tlur. U't.aalna haa
41'm1x4 and 4r-a tbaia k. taalnr 4(a)
irl-oiHaani li.R.iig tiar laa ia Ailial
auid (Ub4-1 ?l rrf u bt i aa vary
nol-raiA. lltwttr m-iim Ike t -wu iu
ebmcf-utfor-ieto bold il-ta. Oni."
Aa A'abaeaa TtrraJe.
A apelal fr ti Itntuirban, Ala.. eey
Tba fiarcMt luraado e-v ka la tide i
Clolly elalll tb Uea .f lf a ibe
votallrta of tba rltv. at i olw k.-4udf
taortiloc. It eaaiedlrrtly lrf the H .uib.
with raia ad iUMlk-:. I'Uu is.m4
mifif la frotit.f Ut Ae'Hidala (WUVUi,
It I4w dowa t be lint ruUo'b -dial rbtirrb aal
utterly datbuU-brd It. TLrva ty Irao.a
booareaa4a aavwod vru rlr b. eb-rt
4llanr aaay, vera att 4-nral. Mr
K.Cr eter waa 14 la I--4 mui b-r tai4
waa waitiuK at b-r al ia. Tl'a liouaa waa
taa 1 ron ever I -r ba 1 an I La I -ad n
t bwa 100 fet aarar. Mr4 It aay. M
Fotr aot tart. Tt txarre .
bui an 1 tfgro IltMUt rburrb arara t--ra
le nraa. Mr, uut- J'La-a waa Onrti
OtidT br buuae and fcaj Vi a.oa;ctit Kte
ia badly cut aad lfui "t. and li u t r-iU'-at
Conditio a. Arthur U. II u lno. a a-Mi -t.
waa aJao barM la Ibe - kaw ut fatb-
er'a bona". Ilia arm w l-rctm aad be aaa
aluit-ly It jar4. At tbta b !. f.r wa;ia
were blown away and a t4 'tialnii'A I' ra
eblidr k-fl la tbe rail 11a d IU rw TUm
ebtl-t'eo araire aut arret -tad. 7b Uiiarci
boy waa la ao oxii-t alag and tbe snai badia
Ibii craabel tbie la.
Msst be P 1 te.
General Mauajrr UnJarwoed of tbe
Baltimore aed Ohio l'.adroa-l. Las is
eneJ tbe following notice to station
ageats and train men: "Yonr eapc al
attention is directed to the tteatmeot
cf astrons by eoi4oyes of Ibe eetaiaay.
Complsiata Lave been toaJe from vart
oua sonroes of ducoorteay to freirbt
aad paaeeoger parons oa the p'tof
our nsrenta, or their reprebtativee, at
several of onr stations, and aiao it at
tention cf conductors and terakemen
to properly care for the corn
fort of i-aaaeegeia. There abonld to
ae cause for each complAviate, It
is a pert of yonr doty to ae that onr
patrons are treated at all times with
politeness ed eocrteey, not only by
yonraelf Let etniloyes uader yonr
charge. One of tbe vain able att of
e railroad rooiay is nsifurra folite
nas end eonrtey fron nil cf its em
ployes to its patron, aad this meat
not be encroached uia. It is tvoir
for you to udarataal that aJrasca
meat de not drad wholly on yonr
efficiency, but ie other direct ioe alt,
and will be tneatnre-d in e rveat degree
by tbe treatment accordel te tUoaa.
Rbetfe lilaad Drssocrats.
Tbe Democrats of Rhode Ilatid hiA
their eaanal convention in Provident
and BOtnisated t!a. Georre W.
Greene, mayor of Woonaorkct, for gov
ernor. The resolutions welowmed tbe
return ef peace and rxi veaaod gratitude
to tbe sold era ead aaiiora for their
aerriee during the war with Spaue.
Tber condemned tbe isoofiapetescy of
the War Departmsat.
- Jtersu Lett ie tbe r Sea.
United SUtes OvBul Cunningham,
at Aden, Arabia, retrts to the State
Department that tbe eons mender 4
H. Jf. H. Briaco. bee rked op. tret
loat again, a amall Aaerieaa yacht, avr
chooner, after towing her about 2U0 e
250 miles ia tbe western mxt of the
Rod Son. The yacht Is eapro4 to be
tbe Axnerieaa r act eg acboooer orma.
Tho Sink Untied SUtes Tolaataaw
Infantry (immune) was mustered oet
ia ViftMili tl aiiawkiUtarlnast
Tbe Ben were from North Cavrokna,
Wast to be aeaeata.
New bas reached Waahtartom that
the English subjects fa the West la
dies are signing m memorial asking tbe
mother country to transfer tbe tlanda
to tbe United States ia exchange for
tbe PltSippiaee. The rHe are he
r Casing diegustod with the at-atby and
utur inditTereuee of the British Gov
ernment, aad believe they wonld Lo
better ofl if tbe American flag floated
over the isiaaa.
Gereral Gcmex haa decided to jre-
ith tbrlolaaa agfeod bpm lot the
dietribstrem of tbe
1 the L LQUif Dasenaii tttto ai pnio
attettoa ttf f&Qdo.