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jack point beat good ones.
rHE BRIGHTON HANDICAP IN
rf d n Rid' St* k *‘ tor Hi * on
-t* 1' )he Finish 4Vi n Hot Drlir
! ,h Kentuckian and Imp.
,i n iirnl°" Carried Them for the
and Then Fell Off—The Great
fll ,,lbrrt. the Favorite, Ran
|fD *.hs Behind.
. York. July 7 Jack Point, with 109
15 ran the mile and a quarter in the
P ' U " hK n handicap to-day In the record
of- o* 3-1. winning the rich stake in
drive with The Kentuckian and Imp,
a ,|]e trie rrreat Ethelbert was lengths be
*ir(j Kin ley Mack, the Suburban and
Brooklyn handicap winner of this year,
ms eighth, and Admiration, the choiJe
v all the trainers, was fourth.
°' u ‘ was a cracking race from start to
jj(l Admiration carried them all off
,lei r ft for the mile, and then
f ou) Ethelbert was the favorite all
time, and when the horses went to
M |JOS , Admiration was a very strong
choice, having been played down
l 0 three from five.
Ethelbert Was first away, with The
Kentuckian second, Admiration third, and
„ inhere close. In the second furlong,
a infra fion shot to the front. Five fur
!aßgS ofre reeled off in 3:01 3-5 seconds,
and the long back stretch was before the
, rfrSi inch by inch and then foot by
foot The Kentuckian began to draw upon
tamiration, while Imp and Kinley Mack
„.pre making strong bids for the leader
Down through tlie stretch they thunder
and the crowd yelled. First one horse
<r( j ,hen another was the call. Then
,-ame the shout "Look at Jack Point!"
tor lie was coming with anew lease of
1,f5 and as Ids heels spurned the ground,
lie jiassed them one after the other, until
a furlong from home, in, the record time
of 1:51, he was clear and looked like a
a,rer barring accidents.
There were good hoises behind him,
however, and Odom was urging Imp like
a demon, lie had a clear path, and no
c han eof accident. It was useless, how
rKr, for there were two youngsters ahead
o' the black whirlwind, and they had
twenty pounds the belt r of it, an awful
lot for such a distance and such a fast
As [lie clock licked off 2:04 3-5. Jack
Point (lashed past the judges’ stand a
alrn r. a length and a half in front of
The Kentuckian, while Imp was in thi:d
hiac p , her nose up to Clawson and hang
ing there, for not an inch more could she
gain. Tile great Ethelbert was far behind,
ladly beaten, and the hepes of Perry Bel
mont were dashed to the ground.
The lime is the best on record, Salva
tors t’:oj in his match with Tenny being
now erased from the scroll.
The Du>’s Races.
IT:„ Race—Selling, one and one-six
tenth miles. Preeusor, 7 to 2. won, with
Peaceful, 3 to I and * to o, second, and
Carbuncle, 15 to 1, third. Time 1:48 3-5.
Se nd Race—Five furlongs. Luke
Warm to 1, won, with Rhymer, sto 1
and 3 to 1, second, and Termless, 12 to 1,
third. Time 1:01 1-5.
Third Race—Six furlongs. Heliobas, 15
to 2). won, with Blue Devil, 7 to 5 and our,
second, and Lioness, 300 to 1, third. Time
Fourth Race—Brighton Handicap, one
and one-fourth miles. Jack Point, 6 lo 1,
won. with The Kentuckian. 25 to 1 and 8
10 i, second, and Imp, 8 to 1, third. Time
Fifth Race—Choice, six furlongs. Dr.
Hailow, 10 to 1. won. with Outlander, 9 lo
TO and out, second, and Petrel 11, 5 to 1,
third. Time 1:14 2-5.
Sixth Race—Handicap, steeplechase,
about two miles. Ochiltree, 8 to 1, won,
widi Trillion, 2 to 1 and 4 to 5, second,
and Dave S., Bto 1, third. Time 4:31 3-5.
ENTENTE IS CORDIAL.
Relations Between France and
tmerten Very Friendly,
(Special Paris Cable Letter.)
(Copyright. 1900, by the Associated Press.)
l aris, July 7.—This week has been most
eventful, and one of deep significance to
al observing Americans. Indications have
not been lacking during the past year
of the anxiety of the French government
and tli* French press to obliterate the un
frietidiy feeling towards France aroused
in Am* rca by the all ged hostile attitude
cf this country towards the United States
in the war with Spain and to endeavor
by etery means in their power to re-es
tablish Franeo-Amertcan relations on a
more friendly basis.
These efforts have been attended by a
bust satisfactory measure of success, but
ihe participation of the French govern
ment in and ihe exceptionally cordial tone
of :he French press towards Washington
and the Fourth of July fetes have glvin
an unmistakable stamp to the directioh of
the French foreign policy. There is not
'" slightest doubt that the French gov-
Miumnt feels it is a matter of paramount
importance to their country to secure the
good will of America and to lay the
foundation for a more intimate under
saving than ever before exists 1 between
the two republics.
The remarks of French officials and
Poll I; .arts show that this Is dictated, not
merely by sentiment, and an affinity of
Idee?, but by the best interests of France.
American functionaries here. In their con
taet with the official world, have been
brought to share In the conviction that
Trance is sincerely desirous of securing
the eo-operation of America. The United
Slates ambassador, Gen. Horace Porter,
has missed no opportunity tofurthercordial
feiations, the growth of which is decid
er agreeable to him. The demonstra
tions of this week have been of the ut
most value and are universally Interpreted
by the French press as testimony that Ihe
hulk of the American people is not ani
mated by any spirit of animosity towards
France, but, on the contrary, only enter
talns the best of feelings towards the sis
Archbishop Ireland, speaking to a rep
r'*entatlve of the Associated Press, on
'h* subject of the Washington and Lafay
fite presentations, said:
J can testify that they have a remark
•bte good effect on the people of France,
‘hey have opened their hearts to us, and
htt'e found that the American nation nre
B people of sentiment, and not merely a
i re action taken this week by M. Ger
'Jlh Roache, one of the representative*
n 'he Chamber of Deputies for Guadelupe,
Indicate* that the good effect produced
*mr,ng Frenchmen by the American sym
ha,hy displayed at these fetes may bring
forth practical fruits. He has published
*’ article In Eclair, an Influential organ,
•"MTstlng that steps be taken for the
formation of a society for the promotion
?: a Princo-American alliance, proposing
nat .x-Mlnister Leon Bourgeois be made
Fes],lent. The article attracted consid
THE L, A IN.’S DIVIDEND.
' n Knf llrltnonf Nnym n 4 Pfr Cent.
Will He Declared.
York, July 7.—August Belmont,
r *nu of the board of director* of the
J'OuUville and Nashville Railroad Com*
lan *#ys that, as a quorum could not
1 M *' ured for next Monday, the meeting
' thr. directors has been postponed unill
' 'lay following, July 10. Mr. Belinort
iM? I 1 '** , * IC dividend lo be declared on
at Tur *'U y . for the half-year, will l>e
rate of 4 per cent.per annum.
WHECK M;\R ATLANTA,
1 rains of the Central and the A. A
W. I*. Crashed Together.
Atlanta, July 7.—There was a wreck
at Fort McPherson at 7 a. m. to-day, a
collision occurring between, a Central
Railroad suburban passenger train and a
local freight of the Atlanta and West
Point. Engineer D. C. Wall and Fireman
J. F. Nance of the suburban train were
painfully bruised by jumping from the
engine. None of the passengers were in
jured, though twenty-five were on the
The Central engine was badly damaged.
Several cars on the freight were splin
tered and piled up on the track in a
heap. Twisted iron and shattered wood
work strewed the track in every direc
tion. lending to the wreck an appearance
of serious character. It is estimated that
the damage to ihe railroad property is
between $">,000 and SIO,OOO.
Responsibility for the collision is said
to rest on the shoulders of Operator J.
B. Reeves of the West End station and
a flagman on the freight. It is claimed
by the Central employes that Reeves set
the block signal for a clear track and
lot the suburban train by when he knew
the freight was on the block directly
The freight left Atlanta at 6:30 for
Montgomery. At Fort McPherson Con
ductor F. E. Emerson cut the long train
in two parts, leaving the rear part on
the main line, while he sent the engine
with the forward end into a sidetrack
for several cars. The engine pulled out
of the siding with the cars and backed
down to pick up the balance of the train
on the main line. When the engine with
the forward end of the train bumped
against the rear end. the whole train ran
back several hundred feet.
Before the freight could get under way
the suburban train, released by the West
End opera for, dashed around the curve
at a speed of forty miles an hour. The
engine was running backward, with two
coaches hooked to the front end and the
tender toward the freight.
Engineer Wall saw (h© freight on the
main line ahead 1 100 late to stop. He re
versed his engine, however, and yelled
to his fireman to jump. The fireman
sprang out of the cab tvindow quickly, fol
lowed by the engineer. Both landed
against the embankment.
In on instant, the passenger train crash
ed into the freight. The tender of the
engine was jammed into the cab directly
against Ihe seats where o moment before
the engineer and fireman sat. The a
boose of the freight mounted the tender,
while two cam next to the caboose buckled
and split into fragments.
The main line whs cleared at 9 o'clock.
Traffic was not delayed by Ihe wreck, as
the outgoing and incoming trains on both
roads ..used the clear track of the double
line of rails.
MORE Til A \ \ THOUSAND
llemlipr. of tlio A„(i(‘inlion Irp Al
ready at Clarlvston.
Charleston, S. C., July 7.—More thon n
thousand members of the National Educa
tional Association arrived’ liere to-day,
including- I’nited Stales Suporiniendent of
Education W. T. Harris. The associetUTn
proper does not meet until next Tuesday,
but the heads of the various departments
were busy to-day perfecting their plans
The first conference on religious educa
tion, under the auspicea of the American
Society of Religious Education, was held
to-day. In the absence of Justice Har
lan, the president, and the Hon. OK n.
Glenn of (Jeorgia, the vice president, ihe
Rev. Dr. Stokes, palled the conference lo
order, and there wes a brief discussion of
the objects of the conference by a num
ber of delegates. The only formal paper
read, was (hat of Mr. B. F. Johnson of
Richmond. Va.. on. “Some Missing Kinks
In Our kklucational System.”
The conference will hold another session
to-morrow, and wilt sfet to work on Mon.
day. when Vice President Glenn and o
larger number of delegates will have ar
Bore Off tlie Honors in the Grent
Ijondon, July American athletes to
day won eight out of the thirten amateur
events for the championship of Greit Brit
ain. The Amateur Athletic Association
championship games were held at Siam
fold Rridge, and as the Americans only
competed in twelve of the events, they
won all but four of the contests in which
they took part.
“Old Penn” got the lion's share, secur
ing the high jump, the hurdles, the long
jump, and the pole vault. The New York
Athletic Club ran her a close second, win
ning in putting the weights, the hammer
throwing and the quarter of a mile run,
while Arthur Duffy of Georgetown Uni
versity won the hundred-yard dash.
Princeton University secured second place
In the one hundred-yard dash and the high
jump, while Chicago University secured
the same place in the quarter-mile run.
COL. PETTIT ACftl ITTED.
Conrtnmrtial Did Not Substantiate
the ClinrgcN Against Him.
Washington, July 7.—The following ca
blegram has been received at the war de
partment from Gen. Mae Arthur at Ma
nila, dated to-day:
“ Col. James S. Petiit, Thirty-first
United Stales Volunteer Infantry, acquit
ted by general ctourtmartial.”
Col. Pettit was tried on a charge of hav
ing turned over a native prisoner to a
Dato in Mindanao, who cruelly executed
the man. The courtmartial was founded
upon a charge that Col. Pettit's conduct
was unsoldlerly and tended to bring the
American arms into contempt.
LETTER FROM C HAPI’Et.I.E.
lie Has CarefnllJ- Examined Points
Ben ring- on His Mission,
Washington, July 7.—A letter has been
received here from Archbishop Chappelle,
to whom was delegated the adjudication
of the dispute, between the religious or
ders and the civil authorities in the Phil
ippine? in which he states that during
the past six months he has carefully ex
amined every point bearing on the sub
ject and soon will make Ills personal re
port to the Pope.
■ e * i
A PHILIPPINE SQI ADIION.
Lieut. Col. Wilder Hus Organized
Natives ns Cuvalry.
Washington, July 7.—The war depart
ment has been Informed of the organiza
tion of squadron of Philippine cavalry
by Lieut. Col. Wilber K. Wilder. Forty
third Infantry. United States Volunteers,
consisting of four troops of native scout?,
having <t maximum of 120 men to a troop,
engaged to serve until June 30, 1901, unless
The barracks at Caloooan have been des
ignated a? ihe rendezvous of the squad
na usher Died From Ilent.
Columbia. 8. C.. July 7. J D, Ttaushor,
supposed to he from C.eorgln. was over
come by the heat at Florence to-dny, while
cn route from Augusta to New York, and
despite prompt medical attention, died In
a few minutes.
England Heat America.
Ixtndon. July 7.—ln tlie International polo
match at Hurlinghame to-day, England
beat America by I to i ,
THE MOKNING NEWS: SUNDAY. JULY 8, IMO.
FRANCE ACCORDS PERMISSION
Continued ffrom First Page.
the situation at Pekin was different. The
government had disappeared before the in
surrection, which would only yield to
force, an.l it was this force which it was
necessary to employ.
Four thousand French troops, he con
tinued. had started, and another
4,000 will leave before July 20. Other
troops will follow, according to the emerg
encies of the situation. Measures will also
be taken to make the naval force worthy
off France, who never intended to abdi
cate any of her rights.
In conclusion. M. Delcaase dwelt upon
the necessity of a perfect accord among
the Powers and declared that such ac
cord really exists at the present time.
CONGER'S LAST MESSAGE.
It Showed That Even Then Foreign
ers Were in Great Strait*.
London, July 7.—A dispatch from Taku
says that the last message from Mr. Ed
win Conger, the United States minister
at Pekin, brought there by runners, reads
“We are besieged. The provisions ere
becoming exhausted and the situation is
desperate. The relief force should advance
and glvce us notice by signal.”
Runners also confirm the report of the
burning of the native city of Pekin.
WII/I* AC T AT ONCE.
Japan’s Dogs of War Will Be Loosed
I lion Chinn.
London. July 7.—The Japanese Minister,
Kalo Takaati, received a dispatch from
Tokio this morning, giving his govern
ment’s reply to Great Britain’s question
as to whether with the consent of th -> other
Powers, Japan is willing to send the largo
reinforcements to China. Japan replied
that ehe was prepared to carry out the
suggestion, and that one division would
be dispatched immediately.
GERMANY WANTS HARMONY.
She Will Not Object to Anything
.Agreeable to All.
Berlin, July 7.—A eemi-ofticlal note savs:
“In replying to Japan’s request for news
of the Powers’ attitude toward China, Ger
many declared she regarded the mainten
ance* of harmony among the Powers as
of prime importance and would, accord
ingly, assent to any measures not object
ed to in other quarters.” •
ALL QI 11ST AT CANTON.
1.1 Hang Cliang Has Troop* In flic
Canlon. Friday, July 6.—Quiet continues
here, Li Hung Chang has stationed troops
in the streets to prevent disturbances.
A fiteamor intended to convey LI Hung
Chang northward, sailed to-day, ostensi
bly bound for Kiu Kuang. She took 250
packages of Li Hung Chang’s goods.
Boston, July 7.—The American Board of
Foreign Missions to-day received a ca
blegram from Rev. George H. Ewing, at
( lie Foo, dated July 5, which staled ‘hat
the Pekin and Tung Choo missionaries
were besieged at the British legation at
The Itnlian Force.
Rome. July B.—The Tribuna says that
the expeditionary force to China will be
composed cf a battalion of infantry and
,*i battalion of nnrksmeti, each consist
ing of 900 men and two half-corn panic?
of artillery, armed with eight Nordonfeldt
London. July 7.—Jardine, Matheson &
Cos. of Shanghai have telegraphed to their
London house as follows:
“Shanghai. July 7.—The British legation
was standing July 2. There are reassuring
reports regarding the lives of the Euro
Brooklyn at Clie Foo.
Washington, July 7.—The navy depart
ment. at 9:45 o'clock to-night, received the
following cablegram from Admiral Remey:
“Che Foo.—Brooklyn arrived; proceeding
immedaitely Taku. Remey.”
Xot Injured at Tien Tzln.
London. July 7.—A telegram from Tien
Tsin. dated July 5, to the London Mission
ary Society, says the missionaries there
Stnrted for Chis. n.
Brest, July 7.—A detachment of 600 ma
rines and 100 artillerists started tolday
for Toulon, to embark for China. Crowd?
of people cheered them.
For Chinese Mater*.
Cherbourg, July 7.—The second-class
French cruiser T.outsit la being fitted out
for a six months’ stay In Chinese waters.
OFF OX A GREAT TRIP.
American .Inbilee Pilgrimage Start
New’ York, July 7.—To visit Rome and
Lourdes, the main section of the Ameri
can Jubilee Pilgrimage will sail from this
city for Genoa to-morrow on the steamer
Ivaiaer Wilhelm 111. The pilgrimage Is
under ihe patronage of Archbishop Mar
tinelli, apostolic delegate to the United
States, and Bishop McDonnell of Brook
Those sailing on the Kaiser Wilhelm to
tnotrow make up the largest of the four
sections of pilgrims bound to Italy. They
are In charge of the Rev. E. H. Porcile,
rector of the Church of Our Lady of
Lourdes, Brooklyn. Of the other three
sections, one sailed on the steamship
Archlnu'de on July 4 and another on the
Cunard liner Servia on June 23.
After leaving Rome, the combined sec
tions will Visit Florence, Venice, Padua,
Innsbruck and Munich and will then go
to Oberammergau to witness the Passion
I'lay. Then Zurich, Luzern, Interlaken,
Berne, I.usane, and tlie lakes of Geneva
will be visited. The return to the United
States will be made from Cherbourg.
The President and the Spanish Min
ister Will Attend.
Chicago, July 7.-President McKinley,
the Spaniel! Minister at Washington, and
a number of other public men, have uc
cepted the invitation of the city of Chi
cago to'be present during the encampment
ol theG. A. R. next month. Acceptance!
have Just been received from the Pres
ident and Duke de Arcos. Minister of
Spain, who wos embarrassed by receiving
ar> invitation to the Dewey Day celebra
tion In May. The latter'* acceptance reads:
"Royal Spanish Legation. Washington:
"The Duke of Arcos, Minister of Spain,
has Ihe honor to accept the very kind’ In
vitation of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic to be present at it* thirty-fourth an
nual encampment In Chicago, Aug. 36 to
“Washington, July 4. 1900."
The Chinese Minister, Wu Ting Fang,
sent his regrets. _
Signed n < omproml*©.
Pittsburg. July 7.—Th© sheet steel com
b.ne offlcUiln and ihe Amalgamated Asso
ciation came together to-day. and signed
a compromise alieet scale. The basis will
tie the same as last year, on a three-cent
card rale. Ahoul 15,000 men art affected
tty the gettletn*nt.
DEMOC R ATS NOMIN \TBI>.
County Executive Committee Met n t
Orlando. Fla.. July 7.—The Democratic
County Executive Coinmlite met here
yesterday to canvass the vote of the re
cent primaries, held for ihe nomination of
county officers. The result shows that
Hon. W. L. Palmer and George W. Craw
ford were nominated for the Legislatun'.
Mr. Palmer served in the last general as
sembly. Mr. Crawford is one of the
prominent farmers, and stock men of the
For the office of assessor. I. \V. C. Par
-1 >r was nominated to till the vacancy
caused by the recent death of Capt. W.
For all of the other places, (he present
Incumbents were renominated. Asa Dem
ocratic nomination in Orange county
equivalent to an election, there ran be no
doubt about the result at the November
election. In feet, interest in the county
offices will ('ease from this time, os there
will be no opposition ticket in the field.
It is believed that (lie* figures of the
census enumerators tvi l show a material
increase in farm products over th© last
census. The falling off th© orange in
dustry will be offset by a greater dev©'
merit of the farming and stock-raising
The material prosperity of the county
has not suffered by the. loss of the fruit
crop. Diversified agriculture lias sprung
up where there was practically no agricul
ture, literally speaking, ten years ago.
In the item of hay, grain, meats and pro
visions, the people of South Florida arc
far less dependent upon the outside world
than they have ever been before. Practical
agriculture and dairying is rapidly com
ing to the front, and when th© orange in
dustry comes back, as it will in time, the
people of this section will be the most
independent of any in the country. Ex
perience has been a dear school, but they
have learned their lessons well.
PACK TH % INS DISPATCHED.
Sent by lien. Luffing ton for Service
in the l£nt.
Washington, July 7.—Quartermaster
General Ludington has just shipped to
Japan, for service, either in China or -the
Philippines, two complete pack trains of
fifty packs each. The animals and at
tendants sailed to-day on the steamship
Lenox from Portland, Ore., direct to
Kobe, Japan, where further orders will
be sent for the ultimate destination of
The pack trains are similar to those
that proved so useful in the Luzon cam
paigns, representing the type of trans
portation developed on (he prairies of the
West, and are expected to prove of the
greatest service in case United States
troops are. required to operate in North
ern China during the rainy season, when
the poor native roads are impassable for
FIRE AT THE CHAMPS*.
I f Wnm Prevented From Rcnchlnu
A ©bmcl* l.yingf Near.
Philadelphia, July 8, 2 a. m.—Fire broke
out early this morning in th© extensive
plant of the Cramp Shipbuilding Com
pany in Kensington, and at this hour the
angle building, a structure about 200 feet
long, has been destroyed. It is believed
th© flames will be confined to that portion
of the plant. The loss will be heavy.
The cruiser Alabama was alongside the
building, and the Russian cruiser Yariag
was lying at the end of the dock, but
the firemen succeeded in preventing the
flames from reaching either of the ves
After a stubborn fight (he firemen on
shore, assisted by fire boats, succeeded in
getting the flames under control, and con
fining it to the angle building. In which
was stored a large quantity of ongle iron
and moulds. It is now believed that th©
loss will not reach $200,000.
DEATH ON THE GALLOWS.
How n Negro Fought In the Effort
to Av6ll It.
Quitman, Mies., July 7.—Randolph Ev
ans. a negro, was hanged hero to-day for
the murder of T. G. Short, near Enter
prise, last Christmas.
The negro secured an iron bar and de
fied the sheriff to come in the cell. Not
until he was shot twice in the arms by
Sheriff Dabbs, did th© officer succeed in
getting the negro out. Evans refused to
walk upon the gallows and had to be car
ried. He confessed his guilt and died curs
ing and swearing that he was bound for
ANGRY GERMAN FARMERS.
Attempted to Avenge the Death of
Chicago, July 7.—A crowd of angry Ger
man farmers, living in and about Niles,
sever* miles west of Evanston, in order
to avenge the death lof the German Am
bassador in China, attempted violence to
night on a Chinese peddler. They chased
the man with pitchforks and other agri
cultural implements, but he escaped into
the woods at Norwood Park. The place
was surrounded by the pursuers, but after
an hour’s search the pursuit was given
HANNA WILL DIRECT IT,
llrndqnnrters of the Summer Cam
paign Will He Elhrron.
New York, July 7.—The Evening Post
Senator Hanna has arranged to come
to Elberon, N. J., on July 20, to take
possession of the Elberon cottage of New
Jersey Republican State Chairman Frank
lin Murphy, who Is now In Paris as ex
position commissioner. Senator Hanna will
occupy the cottage until Sep4. 1, and di
rect the summer campaign from Eiber
on, making frequent trips to this city and
other Eastern cities.
RECORDS OF THE POSTOFFICE.
Sales Shown In the Department for
tlie I.list Fluent Year.
Washington, July 7.—The records of the
Postoffice Department for the year past
show a total stamp Issue of 3,963,374,310
pieces, aggregating In value $76,276,804.
This is an increase over 1899 of 467,417,460
pieces, and an Increase in value of $9.-
474.413. The new stamp books Issued by
the departmen late in the fiscal year prov
ed to be in great demand, There were
over 2,500,000 sold, aggregating In value
I liirngd'* llcat Heeoril,
Chicago, July 7.—The extreme humidity
to-day caused the largest list of deaths
from heat of any one day during the
past week. Nine deaths and three pros
trations was the record.
The record for the week ending to-night
is twenty-seven dead and ninety-six pros
Varden Rest While,
Cincinnati, July 7 —Henry Varden, the
English champion, was the great attrac
tion at the Cincinnati Golf Club grounds
to-day, about 1,000 persons being present.
The first play wns between H. Varden
and Robert White of Norfolk, Va., Var
den winning by three holes.
Amateur < tin mplunsli Ip.
Carlen City. L. 1., July 7.- At Hie close
of play to-day Walter J. Travis won the
amateur chahtpionshlp, being two up at
•he close of the play.
NEWS NOTES FROM WAYCROSS.
lijervitlng Item* Gatla©r©l in That
Waycross. (la., July 7.—The natatorlum
is an assured thing in Wuycross. \\\ B.
Fenton js at the head of the enterprise.
The excavation for 4he pool has been
completed and the frame is going up rap
The Knights of Pythias of Blackshear
and Waycross are building high on their
excursion to St. Augustine next Wednes
day. At least 500 people contemplate mak
ing the trip.
The Waycroe* Concert Band gave a de
lightful entertainment Rt the armory last
night. Miss Emma Livingston Tucker, in
character sketches, delineating old times
in Dixie, was th© star attraction. She
is a line elocutionist, and was loudly ap
United States Postoffice Inspector Peer
was here yesterday for th© purpose of
completing arrangements for establishing
the free delivery system in Way cross
about Oct. 1. It is also understood that
he was here to investigate the trouble in
th© poato?ce, which occurred some time
since, between United States Commis
sioner Hargroves and a young man of
the city. The excitement incident *o the
dispute was th© primary cause of Maj.
Hargroves being strtken wkh paralysis.
T. A. Christy may enter the race ns an
Independent candidate for representative
of Charlton county against the regular
Democratic nomine©. S. C. Crews has
withdrawn as an independent candidate
for sheriff of that county, but W. R.
Walnright announces in his place, and
the race promises to become quite in
teresting. It is generally believed that
the regular Democratic nominees will be
elected with little trouble.
Rev. B. M. Whiting, presiding elder, had
quite an exciting experience with hornets
yesterday afternoon. Hi* family i* off
on u visit, and Mr. Whiling has only jut
returned, from one of his* trips, and as he
went out the door, was stung in three or
four places. The reverend gentleman beat
a hasty retreat, and called in Joel Lott
and Victor Wooten to assist in destroying
the enemy. They found a hornets’ nest
about the size of a two-quart cup, and
after an exciting fight succeeded in mak
ing away with it.
The Fourth is over and people are be
ginning to talk about the fair. The di
rectors proi>ose to give* the best exhibition
of the kind ever eeen in South Georgia.
Extra inducements will b© offer'*! ihe
farmers, and the agricultural display will
be away above the average.
The dwelling of Prof. Floyd Snelson,
principal of the Colored School, was struck
by lightning last night. Portion* of the
walls, the chimney and several windows
were demolished'. Two girls, sleeping on
a be*l, were not Injured, notwithstanding
the bedstead was broken to piece*. Some
of the occupants of th© house were sligh'.-
ly shocked. Snelson's damage is about
Ncwh has been received in Waycrose
of the accidental killing of a Jewish ped
dler at Screven yesterday morning. It
eeerna that he had gone into the telegraph
station a few minutes before the south
bound' Southern Railroad passenger train
came by and sent n message to his sis
ter in Savannah, in which he told* her
of the drowning of his brother the night
before in the Bat ilia river, three miles
He then walked out of the office and on
to the railroad track. The heavy engine
came rushing by, and he was killed in
stantly. An eye witness says the engineer
blew hits whistle, reversed hi* engine and
applied Ihe air brakes.
The examination for mall carriers wai
held here to-day. Fifteen, applicants
stood the examination, nine white and' six
colored. The ©xa mi licit ion was conducted
by Mr. Harry R. Rawls of Bavanuah. It
will be several weeks before the result
of the examination is known and the car
CHOSE DICK AS CHAIRMAN.
Vinyl In Wan i * llim on Ihe Ohio He
Cleveland, 0.. July 7.—The head of the
state Republican ticket, Hon. L. C. Lay
fin. has chosen Gen. Dick for chairman,
and John R. Malloy for secretary of the
State Republican Committee.
This means that Dick will be called upon
to relinquish the secretaryship of the Re
publican! National Committee. It is un
derstood to be th© wish of President Mc-
Kinley also, that this change be made,
as he is solicitous that his home state shall
make a good showing ut the polls this
The National Executive Committee will
hold it first meeting July 13, in Cleve
land, and the membership will probably
not be made public until that day.
DECISION ON AN ASSESSMENT.
Judge Speer Ruled That It Need Not
Macon, Ga., July 7 —Judge Speer to-day
rul'd that the city could not collect its
paving assessment against a certain pi ce
of prop rty owmed by W. A. Huff and
mortgaged to creditors. He held that the
mortgage was a superior lien, for th© rea
son that the paving ordinance is uncon
stitutional. being a tax against property
frontage without reference to the benefit
that the property might derive from pav
It is thought that the decision, If it
stands, will effect other cities operating
under similar . av.'ng laws.
Cleveland, 0., July 7.—Telegraphic in
structions have been received from the
war department at the local recruiting
station, to expedite enlistment for the Sec
ond Infantry, now tq a Honed at Fort Thom*-
as, and the Fifth Regiment, stationed at
Fort Sheridan. These troops, it is un
derstood, are to be rushed to the Philip
pines, and thence to China, as soon as pos
sible. The instructions from the war de
partment, state that the men enlisted
must be fitted for tropical service.
A lliilleliii About tli© Pearl.
Buffalo, July B.—A message from Crys
tal Beech at 2 o’clock, Sunday morning,
soys the Pearl went aground as she was
leaving her do©k. Of the 900 passenger*
on board, 700 had been taken ashore when
the message was sent, and there was no
doubt but the others would be landed
without difficulty. It is thought that the
steamer can be float©*), and that her dam
age will not be extensive.
Gon© to Pl I ludelplila.
Narragansett Pier, It. 1., July 7.—Ad
miral and Mrs. Dewey left here to-day for
Philadelphia, where they are to visit
friend-*. Mrs. Dewey's recent sever© cold
has disappeared, and oh© showed no ef
fects of it to-day. The Admiral and hi*
wife will visit several New’ Jersey shore
resorts before returning here in August,
when Ihe naval policy board, of which
Admiral Dewey Is the head, will recon
Inn ton I* Rui©l.
Hong Kong. July 7.—Canton is perfectly
quid. Business continues a usual, 'ihe
Chine*'* ere unanimous in *aylng that
there will be no trouble as long ns Li
Hung Chang remains In control. Arrivals
from the north slat© that ihe Boxers are
hostile to the Cantonese, who. the Boxers
say, first introduced foreigners into China.
Mmniloiinl III* Joiirn©}.
Berlin. July 7. A dispatch from Canton
here is authority for the statement that Li
Hung Chang’s Journey to the north has
been practically abandoned, all hough ihe
United States gunboat Princeton is still
awaiting him at that |K>int. Li Hung
Chang himself declares that he has no In
fluence In the north*
BOWEL CATARRH OF SUMMER.
Mr. Chaa Betts, Burr Oak, Mich.
Mr. Charles Betts. Burr Oak. Mich.,
wtites: “I had been troubled for a long
time with chronic diarrhoea, which pro
duced great despondency, sickness at
the stomach. i>sin between th© hips and
in the back, and Increasing weaknesn of
the whole system. I commenced taking
Perunn for these troubles anti feit re
lieved in a week of the distressing pains
and despondency. I can now do work
that l could not do at all before taking
Peruna. 1 BEGAN TO IMPROVE AT
ONCE. FELT MORE CHEERFUL AND
ANIMATED. STRONGER AND BUOY
ANT. FIRMER NERVES. FREEDOM
FROM PAIN IN THE BOWELS AND
Allot T R( It NED 4*l T.
Tli© l.o**©* in tli© Stmulanl Oil Fire
\\ ©r© Gr©nt.
New York, July 7.—Th* fir© at the Stan
dard Oil Company’s plant nt Bayonne, N.
J . ha* nearly burned itself out. The total
loss is $2,500,000. Twenty-three of th©
twenty-four tanks have been either tot,il
ly or partially destroyed, with their con
tents. In addition to these the boiler shop,
compounding and paraffine buildings, hug©
piles of barrels, staves, much coal, sev
eral thousand feet of trestling and rail
road siding, and dozens of freight and
tank cars of the Lehigh Valley and Union
Tank Lines were burned.
■ Hod In Mnuilii.
Washington, July 7—The war depart
ment has received the following from Gen.
Mae Arthur at Manila.
"Capt. Arthur Huston, Forty-eighth
United States Volunteer Infantry, died of
typhoid fever Manila. July 6.” (’apt. Hus
ton was born at Hamilton. O:, Jan. 25,
18t>4, and when appointed to the volunteer
army was a resident of Guthrie, Oklq.
Yrrlveil nt Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb., July 7.—Charles
E. Towne, George Fred Will
iams. Josephus Daniels of North Caro
lina, and Willis J. Abbott reached Lin
coln about midnight. Mr. Bryan met them
at the train, but remained with them only
while* they were being driven to their
hotel. Mr. Towne declined to be inter
viewed and retired immediately.
\\ itli Itieli Htore of Gold.
Antwerp, July 7.—The steamer Bundes
rsth has arrived with her gold valued at
£BIO.OOO, Consigned by Transvaal bankers
to Holland bankers.
Room©v©lt lln©k Home.
New York, July 7.—Gov. Roosevelt re
turned from his Western trip to-day, and
went a4 once to hi* horn© on Oyster Buy.
go MIC hf.INTS AUK 4 AHNIVOIIOIS.
Tlm-.v llovour lii.eot. 'I lint ( liniico to
41Iffti t Upon Tlielr [.m.
From t*he Long-mon’s Mfifratlnr-.
Not a few plants are os truly carntver
ous as a tiger, ratchine their prey, con
verting their structure for the lime being
into a stomach and digesting the nutri
tious parts as we do our dinner. Our
bogs and mountains arc studded with the
attractive little sundew (drosem rotundi
folla and longlfolta). From a loose rosette
of battledore shaped leaves rises the pan
icle of somewhat Inconspicuous flowers.
The leaves are thickly sprinkled with
bright red tentacle*, each crowned with a
tiny drop of sticky mucilage, which glit
ters In the sun and gives to Ihe plant Its
name. But woe to the fly that Js attract
ed by its tieauty! Once let him light up
on It and there Is no escape; the mucilage
holds him fast.
There Is a story somewhere of an Eng
lishman who won a large sum at a gam
bling-house In Paris. Unwilling to walk
the streets at night with so lurge a sum
about him, he woh persuaded to engage
a room In a lodging-house next door.
Fortunately for him he was too excited
to sleep, for In the still hours he suddenly
became aware that the tesJer of the bed
on which he was lying was slowly and
silently descending to (smother him. The
feeling of the fly on the sundew must be
somewhat similar to his. Equally slow
ly and silently the tentacles which cover
the leaf fold themselves around him, and
when they expand again there is nothing
left of the fly but the wings and the skin,
the rest having been assimilated by the
Another earnlverous plant Is Ihe blad
der wen (iltrlcularta). It is an aquatic
plant, wholly submerged with the excep
tion of the blossom, ond profusely furnish
ed with small bladderltke appendages
about the size of snipe shot. The blad
ders are open, and the opening is fring
ed with hairs pointing inward like the
wires of rat trap. The small animal or
ganisms, whose number and variety In
a single drop of water when examined
under the microscope astonish one, can
enter, but they cannot leave It. There
and then they turn Into vegetable.
FAMOUS CORINTH FOUNTAIN.
Americans Discover One of tlie Lost
Treasures of Greece.
From the London Mail.
The crowning piece of good fortune in
the excavations which have for four years
been carried on at Corinth by the Ameri
can School was attained the last week In
The only fountain mentioned by Pau
sanlas in 4he Agora was found, and was
absolutely Intact, with th bronze lions'
heads from which the water once flowed
still in their places In the face of a wall.
The floor with holes under the spout in
which the women in old Corinth used to
place their water pitchers Is twenty-four
and a half feet below the surface of the
soil of to-day.
In pushing into the Agora to the west of
ilie Propylaea there appeared in great
ccnfuslon parts of a large building, mas
sive architrave blocks with ihelr faces
richly carved with various ornameritu
llon. cornice blocks to match, and, ulong
with them, a series of colossal statues,
male ond female, fortunately—and thf
fact Is exceptional—with their heads.
These were followed by some tine reliefs,
both Greek and Roman, particularly a
tine head of Ariadne In a state of perfect
preservation, a* if it had Just come from
the sculptor's hands.
Other buildings adjacent to the Agora
ha’-e been partially or wholly laid bare,
and the work Is still tn progress. Hut the
crowning Jesuit of this year's work will
doubtless 1 e this fountain, the top of
which Is the base on which once stood the
bronze Poseidon with a dolphin at his
tret spouting out water.
The probability la growing that the mas
sive architectural blocks and the colossal
statues fell from the Propylaea, a recon
struction of w hich will orobably be pos
STOMACH, AND QUIET SLEEP. ]
thank you for your kirnl advice in my
caf- J might add that. Peruna cure<i m®
ao that 1 stayed cured. That ia an im
In a later letter he aays: “Peruna ia a
household net eslty, and I hop© thfct
every family will come to realise tha
fact. As to my health, it a* near per
fect. I believe *as any one’s health car*
bent my ag© 1 am well and feel tha
vigor and vitality of a man of 30 or 40
years, though l have Just passed my
“I use no glasses for reading or writ
ing. and ns I am a fruit grower I labor
regularly and never feel fatigued. I
owe this state of being. 1 sincerely be
lieve. io the good effect*, the alterattv*
and restorative properties of
and M.tnalin—Peruna chiefly, of course.
I WAS IN A DEPLORABLE CONDI
TION. TRULY. WHEN 1 BEGAN TO
TAK E TIMS G R-EIAT RESTORRR, AND
I WONDER AND WONDER AT THE
CHANGE IT WROUGHT IN MY PHYS
ICAL AND MENTAL CONDITION. Pe
runa is a heavenly gift to th© race. Dr.
Hartman is one of the chosen helpers and
benefactors of the ag© and of Piiffcrlng
men and women.
“[ let no opportunity pass where Pe
runa can bo used to recommend it t<i
neighbors and friends. I perform thi
service aw a duty.”
Peruna cures all phase* of summer
catarrh. Address The Peruna Medicine
Cos., Columbus, o . for a fre© copy of
“Summer Catarrh.” a book which treats
in an instructive manner the disease#
peculiar to the summer.months.
M\KE THEIR SIGN ATI RES OFTEN#
Washington Official* Hold thV
World’* It ©cord for Signing* Their
From the Washington Star.
“Cabinet and bureau officers,” said m
private eecretary of one of th* former,
“lose a lot of valuable time in signing
their names to official documents Whirls
are given life by the scrawl traced so hur
riedly' upon them.
Ancient official documents show tbot
when George Washington signed hi* noma
during the early part of ids first admin
istration ho frequently wrote It 'Georg#
W i shlns-ton.’ although hi* favorite sig
nature and the one he commonly u*i*S
was Go. Washington.’ It has also been
found on document* written ‘G. Washing
ton.’ Doubts may be entertained as to tha
accuracy of this statement, as the almost
universal aignature known to the public!
is with hi* first name abbreviated, ‘Go.,*
but th© facts are a* I state them.
“When Mr. Lincoln first entered th#
White House he always signed hi* name
in full. ’Abraham Lincoln,” Subsequently
he abbreviated his official signature to tha
A. Lincoln,’ of familiar sight.
Mr Cleveland elided one of hi* Chris
tian names before be came to Washington
and lie always wrote ‘Grover Cleveland’
“The President devotes a specified time
d.iJ.v lo affixing hi* signature, to papers
of state and the commission# of army,
navy and other officer* bearing prc.siden
tial appointment*, and presidential |.ot
master*. of whom there nre about !.60f>,
changing with each administration, or re
commissioned, if appointed. Mr. Lincoln
evidently found that it consumed too much
time to write hi* name in full, and this la
(he reason, no doubt, why he abbreviated
If cannot be said with exactness whiolt
Of the cabinet officers signs his name the
omst frequently, f believe, howwver, tha®
it Is the Postmaster General. Not only
doe he affix his signature to tha count*
b*.* official papers of the department, in
common with hi* confreres, but ha sign#
the commissions of all of the postmaster#
of the fourth class, and they approxi
mate 70,000. Sometimes one poetoffice will
be e*ormni: sioned several times during tha
t©rm of the incumbent Postmaster Gen
eral. and it would not be far out of tha
way to ay that he signs from 80,000 to
100,000 foruth-class postmasters’ commls*
Sion* during his term.
"Cabinet ofllocru acquire rapidity In
making these formal signatures, and they
hurry through with it. as It is a task and
blocks oilier more Imjiortant work. Mes
sengers stand by the side of the chief,
presenting the commissiona or papers with
one hand while they quickly blot each sig
nature os made with the other.
"Tlie record In the United States, and
probably in the worl'd, of Ihe rapid sign
ing of the name consecutively tunny times
is probably held in this city, and the dis
tinction belongs to Col. J. G. Berret for
merly Mayor of this city and on old and
respected resident of the capital.
During President Polk's admln.lt rut lon
< 01. Berret was connected with the treas
ury department. Bonds to the amount of
$13,000,000 were lamied, and It was neces
sary for either Ihe Secretary of the Treas
ury, R. j. Walker, to sign them*, or tor
someone in his stead. He delegated Col.
Berret to affix his signature to each one
of the forty coupons on each bond, 120.000
coupons In all. Col. Berret signed hi*
name 4,000 times the first day of the work;
and kept this average up every day com
pleting his task in thirty days.”
*1 It A V FLING AROUND THE AA OHLD6
Ilotlierzome Little Jigger Is Maklnß
*Tozr of the Universe.
From the New York Sun.
The very small species of the flea, com
monly known as the Jigger, whose native
home Is tropical and subtropical America,
set out 4n 1872 to circumnavigate thd
world and bus now half completed Its
Journey, ills arrival In India and Mada
gascar Is almost simultaneously reported,
tin his conquering way he lias badly
frightened many barbarous tribes by hjs
propensity to bore through the skin and
find lodgment under it, and many vtlllages
and Homcillmts whole district* were aban
doned by the natives during his Journey
In September. 1872, a sailing vessel from
Brazil dumped a quantity of sand ballast
on the beach at Ambrlz, a lltle south of
the Congo. This event has historic im
portance from the fact that tha Jigger
crossed the ocean In this sand, and It la
Believed to l ave been his first Introduc
tion to fore'gn territorj-. His rate of ad
vance across Africa depended upon the
means of transportation al hand, for the
jigger will not hop when he may ride. It
was thirteen yoara befere he struck the
caravan route to Stanley Pool, and then
lie Journeyed quickly and comfortably
with the porters In the freight service to
that starting [joint of the upper Congo
tem*rs which carried him half way
across Africa. Twenty years after hia ar
rival in Africa the Jigger appeared on the
shores of Victoria Nyanza and six years
Ist r he was hopping along the sanda of
Th" Jlggi r was thus established In ISM
at the busy mart where many vessels
sail for the East Indies and Oceanic*. It
was predicted ihat ho would soon invade
India, and sure enough his arrival at
Bombay, whither he had been brought
by coolies returning from Africa, 1* now
reiortid. Lo. Tour du Monde says he may
he expected In French lndo-Chlna at any
time and that he will eventually Invade
the whole of Southern Asia, and letters
from Nossl Be, In Northwest Madagascar,
r l ort hi? udvoit there and on the ad
joining islands, where ho Is nourishing
ami multiplying In the sandy sol).
We may next expect to hear of this per
severing ami successful traveler among
tlie Pacific Islands, and all regions In or
near live tropica seem destined to make