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HOTET.S \RE CROWDED BY
<lt |HBM IV CHARLESTON.
PRIVATE homes are open.
e t itiks already trying eoii
FI the next convention.
. no<ne Held Tl.elr Anle-Con
-1 n ,lon Meetinne Yesterday—Pap
", uend Before the Educational
„ Oreennootl on High
6®n hi * *
school statistics— Hinsdale on Ed-
lTo/eress - Convention
.lied o Order This Afternoon.
-tiurleston, S. C.. July 9.-Although the
;‘ ral Convention o£ the National Edu-
Association will not be called to
81 utl til to-morrow afternoon, large
pr^ ers of delegates have already arrived.
% the Hotels aro crowded, and to-day's
' brought in many delegations from
* rlouf p a rts of the country. The dele.
' .C and their friends are being well
*arei tor ' ss Charleston, with the hoem
l*v for which the city is noted, has
”‘‘ oßn • pen many of her private homes
to accommodate the visitors.
Thc . delegates spent the day in visiting
Ih e many points of interest in the city,
arid revelling in a temperature which is
invigorating. The national council
education, the department of Indian
Vacation and the National Conference of j
pdlpouf Education held brief sessions.
Prof Nicholas Murray Butler called the I
educational Council together, and in the |
ft. ru r of President Sc Id an and Vice
pr „,Brown. C. M. Jordan, euperin
lende i < f the Minneapolis schools, pre
rided Superintendent of Schools Aaron
gov? of Denver opened the discussion with
the realms of a paper on “Education lu j
j :r jjew Possessions.”
He favored the creation of a commission
M - practical men to further the work of
spreading education among the inhabi
anl* of our new possessions to work in !
co-operation with the war dope runout.
He believed the war department was the
>n!y executive force which could carry
jn this branch of educational work.
Some High School Statistics,” was dis
- listed by Superintendent J. M. Green
wood of Kansas City. He said, in part:
Greenwood on High Schools.
"The methods of collecting and tabulat
ng high school statistics are imperfect,
inreiiable, unsystematic and contradictory.
There is nothing to show the various
novements in the school by masses or
lasses in specific branches, or in depart
nems of study out of which reliable in
'ormation can be obtained. A widespread
K ]|ef exists that many first-year pupils
piit high school during the first year be
•ause they have to study algebra and
jatin. Ttiis is assumption is too narrow.
Replies received to a high school cir
cular sent to sixty large cities show some
- Curious facts as to the ehrollment
,v classes, ages of pupils, failure in
lasses and quitting school. Statistics
rum city reports and from state reports
iffor.l interesting but unsatisfactory read
ng Some very positive information ob
mnd from the Kansas City high schools,
i lulling enrollment by years and by ages,
allures in class standing or withdrawals
rom school and reasons therefore, to
[ethet With reports from Cleveland, De
rail. Se. Kouis, Philadelphia, New Bed
ard Toledo, and Cambridge, leads to the
1. That young children who eom
ilMe the work in the grammar school and
niter the high schools show the least
>er cent of failures In class standing or
withdrawals from school.
That the older pupils who enter high
chool are most likely to fail or quit dur
ng the first year.
That failures in class standing are
:reate = • In mathematics, second in Eng-
Ish. third in the ancient and modern lan-
Nage-, fourth in the natural sciences, and
Ifth in history. The work of the pupils j
an be more sharply measured, in two of
hese departments—mathematics and lan
fuages, while the others afford a fine dp
nttuaUy to talk about the subjects rath
:t than to talk into them.
4. That in a seven-years' course of
itudy from one-third to one-half more
mpils will enter high school than when
he course of study below the high school
f eight or nine years, and that the pupils
lie Just as well prepared if the entrance
ign to the ward .schools 13 not under six
V That, if the pupil remains in high
1,'hoo! through the first and second years,
:he fiances are slightly in favor of hts
Tmplcting the course.
That a i-ommittee should he appoint
■l for thc purpose of preparing and suh
i ting to the Council at its next meet
tr a uniform system of blanks for the
C the high schools of the United
A paper on "Educational Progress Dur
rr tbr Year." was read t the night ses
i:on hv President Hinsdale of the Uni
versity of Michigan.
in part Mr. Hinsdale said: ” In some
if the principal states of Germany, where
1,8 Impulse that the reformation gave to
,1, ation had never been wholly lost, the
Br ge outlines of state systems of in-
i ruction could be distinctly discerned in
AO! In these states elementary schools
txlste] although they were far too few
lo teach the children of all the people,
lei were generally of an Inferior charac
er Compulsory attendance ut>on such
'■ hoolv which had been recommended by
t.tither. pad he.cn early adopted by some
>f the mailer states, had now been
•eflnitlveiy enacted by Frederic the Great
his kingdom of Prussia. Teachers'
"'binaries, which date back to 1704. had
iboheen taken under the patronage of the
' a,l> en.ightened monarch. The gymnasia
,l ’', 'ill moving on the traditional lines,
>UI Francke tlie pietist nnd his tHscipies
I,J sticcessfully introduced the Reallein
p,r> s -bools before the middle of the pre
dous century, thus paving the 1 way for
•u development of tiie type of instruction
tr,r| niental discipline that is furnished in
T ”m„i, ■■ hy the Real School, the Real
Jymnaalum and the Technical High
Moreover, this movement also ied, ill
to Important modifications in the
’bmentary schools and In the gymnasia,
*td :o th admission to thc universities
"' •dents with a preparation almost
!, "TV modern. The universities them
>ivrv delivered form the bondage of the
led hv the University of Halle,
,*'l hcally won the libertas philosophan
" *li II tlie rest, the Prussian gov
ratnent !ia cl the Allgcmelne
ror lrecht, which deviated: 'Schools and
rivervTtit.s' are s t a t e institutions charged
, ™ the instruction of youth In useful
'■■o: nun ion and scientific knowledge,
instruction may be provided only
1 Hie knowledge nnd consent of the
All public schools and educational
'“tc 1, ions axe under the supervision of
ite, and. are at all limes subject to
examination and Inspection.’ For (he
' perhaps, this decree was little more
" leper document, but It was never
“.'•alfci, on< j fl na ny became a living re-
France, the situation was wholly
m. Rousseau had put out the
■mil. |,i Hn( j op, Encyclopaedists
" nplcted their work In 17t;.. What
r ‘ sulta of the new movement towards
i,Vp f,ani WOU U have baen—educational as
*' "s other—provided the Issue hud been
■ fill one. is a vain 1 hough a curious
Wculaiion. Tho Revolution swept the
old^ educational regime away with all the
Still, the rapid succession of rap
ports and projects of laws re-
U° educatl( >n that followed, while
a i abOltiV<? ' bore testimony to the close
affiliation of democratic ideas and national
instruction. The traditions of the oid cul
ture still remained, and Invigorated by the
new spirit, were destined to be organized
into a series of national educational insti
tutions. The Imperial University was not
founded until 1806, and even then no pro
vision for the instruction pf the nation
was made: while Guizot did not secure the
passage of the law that bears hts name, or
send out his equally famous circular on
instruction until 1833.
Still different had been the course of
history in England. One hundred yea rs
ago no other great dountry in the world
had oeen so little stirred by the genius of
universal education. All through the 18th
century, such schools as those described
by Shenstone, in "The Schoolmistress,”
together with a few Sunday Schools at the
last, furnished all the educational facili
ties that the children of the poor enjoyed.
Joseph Lancaster, born in the same year
as Froebel’ had begun to tench some poor
scholars in the shed back of his father's
house in London, in 1796, and Dr. Bell had
introduced the Madras system of educa
tion into England in 1798. These were the
headsprings of o movement that was soon
to attract universal attention.
"But England was bound fast to the Tory
and High Church shackles. The French
re volution sat upon her bosom like a night
mar®- 11 is > in fact, almost impossible
at tnls day to conceive the depths of in
difference or hostility that the ruling .lass
es felt for the enlightenment and eleva
tion of the democracy. When the first
educational bill ever before Parliament
was voted down by the lords in 1807, Sir
Samuel Romilly, who supported the meas
ure In the Commons, wrote In his diary
that a majority of hie fellow-members
thought it desirable that the people should
be kept in ignorance. In 1795 one of the
bishops said, in the House of Lords, that
he did not know what the mass of
people in any country had to ho
with the laws but to obey them, and as
late as 1832, a lady of high social po
sition demanded to know what difference
:t made what the people thought if the
army could be depended upon. "Black
wood Magazine," a literary organ of con
servatism, opposed the education Of the
people cn the ground that it made them
uneasy and restless, that ignorance was
the parent of contentment, and that tlie
only education which could safely be
given them was a religious education that
would "tender them pat ent, amiable and
moral, and relieve the hardship of their
present lot with the prospect of a bright
' ith these facts before us. we are
not surprised to find Sydney Smith as
serting that there was no Proiestant
country in the world where the education
of th*? poor had been so grossly and in
famously neglected as in England; or
Malt bus asserting that it was a great na
tional disgrace that (he education of the
lower classes of the people should be left
merely to a few Sunday schools; or. once
more. Dean Alford writing in 1839: “Prus
sia is before us, Switzerland is before us.
France is before us; there is no record of
any on earth so highly civilized,
so abounding in arts and comforts, and so
grossly generally ignorant as the Eng
“In the United States the contrast be
tween the beginning and the end of the
century, all things considered, is more
remarkable than that shown by any other
country in the world. So far as quantity
is concerned, education has certainly more
than kept pace with the growth of the
country, while quality has not lagged be
hind. In 1801, a number of the states had
assigned to schools a status in their con
stitutions. Connecticut had founded her
common school fund, and other states
were preparing to emulate her example.
“Thenationa! government had taken the
first steps in that line of policy which has
resulted in endowing education with a
capital of about $800,000,000.
“New York had chartered, in 1757, the
regents of the State University. In 1801.
there were twenty-*three colleges in the
country, all but nine, of them founded since
1775, whereas w r e now have more than 400
west and south of the Hudson river, nor
even the rudiments of a state system of
public instruction existed, while the
boasted New England system were but
imperfectly developed and comparatively
inefficient. Save alone the few New Eng
land grammar schools, there were no pub
lic high schools in the country, where we
now have more than 5.000.
“But few* of the state governments were
doing anything whatever for elementary
teaching. The first State Board of Edu
cation and first state secretary, as we'i
as the first local superintendent, were
thirty-six years distant, and the first Ktate
normal schools thirty-eight yearn distant.
Horace Mann, four years of age was just
beginning to braid straw in his native
town of Franklin. Mass*., W'hile Henry
Barnard was not born until 1811. More
than twenty years were still to elapse
before. George Ticknor would urge valua
ble reforms in Harvard College, or Thom
as Jefferson found the University of Vir
ginia; while Francis Way land would not
write his book on college education until
1842, or read tiis more famous report to
thc trustees of Brown University until
1850. The state universities of the West
were potent only In the implied promise
of Congress, to endow them with two
townships of wild land apiece.”
OHicr Convention Mollrm,
At Hie department of Indian education
nieetiiiß. papr& on subjects of interest
to teachers in Indian schools were read
by Dr. Charles R. Dyke of Hampton,
V.; Prof. A. J. standing- of Carlisle; Dr.
C. C. Wainwright of San Jacinto, Cal.;
Prof. F. K. Rogers and Miss Josephine
The national conference of Religious
Kducation held three sessions during the
day at the Citadel Square Baptist Church.
Papers were read by Dr. F. ii. Paimer,
principal of the state normal schools of
New York, on “The Principles and Meth
ods of Bible Study," by Miss Ruford, on
"The Bible as the Great Unifier of
Thought,” "The College as an Agent of
Biblical Instruction," prepared by Dr. W.
\V. Foster, Jr., of Holly Springs, Miss.
A lively contest Is already in full swing
for next year’s convention. Five cities
have entiled their claims—Cincinnati, De
troit, Duluth, Boston and Buffalo. Tho
Cincinnati delegation, headed by Dr. R.
c Boone, has opened headquarters in
the Charleston Hotel and is making a
s'rong light. Detroit has made gioat
headway during the day. and the choice
is believed to lie between these two
cities, with chances to-night favoring the
A preliminary meeting for the com
pletion of ilie formation of the National
j Grade Teachers’ Federation, which was
! inaugurated by Chicago teachers, was
i started tins afternoon. It is expected a
j ‘constitution of the new body will he
adopted to-morrow. The purpose of this
rational body will be to unite ail grade
teachers in the country, looking to their
CATHOLIC I’HIKST WEDS.
j || wnn a nnnaway Mntoli From Can
ada to Worcester.
Worcester, Maea, July 9,-Rev. J. M.
Arthur Couttle, a priest of the Roman
Catholic Church, and Miss Georgiana Per
rier, formerly a school teacher In Ontario,
Canada who eluded her parenls and came
soo miles, were married by Rev. Arthur
St. James in the Beacon Street French
Baptist Church here to-night. A surging
crowd filled the street and crowded the
edifice during the ceremony.
Norfolk, Vo.. July .-Tho Argentine
1 Republic training ship Presldente Bar-
I minte passed In the capes late yesterday
afternoon, and ran up to Fort Monroe and
| bred a salute. She then anchored about
i ,wo miles off Old I J oint Comfor*
tJ ULi IT iOj X9oo*
cures the Ills peculiar to
women . It tones up their
general health r eases
nerves, cures those
awful backaches and reg
ulates menstruation .
ft does this because It
acts directly on the fe
male organism and makes
it healthy, relieving and
curing all inflammation
Nothing else is Just as
good and many things that
may be suggested are
dangerous . This great
medicine has a constant
record of cure . Thou
sands of women testify tc
Itm Read their letters con
stantly appearing In this
ItIIODKH K I\ THE HOt’SE.
Announced to Member* thc f<ntet
Xew* From Chinn.
London. July 9.—ln (he House of Com
mons to-day the parliamentary secretary
of the foreign office, Mr. Brodrick, after
confirming Japan’s agreement to increase
i(F force in China, t* 20.000 men without
delay, and the gallant defense of the lega
tions up to July 3, added:
“There are grounds for hoping that
Prince Ching. the. lat# heed of the teung
li-yamen, is exercising his influence to
protect the legations against Prince Tuan
and the Boxers.
“Reports from Tien Tsin show further
fighting may be expected there, but there
is no doubt expressed that the allied forces
will -be able to maintain their position.
Japanese reinforcements are due at Taku
immediately, and Indian troops will begin
to arrive by the end of the week. Mat
ters are quiet in the Yang-fse valley, but
additional ships are going- there, so that
we may take the necessary course to
COAL AS THEIR CARGOES. *
It I* Being Taken Abroad for he
I tilted State*
Norfolk, Va., July 9.—The United State,*
collier Caesar, which has been anchqfed
hero for several days awaiting orders,
passed out the Capes last night. She had
on board a cargo of 4,000 tons of Poca
hontas coal. It is understood here that
she sailed for Manila, but at Gibraltar
she will find orders to take the coal to
our warships in Chinese waters.
The sailing collier St. Mark is expected
to take a big cargo to-morrow and sail
for the Philippines.
The bark Essex passed out of the Capes
to-day with a cargo of coal for the naval
station at San Juan.
DRV DOCK FOR THREE MONTHS.
Will Take That Time to Make Re
pair* on the Oregon.
Washington, July 9.—The navy'depart
ment to-day received from Capt. Rodgers
of the Nashville, who made a flying trip
yesterday from his station at Che Foo to
the scene of ihe grounding of the Oregon,
thirty-six miles northwest of the port, the
“Che Foo, July 9.—Oregon starts for
Kure dock, Japan, about 10th or 12th.
stopping en route if weather is bad. All
well on board Oregon.
A rough estimate made at Ihe navy de
partment consigns the Oregon to the dry
deck for three months.
STOPPED FOR FOUR WEEKS.
Cotton Mill* at Full River Have Shut
Tall River. Mass., July 9.—ln compli
ance with an agreement signed by repre
sentatives of most of £he cot4on mills In
Fall River, to curtail production for four
weeks during the summer, several mills
to-day suspended operations. All the mills
represented on the Manufacturers’ Selling
Committee have entered into an agree
ment <o close for four weeks.
When the curtailment is in full opera
tion, nearly 20,000 employes will be af
fected. The stoppage of machinery is due
to the lack of demand for prist clothing.
they ate toadstools.
The Mistake Cost Mine Person* Their
Little Rock, Ark.. July 9—An entire
family of nine persons died to-day near
Calico Rock, Marion county, from eating
poisonous toadstools, mistaking them for
mushrooms. The victims were W. J.
Kink, his wife and seven children.
The family ate a hearty dinner, which
Included the supposed mushrooms. Alf
were taken violently 111 and none re>-
TENNIS EXPERTS PLAY.
Championship Matcbe* on nt 'the
Chicago. July 9.—Tennis experts from all
sections of the country participated in the
second day’s competition for the Western
tennis championship at the Kenwood
Country Club court® to-day. The first
round was finished.
Vmong the players who arrived to-day
was J. Parmly Caret, the Southern cham
pion. Pa ret played in the second round,
defeating Wherry 6-1, 6-3.
ITTZ*I >1 MON* AND RI'IILIN.
Will Fight, n* Jeffrie* and flu hi In
New York. July 9 —James J. JeffrJ.-e
will not light Gus Ruhlin. This decision
was reached to-day. Disagreement arose
over the question of forfeit. Bob Fitz
simmons. however, In willing to fight Ruh-
I j,, rin ,i <o-morrow the men will meet and
arrange the details. Fitzsimmons wants
f hr event to occur the first week in Au
Wore Money Needed.
Paris. July 9—The government nas an
nounced that It will need anew credit of
! H.SOfl.Oon frajies for China, in addition to
1 ihe LeW.OOU francs already voted.
CHING MAY BE HELPING.
Continued from First Page.
Pekin protecting thc legations against
Prince Tuan, his army and the Boxers.
AS VIEWED IN A\ ASUIM.TO*.
Cabinet Officer* Consulted Over the
Washington. July 9. —Developments in
the Chinese situation were considered by
members of the cabinet at a consultation
held to-day. The participants explained
their conference by saying that it was the
hrst opoprtunliy that had occurred lately
to gather as many as four or live of the
cabinet members for consultation.
Results followed in the shape of re
newed activity in the dispatch of rein
forcements to China. Admiral Kempff's
cablegram giving his estimate of the
amount of force he regarded ns necessary
to represent the United States properly
in the movement upon Pekin waa carefully
An agreement was reached <o say noth
ing about the Admiral’s figures, on the
ground that it would be impolitic to make
our needs known to the Chinese In the
first instance, and also because of- a de
sire on the part of this government to
avoid being put in the position of ap
pearing to set up a standard for the
other Powers In this matter. It is under
stood, however, that the pith of Admiral
Kempff's communication is the necessity
for speedy reinforcements, if quick ac
tion is desired, end on the latter point
there is not a dissenting voice among the
if reinforcements are to be got to China
speedily, they cannot come from the Unit
ed States. According to the schedule al
ready in execution only one steamer,
with two battalions of one regiment, has
started from San Francisco, and
the next steamer is not to start before
the 15th of the present month. This is
about the. best time that can be made
with the present facilities, and at that
rate, many weeks, and even months,
must elapse before thc 6,000 additional
troops ordered East Saturday can bo
This state of affairs caused a revival to
day of the report that Gen. MfioArthur
is to be again- called upon to relieve the
situation by dispatching from the Phil
ippines at least two regiments, in addition
to the Ninth Infantry already sent to
Taku. It Is said that the cabinet officers
considered this subject and decided to give
the necessary orders looking to a replace
merit of the troops withdrawn from Mac-
Art bur’s command in the force going out
.from the United States. None of the cab
inet officers would admit or deny this, so
it gained some measure of credence. Un
less Japan is to be left to do all of the
fighting in the immediate future, Gen.
MacArthur must respond to this demand.
By drawing upon the Philippine forces, at
least a month could be saved in landing
troops in China.
Secretary Long this afternoon showed
that the navy was responding to the call
for reinforcements bv ordering 500 ma
rines to be assembled from the several
navy yards and hurried to China. It is
significant that these are the first mili
tary forces to be sent directly from the
United States to China, without instruc
tions to stop at Nagasaki for orders. The
marines will make up a force of 750 men,
as the department already has given or
ders for the equipment of 250 marines for
similar service. They will be aent out on
the first army transport available for the
The Russian and the French charges and
the Chinese minister were among Secre
tary Hay’s callers to-day. Save the Chi
nese minster, they came, as they said, for
information,.but it is surmised that their
object was also to assure Secretary Hay
as to the willingness of the governments
of Russia and France to allow' Japan a
free hand in the matter of landing troops
to China to quell the Bocxer disturbance.
There is a suggestion in the air that this
perfect understanding, initiated by Sec
retary Hay, has been brought about
through the. quiet acceptance of at least
one most important condition. What this
condition is cannot be learned, though It
is suspected to relate to territorial acqui
WILL SEND MORE SHIPS.
William I* Vlgoron*ly Pushing Hi*
Berlin, July 9—Emperor William is or
dering more and more vessels to get ready
for China. The latest ordered to prepare
are the small, but excellent, cruisers Ni
obo. Sperber, Schwalbe, Bussard and See
A division of new 350-ton torpedo boats
is also being prepared. They will make
twenty-six knots an hour and are expected
to arrive by the middle of August, before
the troops, and will be used for river ser
vice and communications between the
POUND FOII THE CITY.
Jmlgre Slmoutnn'v Decinion \Ya*
Agalnnt <h > Southern Bell.
Richmond, Va.. July 9 —Judge Simonton,
in the United Stares Court of Appeal*,
handed down an opinion affirming
the Judgment of the United Slate* Cir
cuit Court in the case of the. Southern
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company
against the city of Richmond.
The decision uphold* Judge Goff's de
cree dissolving the injunction originally
awarded the company and dismissing the
bill. The cause having been remanded
by the Supreme Court to the Circuit
Court, that court held that under the
laws of Virginia and the ordinances of
the city of Richmond, the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Comimny has
no right to use the streets of this city.
For this reason it denied the relief asked,
dissolved the injunction theretofore
granted and dismissed the bill and the
opinion to-day affirms this decision.
ROAD ELECTED OFFICERS.
Those Cho*en by the Virginia and
Bristol, Tenn., July 9.—The directors of
the Virginia and Carolina Railroad to-day
elected the following officers:
President and general manager. W. E.
Mlngie; vice president and treasurer, G.
F. Craig; secretary, F. B. Hurt; auditor.
G. T. KoarsJey.
Th*i general offices of Ihe road are at
Abingdon. Va.. and the line is now in pro
cess of construction from Abingdon to
JOHN L. PENNINGTON DEAD.
\\* Formerly Governor o-f Dakota
Anniston, Ala., July 9.—Hon. John L.
Pennington, Governor of Dakota territory
frem 1874 to 1878, editor of the Alabama
Home, this city, and for many years a
prominent Republican, died to-day in Ox
forc. Ho was 75 year* old.
In Hot Weather.
ready cooked, crisp
delicious and wonderfully
OPERATIONS I* AFRICA.
Robert** Report* Show Reverse* for
the lloer Forres.
Ix>n<k>n. July 9.—The following dispatch
from Lord Roberts has been received at
the war office:
“Pretoria. Sunday, July B.—-As the ene
my, for some days, had been threatening
our line of railway by trying to get abound
our right flank. I dispatched Hutton, July
5. with mounted infantry to reinforce
Mahon, and with orders to drive the Boers
to the cast of Roenkerspruit. These or
ders were effectually carried out during
Friday and Saturday by Mahon, who was
attacked by some 3.000 men with six guns
and two Maxims. Our casualties were:
“Wounded, two officers, including Uapt.
Xelle*. of the Canadian Mounted Rifles,
slightly, and twenty-six men.
' Steyn left Bethlehem on the night cf
July 4. between Bethle
hem and Ficivsburg, accompanied by Chris
tian DeWet and other Free State com
manders, with troops reported numbering
“Hanbury-Tracy, commanding at Rus
tenburg, reports that a party of Boers, un
der Llmmer, called on him yesterday to
surrender the town and- garrison. Hnn
bury-Tracy replied that he held Rusten
burg for Her Majesty’** government and
Intended to continue to ocfcupy it. The
enemy then opened fire with artillery, and
tried to take the hlghta commanding the
town, but did not succeed, owing to the
good arrangements made by Hanbury-
Trnck and his officers. Eventually, they
wett driven off with the assistance of
Holds worth and his hussars, who made
a rapid march of forty-eight miles from
the neighborhood of Zeerust. with the
Bushmen under Col. Alrio, on hearing Rus
tenburg whs likely to bo threatened.
“The. enemy suffered heavily, and five
men were captured. Our casualties were
two men killed and one officer and three
PRf>Mi\Evr hours gave ip.
Two Officer*. Reported Won ruled
Were, on the I'ontrnry. Killed.
London, July 9.—Lord Roberts tele
graphs to the war office from Pretoria
“Tho officer commanding at Heilbron
reports that Sta’te Secretary* Biigtmut,
State Attorney Dickson, and members of
the council Van lander and Krupperver
gen came in yesterday and surrendered.
“Hutton was attacked yesterday in a
position he was holding by a large, num
ber of Boers. He cut them off without
much difficulty, the five-inch guns with
h.m being found most useful. Our only
casualty was Lieut. Young, of thc First
Canadian Mounted Troop—slight scalp
wound. The enemy left several wounded
on the ground and sent a flag of true
with a request that they might be re
ceived in our tfleld hospitals.
“1 regret to say that Capt. Currie and
Lieut. Kirk of the Imperial Light Horse,
who were reported wounded in my tele
gram of yesterday, wore both killed. One
squadron of this distinguished corps
pressed a very superior force of the ene
my in a gallaJit attempt to carry off a
wounded comrade, to which they attrib
uted the heavy loss sustained. In addi
tion to the officers, a farrier sergeant and
three troopers were killed and the ser
geant major, three sergeants and seven
consul, hoi.i.is nKCAi.i.F.n.
Such n Report feme* of the Ameri
London, July 10.—A* Lord Roberts’ dis
patches reveal, the Boers are unusually
active, both in the Orange Colony and
the no-called pacified Weaterpi Transvaal,
but without producing any serious irn
prew’nn uron th*-* British arms The
bund leader* at the Cape are ext ncMrg
their boycott cf British firms, and Dutch
companies with £200,000 capital have been
Passengers arriving at Lorenzo Marquez
on July 9 from Middleburg say there has
been severe fighting between th latter
place and Machadodorp, in which the
Boers were defeated and demoralized.
The Lorenzo Marquez correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph says, under date of
“I understand that Mr. Hollis, the
American consul here, has been recalled.
He is a well known pro-Baer.”
Try to linprfiK the Idea That tlie
Public Want* Boer Liberty.
London, July 10. —The five Afrikander
leaders who arrived on Saturday last seek
to impress the idea upon the English "that
public opinion is favorable to Boer inde
pendence. They have been asked to leave
the hotel at which they arc stopping.
Among them is Prof. Devos of the Stellen
bosch Theological •Seminary and D. De-
Wet, formerly a member of the Cape Col
Civil Mail* Sunpcnilecf.
r/ondoo. July 10.—The Cape Town cor
respondent of tho Standard says, under
flate of July 9:
“The pontofHce authorities have issued
a notice that civil malls have been sus
pended for Johannesburg. This, with, the
fact that telegrams for Pretoria are re
fused, causes uneasiness.”
SPEAKS W ELL FOIt SPAIN.
Dr. Arnnnd Say* She Will Come to
the Front Among thc Nation*.
Chicago, July 9.—Dr. Leopoldo Arnaud,
Spanish consul In Chicago, who has ten
dered his resignation, said to-day that he
believed the work of reviving the commer
cial Interests between the United States
and Spain had been done well.
“Spain Is to-day on the road to become
one of the foremost Powers of Europe,”
said Dr. Arnaud. “The people have come
to realize that the war with the United
States was a war of governments, and no
animosity exista between the Inhabitants
of the two countries. The war was a good
thing for Spain. The nation had been given
its best men and $100,000,000 annually to
the wars in progress in the Philippines,
Cuba and Porto Rico. Asa result of tlie
conflict the power* of Spain are concen
trated for the country's development and
advancement. In ten years tho world will
not recognize the nation.”
WANT THEIR MONEY RACK.
A Firm Relieve* Dalle* nnd f hnrgen
Should lie Refunded.
Washington, July 9.—110 Tung & Cos.,
.o-day filed a petition In the Court of
Claims, asking the refunding of $32,945
paid import duties, port and other
charges on two cargoes of American mer
chandise shipped to Manila In Auguvt,
I*9B. They base their claim on the Pres
ident’!* proclamation of July 12, 1898, es
tablishing tariff schedule for the Phil
ippine*, and claim (hut it was not within
the power of the President to enforce a
tariff against American products.
About North ( nroliiiM.
Berlin, July 9.—A German pamphlet, tle
ftcrlptive of North Carolina, printed at
Leipzig, at the order of the authorities,
is now being distributed in large num
ber* throughout Germany.
Jestfr I* on Trial.
New London, Mo.. July 9 The trial of
Alex Jester, charged with thc murder cf
Gilbert W. twenty-nine year* ago,
began here to-day#
The Big Bargain
Sensation of the Times
IS NEARINC ITS END.
We Must Soon Move to
Our New Quarters.
Great Final Cut in Prices.
You save thc profit and part of thc
cost. This week's value-giving will throw
all past low price records into the shade.
A REVOLUTION IN PRICES
of all kinds of Summer Goods, including
Silks, Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Lawns,
Organdies, Dimities, White Goods, Hos
iery, Knitted Underwear, Corsets, Para
sols and Umbrellas, Laces, Embroideries,
Gents' Furnishings, Towels, Table Lin
ens and Napkins, Sheeting, Shirting, etc.
A terrific and reckless reduction in
Ladies' Ready-made Waists, Separate
Skirts, Underskirts, Wrappers and Mus
Come early! Come late! Come Tues
day! Come every day, but by all means
come. It will pay you big interest on the
saving of every purchase.
It is a picnic for you, a funeral for
us, THE GREAT REMOVAL SALE.
Foye & Morrison
XR W S \ O’l’Eß Fll o n W A YCR OSS.
Charge* Against tlio Rifle* Will Be
In \ emtign ted.
Waycross, Ga., July 9.—T. R. Maury has
started' a school about five miles east <>f
town, near the residence of Dr. J. E. VT.
Smith. He has an enrollment of 35 pupil*.
It is called the Warren School.
Timber cutters have been in their glee
most of the time this summer. These men
live all along the Satlila river, and for
months the river has been full enough
for them to successfully flout their raft*.
They curly the togs to Burnt Fort, thirty
or forty miles below here.
The Waycross Rifles have determined to
investigate the charges made by a Doug
las paper and some of the citizens of that
town. It seems when they were on their
recent visit to Douglas and Gaskin Springs
some of their number, according to the
reports from Douglas, killed a farmer’s
hog and otherwise made themselves rather
obnoxious to Coffee county people. The
Rifles deny the ('barges, and a committee
has been appointed to Inquire further into
tne matter. Tlie. committee consists of
Lieut. J. P. Ulmer and Sergts. >V. 13. Fen
ton end J. G. Bird.
Mr. Fred W. Bibb left last night for
Thomasvllle. where he was called by the
illness of his mother.
The. Waycross baseball team are con
gratulating themselves upon the good re
cord they made Saturday on the Brun
swick diamond. It was their first trip
out of town since their organization, and
tho boys think they did well. The score
was 4 to 3 in favor of Brunswick, four
t en Innings.
John. Stringfellow and family who
moved some weeks ago to Dayton. Ohio,
are to return to Waycross in the near fu
A force of hands went to work at Camp
Perry this morning under Contractor J.
I>. Weed, constructing quarantine housew
for the United, States Marine Hospital
M<* MILL IN RETIRE*.
A*kn That Hl* Name Re Not 1 *el In
< nnncf'tinn With Se tin tornli 11.
Nashville, Tenn., July 9.—Gov. Benton
McMillln, at a late hour to-night, address
ed an open letter to the Democracy of
Tennessee, expressing the wish that hi*
name be no longer used In connection with
the contest for United States senator from
In his letter the Governor says he has
frankly said to his friends that when op
portunity offered he aspired to the high
office of United States senator, but that
though many representative* already c ect
cd favor his election, h* does not consider
| FINE GRADES OF WHISKIES.
| WHISKIES. WHISKIES.
; The R. G. Whiskey gallon $ 2.00
; Glendale Whiskey gallon $ 2.50
; Crystal Spring Whiskey gallon $3.00
; Gotden Wedding Whiskey gallon $3.50
: IN CASES OF \2 LARGE BOTTLES:
; The Antediluvian Whiskey bottled by Oeborne of New York llt.M
The Peerle Wht.key bottled In bond In llendereon, Ky 812.00
| The Peoria Whlekey bottled In bond by Clark Brother* 818.00
Meredith Rye Whiskey, bottled at their distillery In Ohio 811.50
* Golden Wedding Whiskey, our bottling 80. M
| LIPPMAN BROTHERS,
\ Lippman Block, - - - Savannah, Ga.
this tho proper timo. in his
he goes on to say that the contest ha*
tuused ill fee-ling in the Democratic party
and has threatened its harmony. Tho elec
tion this fall he regards, he says, a* th
most important in the history of lha gov
“No ambition, no success of any man
shoud imperil the triumph of Democracy
in November,” Is the Governor's declara
tion, and in conclusion he requests that
his friends no longer urge, his name for
I lie senatorship. Thlfi leaves the contest
between two avowed candidates, Con
gressman E. W. Carmack of the Tent*
district and David K. Snodgrass, chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Tenn
• Home Mnn* in Louisville.
Louisville, Ky., July 9.—The Louis villi
Horse Show Association was organized
to-day with 100 members and a jfcild-up
capital stock of SIO,OOO. The association
will give annus I horse shows in Louis
ville, the first one during the second week
of October in the building erected for the
Confederate reunion. (Jen. John B. Cas
tleman is president and Brench Altshelei
secretary of the association.
Wlckofl* Were of Illinois.
Reardstown, II!., July 9 —The Mlsset
Grace and Gertie- Wiekoff, two of th
Congregational missionaries massacred in
Pekin, China, news of which has Just bees
received in this country, tvere the twin
daughters of Rev. Wiekoff, at one time
pastor of the Congregational Church *il
this place. The sisters went to China ten
years ago as missionaries.
For Famine NtifTerera.
New York, July 9.—fn response* to ai
urgent appeal from Rev. Mr. Freas, wh
is treasurer of the Inter-Denominationai
Missionary Relief Committee in India
the Christian Herald has cabled a fur*
ther remittance of SIOO,OOO from the rebel
fund, to be expended in the famine dis
tricts where in the committee’s judgment
it 1s most needed.
Alfortl Killed Overstreet.
Harrodsburg, Ky., July 9.—Forest Ak
ford shot and killed William Overstreet
to-day at Mayo, this county. There ha 4
l>een trouble between the two men sinc
last fall, when, it is alleged, Overstreet
killed some of Alford's turkeys. Both met
•re well known, farmer*. it Ik said Over
street advanced upon Alford with an open
knife, when Alford fired.
-The Rev. J. M. Rodwell, who died re
cently in England, was a distinguished
Orientalist. He translated the Koran for
ty years ago, arranging the Suras ii
chronolcg cal order. He also published
translations of the book of Job and o#