The Savannah morning news. (Savannah, Ga.) 1900-current, August 21, 1900, Page 5, Image 5

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JAPAN GETS SUSPICIOUS. Continued from First Page. Britain.-tho United Stater and Japan will avert any danger arising from the ambi tlo nof Continental Europe. The semi-official Japanese organs say that if occasion arises, Japan can send 50,000 troops on short notice, and ifiat if the Powers are inclined to play a selfish frame, special measures will be necessary. AIMEiRICAX CASUALTIES. Report From Admiral Homey Gives tlio Killed Htul Wounded. Washington, Aug. 2tk—The bureau of navigation this morning received the following Cablegram from Admiral Ke mey: “Taku, Aug. 19.—Authentic report from Pekin, 15, from Lieut. Latimer. Troops moving on Imperial City. Clearing out Tartar City. All Americans who remain ed in Pekin are well, except one child. Cape Myers recovered from wound, has typhoid fever; crisis passed and now con valescing. Assistant Surgeon Lippett was wounded upper left leg. bone fractured. Leg saved; now recovering. The follow ing killed during siege in Pekin: “Sergt. J. F. Fanning; Privates C. D. King, J. W. Tucher, J. Kennedy, R. E. Thomas, A. Turner and H. S. Fisher. Wounded, Private J. Schroder, elbow, se vere, now- dangerously ill from fever. Seaman J. Mitchell, upper arm, severe, now recovering. All other wounded and sick returned to duty. Casualties Major Biddle’s command, attack Tan Pacing—Firsn Lieut. Butler, dhest; Private Green, wrist; Private War ren, right temple, all slight. Reported from Chinese sources that the royal family have escaped and are en route to Sian Fu.” DISPATCH WAS MANGLED. Consul Fowler Reported Upon a Max snore of Missionaries. Washington, Aug. 2D.—The state de partment this morning received a dis patch from Consul Fower, dated Che Foo. A ?g. 15. It relates to the massacre of missionaries and others at Pao Ting Fu, whi#i has been referred to a number of times in the press dispatches and has gen erally been conceded to have occurred on June 30. The first part of the dispatch is so bad ly mangled in transmission that it Is im possible to make much of it. The text is a* follows: “Che Foo. received Aug. 15, 1900. Sec tary of State, Washington. Evening 13th. Reported all Presbyterian missionaries Pao Ting Fu killed June 30, premises burned same (night?) Catholic mission. Rain stopped work. July first attacked American (board?) (Pitkin?) shot dead trying to keep gang out. Misses Morrell, Gould taken Boxer headquarters, killed. (Bagnall?) killed near (Temple?) Cooper and Belgian’s fate uncertain. Officials had sent all home from Yamen. All na mes connected foreigners suffered like tate. Authority special messenger sent by Tien Tsin missionaries. Fowler.’’ LEFT PEKIN ON JULY 13. Connnl Good now Quotes a Chinese Governor About the Empress, Washington. Aug. 20.—The State Depart ment to-day issued the following state ment: The Acting Secietary of State makes public the receipt of a telegram from Con sul General Gocdnow, doted the 2cth in stant, reporting a statement of the gover nor of Shan Tung that the Empress left Pekin on the 13th for Sinan Fu, in the provinc* of Shensi, and that Princes Thing and Tuan and Viceroy Kang Yi are still in Pekin.’’ “ Fu” appears to be another pho :Ki version of the name of the capital of Shensi, where there Is on imperial pal ,l**. It is otherwise spelt Hsi An, Si An, and Si Ngan. the suffix "Fu” denoting city, which is a seat of administration. HAVE LEFT HANK All. American Consul and Others Re moved to Shanghai. Washington. Aug. 29.—The State Depart ment is in receipt of a telegram from Levi S. Wilcox, consul of the United States nt Hnnkau, China, dated Shanghai, Aug. IS, in which he states that upon the ad vice of the department he had removed to Shanghai, as have the other Americans who were in Hankau. CAVALRY IN PURSUIT, Japanese Reported to Be dinning fhe Empress Onnager. London, Aug. 20.—The Japanese cav alry has left Pekin in pursuit of the Dow ager Empress and hor court, according to telegrams from the north received at Shanghai by Chinese officials. These dis patches aver that the Empress and her treasure train, protected by 30,000 troops, have already arrived at Wu Tai San, in Shansi province. The field telegraph north of Yang Tsun Is interrupted, and nothing under Pekin date appears to have reached Yang Tsun since Aug. 17. Heavy rains have been falling in the province of Pe Chi Li. The landing of the British troops at Shanghai 13 not causing excitement among the natives. A detachment of 100 French marines landed there to-day. A customs cruiser is reported to have gone to Tien Tsin to take away the foreigners rescued from Pewkin. Many influential Chinese have interest ed themselves in the fate of a Chinaman sentenced by an English court at Hong Kong to aix months’ Imprisonment at hard 'labor because he was a member of the Triad Society. WILL MEET THE EMPRESS. So Asserted of n Province Governor mill u Force of Boxers. London, Aug. 21.—The Chinese native press, according to the Shanghai corre spondent of the Times, assert* that Yu- Hsi-Sun, governor of the province of Shansi, with a force of Boxers, was march ing towatd Kalgan, or Chang Kla Khoj, to meet the Empress Dowager and to es cort her South. The Times, dealing with the dispatches from Washington, says: “This proposal of LI Hung Chang, as it 1* reported, does not afford u possible basis of negotiations of any kind. Until *e have definite information as to the political situation In Pekin, we cannot be sure that the first duty of the Powers may not be to set up a government with which th y can subsequently treat. The time for negotiations has not yet arrived. When it does arrive, they must be opened on a different basis from that •uggeated In the Washington telegrams *nd must be conducted by u different ne gotiator from Li Hung Chang, if they are to have any good results.” DEFEATED 7.000 CHINESE. ° f n. Orion Hent it Report to the Rus sia i War Office. St. Petersburg, Aug. 20.—Oen. Orloff, rhlef of staff to the Russian forces In China, reports to the Russian war of flre the tin (out of 7(IN) Chine**- after hard fight, the capture of Yuh Shi pass and hs occupation of Moduchel. An imperial ukase bag been issued pro hibiting the exportation of arms and am munition to China, VON WALDERSEE AS A WIT. * His Alleged Humorous Response to a Hurricane of ( hrer-Takcs a House of Seven Rooms. Berlin, Aug. 20. Field Marshal Count von Waldersee. accompanied by his staff, left Berlin this morning en route for China. Responding to a hurricane of cheers on starting. Count von Waldersee said humorously: “We shall try what can bo done there.” He had great ovations when passing through Leipsic, ltatisbon and Munich. At the Bavarian capital he was welcomed by the Prince Regent. Count von Walder see takes with him a “campaign house,” built of in asbestos preparation, fire proof and water proof, with seven rooms and a bath room. The papers criticize Emperor William s address at Casoel last Saturday, when presenting to Count von Waldersee a field marshal’s baton. They toy special stress upon the absence of any allusion to the capture of Pekin and to The Hague con ference. The Freisinnige Zeitung declares that the Kaisers explanation that Russw* took the initiative,in accepting the ap pointment of Count vop Waldersee as head of united troops in China is at variance with the Russian official version of the appointment. The demand for an extra session of the Reichstag is now* almost universal. Foreign office officials are emphatic in the assertion that Eng land's great interests abundantly justify her in landing troops at Shanghai. A semi-official account of China’s mili tary resources, just published, says that Herr Krupp has furninhed to the Chinese government since 1895 1,694 guns, of which 776 are 9 centimeter guns, and that Eng lish concerns have furnished 244 medium guns end 305 small ones. TOOK TIIEIR HEADS OFF. Chinese Advices Tell of the Execu tion of Officials. Shanghai, Aug. 20.—Official Chinese ad vices from Pekin say that Hsu Tung and Yi Lien Yuan of the anti-foreign party, and Li Shan, a pro-foreigner, have been decapitated, and that Y'ung Lu has been imprisoned by Prince Ching. It is added <hat the Emperor and Dow ager Empress are sixty miles west of Pekin, under the constraint of Prince Tuan. Li Hung Chang goes north immediately. Hsu Tung was a member of the im perial secretariat and president of the civil board. Li Shan was a member of the ministry of the Imperial household. The identity of Yi Lien Yuan cannot be traced. SURROUNDED IN THE GROUNDS. Chinese Troops Reported as in Straits in Their Capital. Washington, Aug. 20.—The State De partment to-night made public the fol lowing: “Che Foo, Aug. 20.—T0 Secretary of State. Washington: Twentieth. Rags dale reports Chinese troops surrounded in palace grounds. Fowler.” Ragsdale ts consul of the United States at Tien Tsin. HERE'S ANOTHER STORY'. This Dispatch Said the Empress lias Relieved to lie in Pekin. Berlin, Aug. 20.—The foreign office has received a dispatch from the German con sul at Che Foo, under to-day's date, say ing the Dowager Empress was believed to be inside the palace at Pekin and that the allies were still bombarding the forti fications. They Roth Left Pekin. London, Aug. 20.—The Chinese minister here has received a dispatch from Pe kin, saying the Empress Dowager and the Emperor left Pekin a few days be fore the allies arrived there. MAY ESTABLISH A BUREAU. TnrifT Associntion May Inspect Mis sissippi Risks. Jackson. Miss., Aug. 20.—The South eastern Tariff Association now proposes to establish a bureau for the inspection of fire insurance risks in Lie state of Mis sissippi, and is reinforced by a legal opin ion to the effect that such a bureau would not be a violation of the new anti-trust law of the state. The attorney general said that he is not prepared to give his opinion on the matter, but says as the Tariff Association has been practically run out of the state" by law and the courts, any move fostered by the associa tion will be closely scrutinized and, if necessary, tested by law. NOT AS A FOREIGN COUNTRY. Porto Rico Is Now Considered nn In ternal Possession. Washington, Aug. 20.—The commission er of Internal revenue has ruled that after May 1, 1900, Porto Rico is not to be considered as g foreign country within (he meaning of schedule A of the inter nal revenue laws of the United States, and, therefore, manifests for custom house entry or clearance of the cargo of any ship, vessel or steamer to or from any port in Porto Rico are exempt from stamp tax. JUDGE REILLY DEAD. He Was Member of the Snpreme Court of Appeals. Richmond. Va.. Aug. 20.-Judge Wil liam Reilly of the Supreme Court of Ap peals died at the residence of his son inJlw at Houston. Halifax county, to night, aged 61 years, after a brief illness. He served in the Confederate army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Before his elevation to the bench, he had attain ed rank as one of the leading lawyers in the state. JOHNSON SUCCEEDS HEATH. Hackensack tlnn Will lie First As sistant Postmaster General. Washington. Aug. 20.—William M. John son of Hackensack, N. J.. the president of the New Jersey State Senate, has been tendered and accepted the office of first assistant postmaster general, made va cant by the resignation of Perry Heath. He will take charge in a few days. DOAZ FI RE-ft WEPT. auiall Town In Alabama Wiped Oat by Flames. Huntsville. Ala., Aug. 20.-Boaz. a small town in Marshall county, was destroyed by fire to-day. Every business house was swept away. The loss Is estimated at $50,000. _ Governor \% Ride. Gibara. province of Santiago d* Cuba. Aug. 20.—' Governor General Wood's ride from Puerto Pardre, via \m* Tunas and Holguin, on hi* convention canvass, wAs completed evening. He covered DO miles in twenty hours Heat Jim Reilly. New York. Aug. 20—" Patsy” ftweeny of Manchester, N. H.. defeated Jim Rell |y In three rounds before the Hampeork Athletic Club in Brooklyn 10-nlgt*. THE MORNING NEWS: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1900. TREASURER HARVEY SHORT. He Is Apparently Out Something Like ftIH,COO. Brunswick, Ga„ Aug. 20.—At a special called meeting of Brunswick's mayor and council held to-night, City Treasurer H. H. Harvey asked to be relieved from his office. Treasurer Harvey also requested, in connection therewith, that an expert accountant be placed on his books. Coun cil granted Treasurer Harvey's request by appointing City Clerk L. C. Bodet tem porary treasurer, pending an investigation of Mr. Harvey’s books, and also author ized Treasurer Harvey to employ an ex pert to examine them. Treasurer Harvey's request was due to the fact that he had recently found an apparent error in his accounts, and in at tempting to trace that error with City Clerk Bodel, he had found his hills paya ble account checked up about $19,000 short, in continuing the investigation through his expense account, an error of over *I.OOO in his favor had been discovered, making the apparent shortage of his ac count as treasurer about *IB,OOO. Treasurer Harvey, realizing that a mis take had been made somewhere, decided that the best solution of the affair would be to turn his books over for expert ex amination and let the experts balance them. Treasurer Harvey has also noil fled his bond company of the apparent shortage. He is bonded in the United States Fidelity and Casualty Company of Baltimore for $15,000. Mayor Atkinson and the individual members of Council express tiie greatest confidence in Treasurer Harvey, as do ihose few citizens who have learned of his request to Council to-night. The Morning News corresi>ondent has thor oughly investigated the matter, and there is nothing whatever in the case on which to base any suspicion of misuse of office on Treasurer Harvey’s part. He Is a young man, with a large family, consist ing of a devoted wife and seven children. Neither he nor any member of his fam ily is extravagant, and they have always lived in a very modest manner. During the period that the apparent shortage appears, Treasurer Harvey had an income from property inherited from his father and his office as treasurer of nearly S4OO per month. He neither spec ulated nor indulged in any bad habits The present difficulty in hisk-aecounta can be attributed to the bad bookkeeping of his deputy, but beyond that no blatne can now be attached to Treasurer Harvey’s record. It is confidently believed by every one connected with the case that when all the* books and account* have passed the scrutiny of expert examiners, a bal ance will be struck, showing Treasurer Harvey’s accounts all right. McINTOSIV POLITICS. Delegatee Left Darien for tlie Sena torial Convention. Darien, Ga., Aug. 20.—The Mclntosh county delegation to the Second District Senatorial Convention left this morning for Hlnesvflle. The convention meets to morrow and the delegates entertain no doubt that Col. Smiley will be nominated on the first ballot, if not by acclamation. He has a clear majority of the conven tion. Mclntosh politics are somewhat more quiet than they were a week ago. The warm weather has put a stop to heated discussions. Those candidates who have opposition, however, are working quite energetically. For ordinary Col. W. de R. Barclay and Mr. Jesse A. Britt are op posing each other, and for clerk of the Superior Court the race is between Judge S. A. Way and Mr. A. C. Wylly. LEFT HER BUILDERS. Trial Trip of tlie Battleship Ala bama Will Soon Take Place. Philadelphia, Aug. 20.—The United States battleship Alabama left Cramp’s shipyards this afternoon for her official trial, which will take place off the New England coas-t during the early part of next week. The Alabama will go directly to the Brooklyn navy yard, where she will be placed in dry dock for the purpose of having her bottom cleaned and painted. From there the battleship will go to Boe ton harbor, where she will anchor for sev eral days while machinery is being overhauled. The speed trial will take place over a mt*aoured course between Capo Ann and Cape Porpoise. The Alabama’s contract calls for a speed of 16 knots an hour for four consecutive hours. WORKING FOR TUB GOVERNOR. Rat the Statement Was Declared to Bea Malicious Lie. Columbia. 9. C., Aug. 20—At Bateaburg to-day Speaker of the House Gary assert ed there were no constables in Columbia; they had been sent out to work for Mc- Sweeney. Gov. Me Sweeney declared the statement, by whoever made, a malicious He. Gary cites W. J. Shelton and J. T. Gas ton of this city'as authorities, and sold if Me Sweeney came to Columbia to-night ho would confront him with them. Mc- Sweenoy came, but Gary has not arrived. Edna Reynolds, $ years old. wan burned to death in her home in Spartanburg last night. The child, with an cider sister, was left at home while the mother, a poor widow, w'fent to church. The lamp exploded. BLAKE MADE SOUNDINGS. New Lightship Will Be Stationed nt Diamond Shoaln. Norfolk, Va., Aug. 20.—The steamer Blake of the United States coast geodetic survey reached port yesterday from Dia mond Shoals, Cape Hatteras, where she made soundings for the anchorage of the new lightship to be stationed there. It is said the new lightship will have a better anchorage than any that have here tofore been stationed at the shoals. The new* lightship, it is said, will be able to outride any gale. She will take her sta tion about Nov. 1. Meanwhile. No. 69, now here, will be towed to the shoals for temporary duty. WILL VISIT CHICAGO. President und Mrs. McKinley Will He at the Encampment. Washington, Aug. 20.—President and Mrs. McKinley will leave Washington Friday afternoon for Chicago to attend the annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. They will remain in Chicago until Wed nesday afternoon of next week. Late Wednesday afternoon the party will re turn to Canton, where the President and Mr*. McKinley will remain until Septem ber, when they will go to Somerset, Pa., to attend the marriage of their niece. Miss Mabel McKinley, and Dr. Herman 8. Baer, Sept. 12. % John D. Floorer Dead. New York. Aug. 20.—The death of John D. Flower of the firm of Flower A Cos. of this cHy occurred at the home of his daughter, at iTout’s Neck. Me., lust night. He w.a stricken wfith paralysis Saturday night. He wa* a brother of the late Koawell P. Flower. < lieever far Governor. Dyer, Tenn., Aug. 20.—Through their Fixacutlv* Committee, fhe Tennessee prohibitionist* to-day put a ticket in fhe field, headed by Hon. ft. ti. Chsev*r for Governor Candidate* for prentdcotiul •lactor# wets alio selected. Woman's Kidney broubles Why trifle with health when the easiest and surest help is tho host known medicine in the world ? is known everywhere and thousands of women have been cured of serious kid noy derangements by it. Mrs. Pinkham's meth ods have the endorse ment of the mayor, the postmaster and others of her own city. Her medicine has the endorsement of an un numbered multitude ol grateful women whose tetters are constantly printed in this paper. Every woman should read these letters. Mrs. Pinkham advises suffering women free ol charge. Her address Is Lynn, Mass. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING. The Association of Mclntosh County Assembled at Darien. Darien, Ga., Aug. 20.—The Mclntosh county Sunday School Association held its quarterly meeting et the Ridge Metho dist Church yesterday. A large crowd was expected* from all parts of the coun ty. but the failure to procure a special train, disappointed many who would otherwise have come. The president of the association, Prof. C. E. Copk, was absent on his summer vacation, but his place was ably filled by the first vice president, Mr. A. E. Dimmock. A special feature of the occasion was the music. The congregational sunging was led by Mrs. J. E. De Lorme on the organ, Mr. C. R.’ Walk er on the cornet and Mr. C. B. Walker on the violin. At the morning session Rev. C. D. Carson of Tulane University delivered a scholarly and timely add/ess. His theme was the progress of Christian civilization as promoted by the Sunday schools. He said the Sunday school offi cers and teachers of this country were commissioned by the highest authority to do the greatest work that can be done for any country or age—that of training the youths of the land to be Christian statesmen and citizens. In ihe afternoon Mr. Carson lectured upon the Sunday school lesson for the day. while Mrs. P. S. Clark took* charge of the small children After this the au dience wae addressed by Rev. William McW. Young, who spoke In a most enter taining manner. At night the audience was entertained by Darien’s superintendent*. Messrs. T. B. Blount and A. E. Dimmock, who gave their ideas a sto the best methods for con ducting a Sunday School. The association will jeneet again on the third Sunday in November. CUT UP A NEGRO. White Men Resented IIIn Conduct Toward Tfielr Wives. # Douglas, Ga., Aug. 20.—At 10 o’clock laat night, two miles from Douglas, Col. Levi O’Steen and brother, with their wives, were returning from Clinch coun ty. The two ladies were in a buggy a short distance behind the two gentlemen. A negro lumped in the buggy wkh the two ladies. Their cries brought the two gentlemen back to the rescue. They ordered the negro out. He said: ‘‘Boss, this is my wife,” wherupon the gentlemen Jerked him out of the J>uggy, and having no weapons but their pocketknives, proceed ed to cut him In many places, twelve of which wounds had to be sewed up. Dr. Sibbett the wounds after the man was brought to town. .The ne gro proved to be- John Chandler, who has been considered one of the best negroes in the town. His version of the affair, as borne out by other negroes who were with him, is that he went out to the two-mile post to meet his wife, whom he was expecting from Pearson. She being a very bright mulatto and the night being dark, he thought his wife was In the buggy and had no idea it contained ladies. If his tale is true, no one regrets the affair more than the Messrs. O’Steen. MONEY NOT FOUND. Tlie Valuable Express Package Im Still MiaNlng, Chicago, Aug. 20.—With all the police machinery of the Adams Express Com pany and the Pinkerton Detective Agency In motion since Saturday, tho it ntity of the person who substituted a bogus pack age for one containing $29,000 consigned by the Commercial Bank to the National Bank of Burlington, lowa, remain* un known and the money has not been found. The package was delivered to the agent in charge of the Burlington office. It was delivered to* the hank and when opened was found to contain some brown paper. Tho forgery of the address was clumsy. Tho imitation of the hank’s seal* was crude- in the extreme, and the sealing wax used on the imitation was of different color. Only in the most general way was the package an imitation of the origl h 1. Cashier J. T. Talbert of the Commercial Bank said to-night: “Comparison of the wrapper of the bogus package with that of the original satisfied every one that the change must have been made after deliv ery to the express company, and it l up to them.” WAN HOT IN MACON. Confederate Vetemnn l it Felt. 4 on n Memorial Day. Macon, Aug. 20. Heat here to-day has been a record-breaker. The thermometer resisted . fraction than 100. Only one prostration, that of a horse, Was re ported. Bibb County Camp of Confederate Vet erans met to-night and set apart Feb. 4 as a apeefe] memorial day to be hold for those who have left the fast-thinning ranks Mince the war to join the Increas ing column. K rlegerlMUMl. Akjon. o.,*Aug. 20.—The business ses sion of the North American Kriogerhurtd to-doy and was devoted to the re port* of officer* und *n addrssM by Pres ident Mot its Otchler of EM. Lou* NOTIFICATION MEETING. Its Detail* Have lleen Arranged by the Democrat*. Topeka. Kan.. Aug. 20.— The details of the Bryan notification meeting have been arranged. A special committee, com posed of ex- Oovernors John W. tweedy, L. D. LI ewe; lyn and John P. St. John. Judge S. H. Allen, John W. Bretdenthal. John Mad. dn. Senator W. A. Harris. Col. E. C. Lit tle, L>. T. Boas and Jerry Bimpaon will meet Mr. Bryan in Atchison at 6:30 o'clock on the morning of Aug. 23 ami accompany him to Topeka. The local reception committee will meet the party a* the station, ami with tho Topeka City troops will escort them to the National Hotel, where Mr. Bryan will meet the notification commiitee, the com matee representing Topeka and the pres ent siate officers. All other committees, Including the general state committee, will meet Mr. Bryan at the Crawford Opera House. The Committee on Programme ha* de cided to begin the notiflcatin ceremony at,3 o clock. The meeting will be called to order by Chairman Ridgeley of the Populist Slate Committee, and an address of welcome will be delivered by David Overmeyer. Marion Butler, permanent chairman of ceremonies, will be introduc ed and will take charge of the notifica tion exercise© proper. T. M. Patterson, chairman of the No tification Committee, will then deliver the notification address, which will be fol lowed by the reply of Mr. Bryan. An informal reception will Ik held at the speakers’ stand after Mr. Bryan's ad dress. Mr. Bryan will leave on the Union Pacific at 8 o’clock. FIRST SHIRT WAIST SUIT. One for $.">0,4*00 Kin* Seen Brought by u Man In 4'Mongo. Chicago. Aug. 20.—C01. Bloom, a music publisher, to-day brought suit for $50,000 damages against tho Union Restaurant and Hotel in Randolph street, for refusing to serve him while he was clad In a shirt waist nnd minus a coat. This is said to be the first time the shirt-waist question has been brought be fore a court. Attorneys for the plaintiff contend that ihe defendant had no right to refuse to serve Bloom merely because he wore the latest style In men's gar ments. The managers of the restaurant, when questioned regarding their refusal, said that patrons wearing shirt waists would only be served at tables adjoining the main dining room. No person would he perm! ted to enter the dining room un less wearing n coat. AGAINST AMERICAN MEATS. Effort Made to freste Prejudice Among the German*. Washington. Aug. 20.—“ The and some butchers of Germany are try ing to create a popular prejudice against the consumption of American meats, and particularly of American lard.” says Con sul General Guenther at Frankfort, Ger many, in a report to the state depart ment. The excellence of American lard Is attested to. however, by the report of a hoard of chemical examiners covering the examination of the last two years, which states: “A thorough chemical examination show© that American lard is not only the same as German lard In regard to smell, taste and consistency, hut that it frequent ly excels in dazzling white color. Among the several samples received, there was none to be objected to; the quality was faultless.’ FOUR NEW STEAMERS. Order* (ilven for Vessel* for the At lantic Coasting Trade. Chicago, Aug. 20.—A contract for four steel steamers to ply in the Atlantic coast ing trade was to-day given the American Ship Building Company by a syndicate of Eastern capitalists. Tho steamer© will be built during the winter at the yards of the company at South Chicago, and will be ready for dill very to their owners on Salt water with the opening of naviga tion next spring. The ocean syndicate which ordered the boats contains some New York men. The details o-f organization are not complete as yet, but It will probably be called the Northwestern Transportation Company. The boats will be duplicate, and will be djeelgned for the carrying of package freight. The cost of each boat will be $209,000 or m total of SBOO,OOO for the entire order. The hull© will be built to the full size of the locks of the recently complet ed St. Lawrence canals. CAUSED A SMALL RIOT. Policeman Shot a Member of the Wild Wcit Show. Prairie du Chlen, Wls., Aug 20.—Thom as Vavra, a special policeman shot Charlea Triangle, an artilleryman of the Wild West show. In the leg during an argument to-night. The affair caused a small-sized riot. Vavra escaped to a saloon under the pro tection of Marshal Lindner and Police man Merrill, who were heriously Injured. The mob of the .Wild West show broke into the saloon Just as Vavra left it, and completely demolished the Interior of the building. Vavra’s house wa*> abo wreck ed. An appeal was made to Col. Cody (Buffa Bill), who soon entered the mob. BREAD DYSPEPSIA. Tllf l>iK<‘*<iujc Klnumt Left Oul. Brea'l dyspepsia Is common. It effect, the bowels be au.“e wl.i.e bread Is nearly all starch, and ararch Is digested in the Intestines, rot In the stomach proper. Up under the shell of the wheat berry, Nature has provided curious deposit which Is turned Into diastase when It Is subjected to the saliva and lo the pan creatic juices In the human Intestines. This diastase Is ahadufely necessary lo dig* st starch and turn It Into grape su gar. which Is the next form; but that part of the wheat berry makes durk* flour, and the modern miller cannot readily tell dark flour, so Natuie's valu abl. dlucstor ts thrown out and the hu man system must hund.e the starch as best lr can. without the help that Na ture Intended. Small wonder that appendicitis, peri tonitis. constipation, and all sorts of trouble exist, when we *o so contrary to Natures law. The food experts that prfected <Jrape-Nus Food, knowing these tacts, made use. In their exptri ments, of the entire wheat and barley, including all the parts nnd subjected them to mots'ure, anti long continued warmth, which allows time and the proper conditions for developing the dlae tare, outs and • of the human body. In this way the staichy tart Is trans forme I Into grape ttuear In a perfectly natural manner, without the use of chemicals or any out<lde Ingredients. The II t e sparkling crystals of grape sugar can be seen on the pieces of Orap*- Ntl s. This food, there for., Is naturally prcdlgested and Its use *t place of bread will quickly con ret the troubles that have b*n brought about by th too free use of starch tn the food, and that Is vety mirenon In the human race te-d.v. The effect of ea Ing Urate-Nuts ten days or two we k, and the illsecntlnti n r. of ordinary wl lt<* boa I, Is very marked. The us.r will gain rapidly In strength and physical and mental health. Call to See How Cheap Negligee Shirts, . Undershirts and Night Shirts, Linen Suits, Are With Our 25 Off. B. H. LEVY & BRO. EXCHANGED TUB MONEY. Porto II Iran IVmom Accepted for American Money. Washington, Aug. 20.—Wm. P. Watson and James Sample, special agents of tho treasury department, who some months ago were sent to Porto Rico to effect an exchange of the ©liver of the Island for United tkates money, will leave San Juan for the United States to-day. having isfactorily accomplished their mission. During the time they have been on the Island they have received for exchange 5.469.321 peMOs*. leaving only about 4dO.(Xtf) pesos unaccounted for. Arrangements have been made with Ford A <’o., the financial agents of the United States on the island, to continue the exchange, and they have established about twenty places in different section© whore the exchange will continue to be made indefinitely. j CAUGHT \ HOUSE THIEF. The Man Gave Way Ml. Companion* in nn Organlird Gang. Springfield, 111., Aug. 30.— Several horses have been stolen In Chrls'ttan county re cently, and posses of the Anti-Horse Thief Society have been hunting the thieves. This morning a posse caught Sam Sanders lending two horses from the barn of Charles Zeifer. He eonfe-sserl that he was from Indiana and was one of a band of horse thieves. Frank Mc- Lean, son of a well-to-do farmer, who was arrested last week, being one, and that during the pa?< few months fhe band hd stolen flfty animals, marketing them In Terre Haute. He also confessed that members of the gang were responsible for fires that have occurred recently at Tower Hill and vi cinity. FLATTERERS OX STRIKE. Aiey rents Vet Agree n* to the Wnge Seale With Mnniifaetvree*. Pittsburg, Aug. 20.—At tbs Instance of the American Window Glass Company, the flatteners met the manufacturers to day In a final effort to adjust the wage scale for the coming year. This was a failure and the flatteners are now on strike. There seems to be no hope of settlement and a general shut down Is probable, al though the company officials claim they will be able to start factories on Sept. 1 without the union men. XVAS TOSSED IX A BLANKET. Heath Followed the Sport of Volun teer Soldiers. Toledo, 0., AUg. 20.—Joseph, the ten year-old son of Michael Shaill of Lima, died to-day from Injuries received by be ing tossed In u blanket by soldiers during the encampment of the Second Regintsnt, O. N. G., In that city. Arrests are to fol low. Ilodge* f’rotenbly Snfe. New York, Aug. 20.—Robert E. Speer, one of the secretaries of the Presbyterian Hoard of Foreign Mlealons, to-day receiv ed the following unsigned cablegram from Shanghai: "Hodges believed certainly Pekin.” Mr. Speer thinks the message Is from Rev. J. C. Garrett, an that it Is a response to an Inquiry cabled last week. The message Indicates the probable safegy of the Hodges. * Had no License*. Springfield, 111,, Aug. 20.—T0-day State Attorney Smith filed suit In the Sangs mort County Circuit Court agalns-t the firm of Kessberger A Cos., prominent gen eral Insurance agenta of this city, charg ing them with writing policies of insur ance here In the following companies, which, he alleges, are not llcenaed to do Insurance business In Illinois: Washing ton Fire, Washington, D. C.; Continental Fire, Fort Worth Tex., and Commercial Fire, Wilmington, Del. Hcbedule* Are Safe, Washington, Aug. 20.—A report re ceived at Ihe census bureau to-day from Special Agent Dunham in charge of the work In Alaska, shows that Charles M. Robinson and Wm. G. Pinecoffln, special agents for the northern district of Alas ka, were not drowned, as was feared, and that the schedule* supposed to have been lost with them are safe In the hands of Mr. Dunham. 1 Tlsl In banner Wedding. Tallahassee, Fla., Aug. 20.—A quiet wed ding took place at 10 o'clock to-day at the residence of Dr. J. M. Carn, at Centre ville the contracting parties being Miss Corlnne B. Cam nnd Mr. Mareellus Mor gan of Chattahoochee. Rev. W J. Car penter of the Tallahassee Methodist Church being thtAofflclatlng clergyman. W on't Re Mrtirtw, Bt. Louis. Aug. 20.—John J. McCraw will not tn manager of the SI. Louis teem this season, despite stories to contrary. “I would not b doing myself justice to ac cept the management of the team at Ihe present lime." said McCraw to-day. Un der no circumstances will I accept tn e management of the St. Pouts Ham. Nominated William*. Richmond. Ky., Aug. 20.—The Republi cans of the Eighth Congressional District met tn convention and nominate*! Maj. John M. Williams of Rockcastle county for Congress. There were eight candi dates. Died of Usantrske. Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 20—The mercury touched 02 In the shade. James Foley an-l 'Mioma* Magnus died of sunstroke at Cincinnati Hospital to-night. During the day there were ten other prostration*, nene of them serlouti. One Hundred Degrees In Kansan. Abilene, Kan., Aug. 20—This was the eleventh day of MO-degree weather, and the temperature rose to 115, with I tot winds. l'uaturas and coin are badly burned. MR ft. F. V. PAXTON DEAD. Efitimablf Woman Psed Away Ye* (erdny nt Folkston. Waycross, <ia., Aug. 20.—Otlrs. Floridn V. Paxton, wife of lion. D. B Paxton of Haw Creek, Fla., who is a prominent naval stores operator, died 4his morning at Folks ton, where she had been spend ing some lime with hi© brother, Hon John Paxton and her relatives, the fami ly of Sheriff H. S. Mattox. Her huehand, Hon. I>. B. Paxton, wa# notified of him wife's death, and he wlil reach Folks ion on the first train coming this way from Haw Creek. Mrs. Paxton wa a sister of the late Hon. L. C. Mattox and Hon. Hamp A Mattox of Homervllle. She was til* mother of four children ail of whom riwr vlve her. Storm nt Fort h. t Portsmouth, 0., Aug. 20.-To-night m r thunder storm four dwellings were strucl. by lightning, eight inmate* were seriou* ly shocked nnd two of the dwellings wen burned to the ground. A great number of barns in the vicinity were struck an*. stock and other property damaged. BOUND FOR IOW A. llobocN tn Meet in Convention In the Town of llrltt on Unit. 29. From the New York World. Hordes of tramp* are passing through the country bound for the rural communi ty of Britt, la. In that place—sequester ed In the wilds of Hancock county -on Aug. 2u Head Pipe Charles F. Noe of the Tourist Union, will rap on an Inverted beer barrel with a huge bung starfer and call to order the second annual convention of the amalgamated “hoboes” of Amer ica. Noe 1* ihe presiding genius of the Tourist Union, an association of bona fide tramps. The leader of the “Tourists” is a young man, perhaps 23 years of age. When he is at home he i at Sycamore. 111. Noe 1h eccentrlct and genius for ideas. His was the idea of a national association j of iramps and his was the idea, of a great ' gathering of that association. The result l was the Tourlet Union and the first eon ! vent lon, held at Danville, 111., Jast year. Noe took to tramping from love, not ne cessity. Years ago in Danville, the psce of his birth, when his parents though* h© whs at school, the youth who was to be exulted t 6 the future Pipe was engaged In learning the rudiments of the gentle art of “hoboing.” The present officers of the Tourist Union are: Head Pipe-. Charles F. Noe, Sycamore, 111.; president, “Onion” Colon, Danville, 111.; chief route picker, Gllam Fera. Chicago. In order to Join the organization, after satisfying the Head Pipe and hi* asjlst ants, it is necessary to fill out an applica tion blank. This is as follows: "Tourists' Union, No. 63. “Shoemakers, Designers, Actors, Rail roaders, Moulders. Tailors, Cigarmakcra, Painters. Society Tramps. “I hereby make application to Join the union. Name “How much territory have you covered in the last five years? “How much by cu.ihicfis and otherwise? “Did you ever panhandle a dookie? “Do you prefer a bo* car to a Pullman sleeper? “Have you ever belonged to a hobo camp? “Have you a deep-rooted, an insatiable desire to annihilate all bum klUers? “Which Is the- worst In your opinion, a brakeman who shunts you off on the prai rie, six miles from civUlzaiion and a wa ter tank, or u Chinese Boxer? 'Have you taken many baths? “If so, were they compulsory? “Did you ever leave town by the es pecial request of a one-horse town m ir •hul? “Are you in favor of a free soup house in every railroad center? “Will you petition the congressman in your district for steam heat in all box cars?” Head Pipe Noe says that the comiio-pa per tramp life 1* kept up In the questions, and that they were made that way In or der that people may see genuine tourists can take a joke a well as any one. The Tourist Union, however, he affirms is no laughing matter. Britt, la., L a place of about 1,609 in habitants, and Is a farming community. There promise© to be quite a sensation when the Weary WiUles begin to come down on the fold like Ird Byron’s As syrians have done in the reader* from time immemorial. Head Pip*e Noe atatea that Britt is aware of the prominence that it 1* being brought Into, and in the hope of casting Three Oaks, Mich., com pletely In the shade, will receive the del egate* to the gathering with open hands. “W’y," says the esteemed Head Pipe, “Britt's goin’ to treat uh tourist* like king*. Bookies at every back do3r, empty box cars an’ barns to *leep in! We’re goin ’to live easy!” It is. indeed, statfd that the citizen* of Hrttt have obtained permission from the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul ro<id to have the use of all #mpty box cars while the convention is in session. Asa precau tion the police force Will bo doubled, but wi 1 have instructions to address all Tour luts as “Mister." This is expected to be quite a shock until the Tourists become accustomed to it. Huge badges bearing the picture of the comic paper ‘•Willie” and ornamented with the coupling pin and links, the insignia of the union, will be given to each delegate on his arrival. The police, the Head Pipe say*, have even been so good as to consent to ftet as a committee of reception. They will meet all freight trains and be ready with help ing hands when they see a Tourist look ing out from under a box car with an anxious eye. Head Pipe Noe, in talking to a World correspondent. was darkly mysterious when asked what the convention would k>. With dexterity he parried all ques tions the answers to which would show whether the “hoboes” intended to take any action on political Issue*. The Pipe, Intimated that the Britt platform might go ringing down io history a* the Magna Chart* of the Amr‘ rt n hobo. He ad mltt<d that the usual expression, “Wa view with regret," “we depiore." and the others might be used in connection with the hardness of box car floors and the manners of trnlti men. It Is reliably elat ed, however, that Noo has dream* of a united hobo party that will be caUrtd go by the politician*. 5