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must end in four months.
l4a.liL. OBSKA.4L TOWE TiLKI
HI T TUE SOUTH AFRICAN W AH.
(l Urrn Thonaaaid Biwt I’rl.nnrr.
( iHHorini for an Lad of HuatUl-
Uca-lard Hllokrarr Will Do Lit*
tlr More Thau Aar Hiker Orarral.
Doesn't 1 aderetaad 4% abator llavle
aa Ho Made I'ro-Hrltlah kveerkra
lea UM Colon y.
Doc. 4—J. Q. Stowe. Unlled
(Hat ana cor.aul rone ml nt Capo Town, ar
rived hare 10-Jev end sails for the United
Slates on Dec. 15. He Mild to-duy;
I five the war in South Africa four
month* to cotne to an end. In my opinion
it Is hound to be anuffed out during that
rtoel. 1 do not believe Lord Kltchn#r
will do much more than nny other tten
erol. The praornt plan of the British
oampalyn is bound to brine about the rc
ult Moreover, there are Id.OuO lio.-r
prisoners In Ceylon, St. Helena and ut
Cape Town, all of whom are anxious to
have an end of hostilities.
' Shortly before I left. Christian Both*,
s aousdn of Douls Botha. not up a petition
among his follow prisoner* at Cape Town,
urging the commandant general to make
peace. A majority signed the petition,
whtcih undoubtedly represent* the aggre
gate opinion of the Boer prisoners.
All tilts talk aliout burning farms le
buncombe. The only farms destroyed are
those from which shots are fired at the
British, or those which are being used
to shelter the Boers." •
He said lie did hot believe the rumors
of sedition In Caie Colony would result
In much. He expressed lilmeelf us un
able to understand the attitude of Web
s’ r Davis, former assistant secretary of
the Interior of the United States. ' consaJ
ertng the fart that Mr ltavts made pro-
British speeches while being entertained
In cane Colony."
In Mr Stowe's opinion Sir Alfred Mil
ner will eventually become governor gen
eral of a great South African confeder
ation Including the Ilocr republic* ami
"Milner.“ he said. "I* the man of the
hour, a man who In power and resource
tuln.-ss might almost, be compared to
K raitrr Ovation# Forbidden.
-'ologne, Dec. 4.—An Anglophobe de
l onnnuon look place In from of the
BrKtth oonaulwies here to-dey. Mounted
police dispersed Ihe rioter# and arrested
the leaders. Serenade* and ovations of
Mr Kruger plann-d by various societies,
have been forbidden In the Interest* of
tie a. K nos F.laogeil on Sunday.
London. Dec. 4.—Oen. Kitchener reports
from South Africa, that the mounted
troops of Oen. Knox were encased *ll
day ion# Sunday with a part of Oen. De-
Wat's forces, north of Bethulle. The
Boers were headed off and retired In a
WORK TRAIN~CAUSES WRECK.
Kiae Mfn Killed and Tereiity In-
Jared In n f'olllaion on the
Sacranxnto, ('•!., Doe. 4.— *A work train,
rarrytaff it crew of betneeti twenty-five
tnd thirty track repairer*, backed into a
frohrht train a few ea*t of Bulattn
or the Bout hern Pacific road to-day, ami
in the wreck which followed, nine men
wem killed and twenty mora injured,
many of them seriously.
From the me 1 gen reporta received it
appeura that tha freight train had the
right of way. ond was running wt full
apeed in order to mert and past another
freight at Kulmin The work tram ahouM
have been on a eating and wns making
for it at a goo*l rate of speed when It
collided with the freight. A heavy fog
wan prevailing. *tui It nrna possible to
die.'ern ohjectK for only h abort distance,
no the shock of the ootdding tratna waa
All tne caaualtlea are reported to he
Htnotkg the men of the working crew. **
the enrir.eer* and firemen Jumped ni
waved themeelvea. Over W feet of track
waa torn tip and the oar* were smashed
and piled upon each other in evary con
GEN. LEE REACHES OMAHA.
He Sleets Hl* Son. Lltvl. G. M. Lee.
41 bo Has Hero Sick at Ihe I’re
Omaha. Neb.. Dec. 4—Gen Fltzhugh
Lae. Mrs I-ee amt their daughter, Ann.
arrived here to-day from Chicago. At the
station tvaa Lieut. G. M Lee, late of
the Thirty-ninth Infantry at Manila, who
ha# been alck at the Prestrtto since his re
turn from Iho Philippines. Idetit. Le
had not seen hls parents for more than
The arrangements for the formal trans
fer of the department of the Missouri
were declared off. owing to the delay Ut
the arrival of the new commander. Gen.
Merrlam, who ba* had the Department of
Colorado and Missouri under his super
vision, with hla staff office™ and othets
of the army headquarters here, was at
the train to receive him. ond Gen. Lee
Is now |n oemmstiil of this department.
Being somewhat weary with his trip
Gen Lee had little to say.
"I tike the Waal." he said, ‘'ami am
certain my duties here and relations with
your people will be very pleasant for me.
GKSI. It ft Ft -K IX H 111 (IK’S REPORT.
He Recomracndv Two Soldier* to
Every One Thmi.snd Populotlnn.
Washington. Dec. 4—Th* report of Gen.
J. C. Breckinridge. Inspector general of
the army, earnestly recommends that the
benefit* of the law of March 3. !*> pro
viding for the retirement of officers of the
• rmy under certain conditions. w|lh the
rank and pay of the neat higher grade,
he extended to Include officers of the
He alrn touches of the disadvantage*
'•mpowed bv Interior rank In the armv.
eitlng an Instance of the China campaign,
w lien Gen. Chaffee, a Junior among the
International commanders, was advanced
from n brigadier lo a major general to
!ve hltn the requisite status as
commandcr-ln-chlef of Ihe United States
forces In China.
In regard to Ihe question of renrgao
izlng the standing army the General sug
gests a standard of two soldiers per every
IMRDO4BO HI GOV. PIXGRF.E.
Leo*. 4Vbite ond Marsh I.ct tiff 441 th
Finn for t ompltrlty In Fraud.
lvetrolt, Mtch., Dec. 4—Gov Dlngree at
Id o'clock to-night announced that he had
pardoned both Gen. 4V. U White, ex
quartermaster general, and Gen. A. F
Marsh, rx-tnspertor general of Ihe Mich
igan National Guard, who were convicted
of complicity In the state military cloth
ing frauds, upon the payment of Su.lMO
line by each.
Ilot.t,s Defeat* 44'a11.
Memphis. Tenn., Dec. 4.—Bobby Dobbs.
f he colored Ilghl-wctght chtunpfon lighter,
sustained his reputation to-nigha by
-‘ally defeating Jid Walt, the Bouthem
light-weight ebf.tnr.lon, tn the arena of
lb* Phoenix Athiellc Clut. bvfura a
crowd of about 4,000 persona
(Continued from First Pegs.)
creaee, as *KI also the volume of our
trade with the Orient. The amount of
the American commerce through the
canal will qukckly surpass the total
amount of Europe* traffic.
"An Isthmian canal will strengthen the
unity of the national and pcutleui In
terest* of the United States Mid promote
its commerce end Industries By bring
ing the Kae'.ern and Western se none of
our country Into closer relatione, by re
ducing the time aiul cost of transporting
our Western product* to Europe, and ay
enabling the Eastern. Southern and Cen
tral states to reach the raw materials
and markets of Pselflo ot.unities cheaply
and expeditiously, the ewnal will more
fully Identify political *nd so- lal Inter
ests and quicken the mdutrlal activity
of every section of the United Slates Ths
manufacture* of the Eastern ami Southern
state* the cotton from the South, etc.,
will flow out to foreign countries in an
Increasing volume "
1 etsiHlaslos's I Aselttilons.
The commission's final conclusions fol
"First. The estimated cost of building
the Nicaragua canal Is about tSs.OUO.UfIU
more than that of completing the IWna
m* canal, leaving out the cost of acqulr
lhg the latter property This measures
the and (Terence In the magnitude of the ob
stacle* to be overcome In the actual con
struction of the two canals, and covers
all physical cotvelder.itlon*.
"The new I'ii.um.i Canal Company has
shown no disposition to sell Its property
to the United Stale* Should that com
pany be able ami willing to sell, there Is
reason to heMeve that the price would not
bo such as would make the total cost tv.
the United Btates less than that of the
hSi-cond The I‘enema canal, after com
pletlon. would lie shorter, have fewer
locks and lrse curvature than the Nicara
gua canal The measure of Mtese ad
vantages Is the time required for aves
sel to i>as* through, which Is estimates)
for an average ship at twelve hours fas
Panama and thirty-three houra for Nic
"On he other hand, the distance from
Ban Kranolsc* to New York ! 177 miles,
;o New Orleans 579 miles, and to Liverpool
Shi mil-* greater via Panama that via
Nicaragua The limn requlr.-d to pas*
ever these distances being greater than
the dltferenoe tn the ttme of transit
through the canals, the Nicaragua line,
after completion, would be somewhat the
more advantageous of the two to the
United State*, notwithstanding the great
er coat of maintaining the longer canal.
"Third. Tiio government of Colombia.
In which lies the Panama canal, his
granted an exclusive confession, which
still ha* many yewra to run. Bo fur aa
.van be ascertained, the company Is not
willing to sell It* frsncht**. hut It will
allow the Untied Btstes to become the
>wner of part of tt stock. The commi*-
• inn consider* such sn arrangement Inad
"The governments of Ntcanvgu* nnd
Costa Rtra. on 4he other hand, are un
trammeled by concessions '
FOUND DEAD IN BED.
T. T. Thlapen of 44 ay cross Died
Suddenly Darina Monday Slight.
Former To* Colleetew.
Wa> cross, G. . Dee 4 —Mr T. T. TMg
pen. an extenalve farmer and crostie
and naval stores manufacturer. wae
found deed In bed this morning, at the
home of his brother Joseph, about eight
miles west of Way. ross.
Deceased, who was a brother of Dr
O R , J L Joseph and W B ThlgT*n.
was one of Ware county’s most substan
tial business men. Ho was apparently
strong end healthy and hts death Is a
surprise to all. From particulars oh
latnahl*. It la learned that when he re
tired last night he complained of a pain
In the breast, hut It was not thought to
be anything serious This morning about
4 o'clock a noise was heard In his room,
and on investigation, Mr. Thigpen was
found so he deed.
Deceased was elected lax collector of
War# county In 11*1 Before the expir
ation of hla tenn shortage was dis
covered In hla book* This waa mads
good |.y !&r Thigpen, but the Imputation
against his honesty so preyed on his
mind that he attempted to commit sui
cide by taking poison Since that time
lie Jollied the Methodist Church, aid lias
been a consistent working member of
Trinity. Be leaves a wife and four chil
Mr Thigpen was one of the main wit
nesses In the killing of Henry Robinson
tn this city on Thanksgiving Day. It was
largely through hi* Influence that Slier
iff McClellan and brothers decided to
avoid trouble with the Robinson brother*,
and was walking down Plant avenue with
Sheriff Med'dlon when the light between
Jesse McClellan and Henry Rob.nson hc
san It was he who I*stlll*d so positive
ly that he saw Henry Robinson close the
knlte and place It In his pocket after
li g shot by Jesse McClellan
IIIIITIMI CAN 41- COMMENT.
London Time* Look* I l'* *• •• *
I-ondoo. Dec 4.-The Time* referring
to President McKinley # allusions to the
Nicaragua canal |n hts message, says:
"It l* a fascinating scheme, but we
have some doubt as to whether the canal
would be commercially worth cutting.
The analogy with the ?u*a canal Is very
Imperfect. The islhmu# of Hue* lies n.ong
one of the greatest trade route* and
Joins great trading communities. It h
no railway rivals Nicaragua lack* oil
of these advantages."
"Greet Britain cannot but view with
satisfaction the cutting of the Nicaragua
canal." ssvs the Morning Post, "provided
It I* free to all nation* at equal totes In
time of peace and io treated as n part of
the open sea during wer."
MINER* I* A HIOT.
Three Drpotlea Hen and the Prleon
Filled 4V Ith Strikers.
Latrobe, Pm Dec. 4.—A riot occurred
nere to-day at the works of the Bessemer
Coal and Coke Company Three deputy
sheriffs were Injured and a* a result the
borough prison I* full of strikers. Three
deputies were badly bruised.
A mob of 50h excited miners, who are
striking, came to the works last nighl.
booling and Jeering and then pro
ceeded to cam ptherc Fighting became
furious. Ten of the leaders were arrested.
RETURNING PROM PORTO RICO.
Transport Ravrlln* Arrive* 4Vllh
Troop* for Fort NrPlirnon.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 4—The United
States transport Rawlins arrived at Pin
|irr - point to-day from Porto Rica There
are aboard ten officer* and JC men of
the Bleventti Infantry, mi route to Fort
McPherson, and will leave In the morning
for Attaot* on a special train over the
Do not gripe nor Irritate the alimen
tary canal. They act gently yet
promptly, cleanse effectually and
Bold by all druggists. 25 cants.
THE MORNING NEWS: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 5. 1900.
It is a good soap.
It is kept by all the leading grocers.
Florida Soap Works,
CHANLER LEAVES ASYLUM.
Amelle Hives' Former llnabaml la
capes Pram the lllwoieluadale
Asylum nt White Plains.
New- York. Dec. 4.—John Armstrong
Chanler, former husband of Amelle Rives,
cousin of Representative William Aslor
Chenier, end great grandson of ih* origi
nal John Jacob Astor. who has been con
fined tn Bloorotngdale Asylum at White
plains, has escaped and 1* supposed io be
wandering about the country In West
Mr Chanler has been confined In Bloom
tngdale Asylum for two year*. As he
was tractable and subservient to the rules
of the Institution, he has been allowed
certain liber I lev. which, iwo days ago. hr
too advantage of o walk out of the gates.
Since that time he ha< not been seen.
As soon os Ills escape was discovered at
tendants at the Institution started to
search for him. but he had left no trace
Mr. Chanler hail the free run of the
ground!-', and could come ami go at will
as he was regarded as u harmless patient.
Mr. Chanler Is a millionaire and had a
private room In the Institution. T>r Lyon,
the superintendent of the Institution, sold
to-day 4hat a onreful search was hetng
made for the miwtnx man. and that he
had no doubt he would be found within
YV.4R ACAIItT WHISKY.
XV. C. T. I'. Coarenllon Prepare Antl
Washington, Dec. 4.—The Woman'*
.Christian Temperance Union Convention
In session here to-day adopted resolutions
again** the army canl-en and prepared a
petition to the President, another to Con
gress. and Iden'lcal petitions to all of the
great Power* against the **lo of fire
arm* and the Importation of liquor nnd
opium Into the Philippine Island or the
Island possession* of the other Power*
The petition o the President pointed out
that it had been the policy of America
to forbid th* sale of Intoxicant* to the
Indian 4rtbe*. and that England, who hid
the greatest experience among all the
colonising Powers of the world, had been
forced to adopt a prohibition policy In tier
colonies In A frlc* and elsewhere The
convention, iherefore, aeks that the Pres
ident. either through <h War Department
or th* Philippine Commission shall ex
tend th prohibition law of the Indian
Territory so as to take In the Philippine
A petition to the Senate urge* the rat
ification of the pending treaty for the
protection of Central Africa against In
A petition also was drawn up to Great
Britain. France. Spain, Holland. Belgium.
Sweden, Norway. Denmark. Hungary,
Greece Russia, Turkey. Persia and Japan
asking for an International treaty tin*.
w4U forbid the sale of intoxicant*, opium
and firearm* In all Island* and other re
gion* Inhabited chiefly by aborhgmat
Mr* Emily B Martin of Nea- York
made a report on efforts to secure puri
ty In literature and art. Miss XVatt*.
president of the Women's Christian Tem
perance Union of Braxll. spoke on the
work of that country. Bishop Hartsell
of Africa, spoke In support of congres
sional petition* that Intoxicant* be kept
out of Africa. He said President Mc-
Kinley had Informed him he would gladly
see some treaty consummated between
all nations to control the use of livtoxt
To-night was "Y" night end Mrs Clara
parish of Illinois, national secretary, pre
THE HOOT WILL .AMENDED.
Two Section* Added to the Rtlt to
foser Special lose*.
Washington. Dec. 4—The bill reported
by the House Military committee to-day
I* the Root hill /mended. Most of these
changes have been reported Two sec
tions were added to the bill to-day. the
first of which Is meant to oover the case
of Gen Bhafter and the last of Gen.
ntsbugh Lee and James H. Wilson.
These sections are:
Forty-one. That the President I# here
by authorized to select from the retired
list of the army an officer not above Ihe
rank of brigadier general, who may have
distinguished himself during the war with
Spain In command of a separate army,
and to appoint by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate the officer *
selected to he major general United Stele*
army, with the pay and allowance* estab
lished by law for officers of that grad*
on the retired list.
Forty-two Thut the President I# *u
thorned to *<->"*. from the brigadier gen
erals of volunteer*, two volunteer Officers
without regard to age, and appoint them
for the purpose of piecing them upon
tb" retired list
Other amendment* are:
Tb® inny>**-+ of th* of •rMll*rjr
shall he In proportion to the Increase of
the number of men
The adjutant general shell have the
rank of a major general during the active
servlc* of the present Incumbent, and
thereafter the rank of brigadier general
The ago '.lmll for appointment to etsff
position* 1* stricken out
The surgeon general 1* authorized In
emergencies to appoint os many contract
surgeon# as may he necessary.
pot NDIN4I TO PIRtTU.
Schooner Oliver Schofield l.hore nn
♦He Jeraey Coast.
New York. Dee. 4.—Oliver ftrhofleld. a
three-masted s-hooner, bound from Nor
folk lo New York. Is pounding to piece*
on the coaat near Lavalette City. N. J
She went ashore about * o'clock thl* *f
ternon and her erew. consisting of cap
tain and six men. were rescued by mem
bers Llf'-Savlng gtatlon No I*. a*
slsi.d by two other stgtlot • whoempo>#d
the breeches buoy In effecting the rescue.
COMMIMIONEH Merit'* REPORT.
Total Etpendiftare* at the Perl* Ks*
Washington. Dec. 1-Commlsaldner
Perk's report of the expenditure# of the
Pari* Exposition Commission for th# year
ending Nov. U, IF. was sent to th* Sen
The total amount expended was D3 I*s.
The principal Items were: Expert*' sala
ries f I(7,KM; buildings. 11f1.427; Jury. *.-
T 7; Rerks salaries JS3.US, general em
ploye*’ salaries. MS,*®; guard*, **4. *sl.
traveling Mpenaee. M2.SM
SWINK FOUND NOT GUILTY.
C onfllrtlitff Tvatliiion) In the < Mae mm
lo the Miir<li a rrd W muan’a
Columbia. 8 C., I*c. 4.—At 10 o'clock
to-i.nut after b*lng out five hour*, the
Jury lu the cute of Jotas W Swink of
B;*trtanburg. charged with the murder of
Mr*. WilhelfniiMt F(rwn by whipping,
returned a verdict of not guilty.
There bad been a gr<uA d*.l of very
rontradtotory teetLinony in the case, an*l
tho good ctUseful of Woodruff. rt**trtan
burg county, tin* ptored In a peculiar po
sition Home teatihed thsw Mr* IVgraon
was a woman of good chamcter, wmi
rial ted nt their hovnee, while the defense
put several men on the t;in<! who teati
’ M from lenoimi exiwrien* e to the Im
morahty of the dec* hp*l The effort we*
made to prove tlntt Mr* Pearson'* hux-
Sanl ooad ton ally beat her, wild on* wlt
nem testified Mrs. hod. tn her
mom at night, exhibited to him bruise?*
* ji\ her person Inflicted by her husband
It wa* also blDUglrt out In the •\ldencr
that the Fearsona had offered to compro
mise with Bwink for ten thousand dol
Swlnk, it was proved, had killed a man
peveral years ago The defendant ad
mitted he had struck Mrs Pearson as
hard as he could Init he called the whin
a 'Tiding switch." while other witnesaes
testified to Its being the heavy part ot
a boggy nrhlp.
1* ftKhhlOft AT W
Presbyterian f'ommlttre on the Be
vlalon of the i owfeaalon of Faftlh.
Washington. Dec 4 - The ibmmittee of
clergymen and laymen appointed by the
last Oeneral Assembly of the Presby
terian Church to make a recommendation
to the next Oeneral Assembly which
meeta In May, on the question whether
there shall be a revision of the Contortion
of Faith, assembled here to-night and
will continue In session to-morrow until
their work Is competed The oommtt**e
consists of Charles A Dickey. Herrick
Johnaun. Hamuel J. Nl~olls. Daniel W
Flahtr. William MKlbbin. George It
Htewart. gamuci P. Hprecber. Henry Van
l*\ke. Benjamin Hutrlaon. John A Har
lan. Daniel H. Noyes. E W C. Humph
rey. William R rrubbs, John E. iwrsana.
Elisha A. Fraser.
Rev. Dr. S. W. Dana of Philadelphia,
the only absent member of ih oocntnlt
tee. Is In Europe. Dr. Wlllkun Henry
Roberta of Philadelphia* the stated clerk
of the General Assembly. Is acting as the
secretary of the committee.
Dr. Roberts laid before the commit
tee a tabulation, showing the vote of the
presbyteries on the question* submit tod
by the Genera! A*erahly's Committee on
Revision. It made the fallowing show
l*or revision of the confession. U pres
byteries; for sn explanatory statement.
10; for a supplemental statement
of doctrine. 47, for a revision
and a supplemental statement of flgdrine.
14; for a substitute creed, lf; forty-five
p r *ebyterlee voted to rttsmis* the whole
subject, while forty-three bo* lies tn th*s
and foreign lands made no response. Som*
other vote# were cast for indtvidu u m<*!-
Ifi rat lone The totai number of U>dlea ro
potting aggregated 232.
No definite a<*t!on was taken by the
committee to-night. Three hours were
spent m dlscusidon of the results shown
by the responses re4*eived by the
tee, and In an exchange of views ns to
the recommendation* to be made to th**
General Assembly. Thia may be deter
miner! on to-morrow, to which time the
MBRGT. Minim Uiatl'l'EAHß.
Domestic Infelicity Wald to Re the
feuee of Hl* Deportare.
Augusta. Dec. 4.—Tlie (tern of Interest
in Auguata to-day tvoa tha disappearance
of Sergt Bob fthedtl of the police force
In the morning mall there came to Ch.ef
Iloc-1 a letter hearing the resignation of
the sergeant, and a note of thunks to the
commissioned office™ of th* force, and
the member* of the Police cotimiHsloti
for th* many kindness** they had shown
him during hi* long serv.ee on the force.
The sergeant said in the note that he
would 4rt no one In Augusta know of hi*
whereabout*, and no one seems to know
further tnan that he had a i-a-s on tne
Georgia road to Atlanta, ond U |s thought
that he left Augusta for Atlanta on Ihe
Monday midnight tram. Immestie Infe
licity ls Ihe cause of he- departure.
DI4KIIMFYIXG THEIR PROPS.
Commissioner Nlevews Say* Titer*
4V ill Hr No 1 nrel*e In lottos Arre
Atlanta, Dee. 4.—Commissioner of Agri
culture S'evsna, who returned to-day
day from a trip over the state, svtfl the
cotton acreage next year would not he
any larger *han that planted lids year.
"Diversified crop* are beginning to tell."
said Mr. Bt*vcn*.
"I find ihe farmer* are planting large
quantities of wheal mon than ever be
fore. This I regard a* a good sign
"The cotton In Georgia ha* been near
ly all picked and now there arc but a
few hundred bales lefg in the flelda."
WILL OFFER A4ir.xnMF.4T.
Senator 4 evt 4Vauta a fTtanae to
Proposed *lilp Nuhsidy Hill.
Washington, Dee. I —Senator Vest gave
notice to-day of an amendment he will
offer to Ihe ship subsidy Mil. The amend
ment provides for the repeal of auch ex
isting laws "as cither prohibit or restrict
c.t'zene of the United Btate* from pur
chasing ship* hull! In other countries lo
he used In the foreign trade of the Unttrd
H’ates or wh.rh Impose taxes, burden*
or restriction* on such ships when own.
ad by American cltiaens. which see no;
Imposed upon ships built in the United
PATF.XTN AND TRADEMARK.*.
The Posuslller Recommend* a f om
plete f li*n*c In Ealsllna lo>w*.
Washington. Dee. 4.—Th* comrourskm
appointed by th# I’reaident lo revise the
statutes rMeting to patents, trademarks,
etc.l to-dav suiunlttol a report whoae
ronciutrions are embodied In three pro
posed .dlls Their provision* do not af
ford the* *• T-ral provision* of the patent
law. hut In the matter of trademark* th*
commission recommends a eomp.cta rr
glaloii of Um praaent law,
PORTO RICAN LAWMAKERS.
not *§•* or DKiwiA rr* m
omu oHunvißn lONbkT.
!•<. %||rn*a '!(•*• Well Miuebfil
PltiMMeea In Istbfsrtsrr < ondl-
Iltin-Hprumiuni4 Kqiklnkl* Bya
tem of Taxation. dfM-gasl>tlsN
of Hie Jadlelarv nnd simpler
Forme of Mnnlelpni Governments.
Ao SuHaldy lo French Halloa*
( milliony .
8a n Juan. Porto Rico. Dei 4 —The
Porto N! an House of IV legal m, whl<*h
was organised vestrrday
Henor Manuel H li*ssey being electetl
speaker, mat to-day In Joint session with
Ihc executive council, the two
adtHdlng .4 rrolu!l<Mt to catile grrettugs
to Prsdiknt Molßnley.
Gov Allen's meatwage was well recelv
ed. After congratvdatiig the people of
Porto Rleo on the meeting of their ftrt
legislative asaembly. the governor pt>lnts
out that tb* Ana vices of the Island are in
a satisfactory coewHtlon. showing a bal
ance of 11.an.4M The receipts from May
to October. Inclusive, wme $1,041 Wt. The
sum of 1-XKtOj*, the t>aiance due from the
oustuni*. will be use*! to refund the chief
revenue customs, which eeage in \9QJL
The Go\rfioi rexommend* ao equit
able system of taxation. Including ex
cise. inherWiwice tax and a direr* tax upon
real eatste. i.ggether with .i general valu
ation of all propi rty Aid the abolition of
munlt l|>al iaxse Hr Ann.aww*eo th.it
are ivw *0 mhoids in the island and
reconun< ’ and Inoroaaod approiuiatlons for
The rrorgtudxallon of the Judiciary and
the Jury Hytt**m !• aim* minmtirridti. and
an argument la made In favor of simpler
forma of munlci|ol government, she sug
gestion Miik that municipalities be di
vided Into ht*o classes, according to the
Ps|>iilMth>n of th towrna.
Gov. Allen asks for a repeal of the order
glvlngr alcaldes Jiwkelai power and rmom
iiHi.de the estaollshment t*f bi*arde of
superv!a>ra, stnoliar to those Ui Masst-
hueetta lie ptais<a tho insular i*oUcp
but thinks the force should te Increased
for al lowne having iiopuhiHon* under
More roAds are re*-ommended.
Tne message ivlses that the I'nlted
I States* Vmgreaa be petitioned to deepen,
widen and clear Fan Juan harbor If rer
• wnmtsiks aiditi<aal priaons. asvlums for
he blind and cripfdad a well aa poor
house# nnd other similar Institution*
The House of Dob*gate* submitted to
the Governor petit lot* for the par* ton of
all persous imprisoned on poilttcal charges
since the commencement of the American
The Executive C*ounrtl has tectded not
to gr4nt a wubskly to the French Railway
XK4V* FROM FIAIMIDA'R CAIMTAL.
Jacksonv ille'* hew t orporollon.
Arraoaemeot* Rdng Made for
Tallah*a**e. Fla Dec 4 Jacksonville
has anew corporation, the Mutual Na
val Stores Company, with a capital of
Sl.Vi.ono It will deal In all kind* of naval
store*, cotton and Its product* general
merchandise ar.d land*, and will ope net <-
steam ami sail vessel, and railroads
H T. Radford has been transferred
from th* Jasper Blues to th# Culumtrta
Light Infantry at Uk <Xty.
Th# official canvass of the vote of Flor
ida. which wns commenced last Haturday.
ha* hewv IndoflnKelv postpuned on
count of omteaton In oouaiy return*, which
have been sent hack for carreetlon
A glove lontcot Is announced for Frl<kv
night at the Opera Houe* between J M
Dutton, dghiweight champion of the
South, and Harry Linton of Tallahassee
In th* Circuit Court th* •mlth was con
victed car two count* of breaking ami en
tering i<> commit larceny On <** con
viction hr wee senteoced to state prlxin
for ten years, and on the other arntenco,
Ella Gibson waa convicted of a**auli
wltii Intent to murder, and lloc-cus Ury
-anl was art|Uitte<l on a similar chnrge
The grand Jury reported four Indictments.
A# a .pectai meeting of the City Conn
ell. he|,| on Morctav nigh'. Ihe following
councllrncn wer# ap|ioltile<l a commit toe
on Inauguration W. F Armstrong,
chairman: J A. Edmonson. T 11. Itan
dolph, Julius Rail anti A C Splller The
object and purpoae of the committee i* to
arrange for the grandeet Inauguration
ever held In Ihe stale.
Th* Council also. Instructed Judge Geo.
P. Hanev to represent the city In th"
elec.rtc light case, which will be called
up In th# United Stole* Supreme Court
next week at Washington
Europe Ho* 1,-Mat Her Fa re.
Ixindcn. Dec 5.-~Th Shanghai corre
spondent of the Morning Post who be
li* ves that the powers will withdraw
their forces from Pekin In order to en
able the court to return, savs.
"The policy of scuttle once begun, every
Power would endeavor to be tha Aral lo
conciliate Ihe Chinese Europe lies al
ready lost her face su utterly that no
further yielding could make her degra
dafton worse "
Resolution for Spcelsl Order.
Washington. Dec. t -Represent*live
Hull, chairman of Ihe Committee on Mil
itary Affair*, has Introduced a resolution
for a special order for the consideration
of th- a rmy reorganization hill to-moi row
Immediately after the reading of th* Jour
nal and providing for a vote ofter three
hours' debate on each aid* .
44 lien She Found f ogee 44 as Slowly
Even a very temperate mode of living In
regard to food beverages will nut avail
If the use of coffee la eanll/iued
A Virginia lady. Mrs R F Miller, of
Bedford City, say* that -he war very t*m
petate In every way. "I did not suspect
that ooffc* was the poison fnal was un
dermining my whole n rvous system, caus
ing a condition of vertigo and headaches,
until th-- attacks became > frequent ami
violent that I was compelled to give up
all kinds of work and forced lo lie down
most of the lime.
•'My attention was drawn lo Poslum
Food Coffee by th- experience of some
other* In regard to i-imnwti coffee, and
Ihe thought -occurred to me that perhaps
coffee was Ihe cause of my trouhi* so I
began lo us* Postum. being careful to
have It made ac. ordlng to the directions
on th* [>a kng
"l did not liave to cultivate a taste for
It. for I found on Ihe start that It was
a most delicious beversge.
"I„,y after -lay I continued to Improv*.
hut did not dream that b would be such
a help, ami never since ihe day 1 left off
coffee and commenoed the use of Posturn
Food Coffee lei-o-it nine months agoi have
I had any return of the trouble 1 have
used no medlcftie or *onl* of any kind
during Ihla lime, and my present condi
tion of megnlllccnt health Is due entire
ly to Ihe ns* of I*ostum Food Coffee.
"I have heard several perron* say they
did not Ilk* Poslum. hut In each can- I
discovered upon Inquiry that It was be
cause they tried to make It like common
coffer-, that ls. boll I! four or five min
utes. This wit! not do for one cannot
get the delicious flavor snd Ihe f—l va!U>
In so short holilng. The directions are
plain enough, and It only requires a little
psiltnrt lo bring out the beautiful flavor.
"The do-ica-s And Poslum one of their
moat valuable aids Is thslr trsatsr-val of
wanna Uke mine."
FOYE & ECKSTEIN.
fil'K FIRBT GIIKAT BALE OF MOtJI>AY UOODB 18 NOW IN FULL BWINQ.
AND WK ARE ADDING DAILY MOKR NOVKLTIEH. Thn I'liWlc I* dsllghtad
Mh our EXHIBITION, and OUR BALKB HAVE EXCEEDED ail •**•.■i.tMat,
Nothing make* a mare acceptable FVHCBCKT thin a FINE HHKBR I.INBN
M AXDKKH<*!IIKF. They are here free n fr*m the loom s-- here la the plain
Hemmed from the narrow hem * the oru -luch or wider - here are thMMNb
with RACE KIXJKB ami INSERTIONB wnd here nre those Fine Embroidered
tram tl*<* very modeti to the very rtuest We hove no* forgotten the Men
either .1 beautiful lot of JAPANHHK 811. K H ANDK KI4CIIIEFS has |ut keen
recti vea *ll else**—ell styles He met Itches PLAIN OK WITH INITIAL*.
Some Fine Presents.
An exquisite assortment of FANCY nBlXn/)IP CASE* haa been added to
our latge etoik TOILET COMBINATION CABES tn NVEL DEdlGNfl. with
egerr requisite fur a I*ady's Dtxiilig Tqble, MANICVRE HI’.TH, WORK BOXES,
If ANDK ICROHIEF and (IIjOVE HOXK*. Inkstan-ie. Photo Frames amt Albums
Here again w* have remembered THE MEN for. whom we hove provided
Necktie ( arcs. Hhavlr.g Mete. Cvdlar and Cuff Boxes. Tourist Cases In lseathar.
Any LADY or OKNTLEMAN will h <lHghts<l lo own ono of mif FINK
SILK UMMRKI.LAB. SIMK-lally *ols<tsi with NATURAL or FANCY HANDLES.
Itrrr tm many artMss for COMFORT oral LUXURY. u*h as '"LEAN
Whits California HLANKFTB HUk 'iovsr*'l KIPFKDOWN COMS'UItTAHI*B.
TRAVELING nti.l CARRIAGE RUGS. TABLE COVERS of srory six- A matortal.
LACK CURTAINS frotn tho modast to Ihs vory bast. Porisro# sad Draporto*.
For Your Best Lady.
You could hardly rto ANY BUTTER than solart one of our RICH
BLACK SILKS of fourw w# h*''a evarv ntska Uist Is in STY'LB.
Hrrr sr.- also COLORED BEAU DE ROIK. SILK wM W4JGI. BBS4UALINKS.
TAFEKTAB in Urn mast Gtorlou, CoLun.* LIBERTY rjIIEKGNU and. last,
hut not least A LI. THE I.ATEBT Tit ISIMINGS to oat off a ulna Divas.
SPECIAL ATTENTION If . al!d 4i> a 104 IS O) BILK WAIST PATTERNS now So
Bring the Children
Aral Ist them look o\sr our NEW TOY STORE IN TUB BASEMENT
To drs.-rlho svrry artlrl* to ME SEEN THERE would rrqulrr s VklOlM
ISSUE OF THE MORNING NEWS sows n 111 )• ,-ontsnc la ssy that TBBKK'S
A SPLENDOR Of STVLK a VOLUME of VARIETY, a MYRIAD of NOVELTIES.
ANY 05’ THEM 1 drllxht to Ihr DEAR ('IIIIJJREN aort na<|rrm| that wa
have no room for SHODDIES, THE BRICES srs WONDERFULLY Reasonable.
Our Show Windows
Aro OKI.Y a SMALL !!ftEX to th# FINE (KViDB we haw# provided for
This "OCR FI RUT GRAND HOLIDAY SALK" Of ...urs# you and everybody
ir# WELCOME To 4NIME INSIDE AND I/YOK AROI Nf*. and you won't b#
M.id# nil. omfoctabl# by twins ASKED TO Ft ROH ARE Th# store of ttseif
is ONE is* THE SIGHTS OK SAVANNAH- Brikht and shMirful a* It Is—4h*
Present season, with Its ATTRACTIVE MERCHANDISE idllns to Its >[,,atda
The New Store, Broughton and Barnard Streets,
FOYE & ECKSTEIN.
MHK THE liExaAf.E-
The Figaro Joyfully 44elromea the
Pari*. Dec. S.-"lTe#lrtent McKlnlev'a
allusion* In hi* message to the good re
lation* between France and the United
Staae* during Ihe eaposltton." any* tho
Figaro, "I* especially welcome. For
seme years a formidable effort has been
mad* by the’ Anglo-Saxon press to divert
American symtmihy for th# advantage of
England. II ls not our province lo Inquire
whether a Franco-American und*r*ntid~
tng In some |art -if Ihe glob* would he
wise ml truthful, but w>- know that tlu
h-jaUUty of Ihe United States It- redoubt
able an-l therefore w- Joyfully welcoftw
the friendly lone of the messago."
REXTI f KIAX KILLUft.
Utlllnm Poor Main hy Hl* Hrother
lo-1.0.v, Fred fiollek.
Ka I month. Ky.. Dm-. 4.—William Po-rr.
a prominent contractor, and brother of
II J. Poor, cx-m-rnher of the Kentucky
Legislature, waa rhot ami Instantly k 111-
-d hy his brother In-law, KrM Guilck. to
night The tragedy took plac# at the
slaughter house of Renaker A Adam* and
was tha culmination of a dlasatlsflcd feel
ing on the part of Guilck. who waa on
yesterday deposed 'as buyer ami weigher
for Ihe Arm
Gull k claims self-defense and was
placed under arrest.
DEATHI4 ED AT COLt 4IHIS.
Steamer Three Steles Horned leol
Night. Causing fIS.HSI lam*
Columbus, the. Dec, 4.—The nleamer
Three ft ate* caught fire from a stove In
Ihe enlne house 10-nlghl at the wharf
her* and Is a comp el* lons. Hh* be
longed to th* Georgia and Alabama Nav
igation Company and was valued at about
Hs.(ho. There were no lives lost, lull two
men had very narrow exrspr*. leaving the
boat s the flames were colering their
T4VO DEATHS AT THUM I.eVII.LE.
The 4lothor of Judge J. S. Montgom
ery Pusses Ass-gy.
Thomaavtll*. O*.. Dec. 4.—The little
daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. P N llariwy
of IVaycros*. dl-*I In thl* city last nighl
after a ehort Illness at the home of her
aunt. Ml.a 11-wsle Ilia ksh—ir. Her par-
Hits w-re [-resent *t her death.
Mr# M I. NVllron died this efternw* l
at Ihe hewn* of her daughter, Mrs. Dixon.
IV this city, Mrs. Wilson w* Ihe mother
of Judge J B. Montgomery, ordinary of
STEAMER BROKEN DOWN.
Steamer Parisian Deported to Re In
Trouble Off Sumbra.
Halifax. N. 1, the 4 —Th* Alien Line
steamer Parisian, due to-day. Is reported
hy a pilot boat to be broken down off
Ram bra. The pilot bout ha* Just com*
up the harbor with the Intelligence. A
Rare* gale Is blowing along the entire
North Atlantic roast
Declared s llrow,
Louisville Ky.. Dec. 4.—Ed Adamson of
Louisville ao-l Osorg* Haiklste of Rt
lomiD wrestle-1 at Music Hall t--mg.it
for two hours an-l eleven minutes without
a tail, when the reiersa declared the
pout a drat*
pI4NT nurrm's ei.ephant.
It Has Alan a Camel, Though It la
Xol In Show lliialnroa.
From tho Charleston Post.
The l*lant System agency at Charles
ton ha* an elephant on Its hand*. The
snlni.it weighs four tons, eats a bale of
hay per day ami drinks id-out four big
tuba of walar at a drinking.
The agency also haa a large camel In
|tg poasrsalon. The ship of the desert
Is a handsome beast and Ilk* tha ele
phant Is expensive for the railroad, and
••*l* .ally a car* lo Ihe water carrier,
wlhi Is kept busy supplying It with drink
Three weeks ago the Plant System had
t.o idea of going Into Uw show bui
ress. It was not th* intention of Hm
i allroad < impuny to poosc-a a menagerie.
The officials of the company have not
hid enough experience In training and
keeping elephant* and ramc!* They had
lather run railroad Siam* ami they hop*
to gel rkl of both the cbqihani and tha
camel In a t-w day*. The truth la tha
road would deem 41 a great favor If they
could transfer the Car eoiitalnrlUK the ani
mals to some other r-wul, say either th*
Atlantic Coaat Line or Iho Uouthcm, hut
these road* ray they are not -oilerting
specimens of animals for soofoglral gar
dens or rtrrua**, aopeulu f- when Ussy
are boged wp In cars toa large to h*
The elephant ami camel are In the asm*
car which was built especially hy Mr.
K. II Host Irk. Ihe owner of the animals,
bw traiispoillng them thrnstgh the coun
try Th • rnr Is a large one. much larger
than Ihe r. gular one* used by railroads,
and la too large to go through the tunnala
Just this side of lialtbnors, and for thia
rtu-a tl.e AI lan tic Coast Line ami tha
Houth-in hay* both refused to handle the
ear. Th* Plant ffysten, Is now trying to
secure a rmallcv ear. and Just as soon u*
this car Is received the elephant and the
camel will be transferred amt together
will cear.tliiu* Ihslr Journey to Hoitbnor*.
Tli* elcrhant ha* lieen cooped up In tha
boxcar for srveral week* and Is gening
tires! of Its clo#r quarter*. Th* beast la
he-r-ndiiK rsetless and want# to get out
and take acme exercise eve rl | .lays ago
li U came III* t skips red ami ■ ame very
near ikdnv bodily harm to one of tho rH
-reu-J etoptoyea. A truck hand went into
th*- car with a tub of water ami the beast
refused to drink, wheeeuprn (lie railroad
man tried to coax h,m Belxlng th# #l
phnnt’g trunk he pleeed It In the tub of
water. Burn familiarity as this waa not
appir"iot*'l iifid Ihe elephant lifted hla
proboscis ami struck the man a Low.
which knot k*-1 him out of tha car door to
the gruui -I
Both th* # 'ephant end the ,’amet are tho
proi-riy of Mr. K. H. Roellck, a show
man who ha* been traveling through th#
South at lending street carnival*. Tha
Plant System coot reeled with Mr Bosftrk
p> haul ihe elephant car from Albany,
Ga.. to Baltimore, but when tha car reach
ed Charleston the At.iuitlc coast Lin* r*-
fjrrd lo receive It for the reason that It
was too bug* to go through the tunnel
lust this side of Baltimore. The Southern
road was lrl*d. but it also refused o
handle th* cor The car Is accompanied
by a keefier for the animal*, and I* no
a siding in the freight yard of the Plant
—He thought he would be shrewd.
And sal for money;
IVell. now ho Is Imihrewed—
Is that not funny?
(MI HD SIIISD DRESSING
IS KEPT BY ALL
First-Cl ass Grocers.