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i i i nTTUT t- i -r mTurnTir mTTTifi n jl uTrtTniTrKTi nnrrA tit? Tt oa inn STATE OF MARYLAND. Openinc of trie Hagerstown Agri-cultural Fair Today. EXHIBITS AND ATTK ACTIONS. Governor Lowndes and His Family Goinsr to Kentucky. The Wedding of KIchard Lowndes at Danville For Many Years a Carfew R11 "Was Rang in Easton-ITot Politics in Talbot County-Frederick Republicans Trying to Get Together. fSpecial Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Ragerstowx, Md.. Oct. m Everything: is in readiness for tbe opening tomorrow morning' of tbe great tri-State Hagerstown fair. The finishing: touches were put on this evening. All day long tbe exhibits kept pouring in. Hundreds of heads cf cattle arrived and were stabled. Most or the foreign herds were ai ready Id, but the home breeders brought their stock today. Their exhibit will be the test ever made at the fair. The association offered special Inducements to local breeders, and the result has been the exhibition of a class of high-bred stock not expected from our growers. There are fully 1.500 bead of cattle, eheep, horses and hogs on the grounds. Today workmen were employed In building more bog- stalls. There is not an empty stall on the ground. Secretary P. A. Witmersaid he could have entered 1.000 bead more of stock bad he the stall room to Rive. The association has arranged an attractive programme for each day. The electric street railroad is now in operation and will add greatly to the comfort of reaching the fair. All day Sunday crowds were pouricg Into toe fair grounds to witness the preparations already made. No charge was made for admission. Today there were also many sightseers. The scene presented was most animated. Exhibits were pouring iu, machinery being put iuto place, cattle stalled and what not. Fakirs and side showmen were spreading their tents and erecting toeir stands and ull was bustle end animation. The fair grounds possess treat natural beauty. They occupy over thirty acres at the northeastern suburbs of Hagerstown. There is a thick sod of grass and well-made reads and footpaths. The race track is a good one, and every foot of it la within plain view of the grand stand. This stand is a large structure crowniug a gentlo bill which overlooks the fertile fields of Washington county, stretching away to South mountain, six miles distant. The view is tnagniheenL The grounds are well improved and supplied wiih mountain water distributed by hydrants wherever needed. The Western Maryland Koad can land its passengers at the gate of the groun !s. Tbe tracks connect with all the other roads, and the facilities for reaching the grounds with exhibits as well as passengers are ample. Fair time Is a great holiday in Hagerstown. The hotels. wh:ch are numerous and excellent, are crowded, boarding-houses filied and at almost every borne guests and friends are entertained. The stores are all open and do a great business, but laborers, mechanics, school children arid farmers all take a day off to visit the fair. To tbe Hairerstown fair may be traced much of the advancement which has taken place In agriculture in Washington county In recent years. There has been a marked Improvement in the character of the live stock and poultry on the farms of this county, dating from the time this fatr has prospered. Not only this, but tbe fair has attracted many people to the town and county who, com) ng here to see the fair, became, permanent citizens. Tbe following are some of the exhibitors of live stock: Horses S. A. Byers, Stephenson. W. Va.; Milton Crawford, Fayetteviile. Pa.; W. C. Clarkson, nagerstown; B. M. Ball. Funks-towi-; W. S. Nisewander. Welsh Run; C. E. Ker'bner, We'sb Run; L. B. .Angle, Welsh Knn; Long & Ivauffinan, Hairerstown; A. C. Leeg, Bunker Hill. W. Va.; J. C. Olenden-ning. Bunker Hill; John Morrison, Gerards-towu. W. Va.; D. W. Cock, Shepberdstown; H. S. ler, Hairerstown: Dr. Y. Miowberger. Waynesboro; Dr. J. M. Gaines, Hagerstown; Wm. E. StoufTe r, Hagerstown; D. F. Nigh, Hagerstown; Cost Brothers. Hagerstown; John Wiles, Hagerstown; Milton Kohler, Hagerstown; K. 6. Crawford, Hagerstown; Allen D. Eafelt. Bakers ville; Dr. C. P. Smith Sc Brother, Hagerstown; A. P. Conner. Hrtger-town; E. W. Cusbwa, Hagerstown; It. C. Graves. Hancock; Samuel Johnson. Hagerstown; Mrs. C. D. Knepper, Clear Spring; J. D. Harp. BenevHa; Mrs. Joseph M. Futterer. Hagerstown; George H. Hager. Hagerstown; Miss Bessie Christie. Hagerstown; A. M. Christie. Hagerstown; L. A. Landis, Wiiiiamsport; David Talhelm, Green-c;istie; Frank K ank. Hancock; F. ft. Welier, Funkstown; M. Conklyn. Charlestown; U. C. Moore, Hagerstown; Martin Adams, Funks-town; A. L. Stockslager. Leitersburg; L. D. Getzendanner, Chariestown; Vernie Funk. Hagerstown; A. P. Hiteshew, Smlthsburg; Dr. Frack Newcomer. Funkstown; John S. Brewer. Weisti Bun; J. C. Bowers, H.tgers-towo; J. St. Brumbaugh, State Line; w. C. McKeo. Hagerstown; Frank Ta.helra. Waynesboro; J. P. Biessiug, Brownsville; J. H. Bonebrake. Wavrjesboru'; J. H. Shields, Edenville, Va.; J. H. Given, Martlnst.urg: A. M. Bicker. Foitz, W. Va.; J. W. Glass, West Beaver Creek: J. C. Eytine, Chewsvllle; Cbas. Mght. Leitersburg; Harry Wallick, Hagerstown. Cattle Wm. Watson, Wm. Strock, L. R. Schnebley. Hubert W atson, H. C. Bell, G. W. Mi. liken. D. E. Kefauver, James Blair, L. Mitcheil, E. Campbell & Son. J. D. Harp, J. O. Magie & Sou, W. M. Bonninger, J. W. Morris. C. E. Coi burn. J. L. Colburn. W. G. Tucker. B. F. Nutting. W. A. Murdock. J. W. Glass, Samuel Johnston. Sheep C. W. Lewis & Son, E. Campbell & Son, A. F. White, J. L Gordon. Daniel Dav-liotl. iVm. Strock, Charles Nigh. D. K. Hager.W. A. Murdock. Hogs H. B. Witter, George F. F-hea. J. E. Bowers, Samuel H. bowers W. A. Murdock. J. D. Harp.W. G. Tucker. E. Campbell &Son. J. Eversou & Son, Daniel Daytioff, C. W. Lewis & r on. Was. Lindsiy & Son, Wm. strock, M. Yohn. A. L. Hutchin-, H. S. Wise, C. W. Lewis & Son, E. M. White. Samuel M. Low-man. WASHINGTON COUNTY. Death, from Picking a Pimple Tankers' Foot-Washing. ISrccial Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l IIagehstown. Md.. Oct. 19. Miss Jennie F. Doub. daughter of Mr. Daniel R. Doub, of near Hagerstown. died at har home on Saturday night of blood-poisoning, caused by picking a pimple on ber face a week ago. She was twenty-five years old and was making preparations for her wedding day. Mrs. Susan Oswald, widow of David Oswald, died at her home, near Cavetown, yesterday, of heart disease, aged seventy-eight years. She was the mother of Mr. George B. Oswald, clerk of the Circuit Court for Washington County. The republicans have floated a banner across Washington street in Hairerstown. The McKinley colored club in Hagerstown also has one. Kev.Zed H.Copp, pastor of the First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, was taken suddenly Hi yesterday morning in the pulpit. After the sermon he sat down, placed his head between hts bands and afterward fell over unconscious. The semi-annual lovefeast was held by the German B iptist Brethren (Tunkers) yesterday at the old Manor Church, near Breath-edsville. Nearly a thousand persons attended the various services, the first part of tbe services being1 devoted to the rite of f eet-wasbihg. Mr. James Lewis, of Baltimore, died at the home of Mr. Benjamin Fiery, Hagerstown, today of diabetes, aged about twenty-one years, ne was employed by the Travelers' Insurance Company. Capt. John McDonald, candidate for Congress, arrived here this evening. He will spend the week in Washington county and will attend the fair. Harry S. Cummings and Dr. George Wellington Bryant, of Baltimore, addressed tbe colored McKinley club tonight in Samaritan Hail. The meeting was large aud enthusiastic. IIAUEI1S 1 0 W N F I II E 31 E N. They Have a Parade to Celebrate the Arrival of a New Truck. LSpeciil Dispatch to the Baltimore sun.l Hagerstow.v. Md., Oct, lO.There was a parade aud celebration by the six fire companies cf Hagerstown tonight In honor of the housing of the Pioneer Hook-and-Ladder Company's new truck, which has Just arrived. Several hundred uniformed firemen were In line and the parade marched through the principal streets amid a display of colored lights burned by the Pioneer Company. The parade wus headed by Chief Marshal A. J. Zinkard, followed by carriages in which sat Mayor Keedy, the city couocilmen and officers and the presidents of the various fire companies. All tbe steam fire engines, hose, wagons, rtels, trucks, etc., gayly decorated, were In the parade. Murder Cases in Prince George's. rSpecial Di'patcn to tbe Baltimore Sun.l ippEK Marlboro'. Md.. Oct. 19. Wesley Wheeler, colored, indicted for the murder of Roscoe Wheeler, his brother, was arraigned in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County this morning and his trial set for Wednesday of this week. He was not able to employ a lawyer and the court assigned Mr. George C.Merrick to defend him. At Abe request of the State's attorney, Mr. 1 Joseph S. Wilson, of this town, was assigned to assist the prosecution. Mary West Glascoe, colored, charged with infanticide, was acquitted today after a jury trial. The offense, as charged in the indictment, was committed on tbe 8th of May last. In Woodville, in the lower part of this county. The verdict was rendered upon the evidence cf the State's witnesses, no testimony for the defense being necessary. A. P. (i OR 31 AN, JK. He Makes a Tree-Silver Speech, to the Laurel Democratlo Club. "Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Laurel. Md., Oct. 19. Mr. Arthur Pue Gorman, Jr., only son of Senator Gorman, made his first speech during the campaign before the Laurel Democratic Club tonight. Tbe headquarters of tbe club, Conway's Hall, was packed to hearbim. A. P. Gorman, Jr.. is a tall, handsome young man of twenty-four, who Is now practicing law in the office of John P. Poe. He strongly resembles his father. Mr. Gorman said In part: "We are in the midst of one of the greatest campaigns which ever engaged the American people. It is the greatest campaign, because it is the campaign of the people. It is the means by which the people are to assert their rights and declare their independence. The democratic party has always believed in seif-gov-ernment and has stood for the masses of the people. It stands today for the money of the constitution and we claim that we should have the use of both gold and silver as our redemption money. "To accomplish this end the democratio party, in convention assembled, declared for the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting tor tbe aid and consent of any o'her nation. To curry out its principles they nominated a man who. in this time of need, is brave enough to net as the people's champion. You all know him or have heard of him William Jennings Bryan. "Our opponents, in order to trump up some charge against him. have sai 1 he is too young. They say you have been given too young a candidate for President of the United States. They must realize that some of the greatest deeds have been accomplished by young men. Jefferson drew up the Declaration of Independence when he was a very young man; Pitt was tbe leader of Parliament In England when he was but a young man. Is B a crime for a man who is young to travel from the Atlantic to the Mississippi and to talk to more people than any other man has ever talked to before? Is this a crime for which be must be denounced? I thinknot. "Because the democratic party declared for the free and unlimited coinaa-e of silver this is not the only issue it stands for. "It was in the time of Washington's administration, when Hamilto.t was Secretary of the Treasury, that gold was made legal tender, but It was counted from the sliver unit. All of our money started from the sliver unit. If tliese men saw fit to give us the use of gold and silver we should not hesitate to use both now." Mr. Gorman then discussed the demoneti-zition of silver and said: "I claim that the republican party or no other party had the right to demonetize silver and thus deprive you of the use of a metal which you have a right to and are entitle! to by the constitution." He quoted an extract from Webster's speech delivered December 21. 1S36, on the right of Congress to demonetize either of the metals. "We should have bimetallism. All parties agree that It is right, because it will prevent the rich from cornering all the money In the world. A people of 70,000,000 should not wait foranyothercodntry to give its consent. Have we lost our manhood? Shall we not assert our rights? I do not think that will bo your venict In November. The cry of England that we must wait until we secure an International agreement is only a plea that you 6hall not have it. "The cry that tbe opening of the United States mints to silver will make this country a dumping-ground is absurd. Why, you can get all the sliver that Is produced today into a cube or 66 feet, and there is enough room in tbe Treasury Department for as much more. "Another cry is that we will only have a 53-cent dollar. If the dollar of the present day is only worth 53 cents who made it so? They are asserting it in one way aud denying tbe responsibility for it In another. "They say silver is too cheap. We knocked it down an J made it cheap, but you cannot have it because we did so,' Tbey sav you need silver, but cannot have it because it is too cheap. "As soon as our mints are opened there is no man in the commercial world ivho would sell 3li4 grains of silver for 53 cents or less than 100 cents. I claim that the other countries are only waiting for us to take the lead before following us ia restoring silver. "If we adopt o:ber than the 16 to 1 ratio we will have to chanse all of our contraots at a cost of minions of dollars. They state we are trying to break down one branch or our government. 1 think not. Thev are doing that themselves every day. We are termed anarchists because we criticise one of the branches of the government. Why should not the people of this government criticise a branch of it. Why has it become so lofty that it should not be criticised? We claim that it was unjust to the American people to declare the most Just of all taxes unconstitutional. If we are termed anarchists because we choose to criticise one branch of the government, I do not know what name to appl v to them for attempting to deprive you of your right and your franchise." Mr. Gorman, In concluding, said that it was necessary to have a sliver Congress to back the silver President, and advised the Bending of Mr. Moss to Congress instead of the man who voted to give the trusts and syndicates more power and who voted for the obnoxious force bill. ALLEGANY COCNTT. More Game Wardens Appointed To Drain Borden Mine. fSpecial Disoatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Cumberland, Md., Oct. 19. Governor Lownde3 made additional appointments of game wardens for Maryland as follows: Wm. It. Hay, Kent county; Rome B. Davy, O. S. Tull, Somerset county. A 6urvey of the property of the Consolidation Coal Company, near Ocean miues, is now in progress, with the view of draining off the water from the Borden mines. This will make available a large amount of coal near that town. "Old Folks Day" was observed yesterday at Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Churoh. Nearly forty aged members of the church were conveyed from their homes to the service In hacks and were met at the church door by Mr. H. T. Hanmer, president of the Ep-worth League, which got up the aff:ir. They were conducted toeasy chairs la front of the chancei by the ushers of the church. Rev. Dr. M. F. 3. Rice preached on "Old Disciple-ship." A bouquet of roses and carnations was presented to each of the old people. The reopening of the Methodist Episcopal church at Lonaconing will take place next Sunday. Trie business of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal this season has been tbe largest since the freshet of 18S9. The annual convention of the Allegany count.- branch of the Maryland Sunday-School Union will be held in Cumberland on Thursday. The new Maryland Hotel at Lonaconing has been opened. GOING TO THE WEDDING. Governor Lowndes Leaves Today for Kentucky to Attend His Sou's AVedding. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Cumberland. Md.. Oct. 19. Mr. Richard Tasker Lowndes, son of Governor Lowndes, and Miss Mary Elizabeth McDowell, daughter of Mrs. Hattie McDowell, will be married at noon on Thursday In the old Presbyterian church at Danville, Ky. Governor Lowndes and his family will leave tomorrow afternoon in a special car for DanviUe. Messrs. Richard Lowndes, the groom-elect, and Lloyd, Charles and Bladen Lowndes, tho Governor's sons, have already gone. Tonight a reception was given to Mr. Lowndes and Miss McDowell by one of Mr. Lowndes friends in Danville. Tomorrow night a bridal ball will take place. On Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas McDowell, aunt and uncle of the bri ie-elect, will tender Governor and Mrs. Lowndes a reception. Mr. Nicholas McDowoll will give the bride away. There will be twenty attendants, in-eluding Mr. Philip L. Bayard, so i of the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard. After the cer?-mony a breakfast will be given at tho home of the bride. The bridal gown is from Paris. The groom's gift to the bride will be a diamond coronet and to each of his ushers a pearl coronet cravat pin. CO A L DISCOVER E D. The Borden Compuny Find a Vein on Its Garrett County Property. (Special Dwoatch to the Baltimore Sun.1 Ccmbehlasd, Md.. Oct. 19. -The Borden Mining Company has discovered a new vein of coal, said to be from six to eluht teet thick, on tbelr lands la Garrett county just across the Allegany line. President Lovell and offlola s of the company were at the place today, and It is said, are arranging to begin soon to work the newly discovered vein. In order to reach the new field it will be necessary to build a branch of tbe Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad from Froatburg, a distance of three miles. TALBOT COUNTY. When the Curfew Rang in. Easton Politics Getting Warmer. (Special Disuatcn to tbe Baltimore Sun. Eastok, Md., Oct. 19. The proposed restoration of the curfew bell in some of the towns of Maryland and other States is a curious going back to more primitive police regulations. The curfew boll was rung regularly in Easton at 9 o'clook at night, however, instead of at sunset, from the foundation or the market place until 1865. when it was abolished by disuse and not by an ordinance. The bell was bn the market-house, then a long, plain, one-story brick structure. It was the duty of tbe town bailiff to ring It at 9 o'clock every niarbt, when all colored persons who lived out of town bad to leave, and those who lived in town had to go to their homes. White youths who were abroad at that hour had also to leave tbe streets. The chansred conditions brought about by the abolition of slavery did away with the 9 o'clock bell ringing, but it Is interesting to note that until thirty years ago curfew rang in Easton every night'. So far from there being any abatement in political interest, activity and discussion in Easton it is on the increase and takes the right of way over business, social functions and almost everything else. Both parties have their banners suspended aoross Washington street in the business heart of the town, the republican banner bearing the legend "For McKluley, Hobart, Barber and Protection," and the democratic "For Bryan, Sewall, Free Silver and Protection." Two democratic meet.ngs are held every week In Easton aud every evening In one or more sections of the county. The republicans are equally on the alert. Capt. H. Clay Naill returned to Easton today from a campaign speaking tour through Talbot and adjoining counties, and speaks well of the audiences and the attention be received. The Palmer- and Buckner democrats have also their fighting campaign clothes on and are husking their end of the fight. Their county mass-meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, October 27. Saturday evening J. Frank Turner addressed a democratic meeting at Matthews. Talbot county: Major W. E. Stewart at Preston. Talbot county, and Charles S. Carrington, the Workingmen's Free Silver Club, in Easton. J. Harry Covington, democrat, a member of the Easton bar, has just returned from a week's trip to Indianapolis and other Indiana points. He says we know nothing about polities In Maryland in comparison with tbe way it is boiling in Indiana. Dr. Howard A. Kelly, of the Johns Hopkins University, with some friends, has been making a bicycle tour through Talbot, Caroline and Kent counties. Wm. R. Martin, of the Easton bar, entertained the party at dinner yesterday at his Aurora street residence, Easton. FREDERICK COUNTY. Death of John Hi. Doll Republicans Trying to Get Together. Special Dispatca to the Baltimore Sun.l Frederick. Md., Oct. 19. John L. Doll, one of Frederick's oldest and best known citizens died this morning at the borne of his son. He was in the seventy-second year of his age. He was associated with his son in the management of the City Hotel in Frederick for many years. He leaves two sons and one daughter. They are Charles D. Doll, Clifford H. Doll and Miss Minnie Doll, of this city. The Ministerial Association of Frederick, at their monthly meeting today elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Rev. Lutber Kuhlman; vice-president. Rev. Osborne Tnarle; secretary. Rev. Samuel M. Hencb; treasurer. Rev. Edmund R. Eschbacb; toolc committee. Revs. G. C. II. Hasskahrl. E. R. Eschbicn and Osborne Ingle. Tbe association passed a eerles of resolutions regretting the departure of their former president. Rev. David J. Bealle, who has accepted a call to Philadelphia. Pa. At tbe meeting of the republican county central committee Saturday Hammond Urner. chairman, aoommitteeof well-known and influential republicans, headed by Hon. Milton G. Urner, appeared before the central committee and made an appeal for healing the factional differences that now exists In the party In Frederick county. After considerable argument and deliberation a committee was finally appointed to call upon tbe members of the Haffner-Wellington central committee and Invite them to co-operate with the regular committee. All efforts at harmonizing these two factions bave heretofore been unsuccessful. The total decrease of 563 votes from the registration of 1895 in Frederick county Is accounted for in a measure from the fact that in some of the districts a number of German Baptists and the Mennonites refused to register because they believed the law required them to swear, instead of affirm, as under the old law. TANSYILLE FARMERS. The Club Meets at Mr. Loweree's and Has Supper and Music fSpecia! Disoatch to the B il:imorn Sun.! Laurel, Md., Oct. 19. The Vansvllle Farmers' Club met Friday night at the home of the secretary, Mr. George E. Loweree, at Contee's, two miles from Laurel. The members present were: Messrs. Samuel Boall, A. J. Bennett, John Snowden, William Snow-den, F. M. Magruder, D. M. Nesbitt, Luther Brashears, C. H. Stanley, President W. S. Powell and Secretary George E. Loweree, and Dr. Hume. The guests of the club were Prof. S. B. Heiges. pomo'ogist of the Agricultural Department, Washington; Major James Albert Clark and Eiward M. Flan-nery, of Laurel, and Mr. Beall, of Beltsville. The inspection committee reported the farm of Mr. Loweree to be In excellent condition and noted many Improvements made since the last inspection. A delightful supper of several courses was served, most of the vegetables and meats being the product of the plac?. Messrs. A. J. Bennet, Luther Brashears, J. D. Cassard and F. M. Magruder were appointed a committee to represent the club at the Farmers' Institute to be held under the direction of William Amos, tho director of farmers' institutes in Maryland, at Upper Marlboro', in the near future. An interesting and instructive address on the planting, growih and pruning of apple trees was delivered by Prof. S. B. Heiges. chief of the department of pomology of the Agricultural Department at Washington. The professor advised securing trees from nurseries at the age of one year, instead of two or three years. He gave an illustration of pruning and grafting from a sample of the Paragon apple tree which he had brought with him. After the business meeting tbe club and guests were entertained by piano and vocal selections by Misses Matty e and ISellle Loweree. KENT COUNT. Judge Wickes Denounces Hog-Pens as a Nuisance in Chestertown. TSnecia! Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.1 Chestertown; Md., Oct. 19. Tbe fall term of tho Circuit Court for Kent County began this morning with Judge Joseph A. Wickes on the bench. Judge Stump arrived at noon. Dennis J. Nowland was made foreman of the grand Jury. Judge Wickes in his charge to the grand jury denounced the town ordinance granting permission to persons to keep hog-pens within the corporate limits of the town. The Judge deolared It to bean established legal and medical fact that bog-pens are a nuisance and a menace to health, and that It was not proper that any ono should grant the privileges which would render the home Intolerable and unpleasant. The taxpayers are almost a unit against hogpens within the town limits. As already stated In Thm Sun, the llev. T. C. Smoot bas started a test case against tbe town commissioners of Milllngton, and seeks damages from the town for having failed to abate the pigeon nuisance after having been appealed to. The trial docket of the November term Is long and a two weeks' session is assured. MONTGOMERY TOLITIUS. A Republican Meeting at Great Falls Claims and Estimates. ' . Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Rockville, Md., Oct. 19. a large meeting was held by the republicans on Saturday nlgbt in the ballroom of the Carroll Hotel at Great Falls. Montgomery county. The mettiug was well attended by tbe workmen on the canal and the farmers in that section. There were also many women In attendance. The speakers were Major O'Driscoll, who fully discussed the Issues of the campaign, and each point made by him was received with the greatest applause. Mr. Thomas C. Noyes also made a short address. The republican leaders express themselves .as being very much pleased with the outlook over the county. They claim that the county la the coming election will not give Blair Lee over 350 majority and feel confident that Mr. Lee will then be running at least 150 ahead of the president ial ticket. The democrats do not concede this. A Diphtheria Scare in Cambridge. fSneeuii Disoatch to tbe U-iltimoro ?un. Cambridge, Md.. Oct. 19. Some alarm exists ia Cambridge over the death here of two children from a mild form of diphtheria or violent croup. The doctors seem to be satisfied that the cases are dipbtheria.and as a precautionary measure tbe schools In town have been closed for three days and parents are careful to keep their children off the streets. There are two or three cases of the disease which are being carefully watched and its spread will be guarded against. THE STATE CAPITAL. Survey of Annapolis Ilarttor Cases for the Grand Jury. Speciat Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Annapolis, Md., Oct. 19. The tug Major W. Allen, Capt. Wm. H. Riehl, of Baltimore, arrived today to be used in making a survey of Annapolis harbor. Lieutenant Kurtz will have charge of the work, which has been ordered by the government. The naphtha launch Seminole arrived from New York on her way to Florida. The owner is John W. Slater, of Providence, Rhode Island. A. J. Canova is pilot. Anne Arundel supervisors of election appointed as judges, Ferdinand Griscom, Jesse Wilson and James King to fill vacancies. Fletcher Joyce, of the fourth district, asked to be excused. Tbe board of control and review will take up appeals iu following order: Eighth district, first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, (Annapolis.) The board anticipate a number of appeals from the Annapolis assessors. Of the eleven prisoners now in Annapolis Jail, whose cases will be investigated by the grand Jury now in session, one is charged with murder, two with larceny, two fox violation of the looal-option law, one with burglary and larceny, one for false swearing, three with assault with Intent to kill, one with embezzlement. The November term of court began today. Isaac S. Nutwell is foreman of the grand Jury. In court today George P. Davis, of Baltimore, was admitted after having passed an examination. Charles Alexander Briscoe, of Baltimore, and Philip W. Chew, of Prinoo George county, were also admitted. Wm. J. Wright, colored, of the third district, was committed to Jail by Justice Levely in default of 51,000 bail, charged with assault and battery on Laura J. Scott, al30 colored. Triple Funeral at Laurel. Special Dispatch to tho Baltimore Sun.l Laurel, Md., Oct. 19. The funeral of Thomas and James Browning, two brothers, who died here Friday morning within a few hours of each other of bemorrage, took place in Laurel at Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church South Sunday. Tho brothers were agfd twenty-four and twenty-six, respectively, and were employes of the Liaurel cotton mills. Each leaves a widov and one child. The funerai of a child relative took place at the same time. Members of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and Knights of Pythias, to which lodges the brothers belonged, attended the services. The interment was in Laurel Cemetery. Cutting Affray at Cumberland. Cumberland. Md.. Oct. 19. A serious cutting affray occurred here late this afternoon on the caual-boat Richard Bond. George Swearney, of Williamsport. Md., a deck hand, aged about forty years, receiving a frightful gash in the right temple from a pocket-knife. John Early Malotte, aged about twenty-one years, also of Williams-port, employed on the boat, was committed to jail for the offense. The knife stuck In tho socket of Swearuey's jaw bone and ho wa3 much weakened by the I033 of blood. The men had been quarreling. NORTH CAROLINA. The Kepublican-Populist Fusion Talk of Fraud at the Election. fSnecial Disoatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Raleigh, N. C, Oct. 19. At State republican headquarters it is stated that in three or four days their tickets will be given to the printer. They will not contain the name of Ruffin Henderson, republican nominee for auditor, as he has, in compliance with a suggestion from headquarters, declined to be a candidate any longer. The name of Hal. Ayer, populist, will be put on iu place of Henderson. Ayer said this was news to him, but expressed great pleasure at It. It was also stated at republican headquarters that there would be no arrangements wiih the populists as to Lieutenant-Governor; that O iver H. Dockery and Charles Reynolds would in all likelihood oontinua to bp the populist and republican nominees, respectively. News has been received here that a son of Senator Quay will be in North Carolina, or is already here, in Mc Kin-ley's interest. Eight years ago Dick Quay was here over a month before he was discovered. He was then doing secret work. News also comes of - a great scheme to perpetrate a fraud by voting two ballots containing electors' names. Under the new election law a ballot must be counteu no matter whether it Is In the right box or not. The letter which exposes this scheme says that the judges of election may be bribed by thoss who are working this scheme. Announcement is made at republican headquarter that fusion with the populists on county officers and Legislature has been effected in forty-five counties, and that about forty-five republicans will make a straight fight. The latter have nominated county officers in all save six counties. Republicans and most of the populist leaders are trying to break up fusion with populists wnich democrats bave effected in some counties. They assert they will break this up. The thirty-fifth annual S ate fair opened here today. The exhibits are up to high average, despite political distractions, and the attendance promises to be large. The State board of pensions find3 that there are over five hundred new applications for pensions and is now at work on these. At democratic headquarters it Is learned that registration of democrats was particularly large last Saturday, wnioh was the last day of registration. It is also learned that many frauds iu registration have been perpetrated by nearroes. For instance, at one precinct four ex-convicts registered. When the attention of registrars was called to this one ex-convict said the law forbidding ex-convicts to vote had been repealed by the republicans and populists. Daniel L. Russell, republican nominee for Governor, while here today said McKinley will carry North Carolina by 8 000 to 12,000 and that his (Kussel's) plurality will not fall under 40,000. Governor Carr 6aid today Bryan would certainly carry the State by i2,003 to 20,000 majority. A Physician Accused of Digamy. Elmira. N. Y., Oct. 19. A woman giving her name as Mrs. Mary Wilson Wooster, of Brooklyn, arrived here today and caused the arrest of Dr. James H. Wooster, on a charge of bigamy. She says the doctor is her husband, and that he left her in Philadelphia two years ago. going afterward to Reading, where, she alleges, he married Florence Hinckley, a society belle of that city aud the daughter of James Hinckley, a prominent business man. SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. Bristol to Have a Paper Mill A Large Lumber Business. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Bristol, Va.. Oct. 19. J. M. Crowell, of this place, bas closed a deal with a Baltimore gentleman for paper-mill machinery amounting to $30,000, and will organize a stock company for the purpose of manufacturing paper in Bristol. In the deal for the machinery a tract of real estate in the town of Bristol was given in exchange. Agents of the proposed Swedish colonT for Bristol bave been here investigating the Firoperty, They express themselves as per-ectly satisfied with the deal and give assurance that the colony will be forthcoming. A large lumber business is being carried on In connection with tbe llolston Valley Railway, recently completed from tbla place to Holston mountain, ten miles distaut. The Morton & Willey Lumber Company, whose plant was recently set in motion here, is sawing 10,000 leet ot pine and walnut lumber daily. The plant includes a large planing mill. This company pays $5,000 per month to labor. Improvements at Berkeley Springs. Special Dispatch to the "Baltimore Sun.l Berkeley Springs, w. Va., Oct 19. Rev. J. McCarty Duckwall, of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., has sold the fifty lots necessary to start bis park in the grove on the road between Berkeley Sprines and Hauoook. He is now organizing a joint stock company to buy from him fifteen aores of land adjoining his park lots, to be used for fair grounds, baseball, &c. He will erect the pavillion he bought from the trustees of the Bath square, 00 the baseball u-rounds. niii Georgia Fertilizer Men Busy. The Augusta Chronicle says: "The fertilizer season has opened, and the indications are that It will be a very good one. Large contracts have beeu filed by nearly every dealer iu Augusta in anticipation of tne trade, and those who deal in fertilizers by the wholesale report large orders from the surrounding sections of Augusta. Now that cotton is demauding a good price nearly all the farmers who have not yet bought, are giving money notes for their uext year's fertilizers, and such is likely to be the prevailing contract ail over the country during the season. Collections bave been excelleut this season, and more confidence is felt among the trade tbaii last year. Mauy farmers are to make their own fertilizers this year, and cottonseed mills are already beginning to be largely drawn on for hulls and waste, which Is very beneficial to land when used in connection with acid of phosphate. " Boom for a New State. The Mobile Register says: "There Is a boom started down near tbe tropics tor tbe formation of a new State, composed of the Florida Keys. The keys hang out over the gulf liko a fishing pole. They have C'.'U tquare miles of torritury, equivalent, to a space about twenty-six miles square, and have a population of 80,000. Wo uro afraid a State so small as that and in so exposed a positiou might gat lost." VIRGINIA AFFAIRS. A Correspondent of The Sun Visits Cobb's Island. CORRECT REPORT OF THE LOSS Twenty People on the Island, Including the Life Guard. While Only Few of the Houses Were Washed Entirely Away, All 6f Them Were Damaged The Maryland Cottage and the Hotel Completely Wrecked A Well-Preserved Copy of The Sun Found. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Cape Charles, Va., Oct. 19. After quite an adventurous trip The Sun's correspondent succeeded in reaching Cobb's Island yesterday by means of a small sailboat, in company with several other visitors, to ascertain as near as possible the actual damage received by the island in the recent hurricane which prevailed along the entire Atlantic coast with such a destruction to life and property. Our boat was the first one to carry a party to the island since the storm, and as yet the seas in the vicinity of Cobb's Island are running so very high that It is really perilous for a boat of small dimensions to attempt the trip. The reports of the damage done to Cobb's Island has been so conflicting, coming as tbey did from unauthenticated sources. The Sun's correspondent thought a trip to the Island would be necessary to render entirely authentic reports. Owing to the blowiog down of the telephone connecting with the island and the inability of the islanders to leave their homes, correct reports have not previous to this beeu rendered. We found about twenty persons on tbe island, including the members of the life-saving station, ail of whom were in a very sorrowful mood on aououot of tbe almost entire destruction of the Island and the property thereon. One of the most prominent citizens on the island took his loss in the most philosophical manner. He believes that this as well as the previous storms encountered on the island during the past few years are only Divine warning for them to vacate the island entirely, and be thought it would not be long before Cobb's Island would be many feet under the surface of the broad Atlantic ocean. While only a few of the houses were washed entirely away, all of them suffered more or less damage. The water was fully a foot deep over the entire island, and the seas which rolled were from 40 to 50 feet in height. The Baltimore cottage, a very prominent buildiog on the island and which was occupied generally by Marylauders, and which was previous to the storm seventy-five yards from the beach. Is how a total wreck, being pounded 10 pieces by the immense seas whlcn swept the island. Several other cottages were about half burled in sand. In one of these your correspondent found tacked on the wall a well-preserved copy of The Sun, dated June 12, 1895. The room was almost full of sand; barely room enough to admit a person. The hotel is a complete wreck; the floors, porches, wall and windows are all broken up. About three feet of sand stands in the dancing pavilion on the first floor. The barroom, billiard-room and bowling alley and several other small buildings were tumbled in one heap and broken up so they are of no use whatever. There are several wells of fresh water now covered by the ocean that were previous to the storm in the barn-yard of Mr. Cobb, used for watering his stock. The island was reduced fifty acres, leaving only about twenty-five acres in sight at low water. The government officials about four weeks ago moved the life-saving station two hundred and fifty yards further inland, which undoubtedly saved tbe building, as the water stood six feet deep at tbe former site of the building. Tbe Methodist church and the cottages belonging to Mr. Thomas Smith (recently purchased of the Rev. Thomas Dixon, of this city,) and Mr. Ashby Jones, of Richmond, Va., were not seriously damaged on account of their elevation from the ground. The loss is estimated at many thousands of dollars and probably the extinction of Cobb's Is'land as a summer resort. Quite a number of boats of considerable size are now iu the middle of the Island, on dry land. Cobb's Island is situated about nine miles from the mainland, out in the Atlantic ocean. It bas been inhabited for about fifty years and is unexcelled in its game products, being visited annu illy In the winter and spring by the sporting men of tbe Northern andS outh-ern cities. It has also been quite a prominent summer resi.rt. It had for a long time been owned by theCobbs, of Northampton county. About five years ago a Lynchburg syndicate purchased about twenty-five acres. Including the hotel and a number of oottages, for the sum of $30,000, and but for this the recent damage would have resulted very disastrously to its former owners, Messrs. Nathan and Warren Cobb. Already several families have moved from the island and others declare their Intention ot doing likewise. A MONUMENT UNTEILED. In Memory c f Twelfth Connecticut Volunteers Who Fell During the Late War. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Winchester, Va., Oot. 19. Tbe monument erected to the memory of the Twelfth Connecticut Volunteers who fell during the war from 1361 to 1865. was unveiled today in the National Cemetery here with appropriate and lmteresting ceremonies. The Twelfth Regiment Volunteers' Association, accompanied by the comrades of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery and other comrades and friends, formed in procession and proceeded to the oemetery at 10 o'clock, headed by the Union Fire Company's Band of Winchester. After all arrived they gathered around a platform close by the monument and the ceremonies were opened with prayer by J. H. Bradford, late chaplain of the Twelfth, in which he invoked the blessing of God upon the people of a united country, after which Mayor John J. Williams, of Winchester, made the welcoming speech to the two visiting organizations and their friends, in which be remarked that his first official duty as mayor, some three months ago. was to extend a welcome to a visiting organization from Louisiana who came here to unveil a monument to their dead in the Codfederate Cemetery, and he remarked tbe peculiar significance of these two occasions where the blue and gray bad both come here to mark the honor in which they held their comrades who had sacrificed their lives in the cause they were bound to by their sense of duty and coc viotion. Mr. A. C. Hendrick, mayor of New Haven, and late captain in the Twelfth Connecticut Volunteers, responded on behalf of that organization, after which Judge A. H. Fenne, of the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, responded for the visitors of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery. The judge bad lost his right arm in the battle of Cedar Creek. In a short but earnest speeoh be remarked that the question settled by the late war was settled for all time, and that as one united people we now venerate in common our national flag. The monument, which had been draped with the national colors, was then unveiled by Mrs. James E. Smith, wife of Captain Smith, Twelfth Connecticut, from Hartford. Then Sergeant Grant, formerly of the Twelfth Connecticut, but now living in 1111-noij, made a speech, which was well received, and the monument was then formally turned over to the care of the United States, represented by Mr. Thomas Savage, superintendent of the National Cemetery. The visiting organizations then marched to the Confederate Cemetery and paid tribute to their one-time foes by placing a floral wreath upon the Confederate Soldiers' monument. The Twelfth Connecticut monument is situated at the southeast corner of the National Cemetery, close by those already dedicated to the Thirreeuth and Eighteenth Connecticut regiments. TWO MEN KILLED. By the Collapse of a Building at the University of Virginia Four Others Injured. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Charlottesville. Va., Oct. 19. The plan of the restoring of the University of Virginia includes a wing on the northeast slda of the rotunda, precisely like the wing at the southeast 6ide, so long known as the chapel, and latterly as the o:d chapel. This room is one-story high and bas been roofed with heavy concrete, girdered with steel cables. Today carpenters were preparing this room for tbe plasterers by removing the centres or supports of the roof, when part of the roof fell in, kiliine two men outright and wounding four more. At once the rumor spread abroad and traveled to distant oities that tbe university rotunda bad collapsed, killing a dozen men and maiming many. The work of removing the debris went forward as rapidly as possible and soon V. W. Chambers. L. D. Bowen and Joseph Lamb had beeu taken out and conveyed to the dispensary, where they were attended by Drs. Buck-master, Magruder and W. M. Randolph. The dead body of Eugune Bunch, his bead crushed, was next removed and conveyed to tbe dispensary. He wus a carpenter, about twenty-four years old and single. It took some time to reach the body of George Tucker, whose head was crushed and bis body mashed under the terrible weight. He came here with his wife and four children from Greensboro', N. C, last soring, when the work of restoring the university was begun. V. W. Chambers received very painful injuries about tbe bead, face and arm The Jawbone was broken and a bone broken below the right knee. Joseph Lamb received injuries about the head and face and is suffering much pain In the back. L. D. Bowen was severely wounded about the right eye. His skull was probably fractured. The wound was sewed up by Dr. W. M. Randolph. He was removed to his home at 2.15 o'clock. An Inquest was heid over the bodies of Bunch and Tucker at the dispensary by W. G. Brown and J. E. Gibson, coroners, with the following jurors: Col. Thomas L. Preston, R. H. Fife, SIP. Maury, J. A. Z. Holli-day, T. L. Rosse", Jr., and Reuben Maury. The following were found to be the facts in the ease. The roof was a design with concrete girders, strengthened by steel cables passing through them. The span of roof was about 30 feet and was supported by briok walls. The cause of the accident was the removal of the centres of the arches before the concrete had hardened sufficiently. The wires were not broken, but the top of the walls were dragged down by the great weight of cement, girders and roof. Mr. Skinner, superintending architect, had a short time before the roof fell given orders to the foreman for concrete work not to remove the centres, as he did not consider the walls dry enough. The jury adjourned till tomorrow morning. VIRGINIA POLITICS. The Flans of the Anti-Bryan Managers Have Stirred the Democrats Greatly. Special Dispatob to the Baltimore Sun.l Richmond, Va., Oct. 19. The plans of the anti-Bryan managers for Insuring a fair election iu this State has stirred the democrats as nothing else that bas occurred during this campaign. The Idea of that side having three watchers at the polls to catechise each elector as he approaches to vote and the exaction of a promise if possible that the sound-rhoney men will make an affidavit how they have voted, will be stubbornly opposed by tbe democrats. The latter say that this plan is intended to afford the corporations an opportunity to ascertain under oath exactly how each of their employes has voted, and If they choose to punish him by removal if he fails to cast a ballot against the Bryan ticket. It is quite probable that if this schema is attempted to be carried out that the democr its will take legal steps to prevent anyone from ap proaching voters at the polls with any questions as to how they proposo to vote. This, they assert, will be an obstruction of tho voting besides an attempt to forco from tbe elector the secret of how he Intends to cast bis ballot, a secret which the law protects. Tbe plans for conducting tbe election on the part of the republicans and sound-money managers promises to cause one of tbe nt-trest political contests since that ot 16S3. when thousands of revolvers were brouarht into the State aud sent to the black belts in nniicipation of serious collisions between the races. These precautions, however, prevented any trouble on tbe day of the election. The democrats swept the State by immense majorities. The talk of Importing Plnkerton detectives by the coalitionists will be proclaimed from every stump in the black districts, and will, it Is believed, arouse the white people of these sections far more than the financial Issues which urenoiv so earnestly discussed. The opposition is making every effort to have the negro vote brought out. In the counties every proper influence is being brought to bear upon stubborn democratic registrars to placo the names of the coalition voters on their books. The most notable instance of this kind is in Henrico county, the home of editor Joseph Bryan, of the Richmond Times, the champion election reformer, who has beeu one of the most conspicious iahorer in that field iu all t he State. Mr. Bryan and others tu sympathy with his political views .today appeared before tne electoral board of Henrico and asked for the removal of the democratio registrar at Srnitbers precinct, in that county. These gentlemen allege that this officer has been something of an artful dodger in keeping out of tbe way whenever the opposition voters wanted to have their names put on his registration books. Tbe electoral board took ttie case under advisement. Smithers is the voting-place which will go down iu history as being able to vote many more hundred people than there were voters registered. It was there tha electloa judge pleaded guilty wlieu arraigned for election frauds. As has already been pointed out In this correspondence. It is doubtful whether, under the Parker law, the judges can be made to render more assistance for the illiterate voter than to point out to him the names of tbe candidates and the offices for which tbev are running and render other explanations on the same Hue. Should the republicaus and their allies feur to confide in the democratic election judges and w.iru the negroes not to accept their aid in the preparation of their ballots the Illiterate of the latter class would be equally as bad off. Without such aid it Is probable that something like 23 per ctnt. of the negroes in tbe black belts would fail to fix their tickets so they could be accepted under the provision of the law, Tbe changes in the present ballot system promises to confuse the most intelligent white u'ectors. For the first time in the history of Virginia the people will in this election vote direotlv for tho cand'dates tor President and for Vice-President. Tho elector who desires to vote for the Chicago nominees runs a pen or pencil through the names of all other presidential candidates on the billot except those of Bryan aud Sewall. The electors are not scratched, as has been invariably the case heretofore. The trouble promises to be that many vo ers will mane a mark across the groups of electors other than the set for which they desire to vote. This would cause the rejection of the ballot so marked improperly. vVlth this promise of confusion for the whites. It would hardly seem strange if the illiterate negroes should, even with explanations of election judge", fail to properly prepare their ballot so as to meet the requirements of law. In some ot the recent contests the republican managers have undertaken to have the negroes instructed how to m ike up their tickets. It is pretty certain that a similar plan will be adopted in this campaign. Little, if anything, has been said In this campaign of a proposed State constitutional convention. The Legislature at its session last winter passed a resolution submitting to the voters in April of next year the question of cading such a body. The result of the presidential contest, so far as Virginia Is concerned, may have considerable bearing in determining how tbi question will be de-oided. Should the Parker law work unsatisfactorily and in consequence the opposition raise a howl against it. this fact may have influence in settling the call for a constitutional convention. If, on tho other band, McKinley is elected and the republicans and other anti-Bryan elements control the federal patronage in this State, the democrats would hardly risk summouiDg such a body together. Iu the event of republican success In the presidential contest this year the interest in the struggle of 1897 wouid be to prevent a coalition of hostile forces from controlling the Legislature which is to elect Senator Daniel's successor. Indeed, it matters not how the presidency goes, it is probable the democrats will bavo to make a determined struggle next year to prevent the opposition from dominating the State. A letter received here from United States Senator Wm. V. Allen, of Nebraska, says that Bryan will carry that State, lie u 80 regards as absolutely certain Dakota and Indiana. Minnesota and Illinois, he thiuks. are quite certain to go the same way. Iowa is laced in the doubtful column. The Joint sesskmof tbe city council tonight tabled tbe resignafon of City Attorney C. V. Meredith, who had bolted the Chlcngo ticket. The practical politicians do not like this disposition of the matter. The body of w. J. Ford, who died at Glen Allen, in Henrico county, under suspicious circumstances, was today disinterred. Portions of the stomach have been sent to Stato Coroner W. H. Taylor here for analysis. It Is supposed that Ford was poisoned. FREE SILVER IN PETERSBURG. A Largely-Attended Meeting, Addressed by Mr. Lassiter and Mr. Glalgow. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Petersburg, Va., Oct. 19. The supporters of Bryau and Sewall and the free coinage of silver held a largely attended meeting at tho Academy of Musio tonight. Hon. Francis Rives Lassiter, chairman of the congressional committee of the fourth district, and who recently resigned the office of United States district attorney for tbe eastern district of Virginia, was the first speaker. Mr. Lassiter discussed the various issues involved in this campaign. Ia the course of bis speech he said that he hoped his tongue might cloave to the roof of his mouth if be ever sold bis birthright as a free American citizen for mere temporal or worldly gain. Mr. Lassiter was followed by Mr. W. A. Glasgow, Jr.. of Roanoke.who began bv say-that Mr. Lassiter had shown to the United States and to the world that Virginians value principles above office or mere giin. He next entered into a discussion ot the currency question and discussed the platforms of the democratic and repub'icau parties. He said that he would not discuss ttie tariff, because It was absurd to talk of taxing poo-pie to make thetn become rich. . Judge Kemple,of West Virginia, addressed the republicans of Petersburg at their headquarters here, tonight, on political issues and made a stroug argument. Ex-Congressman W. E. Gaines, of Prince Edward county, is in the city tonight and was interviewed by The Sun's correspondent on the political outlook. He said that he had been doing nothing else for the past five weeks but traveling through the State, speaking in tbe interest of the republican partv and that lie had never before 6vien tho people so much aroused. When asked bow he thought this State would go, he replied that the republicans were not counting on Virginia. He said, however, that unless there was great fraud perpetrated in tbe election on the 3J of November next. Thorp, the republican candidate for Congress from the tourth district, would be elected by at least four thousand majority. Rev. J. Y. Fair, grand prelate of Knights Templars of Virginia, visited Appomattox Commaudery, of this city, ton lg tit, as the official representative of the Grand Coin-mandery ot the State. HOT POLITICS IN ROCKINOHaM. Sound-Money Speakers Fractically Howled Down at Harrisonburg. Soeefal Disoatch to tho Baltimore Sun.l Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 19. This has been a day of political excitement and enthusiasm that will long be remembered In Rockiugham county. Tho democrats had a largo meeting, which was addressed by Judge Fleming, of Kentucky, and Mr. Stll-son Hutchlns, of Washington. In poiut of numbers and enthusiasm the demonstration for Bryan has not been excelled here In the past dozen years. The republicans were addressed by Col. William Lamb, of Norfolk; Robert J. Walker, their candidate for Congress: C. A. Ileermans, John W. Hartwell and Carter M. Lotuhan. Their meeting was much smaller and less enthusiastic than that of the democrats. Tho sound-money democrats were addressed by J. Samuel Harnsberger, their candidate for Congress John T. Harris, their elector, and D. C. O'Flaherty, of Front Royal. Mr. Harnsberger's speech wa frequently interrupted by cheers for Bryan, and when Messrs. Harris and O'Flaherty declaimed against the anarchy and dishonesty of the Chicago platform they were practically howled down. Later la the day their stand was occupied by Carter M. Louthan, the republican elector. An attempt ou the part of the republicans to break up the democratio meeting occasioned some excitement and was vigorously denounced. DANIEL AND SYYAN50N. They Address a Silver Mass-Meeting In Pittsylvania. County, Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 19. Today was a great occasion for tbe silver democrats of Pittsylvania. The lowest estimate places the crowd that assembled at Chatham, the county seat, at five thousand. Nearly every one of tho twenty-flvo silver clubs oT the county was represented. When the hour lor the speaklug arrived about 250 horsemen and hundreds of representatives of clubs escorted the speakers. Senator Daniel ami Hon. Claude A. Swanson, democratio caudidato for Congress from the eighth district, to the place of spe iking. Mr. Joseph Whitehead, the county chairman. Introduced Senator Daniel as "Virginia's greatest statesman and most eloquent orutor." fenat'ir Daniel spoko nearly three hours discussing the money question. Mr. Swuu-son addressed the crowd about a half hour. Mr. James Lyons spoke for the republicans ou the court green. WEST VIRGINIA POLITICS. Pointers Showing that tho Silverites Are Doomed to Defeat. Spooial Disoatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Morgantown, W. Va., Oct. 19. A canvass of the West Virginia University's officials, professors and students, is an Indication of how tho currency question looks to men who are thinking It out. On the board of regents are five democrats and four republicans. Four out of five of the democratio members bave come out against the Bryan ticket. Col. Clarence L. Smith, of Fairmount, being tho sole supporter of the boy orator. Col. John A. Robinson, V?. E. Haymond. J. S. Stewart and James II. Brown are the dissenting members. Tbo republican members are a unit tor McKinley and honest money. Mr. George F. Evans.ono of t hem, is inclined toward a free use of tbe white metal, but not suffloiently to bolt his ticket. The re-punlican professors are to a man against freo silver. On the other hand, at leust lour of the democratic professors will bolt tho ticket, and some others, who refuse to express an opinion, it is believed will not vote for Bryan. A big majority of the students are in sympathy with the republican platform. One hundr d and fifty out of 875 bave joiued the Students' Republican Club. While In session nere a few days ago TnE Sun's correspondent talked with all of tho regents on the outlook ia their respective sections. With the exception of Colonel Smith they were of the unanimous opinion th it the State would give Its electoral vote against the Bryanltes. George W. Feidt, republican and ex-prose-cuting attorney of Berkeley county, who early in the campaign announced his Intention to bolt the republican ticket aud support Bryan, has reconsidered tbe question and is now on the stump making speeches for McKinley. Mr. Feidt says a deeper study of the question convinced him of his' error. The cnairman of tho democratio congressional o imiul tpe in the first district has accepted the challenge of tho republican committee, on behalf of Congressman Donener. for a Joint debate between him und Col. W'm. W. Arnett, the democratic candidate lor Congress. The meeting will take place at Moundsviile, Ootober 27. Thii different republican committees are arranging for the biggest demonstration of the campaign iu this State, to bo held In Wheeling on Saturday. The parade or clubs is expected to be many miles long, as almost every club within 1U0 miles of Wheeling bus accepted an invitation to participate. Tbe emplo3-es of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad living at Cameron have organized a souna-iponey club, with 15 members. John Moouey, formerly a democrat, is president of tho cmb. Protection for Republican Voters. (Special Dispatca totuo Baltimore Sunl. Petersburg, Va., Oct. 19. Tho republican chairman ot the fourth congressional district of Virginia were in session here toulght. All busiuess transacted by them was with reference to having protection afforded republican voters at the polls on election day. FROM LYNC1IRUUO. A Lady Probably Fatally Domed Sen-tor Martin Makes a Speeoh. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 19. Miss Maggie Cash wan badly and probably fatally burned at the home or ber sister, Mrs. Spott Love, In this city, this afternoon. She was in tbe kitchen fixing the lamps for tbe night, and In striking a match the oil was ignited. The upper part of her clothes were soon iu a light blaze, and. despite her efforts, the flames quickly spreud to ber skirts. There was no one in the house at tbe time besides berse f except Mr. Mouroe Love, who Is very advanced in age. Attracted by her cries the old man mad his way to the kitcoen as rap-Idly as he could. The noise and excitement had alarmed some of the neighbors and passers-by, and just as the old man'was attempting to extinguish tbe flames by means of an overcoat assistance arrived and the fire was soon put out. Miss Cash was found to be entirely uncon-cious. and at tbe latest report was In a very critical condition. Sne is badly burned about tbe lace and shoulders. United States Senator Thomas S. Martin addressed a large crowd of voters at Amherst Court House today in favor of Bryan and Sewall and free silver. Several other democrats also spoke. Major Peter J. Otey, democratio candidate for Congress, spoke at Everett's, in Bedford county, today to a crowd, numbering at least tive hundred. He spoko at New London, also in Bedford tonight. J? R O M MART1NSB C Rtt. Death of Mr. llarry Armstrong Address by Senator Jb'ryb, of Maiue. Special Disoatch to the Baltimore Suu.l Martinsburg, W. Va., Oct. 19. Mr. Harry Armstrong, a well-known resident of this place, died yesterday of typhoid fever, aged thirty-eight years. The deceased served ten years in tbe United States Army, lio leaves a wife and three children. Senator W. P. Frye, of Maine, addressed a meeting tonight at the courthouse, which was filled with enthusiastic republicans. His remarks were given close attention and liberally applauded. The society young people gave a dance at tho new Opera House tonight, which was a delightful social affair. The hall was bright with decorations. Dancing continued until a late hour, with intermissions tor refreshments. Among those present were: Miss Amelia Shryock. of Baltimore; Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Price, of Clarksburg, W. Va.; Miss Fonce White, of Emmitsburg, Md.; Miss Elsie Love, of Winchester, Va.; Miss Rlohardou, of Charlestown, vv. Va.; Mr. Osvens, the Messrs. Wever, Miss Louise Snodgrass, Miss Belle Stewart, Jack North, F. II. Baker, Miss Eleanor Tabb, the Misses Faulkner, Elmer Swope, Mr, and Mrs. A. V. Fierv, Miss June Boyd, the Messrs. Eichelberger. W. E. Hoff-belns. Miss Imo Fiery, Miss Hettle Rodrlck, Miss Ll.lie Eiohelberger, S. R. Snodirrass Leonard Sparrow, Herbert Main, Miss Jones, the Misses Stewart, William Hill, Bert Lamon, Dr. W. E. Minghini, Emmcrt Fiery and the Messrs. O.len. Killed by tbe Kick of a Horse. Special Dispatch to ttio Baltimore Sun.1 Charlottesville, Va.. Oct. 19. Yesterday eveniug about 0 o'clook Henry Davis, a merchant at Brown's Cove, in company with his wife, went out to the stable to water his horses. Iu passing around one of the animals, without any warning whatever, he was kicked on the side of the neck, the blow breaking that member and causing instant death. One Marriage and Two Deaths. lSp;:cial Disoatou to the Baltimore Suu.l Fredericksburg. Va Oct. 19. Mr. Woody Bristow. of Middlesex, and Miss Ruth Decker, daughter of Rev. W. J. Decker, were married at Orange Springs, the home of tbe bride's father, today. Mr. Wm. Chilton, of Stafford, died yesterday at his home, in that county, aged seventy-four. Miss Lucy Ann Curtis, a most estimable lady, a rormer resideut of this city, died at her home, in Stafford, last night lu the seventy-seventh year of her age. Hampshire County Notes. Special Disimtch tome Baltimore Sun.l Romney, W. Va., Oct. 19. Tho season for angling iu the South Branch of the Potomao la this section. Is a little late now, yet the old fisherman are having fine luck. Thev aro catciiing some large bass, and a great many of them. The water since tho flood ia ciear and is in flno order. Messrs. Pancake & Miller have finished picking tholr large poach crop or nearly 30.000 bushels. The town council have given out contract.-i for the digging of a diie.h for tbreo miles for the purpose of mppling ttie town with water, iho ditch will be dug three feet deep and a two-inch pipe will be mid. The wafor will be from a large spring In Cure's hollow. Thero will be a grand rally rf the free-sil-verltos of this county bore on the 4 h. Hon. Daniel B. Lucas and others will deliver tho addresses. Tuesday next Mr. Wm. H. Wilson, a son of Hon. Wm. L. Wilson, and Mr. Wetenhaver, of Martinsburg, will addr'ss the flHZ"ns of Romney In behali of Palmer and Buckner. THE ALEXANDRIA EIRE. LoMSes Aggregate About $."".0,000 -Fish, town Completely Wiped Out. Special Dispatch to the B.iltlraorn Sun.l Atexandria, Va., Oct. 19. As roportoii to The sun this morning the northeast corner of Alexandria has bet-n swept bv a fire. which started shortly before midnight last night and censed at 4 o'clock this morning, becauso there was nothing moro to burn, as tho flames had reached the margin of the Potomac. Even the Posta' TeWraph lino north was destroye d The tire started in an unoccupied frame dwellitig on Oronoko street. In the rear of the cnv gas wrks, mid fur a while could have been extinguished bat for the fact that one of the city enin.s. thu HydraultCHU, was under reouu, and tn. other, the Columbia, became disabled shortly afier the uro begun, leit the flames unopposed except by plug tareams, and the flrn burned eastward to Union sireet and aortt to Princess street, destroying the warehouses of the Alexandria Fertilizer Company and a number of small houses on the west side ot Union street and a trnin of M'ven Southern Railway oarsot) tho Union street track, and thou crossing Union street burned the coal and wood cilices ot W. A. Snuxit Si Co. and all tho frame tlsiihousos which uiuko up "Fishtown" city. Wtieu the Columbia engine became disabled recourse was had to im old engine, formerly the Henry Addison, of Georgetown, which is in private hands here. unJ about; 2.150 A. M. tho Hydrauiion cnuiuo arrived on the scene, the repairs hy.vlng been completed while the llru wus raging. It was 4 o'clock before the II iuns died out. leaving, however, cinders that tiiill require the vii-lunce of the lii i ini'ii. The los.s are: Smoofi & Co., $15,000; Ffrtilifter Company. S-u,ti0; Cottonseed Oil Compaiit . S-iuU: P. tv Harper, $5Ju; Charles Kin- & son, fctWd. Jonathan Matthews, Villiaiu Javens, dames II u tul letou, tiiokuian Jt BilZt-r iiud Tlieodoro Balunger loso fishhouses mid thuircoineuts, their combined loss beillif atioill Sli.UOO Ttie Southern Railway Company's lo.-.s is about So.uiiO, and the Postal Telegraph Company loses all its poles aud wires passing nor. h on I hn rail way. i'he only walls left standing arothoseot thu oid bakorv built lu 1KU to l nrnisli tread l, the United Stales Ainu andavy. '1 he city will now, it is iniileisiood, puroiiasi- a reserve engine and keep it in order. Fishiown will require to lio entirely rebnlt lor next season, iho lire wus the worit ot kii luoon-uiury. Tbe insurance will cover about half the loss. Jonn Munday, held at tho Alexandria Jail awaitiug a triul for robbery, teaied the wall wtulo tne i-risouers wire iu tho yard tuU morning und escaped. An ai tempi wi9 ma le tonight to so fire to the unoccupied establishment or Riciiurd Murphy, on Wythe street, ueur Columbus. A candle was arranged so its burning tlua to a lot of combustibles would lire the Iioum during the mguu The police are investigating the matter. The llond Mystery Slill Unsolved. Special to ne It.iitnuoro Richmond, Va., Oot. 19. The tnyetery oC the S00.OOO bonds toutid in tho trunk at tho Chicago Hotel made out iu th name ot Lawrence Schoolcraft is i-till unsolved. Mrs. Dr. Belittle, or this city. Hie mother of Mr. Suiiooicraft, has valulv endeavored to flud some so.ullou of the matter. A receiver was today appointed for th Star, the afternoon newspaper start -d hero by the compositors aiMUt two years ago. Charged with Killing AVife aul Son. liLUEIfllr.LU, W. Va., Oct. 10. Marlon K.OI1-nard, of Wiso county, toll his neigubors today that a tramp had klilo l his wife and fourteen-yeur-old son last night, but his daughter appeared with a wholly different ucco int. She said that her futher cum home drunk, and, alter quarreling with his wife, took a cornkuifo and deliberately murdered ber and Hie boy. 1 he dmguter escaped. Kcnuard is under guard by u sooro of men. Items from Norfolk. Spooial Dispatch to the Bultiiuor Sun.l Norfolk, Va., Oot. 19. The tug Lumberman is KUtik at Taylor's coal dock and tho wrecking choouer W. II. French la at work on her. Twent j-seveu negroes, captured playing crap, were placed iu tlie Xorto.k county Jul today. A TEMPLET IN A TEAPOT. Afonrs. Editor. I soy tea did it. It doe not make any diiToreiioo what othorj may say about the decline i:i tho prion of silver causing a like decline in tho price of whent-I know better. It's ull beauuo of tea, and I can prove It. Why, Just look for yourself. Hero for twenty-three years we've been swapping off our wheat to Englishmen in London and Liverpoolby the hundred million bushels and taking back tea from their Eturlliii houses in China. Japan and Imlla by thu hundred mill. on pounds, and all thU tiain our wheat-has heen going down, down, down and their tea has boeu going down, down, down. Sliver bus not had anything to do with it. Not gold neither. It's tea, and I'll draw tho "deadly parallel column" on you to provo it. Look at those figures: Prico of Ten Pricei fWhfftt per pound. per bushel. 1F7- "(l.r.o. 1 HO 1873 H7. To. 1 174. 37.4c. 1 15 JS75 Bi 7c. 1 W) 7 :hi;o. 1 1877 27.;so. 1 40 1S7S "Xfin. 1 O.-Ajf, 1871) X'4 'Jo. 1 KS 1SS0 L'7.40. 1 1.SS1 LV.7o. 1 fl;'i WJ 24.tlo. 1 1H83 INS.iic. 1 15 1881 SiO.o. '.1-8 J 88.- I';. 07 '4 1SSIJ. ..'. lO.tic. "-'i 1837 1H.70. 8.''T 1888 l.r).8c. 1 OdtiJ 1889 Km. 87:,!i 1HM 15o. 1 01 -Z 18HI 17o. 10 -H 18W llio. K.'-4 18n;i. jtic. r, 1894 15. lc. 57' 1895 13.5c. C814 If they had kept their confounded tea up to a proper value wo eou'd have boon got-tinga proper price for our wheat. Practical !y, for all purposes of trading it for, wl, eat, us has been our custom, tea, like silver, has been demonetized with tho inovlt.iblo result; of depressing the price of wheat. It Is really wonderful to seo how llttlo such very simple mattors are understood by some people, I met a man the other day, a ten merchant, who actually told me that tho reason tea had deo!lnoi In value was for pro-cisoly the same reason that wheat hud declined in value overproduction. Hot ami rubbish! Whoever had too much tea? As well taik about having too nvich beer or whisky, and In a presidential campaign year such a suggestion Is little short of treasonable. Overproduction! What do I c iro about whether or not Ceylon aud Formosa did not produce any ton ior us bevoud tholr own borders twenty years ago? What's that got to do with i'? Suppose they do Produce and ship more tea now than China and Japan did together twenty years ago or do now? Don't the two Dakota produou Oil.OOl.OiH) bushels of wheat forth wheat market every year, and did they prod 1100 a nitiglo bushel sixteen years airo,and has tnat fact ttnythlni? to do with the reduction in tho trico of I know that there uro a lot of statistical fellows who say these things have an influence on prices, who claim that tho price of wheat is due to supply and demand, and that when you have more (supply than you have demand that prices must decline; but no free-silver advocate believes any sueli stuff as that. These Bit ran statisticians tell uath it the prico of silver Is dopndemt 011 supply and demand whet; every free-silver man knows pertectly well that tbe pricu r silver depends on what th ' laws make it. If the United States government will sav th:r. 63eents' worth of silver shall be worth 100 cents' worth of gold It will be wortli it, J 1st the same as It the same government ay that wheat shall be worth one dollar a bushel and never less. It will be worth it and everybody will pay that for it, ot course, and gladly, too, no matter whether India, Australia or the Argentine Keput lie Sell theirg for 60 cents or not. Why should the penplfl of the United States care what then tr fl'tig littie communities sell t heir wheat toi? Aro we not big enough to regulate tnuse matters for ourselves wit hout asking ttie consent of any other people us to tho prico of our Wheat? The wholrt thing Is under our own control Independent ot any nation, ir any one will look at the above figures they will see at a glance how simple It Is. In nearly every year one bushel of wheat, will boy live pounds ot tea; therefore, the only thing necessary Is for Congress to pass a la w doubling tue price of tea aud wheat will go ua right along with It, Then double the price of everything tdso and everybody will bo happy. To be sure, it Congress would pass a law making 4LJ grains or silver worth a dollar, that of Itseir would double the coat of every thiug In tune, but that is too slow a process for tho puoplo of this country in this fast a'e. Tho best thing to do Is to double tho price ot everything right ut once and put railroad men's wages right at the top it is no n.uch mora simple. Hut right down at ttie bottom ttio underlS'lng, bedrock trouble I the decline m tho price of tea. W hat this country needs 19 lor the populists and free Hilverites to raise the price of tea uud step raising so much haiV Columbia. -J. v.MOti

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