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DOLBY IN THE PENITENTIARY Militia Get the Negro Away Without Further Trouble, • . THE COURIER. ALGONA. tOWA. FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 26, 1804 ARMS FOR THE ARMY. The Mot I) Is Still Threatening to Bnrn tho Jail and Several Companies Remain on Guard at Washington Court House. COMTMBUS, 0., Oct. 18.—Dolby, the rapist, was successfully taken from jail at Washington court house'at an early hour this morning and brought to the penitentiary under an escort ol four companies of the Fourteenth regiment. The train bearing Sheriff Cook and Deputy Sheriff Bostwick of Fayette •county, with tho prisoner, William Dolby alias Jasper, in custody arrived here at 7 o'clock this morning. The •train bore also six companies of the Fourteenth regiment, all local companies, the remainder of the troopg being left at Washington Court Houso io guard life and property, as tho mob is _ still threatening' to burn the jail and do violence to the sheriff and his deputies, whom they are inclined to hold responsible for the shooting last night. The train was stopped near the state prison and the shoviffl and his deputy, with tho prisoner in custody, walked hurriedly, unguarded, to the main entrance and in a few moments Dolby was behind •the stone walls of the penitentiary, •where he will spend the next twenty years of his life at hard labor. The trip from Washington Court House was without incident. The mob was easily controlled when the reinforcements of militia arrived at Washington Court House at 3:30 a. m. They gathered in little knots hero and there, but offered no resistance. The prisoner was at once taken from the jail and placed upon the train and the journey here was begun, Colonel Coit did not order the cartridges taken from the rifles until a coal ; shute two miles ^northvor- y/ishingtpn Court House was passe.4^>t*ei-e Sheriff Cook feared an -attack (\v,tiie train might be made. • . \' — McKlnley Orders the MIHtia Home. COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 18.—Governot McKinlcy arrived from Cincinnati at 8 •o'clock this morning and after consulting with Sheriff Cook of Fayette county and receiving a number of telegrams from prominent citizens of Fayette county, ordered all the troops remaining on duty atiWashington'Court House this morning to their homes. Ho says toe is assured that there will be no further lawlessness there. AT WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE list 'of the Killed and Wounded—Feeling Against Sheriff and Colonel Colt. -WASHINGTON, COURT HOUSE, 0.. •Oct. IS.—The most intense indignation prevails here against both Sheriff Cook land Colonel Goit. Governor McKiuley will be asked to dismiss Coit ~* rr)a $[ ' tno uati onal guard as tho P e °||e here hold him responsible for mb killing and wounding of the twenty-four people known to have been struck. It is generally admitted that Cpits departure with his command early this morning alone prevented a Tiot. Mack Johnson of Williamsburg. CjermonteouDty, shot in the abdomen •died at 3 o'clock this morning. At 10 o'clock this morning Colonel Hunt, commanding the First regiment, received orders from Governor McKinley to return to Cincinnati and 10:45 the guards broke camp in the court Louse yard and inarched to the Baltimore and Ohio station and boarded a -_trainv.which loft at 1:15 for Cincinnati. A large crowd of curious people is in and about the court house, but there is little:;excitement and no fears of further violence. •; Following is the cor- Tect list of those killed and those who are seriously injured: The Killed. . ' Smith Welsh, 18; shot through the heW. in abdoin° Clermont county; shot Jesse Judy, 25; shot in the head. | The Wounded. Williams Samms, Athens, O., bowels -torn out by bullets; will die. »»™a Blheodore Ainmerman, wounded in Military Authorities Point Out tho Great Danger to This Country. "WASHINGTON, Oct. is.--The work of equipping tho troops of the regular army with the new magazine rifle ia progressing as fast as the limited capacity- at the Springfield national armory will permit. The fabrication of the complex and accurate machinery necessary to, make the new weapon required much time, but how the plant is_ in running order. The output ia about 20,000 arms per year. As fast as the arms are completed they are issued to the troops, aud at this rate it will bo about a year before our small army is brought up to a modern standard, being supplied with magazine guns. When this work is accomplished the ordnance officers will turn, their attention to the militia. A sam-j pie weapon has been sent to the na-i tional guard of each state so that the men may familiarize themselves with' it, but at the present rate of output it will be several years at least before they can all be supplied. This fact has deeply impressed some distinguished military men in Washington, taken in connection with the rather startling suggestion made by General Schofleld in his annual report, just published, touching the lack of our armyi m numerical strength, and his comparison of tho United States with China from a military standpoint. It has always Deen the proud boast of the public men who have resisted the establishment of a good standing army that in case of a hostile attack the government could secure 1,000,000 - volunteers in a day.N To this the military experts of today are replying by the question: "What are we to do with these raw volunteers' and how shall they be armed?" _ One of the most distinguished tacticians now living, who is perhaps more familiar with our military resources than any man in this country, has asked this question. Following out in his line of reasoning he made a rather surprising observation. Said he: "Having in view the incompleteness of our scheme of coast defense, and the absolute- insignificance of our navy, when compared with the magnificent navies of Europe. I have no hesitation in saying that it is entirely possible for at least two of the nations of Europe to land 250,000 troops on our Atlantic coast. To these we can oppose about 50,000 soldiers, 20,000 being regular army and 20,000 militia, for I am convinced that is about our effective military strength in an emergency. In the course of time we could add a great number of raw volunteers. But tho latter we cannot arm and equip. It requires, as you see, 'much time to do this, and I am of the opinion that the foreign invaders would be able to occupy St. Louis before we could make the arms, for, of course, we would be prevented by the neutrality acts from purchasing abroad. I believe that General Schofielcl rather understated tho ease in comparing the United States with China, but the fact is, we are not nearly so well prepared by land or sea to resist an attack from even one European power as was China to resist Japan. _ The disproportion in effective force is even greater, and for ,tho United States to rely upon its latent power and on its vast population and wealth is as wrong as China's reliance on the same facts." ANOTHER JAP VICTORY Rumored That Port Arthur Is in the Mikado's Grasp, It Is the Largest Navnl Station of tho Chl- nose Empire—Means tlie Capture of the Hulk of tho Celestial Navy. CATTLE FROM MEXICO, itt » ri jbuse, aged74 and. feeble; First Train of Beef Cattle on tho Way to Chicago. l SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 18.—A train of beef cattle from the CliReseman\ ranch in the state of Coahitola, Mexico, passed through here yesterday destined for the Chicago market. This is the beginning of heavy shipments of cattle from Mexico under the Wilson^ bill reduction of duty. •• It is estimated that the northern states of Mexico will contribute 100,000 head of fat cattle to'the markets : of tho United States during .the next five months, ••"•".. THE MARKtT5. SHANGHAI, Oct. 18.—It is reported that Port Arthur, the Chinese stronghold, where the Chinese fleet has been fitting after the battle of the Yal'u river, has been captured by the Japanese. The capture, of Port Arthur by tho Japanese, if it has been accomplished, will mark a long step in tho march of the mikado's forces toward Pekiu. It is scarcely more than a week ago that the Japanese took Wei Hai Wei and Che Foo. Port Arthur is directly across tho Gulf of Pe Chi Li from Che Foo, being, however, sixty miles further inland. This would indicate that the Japanese are gradually working, out a plan of campaign, mentioned in the early dispatches from Tokio. To take Wei Hai Wei was the first step in the mikado's program. UaViug accomplished this, the Japanese warships cruised around the Shan Tung promontory a few days ugo and captured Ghee Foo. The next obstacle to their approach to Tien Tsin and Pekin was Port Arthur, across the gulf. That place seems to have been captured, and if this is so, the Japanese have a sail of less thau 100 miles across the gulf to the great wall of Pekin. _ Port Arthur is the lanrcst naval station of the Chinese empire, and ii, wns there that the warships, which weie recently disabled off Yalu, were undergoing repairs. If, therefore, Port Arthur has fallen into the hands of tho Japanese, it is reasou- able to suppose that the mikado's fleet captured the bulk of China's navy, thus sweeping away all obstacles between Port Arthur and Pekiu, save the Chinese land forces stationed about the great wall. . • Port Arthur is situated at the extreme southern point of the Liao Tung- peninsula. The port has a large refitting basin with a depth of twenty- five feet at < low > water. On the border of this basin are spacious wharves and' quays, and these are connected with the workshops by a railway. Two docks, one 400 feet in length and the other smaller, are there ready for the .repair of ships of all sizes. The founderies and workshops are Bonstructed on tho most improved models, and contain the best modern machinery. The harbor is protected, both an the land and seasides, by strong brts armed, with modern guns of heavy saliber. It is the most important point on the gulf of Pe Chi Li. Japanese ships have been cruisinn- ibout the gulf for several weeks, but they have kept clear of Port Arthur's 1 funs until now. Port Arthur's population is estimated io be about 6,000, exclusive of the gar- ison, and the number of houses a estimated to be from 600 to »0, in addition . to two largo emples, two theaters and several >anks. The prosperity of the town be- fan with the determination of the au- (horities in 1891 to establish a naval lock yard there. The work was Inally completed in 1890 by a French i&inpany, which was obliged to take iver the work from tho native contractors, who had been killing time, with little or no results, from 1881 to 1887. Relatively, Wei-Hai-Wei holds the position on the map of Brunswick, Ga., She Foo of Mobile, Port Arthur of Gal. reston, and Pekiu of Vera Cruz. STEVENSON AT DANVILLE, I'ho.Vlce President Would nave Voted for the Honne Tariff Bill. DANIELLE, 111., Oct. 17.— Vice President Stevenson arrived here on tho Big' Pour train from Champaign at 11:45. this inorning. Tho procession started' ttt 1 o'clock and. was ono of the largest in the history of Vermillion county, The vlco president delivered his address to an immense and enthusiastic ' throng at Lincoln park at 2 o'clock this afternoon. i he speech was exceedingly well received. [A large portion of it was devoted to recent tariff legislation. Tho vice president said he would at any time gladly have given the casting votp m the senate for the tariff bill as it passed bhe house of representatives, but it was impossible to have it pass the senate, where the democrats only had a bare majority of one vote. NEWS FROM THE ORIENT Seventeen Thousand Chinese Killed at Ping Yang, *ri«st News of tho Bloody Battle Subntnn tlally Correct—War Spirit at Fever Ilcut In Japan—More Rumors of Peace 1'roposnls. TO OFFSET THE ASIATICS. Hawaii \vill Offer Inducement to European Immigration. NEW YOHK, Oct. 17 — L. A. Thurston and wife of Honolulu sailed for Europe on'the steamship Paris today. Regarding the object of his visit" to London and the continent, Minister Thurston said: "It is the desire of Hawaii to offset as much as possible Asiatic influences in our islands, cansed by tho presence of the Chinese and Japanese, by encouraging European immigration. What we want most is to induce families to go to the islands and settle on the plantations and cultivate tho land. It is for this purpose that, I go to Lon- uon where I propose to make inquiries us to tho status of cheap farm laborers tvith a view to receiving as many of them as possible as immigrants to Ha- There is no limit to time that I waii. remain abroad as my government lias given mo quite a task to perform." ILLINOIS VM, C, A, Sioux City live Stock. BUNION STOCK YAHDS, Sioux CITY, £ C ln™7,? I< ?Pr: H . eavy ' 'W- 00 ®'^; mixed $4.40@4.00; light, £4.80@4.55. , Cttttls—Beeves, £3.50@3.00; cows and heifers, S1.00@3.50; bulls, $1.85@2.00: stockers- and feeders, Sd.00@3.00; year lings and calves,-$1.50(2)2.35., )', \«> v ,;, W' . -4 Tfeorge Keating, wounded in abdomen - and legs; recovery doubtful. Ernest-Ellis, flesh wound in the leg; Johnny M Hu fi h. shot in the foot? , Frank Smith, flesh wound in the rich >cheek.;..;•••. . • Grace Morris, shot in the hand. Hannah Coughlin; shot in the leg. Frar, 1 !.Jackson, colored, shot in the foot John Korn, Jeffersonville, O., shot in •fine foot. Don^L. Parrett, thumb shot off. H. 0.Morris, slightly hurt."'" J-W. Wilcox, slightly wounded. Charles Bloomer, ap;e£ 15, bayonet thrust -v.tk^M&iaan-j -wa^vTounded during the irnpon when the. mob attempted to tak •ui.^vi">-"Jti vr«cu me EUUP aiiemptea to take i'the prisoner from the officers, when taken •out for trial. #V"£ * '' 1 < I » DYNAMITE ON THE TRACK, ,A Baltimore ana Ohio Accommodation Train Disabled. MoKBESpoKT, Pa., Oct. 18,—Dynarait« was placed on the track of the Balti< more and Ohio railroad at Long Run .bridge last evening. The Bissell ao., -coramodation encountered it. The ex< '. plosion damaged the track and tore ofl • t ,-pne of the front wheels from the en> ' glne, No one was seriously injured, It s /.Js believed that the explosive was , p?9ant to wreck,,the eastern express, was placed on the wrong track, express escaped an almost certain ge, over the high bridge. Detec- 'are at work on the case, but as vo made no arrests. FAIR OPE'.CASE, : Wflfjc; Assessed 80,000 fa f J?re- ^?? rt $& , ? UJ 7,:/ta *W ease,'Q< - Yer4lct.pt' 9 o. Pu . . Chicago. UNION STOCK YARDS, CHICAGO, Oct. 10. —Cattle—Beeves, S8.00@0.00; grassers, $2.90@4.30; cows, Sl.00;a)2.95; stockers and feeders, $2.00®8.50. Hogs—Light, 64.50@5.10; rough, S4.50® 4.80; mixed, S4.55@5.20; heavy, |s.do;ffi5.35. South Omtvlm. . SOUTH OMAHA, Oct. 19. Hogs— Heavy, $4. 75@4.9l); mixed, ?4.25@ 4.80; Tight $4.25@4.80. ^ Cattle— Stockers and feeders, |3.00@8 50; cows, £1.25@2.75; common, $1. 00(^1.00. Kansns City, KANSAS Cray, Oct. io. Cattle— Native steers, $4.50@5T25: cow» and heifers, $2.00(^2.05; stockers ana feed- ,«rs, $3.25@3.25; calves, &1.00&3J0.25. Hogs— Heavy, 84.05^4.05, medium, $4,00 @4.85; light, *4.50@4.70. 81kc; * ' Grain und.Provisions. _ . CHICAGO, Octlo. Flour—Spring patents, S8.00@8.50. winter patents, §2,50(^2.80; "Wheat — Cash, M#<&55&e; December, Corn—Cash 4p>£c; closed 4&%o. Oats—No. 3 white on track No. 8 white, 80>£@31)£c. Rye—40}<c. Barley—S8c. Timothy—$5,80. Flax-41.40. Whisky . Pork—Cash, $13.00; January, $13,. Lard—Cash, $7.47%; Jnuuapy, 3 Bibs—Cash, £8,CO; Jimnary $0,80, Shoulders—$6. ISJf, &0,25 Short Clear—?0.87^@7.00. Butter— Creameries. I4@35o; 18@30c, Cheese r* Pbeddiars, 0@Q?^c;\ Americas, lOo, - ' Eggs—J0j^@17}<c. Hides—Light and heavy greon tolly cured, 4%c; green hides, 2} greeti.salted calf, 8#c; dry flint, deapons, each, 35e, TflHow-rUnehaugedj No 1, 5#c; f c; pake, %o. , • Trouble In Brazil. NEW YOHK, Oct. 18.— The Herald's ipecial cable from Beunos Ayres says tenous trouble has arisen in the province of Rio Grande del Norte and fed- sral troops have been sent to aid the f overnor. n ; LORD DUNRAVEN'S NEW YACHT Next Challenge for the Cup Will Be With a Boat of tho Limit Length. GBEENOCK, Scotland, Oct. 18.— It may aow be taken for granted that Designer Watson has the lines all out for a cup challenger for 1895, and just now has orders, and Patrick is preparing to see Lord Dunraven and talk the mattec over with him, ' On most reliable authority the statement is made that Lord Dunraven decided that his .first Valkyrie, which measured seventy feet on the line— the ship with which lenged three years large enough for Twenty-Second Annual State cConventlon Opens at Springfield. SpniNGFiELD, 111., Oct. 17. — The twenty-second annual state convention of the Young Men's Christian association of Illinois opened today with a reception in the rooms of the association in this city. Five hundred mem' bers, representing local associations in all parts of the state, together with a number of fraternal delegates from Iowa, Indiana and Kentucky, were in attendance, making the meeting the 1 strongest ever held in Illinois. The business sessions will begin tomorrow and continue until the end of the week, during which time a large number of interesting papers will . be read upon subjects pertaining to different branches of association work. LOUISVulEBimDGFFALLS, Three Men Badly Injured In the 111 Fate* Structure. , •• JEFFEHSONVILLE, Ind.. Oct. 17, 1:30 p. ' m.—A portion of tho false work located at the south wing of the , Louisville and Jeffersonville •bridge between piers 3 and 4, fell with a crash this afternoon, injuring three men, one of whom is supposed to have been fatally hurt. Tho injured toen were conveyed to the Louisville side, where they were taken to the bridge office and their injuries dressed. There were some twenty men at work on tho structure at the time, dismantling it It is almost a miracle that more were not hurt or killed. TOUHEY'S MISFORTUNE. Che Blarney purpose, to consequently challenge water he dial- ago—was hardly his all-round he next de- dairies, salted, ;@3%o: No. 8, with an eighty footer. He held strongly' to this notion until a little more than a month ago, when he learned that Fife had an order for a boat over ninety feet, and that James Gordon Bennett's new boat would turn out to be a ninety footer. In the latter event he saw but little chance for an eighty footer on the other side to win the cup, and being bound by his own precedent, which allowed all American boats available for the defense of the cup to be counted in again, he wisely decided to go the unit length and build a ninety footer, thus asking no favors of the New York Yacht club as to length. In fact there are many here who believe that Watson has himself preferred a ninety footer to a seventy footer, Work on tho boat will commence at once, and the challenge may bo sent a little ahead of the official retired time 'Watson will say nothing about hia new order, except that she will no doqbt be across an<J saU fop th, fl oup.Jt pase of the ^'bjSfcle, an >attempt will be made to .build h,er in, secret. In build- ipg the ninety footer Lord Punraven h,? 8 gone to tho limit -of the pew deed, of gift, and consequently, need have no fear of existing boa$s, f - ' Castle Celebrity Loses His Bagpipes. CHICAGO, Oct. 17.— J. T. Touhey, the piper, he who was wont to charm or torture, according to their respective faculties or lack of faculties for'appre- eiation, the people who visited the Blarney castle Irish village in Midway plaisance at the world's fair last year, has lost his pipes. Touhey is a handsome lad, apparently not more than 30 years old. and he plays upon the pipes with a skill that makes him the admiration of all the pretty colleens. But Touhey, like many another . man of genius, has r, weakness. He is not averse to a we* bit of the old potheen. "Many a miclcle makes, a muckle." Perhaps Touhey forgot that o'ei-true proverb a week ago Saturday night. At any rate he played the pipes blithely in Dan Gannon's sa-' loon, 330 South Halsted street, that night and wot his whistle at frequent Intervals. He left the saloon shortly after mid- nighU He had with him' the famous Irish bagpipes which made him one of ..he most demonstrative attractions in Midway— pipes which cost him 8300, , with freight from Philadelphia added. Iho next he remembered was awaking In a sleeping room in a furnished room house about 10 o'clock Sunday morning 1 . His pipes were gone; his Boat, vest and socks likewise, Touhey had another suit of clothes, so he cared, not so much for tho missing garments but he was troubled over the loss of his Pipes. He made inquiries. One of tho roomers iln the house had seen him lying nsleep in the alloy in the rear of the house about 8 o'clock, with the pipes for a pill«>>v. Some person or persons «t\d brought him up to the room, but nobody about the house could toll who. Since then Touhey has not seen h(s beloved pipes. He has advertised for them and notified the police of their disappearance, — i — * » •> ..... . Bettor Servloo for Sloui Falls, gijpps FAT*s, S, D,, Oct. 17.— Postmaster Tinsley of the Sioux Falls postofflce has secured two additional letter carriers, the service to begin NO- vonbej 1, A,I additjopal cleric hag been allowed the service, beginning to' day Fred StepsfeaV been *ap«8S& & ^Tinsley to the'Jat^r p$& B; whowasflJTOfssed by ft, ' TOKIO, Japan. Oct. 16.—There can be no doubt about Japan's vigorous policy m connecti6n with the war against China and that she is laying her plans far ahead. Early in September 40,000 first reserves left Japan under sealed orders. The general opinion hero was that they had been dispatched to reinforce the Japanese army in Corea, but now it comes from unimpeachable official sources that the troops were conveyed through the gulf of Pechili under the escort of two Japanese men of war, were finally landed north of Tien- lam and are now marching on Pekin. Detailed reports regarding the battle of Ping-Yang, or more correctly, l-hyong-Yang, show that the Chinese killed and wounded were 17,000, while 3,000 were taken prisoners. Two hundred and sixty soldiers and twelve officers constituted the Japanese total loss. _ Japan's army in Coroa is still pushing toward Moukden, with a view of ultimately reaching Pekin. It is probable, however, that the present movements of the Japanese in northern Corea have but little import; that the advance of the forces from Tien- Isin is being waited for,' and that tho two armies will move toward Pekin simultaneously, the one -from the south and the other from tho north, while tho Japanese fleet will engage with the Chinese war vessels in the Gulf of Pechili, which are now guarding tho entrance of the Pei-Ho river, the waterway to the Celestial capital. In the meantime, Japanese men of war have been dispatched to Foo-bhow and Canton, with orders to make such demonstrations at these ports as will tend to draw the attention of the Chinese from the real point at issue—the capture of Pekin and the overthrow of the Manehu dynasty. The result of such an event would probably be to throw the Chinese empire into a state of anarchy. Japan, while perfectly willinn- to confer with the European powers in relation to a settlement of the war will in the meantime push operations with all possible speed. This is tho secret policy of the government and important issues will undoubtedly arise before any active foreign intervention can possibly take place. Although it has been so rumored, a speedy settlement of the difficulty seems highly improbable. Russia does not care to interfere, because ohe is now in secret sympathy with Japan, which latter country in event of a conquest will not object to Russia obtaining a coaling port in northern Corea and will mnke all the concessions she wapts in central Asia along the Chinese frontier. France's intervention will mean enlargement of her territories in Cochin China and Tonquin: Under tho circumstances it 'will bo almost impossible for England and Russia to act harmoniously as intervening cowers owing to the existing strained relations of these two countries on the Central Asian question. Germany wants a new colony, and will be easily satisfied; but in the meantime Japan liaa no thought or inclination'of adopting a waiting policy. fa Much that has been said derogatory of the Chinese navy is .entirely erroneous, and it is the navy that Japan especially fears and dreads an open encounter with again. The Chinese navy is far and away superior to that of Japan and the latter countrv well knows it. The "war fever' 1 here in Tokio, and in fact all over Japan, is at its height ^hose^ who cannot serve in the army are willing to impoverish themselves to raise funds for the war. Five hundred and thirteen subscribers to the war fund in Yokohama alone have raised close on 3,000,000 yon (dollars) in addition to numerous gifts to the army and navy. . • The emperor of Japan is treating the war correspondents who have lately arrived with every.courtesy and consideration, having given them full and free permission to follow the Japanese army in Corea. He has supplied them with a tent and they will bo served with Japanese rations gratis. In a word, they are regarded as guests of the government, and it will bo seen to that only such information will be allowed to reach them as will be considered wise by the commanding officers of the army in Corea. In short they will be allowed to see much or little, as their hosts deem proper. AS soon as China becomes aware of the proximity of the Japanese army advancing on Pekin from the south she will undoubtedly sue for. peace, .but' Japan will in no wise suspend operations in the meantime. Tho native press believes that the war will not be brought to a close in less than a year. The war drarons that are being performed in several Tokio theaters are being enthusiastically patronized, rtnd recently soveral members of the audi- encb in Asakusa theater rushed upon the hana-rnichi, that cm-ions elongation of tho Japanese stage, and attacked one of the make believe Chinese soldiers, nearly killing him. The injured actor! far from being displeased by these hostile demonstrations, considered them a compliment to tho excellence of his mako up. Apart from the universal excitement and a slight increase of the price of food, the Japanese capital is unaffected by the war, Trade here and elsewhere if flourishing and no anxiety is felt us to the ultimate outcome of the hostilities. RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE. (the New York Base Ball Club May Its Grounds. NEW YOHK, Oct. 17—The National Exhibition company* which controls; the New York base ball club, is confronted by an obstacle that is well calculated to cause- its officials great uneasiness. The difficulty may result in depriving the club of its splendid grounds. For months past there havo been rumors that the club would not be able to secure a renewal of the lease of the polo grounds, but to all such assertions E. B. Talcott has mado the invariable reply that the club's lease extended to 1000 and that it was secure, but the club has actually forfeited its lease to the polo grounds and Manhattan Held adjoining. Tho lease held by the ISatiOnal Exhibition company expired with the present year, but the company has the option of renewing for a further term of six years, providing itf so notified the Lynch estate on September 1, 1894. The provisions regard^ ing notification of a desire to renew the lease was distinctively set down ia the contract, and it is failure to comply with that clause which has got tha base ' ball paople into such a pickle., -Uie lease has not been yet renewed and the indications are that it will not be. A representative of the National association, the proposed now base ball organization, has made offers for the grounds. CHALDEAN SWORD IN MEXICO A find Which May Throw tight on tho Peopling of This Continent. There will shortly be presented to the savants of Europe and America a relic of antiquity rescued from the dust ol' the dim dawn of human life ill the western world, which promises to at once throw light on the origin of man. on the western hemisphere, and Drove the open sesame to further reading of the early races of the earth in the far east. In a rock hewn tomb in southern Mexico there has been found a bronze and hammered iron sword bearing _ on its blade and bW ale in ricn inlaying silver charac-' ters of record and representations of life distinctively Assyrian and' Grecian. The characters on one side 1 of the blade are cuneiform, says a. writer in the St. Louis Globe Democrat, those on the other cannot be identified; possibly they are Hittite. The' first, fourth, sixth, eighth and eleventh letters in the easily recognizable cunei- iorm characters of Chaldean antiquity' are exactly alike as graven upon the biade; the first, fourth, sixth, eighth and eleventh letters in the mystic inscription on the reverse are also identical. It is in the possession of uonzale M. Moliner, a one of tho oldest 'amilies of Spain, who is resident in' ;ho city of Mexico. He will lay it before the stitution in person, and until that time it will not see the light of research outside of Mexico. The sword' and its scabbard of bronze are oiassive and well preserved. In total longth the sword is 20 J inches, with a blade of 19 inches. The roughly hammered iron 1 blade shown tho crudity of tho early' days of the iron age, but tho exquisite nlaying of silver on the bronze bears lostimony to the cunning of the silver- imiths who wrought the weapon. To all appearances, and according to the nscriptions, it was a royal arm, for oa ts ample hilt it bears in horizontal ines the crowned head of its evident ' wearer, while below, in cunoiform characters on the blade, are appar-Y ntly the title and name of the sovereign. The. sword and scabbard weifrh' .welvo pounds, of which the sword ilolje represents two' thirds of total. . Senor, descendant of and most illustrious soon Smithsonian in- the.•*" 1 ho story of the discovery of this inT teresting relic is a romance. Seven years ago a curiosity dealer in the city of Mexico purchased it for a few paltry reals from an ignorant Indian from Merida, in the state of Yucatan, in, southern Mexico. The dealer supposed it to be nothing more than'" an old Ro-> man sword, such as were often worn By. the Spaniards at the time of the [conquest, of Mexico. The Indian said 1 ,he had found it in the depths of a tomb which, he had penetrated, and that, with a bronze spoon, now also m the possession of Senor iMolmer, it was the only thing of interest he had found. The sword and scabbard were incrusted with half an inch ot oxidization from their long burial and on being cleaned up were offered •for sale to tourists along with the ous- tomary more or less valuable stock in trade of an enterprising eurio dealer . l<or one reason or another it remained m stock until recently, when it by chance caught the eye of Serior Moli iner, who has made.an intelligent study "* antiquities, both in Europe and 1 Atteinpt to «low up Waterworks. MouNDSvirac, W. Va., Oct. 16,—An attempt to blow up the new Mounds- vine waterworks with dynamite wag made last night, Five cartridges were exploded, shaking t|ip surrounding of , __ ^ America, and who at once bought it"ab a, curio sale price. WILL SOON DIE OUT. Mgr. Siitolli Talks In Quebec of the A. p, A. Movement. "' MONTREAL, Oct. 17—Mgr. Satolli, who arrived h«ro Alonday, said in an' interview: "I have no official mission here, My jurisdiction is confined to the United States and I have quite enough to do as it is. Even now I luive business waiting on me in Washington." What he has so far seen of the nroy- ince of Quebec strikes him as res'emb- llng Europe more than the United btates, judging from the style oE the buildings and, the manners of the people and Clergy, "Quebec," he said, "ia well known throughout the Catholic world for the devotion of the people to the holy see nnd to the church. "But you have other provinces," continued the papa'l delegate, "where the protestnnt element predominates. You have the province of Ontario, which has taken, up the idea of the American Protective association to a large extent, J do »9t think these associations, which so ostracise the Catholics' frpm' every position of prp;$t and of hoppr, Qpnstf* tvjte ft peynianent or a' serigus danger, 1,11™ «,„ L.««™««*ui_^ wp y g v^^'r9'' i' •A',

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