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lamons French Novelist Asphyxi
ated by Fumes From a Stove.
WIFE'S CONDITION 13 SERIOUS
WL Zola's Body Was Found By Ser
vant, Who Summoned Doctor, But
They Failed to Resuscitate Him.
Caused a Great Sensation In Paris.
Paris, Sept. 30. Emile Zola, the
aovelist who gained additional prom
inence In recent years because of his
defence of the Jews and of former
Ckptaln Dreyfus, wns found dead In
da Paris house yesterday morning.
Asphyxiation resulting from the fumes
Dam a Btove In his bed room, Is given
as the cause of death.
51. Z:i ;ii.d his wife retired at ten
ufcloi-k Sunday night. Madam Zola
was seriously 111 when the room was
Broken Into yesterday morning. At
bout noon she was removed to a prl
Tite hotpital, where she recovered con
sciousness for a short time and was
tale briefly to explain to a magistrate
artat hsd happened. M. and Mmo.
lota returned to Paris from their
mautry home at Medan Sunday. Ow
Src to a sudden spell of cold weather
Oe heating stone in their bedroom
bs ordered to be lighted. The stove
Earned badly and the pipes of the stove
ure said to have been out of order. To
magistrate Mme. Zola explained
lhat she woke early yesterday morning
with a splitting headache. She wak
awrf her husband and asked him to
pen the window. She saw him rise
sad attempt to move towards a window
lut he slavered and fell to the floor
anconscious. Mme. Zola fainted at
jfcq same moment and was, therefore
nalile to give the alarm.
The servants ff th Zola household.
act hearing any movement in
NEGRO BURNED AYTrAKl
The Horrible Fat of a Murderer at
Corinth, Miss. .
Corinth. Misc. Sept 29. Writhing
in the flames of fagots piled high by
hundreds of citizens, Tom Clark, alias
Will Gibson, a yrung negro, was
"Aimed at the stake here yester
day. Clark had confessed to one of
the most atrocious assaults and mur
ders in the history of Mississippi and
said that he deserved his awful fate.
On August 19 last Mrs. Carrie Whit
field, the wife of a well-known citixen,
was found dead In her home. Inves
tigation showed that the lady had been
assaulted. Her head was practically
severed from her body.
The prisoner heavily manacled, was
taken from the Jail by a posse of armed
men and followed by a large crowd
was led to the east gate of the negro
cemetery, which is situated in the west
ern part of the city. Faggots and wood
had been piled high around the stake
and the negro was securely fastened
to the iron rod. Clark was asked If
he cared to make a statement. He said
that he deserved the fate prepared for
him and asked that a letter be deliv
ered to his mother and brother. He
appealed to his brother to raise his
children properly, admonishing them
to beware of evil companions. Finally
the word was given to fire the pile.
The husband and brother of Clark's
victim stepped forward and applied
torches, and lu a moment the flames
leaped upward, enveloping the trem
bling negro in smoke and fire. The
clothing of the doomed man was soon
Ignited and as the flames grew hotter
bis skin began to parch. The negro
moaned piteously at this Juncture and
the agonized look on his face told of
the torture he was undergoing. Fl
nally his head fell forward on his
breast and in a few minutes he was
dead. The flames were fed by the
crowd until the body was burned to a
crisp. Then the gathering disbursed
In an orderly manner and the town
soon assumed its normally quiet con
master's apartments yesterday morn
9ac, entered the bed room and found
Zola lying with his head and rho-!
rs on the floor and his legs on the
ted. Doctors were summoned, but
Sttey failed to resuscitate him. Mme.
Zola was unconscious but after pro
erased efforts on the part of the phy
sicians she showed tijir.s of life, but
;l was some time In-fore she became
eansc.ous. It is believed that she will
The death of M. Zjla, which only be
came generally known late yesterday
afternoon, caused a great sensation In
Saris, and last evening there was a con
stant stream of callers at the Zola res
rence. M. Zola's body lies upon a di
ms in the center of the spacious
rawing room of his house under a
aanopy of rare and ancient hangings.
The body Is covered with a sheet and
Wet trio lamps throw their vivid light
jpon the wax-like features of the dead.
THE FINANCIAL SITUATION
Secretary Shaw Abolishes Bank Re
serves Against U. S. Deposits.
New York, Sept. 30. Secretary of
the Treasury Shaw, who was in New
York last night, has Issued a state
ment in which he says that the banks
will hereafter not be required to carry
a reserve agalnBt government deposits
secured by government bonds. This
made available today over $30,000,000,
Secretary Shaw declined to discuss
the financial situation further than to
say that the treasury would co-operate
as far as rntslble with the banks both
east and v t In their efTort to supply
the necessary credit to do the un
precedented .v-iount of Luslness that Is
taxing rnt't"'.ls and steamship lines,
as well 'janks, to the utmost Mr.
Shaw sari he had never seen any good
i reason why banks holding a govern-
thejr, at deposit secured by government
1 T7ELXS IET7S OOZDZZSXD.
ALGER ACCEPTS SENATORSHIP
.ppointed By Governor of Michigan
to Succceed McMillan.
Dcttoit, Sept SO. General It. A. Al-
av. former secretary of war yesterday
formally accepted Governor Miss' ten
Vr of the ad interim appointment as
f ni'ei Ptites senator. He sent the fol
tiwinp tiOejrram to Governor Uliss:
"1 Only received your telegram of
ITth inst tendering me the appoint
sient of United State senator to suc
d the late Senator McMillan. With
i cVt p K'T.sc of the responsibility and
he honor I accept tue appointment
ritn rnnny thanks. It. A. ALGER."
Governor Hliss la r night affixed his
signature to the commission that
.cjUes former Secretary of War R. A.
4!ger a l'nited States senator to suc-jet-d
the late James McMillan.
bonds should be required to carry a re
serve against it First, it is a de
posit not likely to be called in a time
of stringency, and, second, if called,
the collateral will always sell for cash
and in excess of the deposit He has
since he took control of the treasury
contemplated relieving the banks of
The comptroller of the currency
agrees with the secretary, and there
fore it Is announced that hereafter
banks will not be required to carry a
reserve against government deposits
secured by government bonds.
The treasury has on deposit with
various banks scattered throughout
the country from Maine to California,
and from Minnesota to New Orleans,
in round numbers $130,000,000, against
which they have heretofore been com
pelled to hold more than $30,000,000
of gold or Its equivalent This deciS'
Ion will release that much reserve and
$30,000,000 additional credit.
Root Visited Mrs. McKinley.
Canton. O., Sept. 27. Secretary of
far Elihu Root and Senator and Mrs.
X. A. Hanr.a reached ihe city yesterday
afternoon from Cleveland to visit Mrs.
McKlnU'v. They were driven direct to
be M'-Kiuley home in the family car
autjre where luncheon was delayed until
rjiy arrived. General and Mrs. A. R.
Hastings, old f ri nus of tue family,
arrived over another road about the
same time and were members of the
Ibncheon party. loiter in the after
noon all visited the tomb of the late
Tffldent. The party returned to
'Jeveland last night.
Princeton Gets 11,400,000.
Princeton, is. J., bept. 27. It was
learned here yesterday on good author
itr that the bequest to Princeton of
Miss Mary J. Winthrop, of New York,
which was formerly reported to be
about $300,000 will amount to $1,400,
000. A membfr of the seminary fac
ulty said that the money, In all prob
ability, will be used for the further de
velopment of the Intellectual side of
the seminary. It Is also probable that
a large gymnasium will be erected on
the south side of the campus within
the next two years.
Wednesday, September M.
The Pennsylvania State Magistrates'
Association held Its annual meeting at
The wholesale price in New York of
egg. stove and nut coal, anthracite, has
been advanced to $13 a ton.
Fire caused by defective insulation
yesterday destroyed the clothing store
of Louis Saks, at Birmingham, Ala,
Boer generals, who are now in Hol
land, received word yesterday that
Ixak, the 13-year-old son of General
Da Wet Is dead in South Africa.
Charles J. Coe, of Jersey City, was
appointed receiver of the American
Electric Vehicle Company, a New Jer
sey corporation, with $6,000,000 author
Thursday, September 25.
Andrew Carnegie visited King Ed
ward at Balmoral Castle, Glasgow, yes
An official statement of Germany's
finances for the last fiscal year show a
deficit of about $11,500,000.
Fire yesterday destroyed the Central
Hotel and several other buildings at
Shinnestown, near Clarksburg, W. Va.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Shrouder, of Ma
con, Ga., were shot and killed yester
day by George Bundrick in a quarrel
over a pocket knife.
Will Mathles and Orlando Lester
were hanged yesterday at Oxford,
Miss., for the 'murder of two deputy
United States marshals last November.
Friday, September 20.
The 30th annual meeting of the Na
tional Association of Mexican War
Survivors was held yesterday at
Baldwin ft Leverage's department
store and annexes at Marshall, la.,
were destroyed by fire yesterday.
John Mitchell, president of the Mine
Workers' Union, has accepted an invi
tation to speak at a mass meeting In
Boston October 12.
Dr. Samuel Houston, of Pennsylva
nia, was appointed chief medtcal ref
eree of the pension bureau, at Wash
ington, to succeed Dr. Jacob Raub, of
Saturday, September 27.
General Booth, commander-in-chief
of the Salvation Army, sailed from
Southampton today for the United
Special agents of the United States
department of agriculture left Wash
lngton for the south "to investigate the
The United States comptroller of
the treasury has allowed Kentucky
$120,860 as reimbursement of expenses
in raising soldiers for the war with
President Gompers, of the American
Federation of Labor, has issued a call
for the 22d annual convention Of the
Federation, to be held at New Or
leans on November 13.
Monday, September 29.
Philadelphia coal dealors today ad'
vanced the price of anthracite to $18
John T. Koontx, of Bedford, Pa.
while cleaning a well fell to the bot
tom and was drowned.
Employes of the flour mills of Mln
neapolis, Minn., who threatened to
strike, were granted an eight-hour day,
William Godeau, of Mobile, Ala.
was called from his home by unknown
persons yesterday and shot to death,
Charles McDermott of Haeleton,
Pa., fell from the Pennsylvania Rail
road bridge at Trenton on Saturday
and was drowned. i
Tuesday, September 30.
Twelve hundred public schools, with
an attendance of over 50,000, were
opened In Porto Rico yesterday..
Jacob Rhynerson, who was badly
beaten by attendants at a private asy
him in Topeka, Kan., died of his in
The rolling mill of the Dupont Pow
der Works, near Wilmington, Del
blew un yesterday. No one was in
The reported marriage of Queen
5Iarla Christina, of Spain, to Count
do la Escororu Is declared to be false
. While temporarily Insane, R. S. Da
vis, of La Center, Wash., set fire to
a drug store and his own store and
was burned to death. Both buildings
Suits and Overcoats.
We have an excellent line of fall and
winter suits which we ofler at the follow
ing low prices: '
Men's all wool suits $6.50 to $12.00
. Youths' suite, age 12 to 20 jeary for
(2.75 to $7.50.
Boys' two-piece suilo, all uew and the
latest (.tyles, strictly all wool, $2.53 to $5
A lot of suits in odd sizes and slightly
shelf worn will Bell at a sacrifice.
Our line of overcoats is more complete
and up-to-date thau is generally found iu
Mens all wool, latest styles, medium
length overcoats at $6.50 to $12.00.
Youth's overcoats, age 12 to 19 years,
good quality all new stock and prices that
Roy's overcoats, all gradee $2 to $5.
Hunting coats from $1 to $2. -
We have received a lot of WOOL HATS for fall and winter, all the latest blocks.
Now is the time to buy your LINOLEUM we have the latest patterns and a good
quality. Also a good variety of Floor and Table Oilcloth.
Gr-TTZLNTS. " GhTXILSrS-
A XZOB SaUZiElOTION.
The latest improved Chattuck at $5. 25. A good Single Barrel at $4.75. The Amer
ican Single Barrel at $7.50. Double Barrel Belgum, laminated steel, $12.
Don't forget the place Opposite the Fir.-t National Bank.
INCURABLE" HEART DISEASE
Bytha Oreat Specialist In Treating
Weak and Diseased Hearts, t-ranic-lln
Miles, fl. D., LL. B.
Will scad 94.00 Worm of 111 Hell
Treatment Free a Trial.
To demonstrate the unusual cura
tive powers of bis new and complete
siecial treatments by mail for heart
ditease, short breath, pain in the
side, oppression in the chest, irree
ular pulse, palpitation, smothering
spells, pufflLR of the ancles, or drop-
sv, vt Miles will sena jour aouars
worth free as a trial, to all who men
tion this paper.
His treatments are tbe result of
25 years ot careful study, extensive
research, and remarkable experience
in treatme tue various ailments oi
the heart, stomach and nerves,
which so often complies te each case
Bo astonishing r the results of his
complete special treatments that he
does not hesitate to offer all persons
a free trial.
Nothin could be more generous.
Few physicians have such confidence
in their remedies. There is no rea
son why every afflicted person
should not avail themselves of this
exceedingly lideral offer, as they
may never bave another such op
portunity. No death comes as sud
denly as that irom heart disease.
Mm. A. Kronrk. of Huntlnirton. Ind., wm
ctlrrd after thirty physician, failed; Mr. Flora
Urai-tor. of Ilrtatolville. O.. aftar : Jan. H.
Waits, tlie noteu uc-lnr, alter a aeon nau pro
nounced htm incuralile; Mra Frank Smith of
Chicago, after 8 loading phyalciana had given
her up; Mra. Jullua Keiater oi wmcago, aiior ur,
Mra. R. Farker after 1 failed.
A thouaand reference! to, and tcatlmonlnla
from biahopa, clerK)'ien, banker, farmers and
their wives will De sent iree upon request.
Send at once to Frank i n Miles,
M. P., LL. B 203 11 Stale St., Cni
oseo. 111., for free examination
blank, pamphlets and iree treat
ment before it is too late.
contains more reading matter
than any other county paper.
Try It. Only
If you are in need of Furniture, Carpet",
Mattings, Rugs, Oilcloth, Linoleum, Lace
Curtains, Window Shades, Pictures, and
Picture Frames, give us a call. We
suit you in
Ecers May Go to Madagascar.
Peris, Kept. 29. Two sous or Mr.
iolti, the fornuT Evrt'Uiry of the
Transvaal. Bailed Saturday from Mar
setllt'8 bouud to Madagascar, to ex
twine the lands wlikh the French
govornnjprjt has offi.ii 3 to concede to
But settlers. They taid that if the
jr-glon was satisfactory they expected
jo taKe several thousand colonists to
Pardoned By the President.
Washington, Si-pt 27. The president
has granted a full end unconditional
pardon to William Dlnkella, convicted
In 1SR0 before a l'nited States consular
court In Japan, of the murder of Chas.
H. Abbott, the first mate of the Ameri
can ship "Centennial," while lying in
Hlogo harbor, the prisoner being the
second mate of the ship. Dinkella has
been In prison for igiore than 22 years,
two years in Japan and over 20 years
in the Albany, N. Y., pcnltentary.
Chaffee Will Sail On the Sumner.
Washington, Sept 27. The war de
partment has been informed that Gen
eral Chaffee will sail from Manila for
San Francisco on the transport Sum
ner, which will leave Manila In about
eight days. The command of the
Philippines Is to be turned over to
General Davis on September 30. .
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 29. Flonr
was steady; winter ruperflne, J2.60
2M; Pennsylvania roller, clear. $3.10
63.25; city mills, extra, $2.853.
Hye flour was quiet, at $3.153.20 per
barrel. Wheat was firm; No. 2 Penn
fylvania red, new, 73f?73c. -Corn
firm; No. 2 yellow, local, at 69c.
Oau were quiet; No. 2 white, clipped,
3tic; lower grades, 34 35c. Hay was
steady; No. 1 timothy, $18.5019, large
bales. Beef was steady; beef bams,
$2021. Pork was firm; family, 21
21.50. Live poultry, 13c. for hens, and
9c. for old roosters. Dressed poultry
sold at 13c. for choice fowls, and at
9c. for old roosters. Butter was steady;
creamery, 24c. per pound. Eggs wer
steady; New York and Pennsylvania,
24c. per dozen. Potatoes were steady;
choice, per bushel, 4 8 (g 50c.
Emperor of Corea Alive.
Berlin, Sept 29. An official tele
gram to the Corean legation here says
the Emperor of Corea is alive and In
the best of health. The Seoul, Corea.
correspondent of the Paris Figaro said
in a dispatch published September 25
that tbe emperor of Corea was report
ed dead. i
Live Stock Markets.
East Liberty, Pa., Sept 29. Cattle
were lower; choice, $6.807; prime,
J6QC.50; good, $4.765.50. Hogs were
lower; prime heavies, I7.65&7.75: me
diums, J7.50; heavy yorkers, $7.25
7.30; light yorkers, $77.15; pigs, $6.50
f 6.75; skips, $3(&4: roughs, $U7.25.
heep were lower: best wethfcrs. $3.60
63.75; culls and common, $101.75;
choice Iambs, $55.6; veal calves,
East Buffalo. N. Y;, Sept. 29. Cattle
slow; prime steers. $77.50; heifeny $3
&6; cows, $2.5U&4.5U; slock hellers,
$2.50(53.25. Veals' steady; tons, $8
8.25; common to good, $5.50(3!7.75. Hoes
Blow and 10(S40c. lower; heavy; $7.60
7.70; mixed. $7.30 7.50; pigs, $6.55ff
.65; stags, taf5.75. Sheep ware stsaJy;
mixed tops, $3.75 4; cuIIb to good.
$1.75 3.65. Lambs 10c. lower; tops
$5.15b5.25: culls to good, $4(ft5.10:
yearlings, $4 4.60; ewes, 3.504.
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Shot by a foreienerat South Betb
lehemt on Aug. 1. Mrs.Marv Sharkey
riled at the almbhouce of lockjaw
The excitement incident to travel
iriR and change of food and water
often brirgs on diarrhoea, and for
this reason no one should leave
home without a bottle of Chamber
lain's colic, cholera and diarrhoea
remedy. For sale by Middleburg
When you wake up with a bad
taste in your mouth, go at once to
Middleburg drug store and get a free
sample of Chamberlain's stomach
and liver tablets. One cr two doses
will make you well. They also cure
biliousness, sick headache and constipation.
Ilia Mfe In Peril.
"I just seemed to have gone all to
pieces, writes Alfred iSee, oi wel
fare, Tex., "biliousness and a lame
back bad made lue a ouraen. i
couldn't eat or sleep and felt almost
too worn out to work when I began
to use Electric Bitters, but they
worked wonders. Now I sleep like
a ton. can eat an v thine, have gained
in strength and enloy hard work."
They give vigorous health and new
life to weak, sickly, run down peo
nle. Trv them. Onlv C3o at the
Middleburg drug store, Graybille
Garman&Co. Kichfield, Dr. J. W.
- Stabbed at a wedding feast three
weeks ago John Wasco died at
Allentown Thursday nsgbt.
Perhaps Ten Wonder ,
if the tormenting c old (hat made
last winter one long misery will be
as bad this year. Certainly sot, if
you take Allen's Lung Balsam when
tickling and tawness in the throat
annouuee the presenco of tbe old
enemy. Do not expect the cold to
wear itself out. Take tbe right rem'
edy in time. Allen's Lung Balsam
i free from opium.
Style and in
Our stock is new and up-to-date. It is
no trouble to show goods and quote prices.
REPAIRING neatly and promptly done.
Lewistown Furniture Co.,
No. 12-14 Valley St. Felix Block
Ntrlcken With Purnly.lii.
TTnnderBon Grimett. of this place.
wns stricken with partial paralysis
and completely lost tbe use of one
arm and side. After being treated
by an eminent physician for quite a
while without relief, my wife recom-
men ied Chamberlaid s Tain balm,
and after using two bottles of it he
is almost entirely cureu vieo. j.
HfoDon&ld. Man. Lotran Co.. W. Ya.
Several other verv remarkable cures
of partial paralysis nave been eflect
ed by the use of this liniment. It is
most widely known, however, as a
cure for rheumatism, sprains and
bruises. Sold by Middleburg drug
Referring to bridges, the two
fastest horses in the world are a
span without a peer.
Two nasked men who held up Mra.
Marion Walters near Sharon, took
$13 and a gold watch.
Of Like Hot Cakes.
"The fastest selling article I have
in my store," writes druggist V, 1.
Smith, of Davis, Ky., "is Dr. Kings
New Discovery for consumption,
counrhs and colds, because it always
cures. In my six years of sales it
has never failed. I have known it
to save sufferers from throat and
lung diseases, who could get no help
from doctors or. any other remedy.
Mothers relv on it. best nhvsicians
prescribe it, and the Middleburg
druar store. Graybill. Garman & Co.,
Richfield, Dr. Sampsell. Pennscreek
cruarantees satisfaction or refund
price. Trial bottles free. Regular
sizes, oOo and f 1.
100 Howard, SIOO.
The readers of this tinner will t
pleased to learn that there is at let
one dreaded disease that science h
been able to cure in all its styti
and that is catarrh. Hall's Catun
Cine ii the only punitive cute net
known to the m. liral fraternity
Cartarrh being a coustitutiooil
sease, requires coiiHtitutiow
treatment. - riailV Catarrh Cure
taken internally, a -ting directly
on tn blood and i uoous surfott
the system, thereby destroying "
foundation of the disease, and f
lng the patient strength by buildiM
up the constitution and BssistiK
nature in doing its work. Ihe p
prietors have so much faith is
curative powers, that they offer dj
hundred dollars for any case tM
fail to cure. Send for list of te
F. J. Cheney & Co., Pbop.
Sold by druggist", 75o. , ,
Hall's Family Fills are the best
It is usual! Ine man who''!
sideres Hie a buiden who isai"v
Peoplf liaileve It. '
It has been nically said tt
anything can be old by dverti
now-a-days. This is not so, MJ ;
liniments have been advertised w
only one Perry Davis' PaiDkir
has stood the test of sixty 7j' :
use. Today its popularity F
er than ever and Is based not up
what anybody says but upon w
tbe remedy does. There Is but
painkiller, Perry Dayia'. '