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THEEEPUBLIO: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13. 1900.
SSES BILL TO
SELL UNION MARKET
Council Adopts Measure to Dispose
of Property Within Six Months
MONEY TO GO FOR HOSPITAL
Bonds Amounting to 245,000 to Bo
Paid From Sinking Fund
Brief Session of House
The City Council passed the bill yesterday
providing for the sale of Union Market for
735.000 after striking out of an amendment
to the bill a provision for the payment of
the bonds against the property, amounting
to $115,000, thus making the whole amount
of the purchase price to be received from
the Bala ef the property available for the
fund for erecting new hospital buildings.
The measure was passed Just before the
adjournment of the Council. Somo weeks
go the bill providing for the vale of the
TJnlon Market was favorably reported by
the Committee on Ways and Means, of
which Mr. Hodges Is chairman, and an
amendment was offered to ret aside from
the sum received from the sale, of the
property all that should be lett after the
bonds outstanding against the property
ehould have ben taken up. This amend
ment was referred to the City Counselor,
who advised the Council that it could le
gally arrange for that disposition of the
fund to be derived from the sale of Union
Market. The bill was then laid on the
Presldent'3 desk subject to call.
At the conclusion of the regular order of
business vesterdav- afternoon. Mr. Hodccs
"Mr. President. I move that the bill pro
viding for the sole of Union Market be
taken from the table." The motion pre
vailed. Mr. Hod;es then moved to strike
out of the amendments that portion of It
referring to tho payment of tho bonds
outstanding against the property. "I have
learned by consultation with the City
Comptroller, said Mr. Hodges, "that a
provision for taking up those bonds has
been made in the sinking fund and that
the bonds having gone out of the hands
of the original holders and being 6 per cent
bonds, and, therefore, very valuable. It
would be Impossible for the city to take
them up at this time without paving a,
heavy premium on them. We can Just as
well, therefore, make the whole sum of
$735,000 available for a hospital rund which,
with the $200,000 wo now have In that fund,
will give us nearly a million dollars for
After a brief dls-usion. Mr. Hodges's
plans carried, and the bill was ordered sent
to engrossment after belrg amended fo
ns to require that the sale shall be made
at the specified price within six months
from the data of the passage of the or
dinance. Mr. Hodges stated after the Council had
adjourned that he believes the House of
Delegates will pass the bill as it stands and
thus insure to the city a butftcknt fund
with which to construct creditable and
Eultable new hospital buildings.
Very little other business was traasictcd
Yir th PouneiL The bonds of the Seckner
Contracting Company for $20,000 and JSJ.OOO
were approved. Mr. Carroll introduced a
new bill providing for the following new
tmployes In the office of the Assessor and
Collector of Water Rates at the. salaries
named: Two additional Inspectors, $l,0S0per
year each; one additional district inspector.
JSOO per year: two additional clerks, $1,060
per year each. The Wateiworks appropri
ation bill was laid over for two weeks.
The Kelly bill was killed by a vote of 7
to 6. Additional appropriations for Forest
Pork and Gamble place and for Lyon Park
were finally passed. The House bill pro
viding for the canceling of certain special
tax bills against tho Coneregatlonal City
Missionary Society and William Baker in
consideration of waivers from those prop
wtv owners of all claims for damages
against the city on account of the over
flow of a sower, was passed.
Seventeen members of the House of Dele
Kates were present when the Speaker rapped
for order last night. Delegate Sweeney in
troduced a bill authorizing the Union Bis
cuit Company to construct a weighing seals
on Carr street, between Sixth and Seventh
streets. Delegate Madera introduced an
ordinance providing for certain amend
ments to ordinance 13,331, referring to the
1G0 finest engraved calling cards and best
copper plate, only ILK, at Mermod & Jac
card's, Broadway and Locust, society sta
tioners. 100 cards from plate, $L
Fnlton. Commercial Club.
Fulton, Mo.. June 12. At the meeting of
the Commercial Club of this city, which
was held at the. Courthouse, Professor No
ble McKee was made president of the club
end Professor John J. Rice vicu president.
The following directors were chosen for
a. term of two years: Edwin Levy, W. W.
Arnold. J. W. Bailee, T. W. Rasser, L. U.
Nickel and C H. Richmond.
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Marble Portrait of Miss Harriet N. Haskell, principal of Monticello
Seminary, Godfrey, 111., presented to the institution yesterday by
Mr. W. H. Reid of Chicago.
At the commencement exercises of
Monticello Seminary a' Godfrey. III., yes
terday a marble portrait of the principal.
Miss Harriet X. Haskell, was presented to
tho Institution by Mr. W. H. Reid. The
presentation was tho great event of tho
crowning day of tha school year. The ox-crcis-es
were held in Eleanor ltfld Memorial
Chapel, beginning with .a musical pro
gramme rendered by Miss Jessie Ringen
and Mr. Charles Galloway of St Louis. An
address on "Life's Perspectives" by the
Reverend Doctor Duncan J. McMillan of
New York followed.
Then tho presentation of the portrait of
Miss Haskell tcok place. The portrait is
the work of F. Wellington Ruckstuhl, a
New York sculptor, who formerly lived In
St. Louis. Mr. Reid, the donor, has long
been an admirer of tho Institution and of
tho work of Miss Hn'kell, who has been at
tho head of Monticello for thirty-three
years. Soon after the institution was re
built, after tho Are of 1SSS. Mr. Reid pre
sented to th seminary a handsome chapel,
known as the "Eleanor Reid Memorial
Chapel." In honor of his deceased wife,
who was a student at the school under Miss
KILLED IN STREET FIGHT.
Kansas City Negroes Gave Battle
Kansas City, Mo., June 11 Two city de
tectives. Matt Kinney and Henry Sparks,
undertook to stop a street light between a
crowd of negro men and women in East
Third street this afternoon, and as a result
of an exchange of shots, Rufus Bennett and
Ora Chllds, the latter a woman, were killed,
and Charles Jackson, proprietor of a barber
shop, was seriously wounded.
Two-score men and women had mixed It
up in the street with knives and beer bottlos
and when the detectives tried to Interfere,
Jackson struck at Kenney. Kcnney prompt
ly shot Jack&on in the leg, and five of the
negroes bolted for Jackson s basement bar
ber shop. The detectives followed and were
met by Jackson with a small rifle and Ben
nett with a revolver. A lively exchange of
shots followed. Kenney dodged a shot from
Jackson's riflo that lodged In the breast of
Ora Chllds, o negress. killing her. A rtiot
from one of tho officers' guns struck Ben
nett In the head and he fell dead beside the
Chllds woman. Half a dozen arrests: were
made. Jackson was tnken to the hospital
and may die.
Articles you will need on your summer
Military Brushes (per pair) In case", $7 to
Solid Silver Traveling Cups, J3 to $10.
Silver-Mounted Pocket Combs. SO. to $3 CO.
Silver-Mounted. Bonnet Brushes, U.T5 to
Silver-Mounted Tooth Brushes, JLO0 to
Memorandum and Address Books, COo to
Engagement Books, S3 to 113.
100 Visiting Cards and copper plate, &C0.
100 Visiting Cards, from vour own plate,
MERMOD & JACCARD-S. Broadway,
Cor. Locust St.
Illinois TVealeyan TCnlveralty.
Bloomlngton, III.. June 12. The Law Col
lege of tho Illinois Wesleyan University
granted diplomas this evening to twenty
two graduutes. The commencement exer
cises were held in Amle Chapel of tho uni
versity. An address was delivered by
Thomas C. Kerrlck of Bloomlngton. Among
tho graduates Is Asazo Fukuda. a Japanese
whose home is Tokio, Japan. Tho com
mencement of the School of Oratory of the
Illinois Wesleyan University was held in
Amle Chapel this afternoon. The gradu
ates were: Asazo Fukuda, Japan; Bessls
Simlson -McColgln. Earlville, 111., and
Chrystlne Elizabeth Zeller. Springfield. 111.
Excursion to Jeffsrsen City, Mo.,
Via Missouri Pacific Railway, Sunday, June
17, 1S09. Round trip ticket J1.S0. Special
train leaves Union Station at 9 a. m.
Church Corner Stone Laid.
Stanford. 111., June 12. A great number of
people witnessed this afternoon the laying
of the corner-stone of the new Church of
the Disciples of Christ. The address was
delivered by the Reverend J. H. GUllland.
pastor of the First Christian Church of
Bloomlngton. The new edifice is to cost
BEETHOVEN CONCERT CHANGED.
Beethoven Conservatory Graduating Con
cert changed to Tnursday afternoon, two CO
"Martln-Brovrn Company Sale.
Fort Worth. Tex., June li The Martin
Brown Comrany, one of the oldest and
large&t wholesale dry goods firms in this
State, which a short time ago decided to
retire from business, sold Its entire stock
this morning at 60 cents on the dollar.
The soda fountain use of "Orangelna"
supplies Instant and refreshing relief from
pain and exhaustion, benefits nerves, stom
ach, and Ilvsr.
Hakell. This gift was followed a few years
later by an annex to the jialn building,
costing $10,000. Tho portrait is of Currara
marble, mounted on a pedestal of Italian
Tho presentation to the graduating class
was made by tho Reverend Doctor Duncan
C. McMillan. The portrait was then passed
to the Board of Trustees by Miss Agnes
Scarborough of Bonham. Ter. The Rever
end Doctor J. H. George of Montreal, Can
ada, received tho bust on behalf of tho
Board of Trustees, In a happy little speech,
in which the sculptor. F. Wellington Ruck
stuhl, was railed to the stage and responded
to the greetings of the audience.
Diplomas were given to the following
graduates: Edith L. Brenholt. Alton. 111.:
Corlnne N. Busey. Pueblo, Colo.: Mary L.
Coleman, Sprlngtleld, III.: Amelia O. Craig,
Chicago, I1L: Anna M. Drake. St. Louis,
Mo.; Emily G. Drury. Alton, III.: O. Rhea
Pearson. Louisiana, Mo.- Carolyn Reynolds,
Klrksville. Mo.; Jessie M. Sargent, Alton,
111.; Agnes Scarborough, Bonham. Tex.;
Elizabetn J. Wntson, Alton, 111.; Florenco
Mc-uiiun. iew iotk uiy.
TEXAS MASONIC HOME.
Dedication of the Institution at
Fort Worth, Tex.. Juno li Tho Masonlo
Widows' and Orphans' Homo of Texas was
formally dedicated to-day by the Grand
Lodge of Masoiw, assisted by represen"Ia
Uvea from about 130 lodges. Tho visitors
numbered LSuO. Tho oration was delivered
by John L. Terrell, past grand master. A
vocal solo was hung by Miss Jennie Stanfleld
?l. Terrell. The Mozart Male Quartet of
this city sang "Comrades in Arms" Tho
address by Grand Orator Robert A. John of
Au-nin concluded the ceremonies. The vis
itors were entertained at a barbecue on the
ground, restricted to Masons and their fam-
The cornerstone was laid In October, 1V8.
The main or administration building v. us
completed September 4. lS,.and the super
intendent. Doctor Rciney, took twsesslon
September 16. By February 15, 1500. thero
were forty-two pupils in the school. Tho
new dormitory will accommodate l'.O pupils
and by September this can be occupied.
Thero Is an endowment of about llMflOd.
which, with a early contribution from tha
Grand Lodge, provides for tho support,
"District of Lake Michigan" Com
mander Must Stand Trial.
Chicago, June 12. Captain George Wel
lington Streeter, whose cohorts recently
took possession of "Tho District of Lake
Michigan" and defied the whole local police
force, was to-day held to the criminal
court, charged with conspiracy, accessory
before the fact and assault.
The "District of Lake Michigan" Is the
name given by Streeter to land which has
been formed by dumping In the lake oft the
shore. Captain Streeter took possession of
It when it was a mere sand bar. A recent
attempt to oust some of the captain's fol
lowers who hnd entrenched themselves on
the land, resulted in some shooting and
other rltous actsi
The land is now valued at many millions
of dollars and measures about forty acres.
Returned From Europe.
Mr. A. S. Mermod, president of the Mer
mod & Jaccard.Jewelry Co , Broadway and
Locust, has returned from a two months'
visit to England and tha Continent, where
he made selections of diamonds, clocks,
fine art wares, china and porcelain dinner
sets, etc.. which will bo placed on sale at
phenomenally low prices.
GIFT TO IOWA UNIVERSITY.
Former Governor Drake Will Be
Des Moines. la., Juno 1Z Former Gov
ernor Drake of Ccntervlllc, who was hero
attending the commencement exercises of
the Drako University to-day, announced
that he had made the university a Joint heir
with his five children In his will.
His property Is valued at COCO.WO, and the
university will receive GO0,0CO. Governor
Drake has already contributed DX,000 In
various benefactions to promote the Insti
tution. "Boro-Formalin" (Elmer & Amend), an
tiseptic dressing for burns, sores, cuts,
bruises or any similar accident or affliction.
Cnshenbnry Moat Hani;.
Jefferson City, Mo, June li Division No.
2 of the Supreme Court to-day denied Rob
ert Cushenoury. sentenced to be hanged
in Clinton County on Friday next, a re
hearing, and he must hang now unless
Governor Stephens Interferes. Ho is a ne
gro, and was convicted of killing the City
Marshal of Cameron. Tour other convict
ed murderers are to be banged on tho
samo day. They are Earnest Clevenger, in
Clay County: Jack Bradford. Pemiscott;
John A. Holloway. Osage County, and Sam
Waters. In New Madrid County.
Piatt's Chloride la a concent rat eH.
disinfectant, odorloss, safo and cheap.
NOT SO FAVORABLE,
Drought Conditions Continue In
the Northwestern Sniiug
TOO WET IN SOME STATES.
Generally Good Conditions for
Corn in the Central Valleys,
Though Cultivation Re
tarded at Places.
Washington, June 11 The special weekly
crop report, issued by the Department of
Agriculture to-day. is as follows:
Heavy rains In the Central and Kast Guir
States, Including portions of Kentucky.
Tennessee. Southern Illinois and Central
and Northern Indiana, have retarded culti
vation and In some sections caused Injury
to crops, while drought conditions continue
In the Dakotas. Northern Minnesota, East
ern Montana and generally throughout tho
central and northern Rocky Mountain dis
tricts. Rain Is much needed over a large part of
the Middle Atlantic States.
In the States of tho central vallevs tho
conditions have been generally very favor
able to the advancement of crops, except
where excessive rains have dcliyed cultiva
tion. The genernl nb'cnce of rain, or only
light showers In Texas, proved especlally
beneflclal and affording much-needed oppor
tunity for cultivation.
On the Pacific Coast the weather condi
tions' were generally favorable except in
portions of Oregon and Washington, where
rain Is needed.
Tho high averago temperatures, with gen
erally sufficient moisture. In tho great corn
States of tho central valleys, have been de
cidedly favorable to corn, which has made
rapid growth, although needing cultivation
in somo sections. In Marjland, Virginia
and portions of North Carolina and Texas,
corn is needing rain, while It has suffered
from excessive rainq In the Central Gulf
States. In the Dakotas, Minnesota and
Wisconsin the outlook Is unfnvorable.as a re
sult of tho protracted drought, although en
couraging reports are received from por
tions of South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Winter wheat harvest Is now In prog
ress in Central Kansas, Southern Mis
souri and Virginia, and will begin In Ken
tucky this week. Except sorro lodging In
Kentucky and Tennessee, and Injury from
rain In Arkansas, the reports generally In
dicate that the crop has made sit-sfactory
advancement during the week, although
further deterioration Is reported from
Michigan, and In Ohio much will bo cut for
On tho Pacific Coast the reports respect
ing who.it are generally favorable, although
some faars are entertained that tha frost
of the Sth caused injury in portions f
Washington. Harvesting continues in Cali
fornia and has begun In Oregon.
Drought In Spring Wheat.
The northern portion of the spring wheat
region has received only scattered light
fihowers during the week, and wheat In
that section is in very poor condition. In
North Dakota, the crop is thin and very
weedy, and a considerable area. In that
Stato and also in Minnesota it being plowed
up for other crops. In South Dakota and
In Southern Minnesota the outlook Is less
discouraging, although a poor crop Is prom
ised. Tha protpect for a good oat crop con
tinues nattering, except In the drought area
of tha Northwest. Short strnw, however. Is
reported from the Mlddlo Atlantic States,
and local storms have caused Injury to oats
of rank growth in Iowa.
The hay crop has been further Imp'oved
In the principal hay States, but tho yield, as
a whole will be light.
As a result of tho light rains in Texas.
much of the State receiving no precipita
tion, cultivation has been vigorously
pushed, and thero hss been a decided im
provement in the condition of cotton. Sev
eral days of fair weather are still need
ed, however, to put the crcp in a proper
slate of cultivation In some parts of Texas.
While thero Is a general complaint of lice.
In cotton over the central and eastern por
tions of the cotton belt, the crop has mado
substantial progress, although quite genir
ully In need of cultivation. The least favor
able reports are received from Louisiana,
where cotton has made but slow growth
and Is turning e!low.
Alabama Temperature favorable; rainfall
beneficial, except slightly damaging In somo
middle and northern counties: dry weather
now needed; corn and cotton healthy, but
becoming grassy; cotton forming squares,
lice appearing; corn tasseling, some ears
forming; thrashing wheat commenerd;
early oats nearly all harvested: prospective
jields good; minor crops 'satisfactory;
pe iches plentiful.
Mississippi Almost continuous rain dur
ing last ten or twelve days, greatly injured
crops, prevented farm work and favored
growth of weeds and grass in nearly every
section of tho Stat:; cotton looks well, good
stands but lousy in placeB. forming squares;
joung corn vellow, inferior stands; dry;
warmer weather and sunshine needed.
Texas Exceptionally favorable week;
farm work rushed, cotton and corn being
cleaned rapidly: cotton shows marked Im
provement where cultivated, but several
days fair weather aro needed In many lo
calities for properly cleaning crop; planting
continues In bottom lands; much early corn
poor, too far advanced for Improvement,
lato planted growing nicely, but needs rain
In some localities; wheat harvest progressed
rapidly bulk of crnp In shock, condition
good; oat harvest progressing; sugar cane
und rice doing well.
Arkansas Warm weather and general
rnlns caused vegetation to grow rapidly;
too wet for cultivation of crops; early corn
and cotton laid by and doing well, lato
grassy and weedy; wheat harvest general,
some damage by rain, average yield
promised; oats ripening and promise fair
to good yield; potatoes promise good yield
generally; fruit, except apples and pears,
Tennessee Dally rains until Friday hin
dered farm work, but Induced rapid growth
of vegetation; com and cotton growing and
looking well, but need cultivation; wheat
cutting in progress, much of It badly tan
gled by wind and rain; oats, meadows and
pastures much improved slnco rains; tobac
co all ret and growing well.
Wheat Harvest Progrraalnfc.
Missouri Heavy rains in some localities
In others none; In southeastern counties too
wet to cultivate corn and cotton, and lleids
are weedy, elsewhere corn doing finely;
wheat maturing well, harvest progressing
In south; meadows Improved In some coun
ties, in others less promising; clover cut
ting begun; oats doing well, except In soma
western counties; potatoes Injured by
drought in southwest; apples still dropping.
Illinois Excellent week for growth of
vegetation: crops have made decided ad
vancement; rain fell over most of tha
State, and In south was excessive, retard
ing farm work; hay crop improved, fair
average prospects, in some places heavy
and In others light: clover harvesting be
gun: wheat much Improved and ripening
rapidly;, corn, oats, potatoes and gardens
making good erowth.
Indiana Moderately warm weather nnd
numerous rains were beneficial, but pre
vented cultivation; fields are weedy; corn
Is growing rapidly and promises well; wheat
li the few fields uninjured Is maturing
barley harvest has begun; timothy nnd rye
heading; clover cutting begun in southern
portion: tobacco plants aro mostly trans
planted; grass Improved, but hay crop will
not be heavy; fruit promising.
Kansas Favorable week for harvest,
which Is now progressing in southern coun
ties and beginning In central; corn In fine
condition and growing rapidly; first crop of
alfalfa generally cut; In good crop except
where Injured by worms; hay grass fine,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory Wheat
oats, grass and rye being harvested with
good yields, fine quality of grain reported:
corn being laid by in excellent condition
cotton improved, chopping and eiiltH-ntinn
progressing; barley, millet, pastures, cane,
kafllr corn and broomcorn making trood
growtn; peaches ripe; severe storm on 8th
over central counties damaged crops, fruits
and buildings considerably.
New Mexico Windy, warm and rainy, all
crops continue to make excellent rrowth;
stock interests highly satisfactory; first al
falfa cutting bpfnin In northern snciinn.
crop almost unprecedented; no lack of water
iur irrigation. -Arizona
Ercent a few arjittered hnwr
no rain during week; water for Irrlgntlon In-
umucui ana weim railing in many locall-
ties: plant growth arrested on account of
extreme drjness; ranges deteriorating and
cattlo suffering for water; grain harvest
well advanced in Salt River Valley; yield
SlISSOl'RI COMHTIOJvS GOOD.
Crops Generally Are Dolnc Well
Wheat llarveat Proceeding-.
Columbia, Mo,, June 12. Tho weekly crop
bulletin of tho United States Department
of Agriculture, Missouri hcctlon. climate
and crop servica weather bureau. In co
operation with the University of tho State
of Mlsscuri, issued to-day, sa:
Tha past week averaged slightly warmer
than usual throughout tho greater part of
tho State, nnd there was a good percentage
of sunshlno except over the southeastern
counties, but the precipitation has been
very local in character and poorly distrib
uted, homo localities In each section re
ceived from 1 to 3 inches, while In others
tncro was none. Over a largo portion of
tho Stato. however, tho total rainfall for
tho week exceeded 1 inch.
In a number of the southeastern counties
frequont ahowere have prevented the culti
vation of corn and cotton, nnd both crcps
are becoming very weedy, while in somo of
tho western counties corn is beginning to
suffer from rirnnth Aa n ..iA t.nirm.A.
tho com crop continues in good condition
Si. 'i mak'nff fair progress. Somo early
Hcld3 havo been laid by.
I11 .a. nuj?,ber of the southern counties
wheat has been blown down and badly
tangled by high winds, and In a few it Is
falling as a result of injury by fly, but In
:J!.erale 'A ,s "-"'luring well, although In
somo or tho western counties it is needing
rain. Harvest has commenced and will be
come general in tho central and southern
- ils.t.,hs neck- SIan' correspondents
report tho crop tho best for several years.
eonniS?-mhf thc Southcrn and western
counties, where good rains have fallen, oats
Si."1"3, 8h0w considerable Improve
m f. "fJ." ot-le-"S'. whero tho rainfall
Tit.. llBht' -i"011" con'lltIon Is less promising
ilS" a,?eck.:!KO' ,n most nectlons, how
?i r-. oats 'till promise a good yield, but
?.w CP.' C3"-Pt In portions of tho
northern bectlons, will be ct-nerallv- 11 'it
nnd much of it villi be of rSo, Equality? In
tho southwestern counties prairie hay is re
ported much more promising than timothy.
:L i ior the ""ttrn counties pastures
uro becoming quiet short.
at,?J?, hinDl"S to ripen in the south
In tomo of the southwestern counties po
!e .T5 2re ""'ffn'ng prematurely as a result
of thc drought, but elsewhere they continue
very promlsin?. Rve. Cax. rowneas. and
T"V- oro KP?ra.1l" ,,&'ng well. An abun-
icKocrncs is promised. T
complaint that apples
i still much
ILLINOIS HHPOIIT GOOD.
Rain Has Fallen Generally Over the
fcpnngiicld. III.. Juno li The following
climate and crop bulletin, covering tho
week Just ended, was Issued to-day by the
Illinois section of tho Weather Bureau,
United States Department of Agriculture:
Throughout most of the State rain has
fallen duringthe week, and this rain, added
to that of tha previous week, has kept the
ground In excellent condition for the
growth of vegetation. Temperature condi
tions havo also been favorable, and the end
of the week shows a marked advancement
In crop conditions.
Conditions have also been favorable for
farm work, and fields aro generally in a
good state of cultivation and freedom from
weeds. In seme parts or tho State, how
ever, notably tho southern district, 'he
rains during the week have been exseasi.'e.
retarding farm work and producing too
wet a condition of the soil for tho best
effect upon growing crops.
Tha hay crop shows a decided improve
ment during the week, and generally a good
crop is expected. In many places the crop
Is very heavy. In some places the condition
is unimproved and tho crop is very short
and thin. Tho harvesting of clover has al
There has been a marked Improvement In
the condition of wheat. It is ripening rap
idly, and harvcstlcg will soon begin in tha
Corn continues to mako rapid and healthy
growth, and fields aro generally In a fine
state of cultivation.
A large acreage of tock pcaso has been
seeded In tho southern district, and tobaccs
is being transplanted in tho extreme south.
Fotatoes and gardens continue to do Well,
and new potatoes oro bclrg marketed In
tho central and southern districts.
Cherries are ripening, and a large crop
Is generally reported. Other fruits are do
ing well, though apples are dropping in
TEXAS CROPS BETTCn.
Dry Weather Has Greatly Improved
the Situation There.
Galveston, Tex.. June 12. To-day tho
Texas section of tho United States Weather
Bureau Issued its weekly report for the
week ending June lL The week was cx
ceptlonably favorable for farming opera
tions in most sections of the State, and the
work has been rushed. The condition and
prospect of tho cotton crop has been very
materially Improved with tho dry weather
that prevailed and a great deal of the crop
has been chopped out and some plowed.
Some low land Is still reported very grassy
nnd in such a condition that it will be diffi
cult to clean. Much of the low land is not
jet planted and probably will not bo planted
this season. Some planting continues. Low
land at the mouth of Brazos River Is re
ported under water nrd some cotton de
stroyed. The cotton pests are not so numer
ous as last week, and conditions as a whole
nro much more favorable for the cotton
crop than they have been so far this sea
son. Better weather for harvesting wheat and
oats could not be desired. Wheat harvest
ing is about completed and oats harvesting
Is well advanced. The grain Is reported
very good, especially wheat. The com crop
is generally laid by. The crop Is very ir
regular and ranges from poor to very good.
Rice planting is not completed on account
of unfavorable weather. The early plant
ing Is promising. Sugar cane, forage and
other crops are doing well. Fruit contin
ues promising, and a great deal Is being
marketed. Irish potatoes and other vege
tables are doing well. Melons and canta
loupes are ripening and are being marketed
at a good price.
HA1.NS i AnKA:SAS.
Growth AVas Stimulated, but Cultiva
tion Seriously Interfered With.
KEI 17BLIC SPECIAL.
Little Rock. Ark., June 12. The Govern
ment weekly crop report Issued to-day, says:
High temperature and general rains were
the characteristic features of tho weather
during the week. The warm weather in
duced all vegetation to tako on rapid
growth. On account of the continuous
rains, farming operations were seriously
Interfered with, and the gras9 and weeds
hava made conlsderable headway. Owing
to tho wet condition of the soli it waa im
possible to cultivate the crops, especially
In tha low lands. But with a few days of
clear, warm weather the farmers will ba
able to get them in good condition again.
Early-planted corn and cotton, however,
look well, ns they had been laid by In good
condition before the period of wet weather
set in, while tho late-planted crops are
growing nicely, but the fields are full of
graes and weeds.
Wheat harvesting Is general, and tha
jleld will bo about the average. Soma
damagu has been done to wheat in the
shock by the recent rains.
Oats are being harvested In some sections
and the yield promises good.
Irish potatoes as a rule are good, and in
many places promise large vield. Frulta
will be abundant, except apples and pears,
which have been injured and continue fall
ing from the trees.
Pearl and Diamond Rings CO.M to $230
Gold Chain Bracelets 7.S0to 330
Silver Purses 2.75 to 4
Gold Purses 43.00 to 230
Pearl and Diamond Stick Pins... 7.30 to 100
Gold Hearts 1.30 to 65
Gold Lockets S.UQto 3M
Pearl Necklaces 7300 to 1,000
MERMOD & JACCARD'S, Broadway and
No Hope for West.
Jefferson City. Mo., Juno 12. Chief Justlcn
Gantt filed an opinion In Division No. 2 of
the Supreme Court to-day affirming the de
cision of the Pettis County Circuit Court
which sentenced James L. West, the Mis
souri Pacific engineer, to the penitentiary
for attempting to rob a Missouri Pacific
passenger train near Hughesvllle, in Pettis
County, on the night of November 28, 1SJ8.
West and a conductor. Eli Stubblefield,
mada the attempt, but the railroad officials
were given a tip and were prepared for
them. The result was the attempt failed.
Both Stubblefield and West were arrested,
convicted and are now In the penitentiary.
West appealed to tho Supreme Courf, and
that court to-day found the conviction reg
ular and affirmed the Judgment of tha low
er court In the case.
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"When you order Soda Biscuit,
Milk Biscuit, Saratoga Flakes,
Snow Flakes, Butter Crackers.
Graham Biscuit, Oatmeal Bis
cuit, Ginger Snaps, Hand
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The filler is a combination of High Grade
Havana and Domestic Tobaccos.
They are appreciated by critical smokers because
this mixture produces the mild Havana aroma taste
without the depressing effect of heavy all Havana
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BEER LAW TEST CASES.
Supremo Court Will Consider
Wben to Hear Tliem.
Jefferson City. Jto . June 11 Judge E. C
Kihr of St. Louis was before Division Xo.
2 of the Stato Supreme Court to-day. nnd
asked that the cases appealed from Henry
County, Involving the constitutionality of
the beer tax law, be advanced for hearing
at this term of tho court. The cases were
docketed yesterday. They are appeals from
the conviction of tho defendants In Henry
County in two cases for selling beer without
having paid the tax on the beer a required
by the beer tax law. They were agreed
cases, and the object of the speedy appeal
ing was to get a decision as soon as possi
ble. Ch'lef Justice Oantt announced that the
matter would be taken up by the Judges in
their next conference. Judge Ketar wanted
tho cases heard en banc, but ns they aro
criminal cases Attorney Oeneral Crow sug
gested that the Criminal Division No. 2 had
original Jurisdiction unless soma good rea
Bon could be given for a transfer to court
en banc It is possible now that tho cases
will be heard at the opening of the October
term of the Supreme Court.
It is customary In regard to criminal cases
filed before the opening of the next term of
tho Supreme: Court to advance them, for
hearing at that term. Court en bano meets
on June 19. when the matter may bo consid
ered, but as tho adjournment for tho sum
mer will bo taken about July 1. the proba
bilities are that the beer cases will go over
with tho other criminal cases to the Octo
rr Spectacles as Soon as Seeded.
Many fall to realize tho Importance of
this. Dr. Bond, expert optician at Mermod
& Jaccard'a. Broadway and Locust, will ex
amine your eves free of charge, and If you
need glasses v. HI fit them accurately. Steel
frames, $1 and up; gold. Jo and up.
rttld aiaucor the raeti. ts 7i to til.
CHILI'S PRESIDENT DYING.
American Minister Reports Pre
mier Albano in Control.
Washington, June 11 The State Depart
ment received the following d!patch to-day
from United States Minister Wilson at San
"Santiago, Juno 1L Secretary of State:
President Errazurlze had third and danger
ous attack of paralysis yesterday. Death
simply a question of time. Executive func
tions tranpferred to Prime Minister Albano
as provided by Constitution.
Union Label Shoes
your biscuit, crackers
None but the best
Wafers, tell your grocer you
want those that are contained
Package, with the trade
mark design on the ends.
Used exclusively by
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY.
Want Ads ;
RAISED THIRTY-FOUR ORPHANS.
Susan Gibson, "Wife of a
Known Writer, Dead.
Eufaula. I. T.. June 11 Susan
wife of Charles Gibson, a well-known Indian
writer and ono of the most prominent mem
bers of the Creek tribe, died here to-day of
consumption. Mrs. Olbson was a Choctaw.
41 years of age. This well-known couple
who had no children of their own, railed
thirty-four orphan children, providing food
homes for them.
Kr. E. A. Jaccard,
Of the Watch Department at Mermod
Jaccard's, will be pleased to sea his friends)
and fill their requirements In fine, watches, -silverware
and Jewels. Broadway and Lo
cust. Mrs. Elisabeth Wallace. A"
Ttlnnmlnvtrtn Til Tn 1 XjTm T1fTkA(a M
Wallace, widow of Hugh Wallace, eUsd to
day, aged 87. She waa one of the radst
prominent Christian workers of the etty ipr
many years. Her husband, with whom ihe
had lived sixty-four years, died a few weeks
ago. aged 91
9. D. Curtis.
Corslcana. Tex.. June 11 fi D. Curtis,
cashier of the City National Bank, died to
day. He was from Toledo. O.. and came to
Corslcana in UTS. He was prominent ai a
suiu uj nMreni9( uiw vt4
Shoe Man, 520 Pin St.
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