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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1903.
O. t. DLUn, Ddltor and I'libllitur.
PEIHIYSBURO i I OHIO.
SHOET NEWS NOTES
They Come From Jinny Parts
of the World.
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In ViirlottN Wiijn nnil Condoinoil
lor IImi Convoiilonco or
Our Jinny Uoadort.
Henry W. Warner 1ms been sus
pended from the Now York stock ex
change for oncyear. Mr. Warner
vviis found guilty of taking anil carry
ing tlio account of an employe of
another member of the exchange
without consent of that member.
The equestrian statue of Gen.
Joseph Hooker erected on the
grounds of the state house at llos
ton lias been dedicated. Preceding
Ike unveiling ceremonies a great pa
rade was held In which scores of the
most distinguished military men of
The police raided the headquarters
of the Macedonian revolutionists at
Kostendil, llulgnria. A quantity of
concealed dynamite was exploded and
six men were killed and a number
William 11. Benkert, chairman of
Hie national executive committee of
tho United Christian parly, has is
sued n call for a national convention
of that party for May 1 to !, 1901, at
the world's fnir in St. Louis.
Trallle Manager Tate, of the
French Steamship line, said recently
that if the other allied lines reduced
their passenger rates, because of 1 he
action of the Cunnrd Co. in with
drawing from the North Atlantic
steamship conference, the French
line would do the same.
The director of the mint at Wash
ington has purchased 200,000 ounces
of silver for account of Philippine
coinage at an average of 53.10 cents
nn ounce. '
In the presence of a large assem
bly of citizens Mayor Paul Cnpdevillc,
of New Orleans, recently turned the
first spade of earth in the work of
constructing the vast system of sew
erage, water and drainage which is to
place New Orleans abreast of the
best sanitated cities of the world and
which is to cost $13,000,000.
A deal has just been consummated
t 1'ittsburg, Fa., by which Franklin
II. Anson, of Xew York, pays the
Octo Oil Co., of Pittsburg, $350,000 for
i large nmount of shallow sand ter-
-Itory and production in the St.
Mary's district, m Pleasants county,
West Virginia, and the Wolf Creek
and Chester Hill districts in Washing
ton and -Morgan counties, Ohio.
Finance Minister Itouvier, of
France, hns nnnounced the names of
the members of the French commis
sion appointed to confer with the
United States and Mexican interna
tional exchange commissions. The
French commission is headed by
Rcorgcs Pallain, governor of the
Hank of France.
' Crowded with home-bound passen
gers, an Archer avenue trolley car
crashed into a Belt line freight train
at Archer avenue and Forty-seventh
street, Chicago, the other night. Two
passengers were killed and many
were seriously injured.
Count Hedervary's formal accept
ance of Emperor Francis Joseph's in
vitation to form a new Hungarian
cabinet entails his resignation as ban
of Crontia and much satisfaction is
expressed by the Croatians at his re
tiretnent after 20 years of unpopular
The Associated Manufacturers of
Steel Bars, in session at Pittsburg,
l'a., unanimously renflirmed the pres
ent price of $1.00 per 100 pounds for
bessemer steel bars, f. o. b. Pitts
burg. The manufacturers reported
orders plentiful and trade conditions
Maliion Heller, of Iteading, Pa., a
machinist, was instantly killed and
Leonard Caum, an apprentice, and
John Keil, n machinist, were injured
by the bursting of an emery wheel
In the machine shop at the Pennsyl
vania railroad-roundhouse at llnr
Tlie "cannonball" train which left
lliehmond, Va., for Norfolk recently
was wrecked near Petersburg. The
accident was caused by an open
switch, on which wns stnnding a
freight train. The cannon ball crash
ed into the engine of the freight,
lloth engines were badly smashed.
Leslie Lumsdcn, an assistant sur
geon in the marine hospital senice,
who is temporarily acting as quaran
tine officer at San Juan, Porto Itien,
und Mrs. Lumsden were drugged and
robbed at the Hotel Inglaterra with
chloroform which had been placed in
The private haul; of L. K. .wiutch
nt Cary, 111., lias been robbed of
nbout $3,000 In money, besides some
notes and securities. The bank safe
was wrecked by dynamite and papers
and books spattered over the floor.
A passenger train on the Pennsyl
vania railroad that left Philadelphia
recently collided with an empty par
lor car at the Washington street
crossing in Jersey City. Several par
lor ears were damaged and the pas
sengers were shaken, birt none sus
. tallied serious injury.
A feeling of general anxiety has
licen aroused at Lima, Peru, by the
action of the government in arrest
ing at Lima and sending back to vari
ous ports of a number of deputies
who came hero to take part in the
opening of congress. It is alleged
flint Illegal documents were found In
the baggage of the deputies who
Three of the students belonging to
the gymnasium of Airolo, canton of
Ticlno, Switzerland, were overwhelm
ed by an avalanche in the vicinity of
Mount St. Gothnrd and were killed
and four vther "ere severrly injured.
Fire of unknown origin vlnltcd WI1
klnsburg, a suburb of Pittsburg, anil
destroyed W. F. Younzk's planlnjf
mill, Hi-mill's ink factory, William
Murdoch's dwelling, H. 11. Culuette'a
blacksmith shop and It. Swlsshulm's
stable. The loss was $75,000.
Ex-Judge Cyrus L. Pershing is dead
at his residence in Pottsvllle, Pa. He
was presiding judge of the Schuylkill
county courts during the trial of the
members of the notorious Mollie Mn
guircs, who were convicted and many
Thomas Thornby, a butcher, choked
to death in a Brooklyn (N. Y.) res
taurant. He ordered the best beef
steak in the place and ate heartily.
When half through with his liienl
Thornby suddenly strangled on ii
piece of the steak and fell from his
chair. The efforts of the waiters to
restore him were without, avail. It
Is said the meat on whicb he clioltnd
to death was furnished from 'his
The reports in circulation to the
cITect that there is friction between
the administration and Count Cassini,
the Russinn ambassador, are abso
lutely without foundation. It is
stated thnt the relations or the presi
dent and the state department with
Count Cassini are officially and per
liescntinir the jeers of a crowd of
newsboys, which were directed nt his
women companions, A. .T. WetVber,
aged 22, was shot, and killed by one
of the boys. The shooting took place
in the presence of a largo crowd of
visitors nfc Lincoln park, Chicago. It
caused great excitement and during
the confusion the boys escaped.
Six persons were shot and severely
injured on a trolley car between
Media and Chester, Pa. A negro, be
lieved to have been seeking revenge
because the conductor of the car
threw him olT, discharged both bar
rels of a shotgun at the car as it
passed a lonely spot in the. country.
The car was crowded, and the shots
coming from the dark roadside caus
ed a wild fright among the passen
gers, most of whom were women.
Four of the latter were among the
One hundred and fifty thousand
dollars in public bequests are given
by the will of George F. Winch, of
Brooklinc, Mass., which was tiled for
Official announcement is made by
one of the executive officers of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Co. that $75,
000,000 of new stock hns nil been
taken by the shareholders and that
00 per cent, of it has been paid up in
At Kiel. Prussia, the TTnitcd States
cruiser Chicago's sailing cutter won
Princess Henry's prize for warships'
cutters in a competition with the
cutters of the German ships Freya,
Hohenzollern, Frauenlob, Ariadne,
Blitz and Hagen.
The striking employes of the Inter
national Paper Co. have resumed
work at Fort Edward, South Glens
Falls and Sandy Hill. X. Y. The
troubles were ended by concessions
on both sides.
Commissioner of Pensions Ware hns
granted a pension of $S a month to
Thomas 11. Howard, of Houston, Tex.,
for service in the Seminole Indian
war in 1S35 and 1S3G. Howard is S3
years old and clnhas to be the only
survivor of Capt. Augustus Allston's
company. Second regiment, Florida
militia, in which he was a private 07
The interior department nt Wash
ington has withdrawn from all forms
of settlement except homestead entry
127 townships in the Walla Walla,
Waterville and Yakima land districts
in Washington state, under the re
;lnjuatiQD act. . .... ...
A plague of lice has visited the an-
!ple orchards in Orleans county, Xew
xorlc. llie growers have sprayed
the trees with whale oil, but thus
far without effect. If the lice are
not checked the apple crop of the
county, valued at over $1,000,000, will
The carpets of the adjusting rooms
of the United States mint at San
Francisco have been taken up and
treated to a process for removing the
gold dust. A bar of gold valued at
$0,000 is the result. -The enrpets
were laid six years ago. In the ad
justing rooms the coins are filed
down to proper weight and the liner
gold dust sinks into the carpets.
Han Godfrey, the famous bandmas
ter of the Grenadier guards, died at
London recently of paralysis.
President Itoosevelt has expressed
his intention to witness the interna
tional yacht race between the Ameri
can defender, llelinnre, and the Sham
rock III, to be sailed on August 20.
lie will go to the course over which
the race Is to be sailed on the May
Contracts have been given out at
the main rilllee of the Italtimore &
Ohio liailroad Co. for 10,000 tons of
steel rails, aggregating in cost. $1,120,
01)0. Accused of embezzling funds of
the United llrof horhood of Leather
Workers, of which lie was treasurer,
at Newark, N. .L, Fred .7. Steele, 35
years old, alius Fred W. Wright,
was arrested at Roches tor, N. Y.
The postmaster of New York has
been authorized to make SOO promo
tions in his olllce, Involving $85,000,
and to appoint 100 clerks at $000 n
year. In addition $15,000 has been
authorized for emergency clerk hire.
A gasoline tank exploded In the
basement of S. Kirk fe Son's Jewelry
itore at Italtimore, causing a lire with
damage estimated at. $75,000, covered
by Insurance., Though the interior
of the building wns destroyed, em
oloyes succeeded in removing the bulk
if die Jewelry to adjacent, stores. A
her, of employes In the ..upper
part of the building were rescued
from the cornices of the roof by fire
men. With her feet. roped together, her
hands doubly lied behind her back
mil a gag hound so tightly around
'ier mouth and neck that it dually
drangled her to death, Mrs. Antoino
Ceiilinii was robbed and left to die
done in her hoilse in Denver, Col.
She was an old Svrlnn woman, nnil
1 1 luce Syrians, a woman and two
men, have been arrested.
IsBKk $s8Sfcv tf&HKPHHn
aSIMi ' ia-ilfca UK-V'"i WfiM822r
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, was born at Epworth, England,
on June 17, 17C3, O. S., June IS, 1703, N. S. Ho died on March 2, 1791. The blcinten
niat celebration of his birth will bo generally celebrated by the Methodist church,
not only of this country, but ot the entire world.
SCENE OF THE LYNCHING.
XIiouKiimU of l'oople VlNlt tlio l'lnco
AVlicrc the Negro Wlilto Wun Ituriicrt
by a Delaware Itlob Seiimitloiial
ScritioiiK l'rcuclicd on the Subject.
Wilmington, Del., June 29. Thou
sands of people visited yesterday the
scene where George F. White, the ne
gro, was burned to death last Mon
day night by a mob for the murder
of -Miss Helen Ilishop. They came
from all the small towns in this vi
cinity and hundreds journeyed to the
execution place from Chester, Va.,
and Philadelphia. A trolley line runs
about three-quarters of a mile from
the scene and bus drivers nnd others
owning vehicles did a thriving busi
ness carrying passengers to the place
and explaining to them the events of
the last two weeks. The burning
took place in a freshly plowed field
about 50 feet from the roadway,
which is hidden through bushes. The
only resemblance that remains of the
work of the mob are three cobble
stones, on one of which this inscrip
tion hns been placed m indelible ink:
"Here is all that remains of White."
The bushes behind which the as
sault and murder occurred have been
cut down for a distance of several
yards and carried away by relic hunt
ers. Many of those who visited the
scene yesterday, among them a large
number of women, carried away a
sprig or branch of the bushes.
Discussion of the events of last
week is ending, although the affft'r
was the text of some of the clergy
men yesterday. The preachers with
out exception condemned the lynch
ing, notwithstanding the fact that
public sentiment -is overwhelmingly
on the side of the lynchers. The
Rev. H. A. Ehvood, the Presbyterian
minister, who has come in for much
criticism for his sermpn of last Sun
day night, in which he suggested
lynching in case the negro escaped
speedy punishment at the hands of
the law, did not refer to the lynch
ing or the criticisms yesterday. These
criticisms were answered by his con
gregation yesterday when the fol
lowing resolution was read during
"We record our belief that our pas
tor's message of last Sunday evening
wns botli timely nnd true, sensible
and scriptural, and in no wise can
actions of the citizens c.n Monday
night be clinrgcablc to that sermon."
The Itev. Montrose W. Thornton,
colored pastor of the First A. M. K.
church, of this city, preached a sen
sational sermon to his congregation
last night. lie said in part:
"The white mini in face of his
boasted civilization stands before my
eyes tonight the demon of the
world, a monster incarnate, and in
sofar as the negro race is concerned,
seems to give no qunrtcr. The white
is a hcntlien, a fiend, a monstrosity
before God, and is equal to any net
in the category of crime. I would
sooner trust myself in a den of a
hyena than In his nrms. With a court
law and officers of law in his hands
the despised negro enn expect no
mercy, justice or protection. The
negro is unsafe anywhere In this
country. lie is the prey at all times
of barbarians who know no restraint
and will not bo restrained."
Wilmington remainti quiet. The
police department, however, hns not
relaxed lis vigilance nnd Ib prepared
to meet almost any emergency. It is
not believed that any further trouble
Kutlcd IIIn Troiililf,
New York, Juno 29. Heartbroken
by the deaths of wife and children,
bankrupt in pocket and in hope,
Theodore Wallkopf put a bullet
through his brain yesterdny.
Little Valley, N. Y., Juno 29. Rob
bers broke Into a farm house two
miles from Limestone Saturday night
nnd robbed .TnmcH and Patrick Quin
ton, who lived there alone, of $1,000.
The Qulntons, who are baehelorn,
were known to be suspicious of banks
and kept their houso barricaded
against robbers. The Intruders set
lire to a mass of rubbish in the ynrd
nnd when tlio brothers opened the
door to run to the fire the robbers
hit James on tlio head, knocking him
unconscious, The other brother is n
cripple, Until were hound.
NINETY PEOPLE KILLED.
Aivlul Itiillrond Accident In Spain
Train l'rccliiltntod Into it Itlvcr
"While CroKHlnir n llrldgc.
Madrid, June 29. Fourteen bodies
nnd 50 injured persons have been ex
tricated from the wreck of the Bil
bao train which 'overturned at5ejcr
illarivcr Saturday night.
According to official information, 30
persons were killed nnd 60 others
seriously injured. Many of the lat
ter will die. Of the 300 passengers
on the train it is stated that only six
escaped unhurt. The train, which
was composed of two engines and 10 1
coaches, was crossing the bridge
when the couplings between the en
gines broke. The second engine left
the track nnd fell, followed by the
entire train, into the bed of the river.
Fortunately the water was low.
The train fell 50 feet from the
bridge to the river bed, the coaches
piling up in a mass of splintered
wood and ironwork. The scene is de
scribed as horrifying."Many corpses
were carried down the stream, which
was actually reddened with blood.
It is believed that the oflicial fig
ures underestimate the number of
the killed, some accounts giving the
number of dead as 100. The full ex
tent of the catastrophe will only be
known when the wreckage has been
The latest dispatches from Sara
gossa, near which place the catas
trophe occurred, give the number of
dead as 90 and the injured as 100.
A .lTclliodlMt Celebration.
Boston, June 30. A two days' cele
bration of the two hundredth anni
versary of the birth of John Wesley
by the Methodists of the New Eng
land conference was begun Monday.
In preparing for the event the con
ference committee planned to make
the meeting significant by bringing
together representatives of the three
branches of the Methodist church in
North America, including those of
the Methodist church south and the
Methodist church in Canada. The ef
forts of the committee were success
ful nnd Bishop Charles II. Fowler, of
Buffalo, from the north; Bishop Eu
gene It. Hendrix, of Kansas City,
from the south, and Rev. A. Carman,
from Canada, were among the lead
1,500 .lien Ucturn to Worlc.
Philadelphia, June 29. An import
ant move in the textile workers'
strike was made Saturday when 1,500 ,
woolen and worsted yarn workers de
cided to return to work today in tlio
John & James Dobson carpet and
blanket mills. A committee of strik- .
ers called upon the firm Saturday nnd I
were informed that nil who desired .
to return today on a basis of 00 hours
a week would be given employment.
Shamrock 111. a Vast Itout.
New York, June 29. Sir Thomas
Lipton's new cup challenger, Sham
rock III, was given her first test in
American waters Saturday in nn in
formal trial with Shamrock I, off
Sandy Hook. In the first ten miles
of a 15-mllo beat to windward in a
very light air the new boat beat the
old one about ten minutes, and In n
Tun of 15 miles to leewnrd, nine min
Boston, June 29. The annual com
munion service of the mother church
of the Christian Science denomina
tion, the First Church of Christ,
Scientist, was held in Mechanics'
hall yesterday, the three congrega
tions aggregating over 15,000 persons.
Each service wns Impressive, espo
oiully in the silent communion, when
the entire congregation knelt.
Ilrolcu Open .Hall Iloxex.
Hnrrisburg, Pa., June 29. Jacob
Devino was arrested nt Columbia Sat
urday night charged with breaking
open and pilfering street mull boxes.
The postal authorities have been
working on tliiH case for three
months and claim to have nt Inst cap
tured the culprit. Postolllco Inspec
tor Mulone, of this cUy, says Devino
was detected breaking open a box
and tlio Columbia police notified,
When Devino wns searched one of the
numerous decoy lotters sent through
tlio mall by the Inspectors was fovaid
Miners Loso Their
' at Ilaiina, Wyo.
Mftantcr Canned by I'lro Hnnip About
IiO( Him Wcro In Dulon Pnclllc
Conl Co.' HI I no No. 1 AVlicn
tlio Calamity Occurred
Tlio HIliio on I'lre.
Ilanna, Wyo., July 1. Probably the
worst disaster in the history of Wy
oming occurred here Tuesday when a
terrific explosion of lire damp in
Union Pacific mine No. 1 shut off the
means of escape of 200 men, who
were working in the pit.
The fire which started immediately
is defying all efforts of the rescuers
and there is slight hope of saving
any of the men. Twenty-eight bod
ies of those working near the mouth
of the mine have been brought out.
The Union Pacific liailroad Co,,
which owns the mines, has a large
force working to reach the impris
So intense is the excitement that
no one seems able to say how the
disaster occurred. The supposition
is thnt a careless miner allowed his
lamp to come in contact with fire
The explosion wns heard for many
miles anil attracted people from ad
joining towns. Hugo timbers nnd
railroad Iron were hurled 300 feet !
from the mouth of the shaft.
A largo force of men begun the
work of removing the debris from
the shnft Several times they were
compelled to return to the surface
on account of the gas.
About 1 o'clock four men were
taken out alive and a hnlf hour later
they were followed by 42 others.
Several are in a serious condition,
but it is believed all will recover.
Two hundred nnd eighty-two men
went down in the mine in the morn
ing nnd up to a late hour last night
only 4S had been accounted for. Of
this number two arc dead.
Mine bosses nnd miners say that
when the imprisoned men are reach
ed all will bo found dead. Some of
the miners who escaped said they
saw 20 dead bodies in entry No. 17.
They reported that many of the men
were crazed by the explosion nnd ran
hither nnd thither in the mine. Mnny
of these could have escaped, but they
laid down, buried their fnces in their
hands nnd gave up the fight.
TORTURED AND ROBBED.
A Tramp Secures a Lnrcc Amount ol
Caf.li from a Farmer' AVIIe.
Clearfield, Pa., July 1. Tne details
of a torturing robbery have reached
Clearfield. While the husband of
Mrs. Miles O'Rourke, of Woodward
township, wns absent a stranger
called nt the house and asked Mrs.
O'Rourke for something to eat.
She gave him some buns nnd was
preparing some coffee at the stove
when the man struck her on the back
of the head, leaving her semi-conscious.
He then bound her In a chair
nnd demanded to know where the
family kept its money. At first she
refused to divulge the hiding place.
The man lighted a lamp and applied
the finme to her feet. The pain
caused her to point out the place
where the money was hidden. The
sum wns a trifle over $2,000.
In his hurry to get away from the
house the robber dropped a part of
the money, which Mrs. O'Rourke
picked up and placed in the bosom of
The mnn missed it and returned
prepared to torture her further. A
noise outside frightened him and he
left hastily. The authorities hnvc of
fered n reward of $300 for informa
tion that will lead to the arrest of
XV. K. Corey, President of tlio Carne
ttlc Steel Co., Will In Future l'erlorm
tlio Active nutlcH or the Vrculdciit of
tlio Steel Tritwt.
New York, July 1. 'Reports preva
lent for months past that Charles M.
Schwab would retire from the presi
dency of the United States Steel cor
poration culminated Tuesday in the
appointment as an assistant to the
president of W. E. Corey, president
of the Carnegie Steel Co. Tlie for
mal announcement was made by
Richard Trimble, secretary of the
finance committee, in the .following
"In consequence of .the continued
ill-hcnlth of the president, he has re
quested the appointment of an assist
ant to perforin the active duties of
the presidency, nnd at today's meet
ing of tlie finance committee Mr. W.
E. Corey, president of the Carnegie
Steel Co., wns appointed to such po
sition." A Peculiar Cane,
New York, July 1. Rudolph Es
march Is under arrest in Hoboken,
N. J., on the ehnrge of. manslaughter,
he haUng failed to live up to a sui
cide pact. Charles Borowsky, a life
long friend of Esmnreh, committed
suicide Inst Thursdny. Later Es
mnreh met another friend, Jncob
Rocllcr, nt the dead man's house,
where, according to tlie police, the
two agreed to follow their compan
ion tlie "ext tiny. They met in a si
loon and, borrowing two glasses, re
tired to a rear room. A few minutes
later Emnrcli enme out with carbolic
ncld in the glass, remarking: "Tlio.
other man took his; I did not." Roel
ler died an hour later.
1VIII Appoint KecelvorN.
Newark-, N. J., July 1. Judge Kirk
patrlcic yesterday announced to coun
sel representing complaining bond
holders of the United States Ship
building Co. thnt he had rend nil tho
papers in the ense nnd had decided
that tho corporation I Insolvent and
that its directors hod failed to take
proper steps to protect tho bondhold
ers and seemed to bo without ability
to raise funds, "Therefore in the in
terest of tlio bondholders," he Bald,
"I shall uppolnt receivers. I will
hear counsel us to whom they may
desire to nnmc.v
1 1 Ohio. News.
THE KNAPP TRIAL.
The ConrcKKloiin ol the Slrniigtcr arc
Admitted n livldciicc.
Hnmlltuu, July 1. David Loch, a.
furniture dealer, was the first witness
called Tuesday in the trial ot Alfred
Knapp for tlie murder of his wife
Ho said that Knapp on December 2ft
told him his wife wns In Indinnnpolls.
A. Moore, a junk dealer, said that her
sold Knapp a box such as thnt) in.
which his wife's body is snid to have:
been placed on December 22.
Captain of Police Lenehnn was
called and kept the stnnd a long
time. He told of arresting Knapp at
Indianapolis nnd dctniled the investi
gation that led to the discovery that
Knnpp's wife was missing and pointed,
to icr husband as her murderer.
Mnyor'Boseh was called and was
about to tell ot Knnpp's confession
to him, when the defense objected,
nnd while the question wns being nr
gued the jury was removed from the.
When Mayor Bosch wns recalled
the defense made a fight to keep
Knnpp's two confessions from
going to the jury. Lawyer Thomas-,
made nn argument stating the state,
had not proven Hannah Goodalc
Knnpp's murder and insinuating thnt.
the police procured the confessions
Improperly. Judge Bclden finally
ruledto admit tlie confessions. Mayor
Bosch flien outlined the confessions',
one of which was read nnd identi
fied, lie was on tlie stnnd when
court adjourned and was under cross
examination. Conl Handler Strike.
Ashtabula, June 30. All the coal1
handlers employed on the docks of
the Lake Shore and Pennsylvania
companies in this city went on strika
Monday. One week ago the Pittsburg
Conl Co. began the operation of a new
coal-loading device nnd laid off per
manently 25 longshoremen. This Is.
claimed by the longshoremen to be a
violation of the contract made with,
the company in the spring. Tlie
Pittsburg Conl Co. was given until1
yesterday to put the 25 men back to.
work, and as the company refused a.
general strike of all. coal handlers at,
this port wns ordered. Several big
ships are left partly unloaded. If
the trouble is not settled by Wed
nesday all ore hands nnd dock engi
neers will be called out.
The Juno Record of the Oil Field.
Toledo, July 1. There will be
nothing unusual in the June record in.
the Ohio oil field. The number of
rigs up for new work is less than
during May and there hns been nn
increaso in the number of dry holes
found. During the month 407 wells
were completed, giving a daily pro
duction of 5,145 barrels. The wells
averaged 14 '2 barrels. Allen county
led with 105 wells and 1,910 barrels;
Hancock second, with SI wells nnd
1,023 barrels. There arc 394 wells
being put down. Tlie only big well
found was a spouter in Van Wert
county that had a flush production of
Tlie Lore ll z Cane.
Toledo, July 1. United States Com
missioner B. F. Brough on Tuesdny
committed George 32. Lorenz and his
wife, Martha J. T.orem:, to the juris
diction of tlie supreme court of the
District of Columbia. Mr. and mA-s.
Lorenz were arrested here hist week
upon indictments issued by tlie fed
eral grand jury nt Washington in
connection .with tlie postolliee scan
dal. The bond of Mr. Lorenz was
raised from $5,000 to $10,000 nnd that
of Mrs. Lorenz was fixed at $5,000
Both gave bond.
Eiyrin, O., Juno 29. At Saturday's
session of the state Christian En
deavor convention Akron was chosen
as tlie place of meeting for the year
1901. Officers were elected. Over 500
of tlie delegntes went to Obcrlin Sat
urday afternoon and held a mission
The closing exercises of the conven
tion occured on Sundny. Tho gather
ing has been a most enthusiastic and
l'rollllnellt Ohio Head.
Portsmouth, O., June 29. Charles
A. Goddard, a member of the board
of public works, died nt his home nt
Franklin furnnce Sunday of Bright's
disease. He had nearly completed
his second term. Mr. Goddard was
formerly superintendent of the Ohio
canal. He was about" 00 years of age.
.11 r. KcKlroy Deud.
Mt. Vernon, O., June 29. Burgess
L. MeElroy, clerk of the Ohio house
of reprcscntntives, died nt his home
here Sunday morning, aged 45 years.
He suffered from an obstruction of
the bowels nnd submitted to a surgi
cal operation last Friday. Mr. Moiil
roy was. prominent in Hnte politics,,
The State In l'reo from IJebt,
Columbus, July 1. Ohio Is now
free from debt. Auditor Gullberfc.
Attorney General Sheets nnd Trcns
urer Cameron nrc In New York pay
ing otV tho last installment of the
state debt, $200,000. There remains
only an unclaimed account of $1,000'
as a claim against the state.
A $i!50,UIIU I'lre.
Ravennn, O., Juno 29. Fire almost
completely destroyed tho massive
plants of the Riddle Conch nnd
llenrso Co. here early yesterday
morning, creating a loss of $250,000.
Of this amount only $18,000 was cov
ered by insurance. It wns tho Inrg
est fire In tho history of Portage
county, nnd for a time it wns feared
that all the business places along
Mainntreot would bo destroyed. The
White hospital Is only a few doors
away and a panje wns created among"
the patients. Flying Bparks and
boards were carried two miles nnd a
dozen smaller, buildings WOro ignited.
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