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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 42.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
State Text Books Adopted.
After having held daily session?
for one week the State Text-Book
commission completed its work a
few days ago, and formulated a re
port giving the list of text-books
adopted for use in the public schools
for tbo next five years. There were
twenty-eight firms competing for the
contracts and -100 books were consid
ered. Sixteen of the firms Avill sup
ply books, the division being as fol
lows: I. F. Johnson Publishing
Company, history and two readers;
American Book Company, speller,
three readers, history of Tennessee,
one grammar, one arithmetic; Ginn
& Co., agrictdture, practical arith
metic, plain and solid geometry; In
diana School Book Company, the
McMillan Compan-, two geogra
phies; D. Appleton & Co., copj
books; Brandon Printing Company,
history of Tennessee; Lippincott &
Co., algebra and dictionaries;
Charles Scribners' Sons, civil gov
ernment; Allyn & Bacon, physics;
Bostleman & Ambrose, geology;
Maynard, Merrill & Co., bookkeep
ing"; Southern Publishing Company,
primary history; Myers Fishel & Co.,
Atty.-Gen. Catcs has been notified
of the completion of the work and
is expected to arrive at once and
draw up the contracts.
Following are the books adopted
by the Tennessee Text-Book Com
Geology of Tennessee (Safford and
Killebrew), price, new, 60c, and ex
History of Tennessee (McGee, re
vised), 75c and 37c.
History of Tennessee (Garrett and
Goodpasture), 80c and 40c.
Uookkeeping, modern (Montgom
ery), 72c and 36c.
Bookkeeping, blanks (Heath's), 36c.
Agriculture for beginners (Burkett,
Stevens. Hill), 60c and 30c.
Our Government (James, Sanford
and Caldwell), 50c and 25c.
Beginners' History of Our Country
(Estill), 40c and 20c.
New School History of the United
States (Lee), C3c and 32c.
Mental Arithmetic (Weidenheimer),
22c and 11c.
Elements of Arithmetic, revised
(Jones), 22c and 11c.
Practical Arithmetic (Wentworth),
40c and 20c.
Elements of Physics (Carhart and
Chute), 55c and 27c.
Elementary Algebra (Lippincott),
50c and 23c.
Geometry Plane, 50c and 27c.
Plane and Solid (Wentworth), 90c
Introductory Geography with Ten
nessee Supplement (Tarr and McMur
ray), 45c and 22c.
Complete Geography ((Tarr and Mc
Murray). 82c and 41c.
First Book In Hygiene ((Krohn),
25c and 10c.
Graded Lessons in Hygiene (Krohn),
48c and 20c.
Universal Primer (Klingensmith),
12c and 6c.
First Reader (Graded Classics), 20c
and 10c and 15c and 7c.
Second Reader (Graded Classics),
27c and 13c and 22c and 11c.
Third Reader (Lee), 30c and loc and
25c and 12c.
Fourth Reader (Lee), 33c and 17c
and 30c and 13c.
Fifth Reader (Lee), 35c and 17c and
80c and 15c.
Spelling. Hunt's Progressive Course,
ISc and 9c.
Language Lessons (Hyde, Part 1),
22c and 11c.
School Grammar (Baskerville and
Sewell), 45c and 22c and 40c and 20c.
Composition and Rhetoric (Wil
liams), 60c and 30c.
Copy Books, Normal Review. 6c.
Worcester's Dictionary, Primary,
40c and 20c.
Worcester's Dictionary, New School..
60c and 30c.
Worcester's Dictionary New Aca
demic. $1.10 and 55c.
Speller and Definer (Benson and
Glenn), 22c and 11c.
Twentieth Century Map of Tennes
see (John Illison), 56 Y2c.
The report of the commission states
Hint it was rippmed unnecessary to
rdopt any book in higher arithmetic j
or higher algebra, believing the
ground sufficiently covered by the
books adopted. For the same reason
Metealf's Elementary English was
omitted. In cases where two prices
re given on books the difference in
cost is due to the difference in bind
ing as between cloth and boards. Al
together, it Is stated, the total coBt
of the books Is 17 per cent less than
that of the books now in use. The
exchange privilege will be in effect
till September 1. 1905.
Killed While Playng War.
Earl Boston, a ngro boy about
12 years old, was shot and instantly
killed at Humboldt one day last week
by Will Hey man, another negro boy
cf the same age. At best informa
tion the two bos were playing Avar,
Boston having a target and Heyman
a shotgun. Heyman claims that he
pointed the gun at Boston and
pulled the trigger, the load taking
effect in the shoulder and causing in
ttant death. Heyman was arrested.
The lat issue of the Manufac
turers Becord contained the Tollow
ing editorial notice of the annual re
port cf the commisiioner of the
Memphis Industrial League:
The annual report of the Indnstrial
League of Memphis, shows that the
volume of business in the city in 1903
was $300,000,000, that the bank clear
ings were $214,009,558, the postoffice
receipts $342,120. the value of building
improvements $3,265,235, and the real
estate transfers $0,174,040. During the
first six months of this year the bank
clearings have reached $131,291,933,
within $23,000,000 of the total clearings
in 1901. During the first five months
cf this year the building improvements
amounted to $2,148,543, and the real
estate transfers to $3,397,830. Mem
phis has now a population of 165,457,
aud has twenty banks and three trust
companies, with aggregate capital and
surplus of $6,000,000 and deposits of
$26,000,000. It has 853 manufacturing
enterprises 125 miles of electric street
railway and 26 local steamboat pack
ets. It is noted as a producer of hard
wood lumber, as a cotton market and
as a cottonseed producer. The prog
ress made by Memphis in recent years
has been effectively aided by the In
dustrial League, and credit for its
work is given to Commissioner T. F.
Peters in a number of letters from
leading business and manufacturing
Internal Revenue Tax.
The report of internal revenue for
the Nashville district for the fiscal
year ending June 00 shows that
whisky tax was paid from ware
houses on 58-1,474.5 gallons, brandy
tax was paid from special bonded
warehouses on 5,925.2 gallons, and
brandy tax was pair at distilleries on
28,653.8 gallons. This gives a total
of 618,653.8 gallons, representing in
money value $6S0,519.18. Last 'ear
the total gallons were 566.318.8 and
the cash value was $622,956.6. Tin
shows an increase this fiscal year of
52,335 gallons and $57,768150, oi
9.5 per cent.
Embalmed Beef at Nashville.
For some time Food Tnspectot
Danley has been gathering data rela
tive to the use of preservatives by
Nashville meat dealers. As a re
sult he savs there is not a butcher
in that city who does not use soma
sort of chemical preservative. In a
sample of sausage obtained from one
.meat dealer by Inspector Danley, F.
W. Smithers, an analytical chemist,
found four grains of sodium sul
phate, equivalent to two grains of
sulphuric acid to the pound.
At the Universit' of the South at
Sewanec last week sixty-three stu
dents were poisoned by something
they ate in their breakfast. The
sickness was two or three hours in
developing, but, with two or three
exceptions, the young men were soon
out of danger, and no serious results
are expected for the ones still sick.
Verdict for Miss McKenzie.
A verdict of $750 was awarded
Miss Maggie McKenzie in the Cir
cuit Court at Jackson last week,
against the dry goods firm of Marks
Bros., of that city. She was a clerk
in the store and alleges that one of
the firm reflected upon her honesty
in the sale of some goods.
Contract for Steam Plant.
The Clarksville Board of Educa
tion has awarded a $5,203 contract
for the installation at the Howell
public school in that place of a new
steam heating and automatic venti
Crops Are Flourishing.
"All vegetation, including farm
crops and gardens, arc nourishing
in Montgomery county, as a result
of the recent rains, and the vegetable
and fruit' crops in that section prom
ise to be bountiful.
Old Settler Dead.
Uncle George McClain, one of the
ildest citizens of Weakley county,
died a few days since of old age, be
ing at the age of. 90 years. He vas
one of the first settlers of that coun
ty, and has been married over sixty
years. He is survived by his wife
and several children.
Ball Trice, of Montgomery coun
ty, last week sold two valuable blood
hounds to Sheriff W. E. Ashby, of
Madisonville, Ky.. the price aid be
ing $150. J
Disguised as a Woman.
A.' Leslie, a Nashville, furniture
dealer, under indictment on a charge
of abducting "Rebecca Rosenberg for
immoral purposes and defendant in
a suit for $5,000 damages filed bv
the girl's father, is charged by his
bondsman, W. T. Harwell, with hav.
ing skipped the town disguised as a
woman. Harwell says Leslie bought
a ticket for Columbus, O., and he
supposes he is there now, Harwell
has attached Leslie's property.
East St. Louis workmen approve, but
St. Loula employes complain, of the
new strike order.
The Missouri militia left Camp Bates,
Friday, under orders for a ten-mile
march and night's bivouac.
Former Gov. Boise, of Iowa, is out
In a letter strongly indorsing the dem
ocratic platform and nominees.
The mayor of Memphis," Tenn., de
clares that society card playing is
more dangerous than open gambling
Mrs. Carrie Nation was assaulted; by
a saloonkeeper at Elizabethtown, Ky.,
whom she was berating, and quite bad
Russia will be represented at the
World's fair although unofficially
two carloads of exhibits, collected
through private enterprise, having ar
rived at the exposition.
Charles J. Denny and Jerry Hannl-gan-,
who were sentenced for bribery,
at St. Louis, Frliday, were taken to the
penitentiary Friday evening.
A portable 30-room hotel is to be
shipped to and erected at Esopus, N.
Y-, the home of Judge Parker, the
democratic nominee for the presidency.
H. R. Oglesby, candidate for rail
road and warehouse commissioner, re
ceived a rousing welcome upon his re
turn to his home in Warrensburg, Mo.
Senator Gorman has absolutely de
clined to take the chairmanship (of the
National democratic committee, and it
is probable that Thomas Taggart, of
Indiana, will be selected for the place.
Mrs. James J. McDermott fouid $30,
000 in bonds and other valuables, In
St. Louis, and returned them to the
owner, a foreign commsisioner to the
Heavy coils of hair done up on the
back of her head saved the life of Mrs.
Margaret Lewis, 50 years old, of St.
Louis, when she was run into " and
knocked down by an automobile.
Mrs. Dilsey Slaughter, widow of
Walker Slaughter, is dead at her home
near the Wolf Grove in Edwardsville,
111., from fright produced by a bolt of
lightning striking over her head.
While John Van Vueren, a gunner at
the Boer War exhibit at the World's
fair, was ramming and. sponging a can
non at Friday night's1 performance, the
powder exploded, blowing off his left
Leaving her two children playing in
the front yard, Mrs. Katherine Dixon,
S3 years old, went to the attic of her
home, in St. Louis, and hanged her
self. She had been suffering from ner
Charles F. Kelly and Edward Gutke
again appeared before the grand jury
In St. Louis Friday. The inquisitorial
body returned an indictment for brib
ery against Edward Butler, charging
that he secured the abence of a state's
witness by the use of money.
WAS GIVEN THE LASH.
Ei-Aldrrmiin Bernch, f St. I.oals,
Subjected to Pnnislimeiit For
I nunbordl nation.
St. Louis, July 23. A special to the
Chronicle from Jefferson City, Mo.,
Boodler Edmund Bersch, of St. Louis,
serving a sentence of two years for
bribery, was given 40 lashes at the
penitentiary for insubordination, and
then confined in a dungeon.
Bersch is one of the ex-members of
the house of delegates who, when he
saw the hopelessness of further fight
ing going to the pen, came to Circuit
Attorney Folk and made a complete
confession. Because of this he receiv
ed a light sentence of two years.
Since arriving at the pen Bersch has
not been a model prisoner. Always
used to fine wines, good cigars and
choice viands, it was pretty hard to
get down to the simple prison fare.
As the days lengthened into a week
Bersch became morose and sullen.
Unlike Boodlers Hartmann and Leh
mann he did not go to his task will
ingly and seemed to think that some
thing was due him and that he was not
to be expected to work.
He was cautioned, but paid no atten
tion to it.
Last Wednesday, Bersch, after see
ing a number of former St. Loui3 ac
quaintances, became worse than ever.
He is said to have merited a whipping
first by walking out of a forbidden
door and staring at some departing
visitors. One of the guards agajri rep
"To with you," Bersch is quot
ed as retorting. "I will do as I please
here. I have got friends bigger than
you know of, andif you bother me
you will find it out. I am here only for
a time any how."
"I don't care who your friends are,"
said the guard, grabbing Bersch. "You
get in there."
"Do you know who I am?" Bersch
"I am Bersch, and you will hear
from my friends for this."
He was hustled to a guard house.
Capt Todd, who has supervision of all
prisoners and their punishments, had
heard part of the wind up. He heard
the balance from the guard and it is
said then ordered the whipping.
Bersch has the idea that he will soon
be pardoned and looks upon himself
as a hero.
The prison authorities say they will
take the conceit out of him with the
lash and the dungeon every time he
The Da-rla Notification.
Bedford Springs, Pa., July 23. Hon.
Henry G- Davis, democratic candidate
for vice president, has decided to' have
the notification meeting at White Sul
phur Springs, W. Va. The date has
not yet been fixed, but it will be about
tte middle of August,
WITH THE FUCKERS
Labor Leaders and Packers' Repre
sentatives Go Into Joint Con
ference in Chicago.
ON -THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED
RESTS CONTINUANCE OF STRIKE.
Tkc Labor Leader, Connldertnar the
Former Asrrermart Abrogated,
Go Into the Conference With na
Entirely- vr Set Condition
For m Settlement.
Chicago, Juy 23. The labor leaders
went into joint conference with the
packers, prepared to submit an en
tirely new basis for settlement of the
stockyard's strike. The labor repre
sentatives apparently considered the
former agreement abrogated by the
action of the packers. Their new de
mands call for the immediate rein
statement of killing gangs and meat
butchers in a body.
The Proposed Xw Compact.
The action of the packers, while it
was contended amounted to abrogation
of Wednesday's agreement for a set
tlement, consisted in alleged discrimi
nation againet the men in the matter
of re-employment. The new compact
sought provides not only for the rein
statement of the killing gangs- andi the
meat butchers in a body, tout also spe
cifically took up demands of the un
skilled men. Those present were mem
bers of sub-committees appointed at
Friday's joint conference to report a
ba&is of agreement to the full, member
ship of the conference. They were:
For the packers, Thomas Connors,
representing Armour & Co.; Thomas
Wilson, representing Nelson Morris &
Ca.; Edward Tilden,for Libby,McNeil &
Libby; Samuel McLean, for the Nation
al Packing Co.; J. E. Maurer, for
Schwarzschild & Sulzberger; Edward
Cudahy, for Cudahy & Co., and for the
unions: Thomas I. Kidd, American
Federation of Labor; William Sterling,
Butchers' union; George F. Golden,
packing house teamsters; Joseph Mor
ton, stationary firemen; William G.
Schardt, Chicago Federation of Labor.
Major Harrison l.latenlnfr.
In response to telegrams telling ol
a renewal of the strike Mayor Harrison
arrived in Marquette, Mich., from Hu
ron Mountain today, but he was too
late to connect with a train for Chi
cago. He talked over the long-distance
telephone with Corporation Counsel
Tollman and decided to remain in Mar
quette for news from the strike. Unless
the strike were settled before night,
the mayor announced his intention to
terminate his vacation and- take a train
that would bring him into Chicago Sun
A SYMPATHETIC STRIKE.
The Allied Trades Inton at Kan
sns Cltr to Y'ote on the Question.
Kansas City, July 23. Allied trades
unions will vote on the question of a
sympathetic strike to aid the 'packing
hoive employes. There are more than
1,000 men in these unions- in the Kan
sas City plant?. They include team
sters, electricians, firemen, engineers,
machinists, boxmakers, carpenters and
switchmen. A few have already gone
out on their own responsibility.
C W. Armour said that he did) not
think it would be necessary for their
house to shut down if a sympathetic
strike comes. They have, he says, a
sufficient number of non-union machin
ists, engineers and oilers to run th
At Swift's and Fowler's similar state
ments are made. Conditions at the Ar
mour, Swift and Fowler plants are
much the same as they have been for
several days. At all the plants it is
asserted more business is being done
than before the strike. Killing at the
Cu,diahy and Schwarzschild & Sulzber
ger plants has been suspended tempo
rarily, awaiting development.
Additional police have been sent to
the packing house districts.
SPECIAL. POLICE SWOnX IX.
Precautionary Measures Taken to
Preserve the Peaee.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 23. Fifty spe
cial policemen were sworn in to
preserve order in the packing house
district. Nearly 100 deputy sheriffs are
on duty there. The plants are being
operated about the same as during the
first period of the strike. The situa
tion is tenf-e and every precaution Is
being taken by the packers and the
authorities to protect life and prop
erty. Conditions at Sonth St. Panl.
St. Paul, July 23. Strike conditions
at the South St. Paul packing plant of
Swift & Co. are very quet. All persons
are allowed to go Into the yards unmo
lested. Manager Bangs, of Swift & Co.,
said he had nearly a full force of mea,
Conference Was Futile.
Chicago, July 23. The joint confer
ence to-day to settle the stock yards
strike resulted in a disagreement, and
PresLrent Donnelly's followers ad
journed to the headquarters of the
American Federation of Labor to'dis
cuu a sympathetic strike.
Strike Off Pendlna- Arbitration.
New York, July 23. A strike of
drivers employed by the New York
Transfer Co., which has caused great
accumulation of baggage at railway
terminals here during the past week,
has been declared off pending arbitra
tion of the demands cf tie drivers.
A SHOOTING AT BOIIESTEEL
Two Special Policemen Shct by
Members of a Gang of Thugs.
A Vigilance Committee Formed and
Objectionable Characters Be
ing Roanded Vp.
Bonesteal, S. D., July 23- After an
extremely quiet day and. night a serious
shooting affray took place about four
o'clock Saturday morning. Sylvester C.
Harrison, of Wichita, and a man
named Stanbrough, whose address can
not be learned two special policemen
were shot by a gang of thugs it
front of a saloon. Harrison was shot
in the forehead, and at first it was
thought his wound woud prove fatal,
but later it was said he was resting
easily, and it is now hoped; he will re
cover. Stanbrough's wound was in the
leg, and will not result seriously. Har
rison, who is about 24 years of age,
arrived here Friday night, with a
friend, who claims that the young man
is in good financial circumstances. Be
ing a lover of excitement, he at once
joined the police force, and had been
on duty but a short time when he was
shot. The men who did the shooting
ran around back of the saloon and
made their escape In the darkness, and
have not yet been apprehended. A vig
ilance committee was at once formed
and began rounding up the objection
able characters of the town. The sta
tion house is full and arre?ts are being
made every few minutes. It is report
ed that a pitched battle occurred at a
sod house a mile east of the town, in
which a dozen or more shots were ex
changed, but the details are not yet
obtainable- Information of a definite
character is hard to secure, all sort;
of rumors, however, are current. Tht
saloon where the shooting occurreo
was the scene of another affray a nlghn
or bo ago, and it has been closed bj
CALLS IT FOLK CONSPIRACY
Ed Butler, of St. Louis, Talks at
Colorado Spring's, About Ills
Colorado Springs, Col., July 23. In
an interview Edward Butler, of St.
Louis, had the following to say con
cerning the grand jury indictment
found against him for the alleged brib
ery of a witness:
"It is all a conspiracy for political
reasons on the part of Attorney Folk
against me and certain prominent
bankers and brokers of St. Louis. Im
munity was promised to all who would
give information that would lead tc
my being indicted. I am charged with
bribing a witness, and I can most cer
tainly say that it is not true. I knew
all about the indictment before I left
St. Louis and made arrangements in
advance for the furnishing of a bond."
Mr. Butler declares, that he is
through with politics. He will remain
in Manitou about three weeks.
FOR CONDUCTING A LOTTERY
The Chnrae Placed Against (ieorgm
Farrier Br the United States
New York. July 23. George Farrier,
of Jersey City, has been arrested bj
post office inspectors on a charge ol
conducting a lottery by u&e of th
United States mails. The authoritiet
assert Farrier is the head and front ol
the "San Domingo Lottery," and has
been sending out tickets and alleged
drawings to all parts of the country
The inspectors- captured a quantity o?
tickets and sheets bearing the inscrip
tion "official drawing," and containing
a long list of supposed winning num
ers. WAS PICKED UP AT SEA.
Portuguese Sailor, Thought to Hw
Perished When the Creedmoor
Burned. Picked Vp.
Philadelphia, July 23. The Portu
guese sailor who it was thought per
ished on the British ship Creedmoor,
which was destroyed by fire Ttfesday.
July ,19, off Shinnecock, was broughl
to this city on board the schooner Wm
D. Marvel from Lanesville, Conn. Capt.
Coleman reports that the sailor was
picked up from a hatch cover, on July
20, about 35 miles off ShinnecocV-- ,
THEY WANT UNION FOREMEN
Differences Between the "ew York
Marble Cutters and Their
New York, July 23. Differences be
tween the employers and the Marble
Workers' union hare arisen here over
a demand of the latter for the employ
ment of union foremen. Although the
work is being carried on under an ar
bitration agreement a general lockout
is threatened. Five thousand men art
On Tour of Baltlo Ports.
St Petersburg, July 23. Admiral
BIrileff, in command of the naval
forces at Cronstadt, has started on a
tour of the Baltic ports. This is re
garded as indicating that the first di
vision of the Baltic squadron is prac
Europeans "Warned to Leave.
ixmaon, July zs. a telegram re
ceived here to-day from New Chwang
says the Europeans there have been
warned to leave. The reason for this
step is not liven.
Won the King's Prise.
Blsley, England, July 23. Private
Perry, Canada, won the king's prize, it
the rifle competition with a Ecore ol
SOI IRE RED, SEA
Bambuig-American Line Steamer
Scandia and Two More Brit
ish Ships Captured.
MEANWHILE CZAR'S GOVERNMENT
GIVING PEACEFUL ASSURANCES.
The Officials of the Hamburg
American Line Sajr the Capture
of the' Scandia is Inexplicable, as
There Was "o "War Material of
Any Kind for Japan on Board.
Hamburg, July 23. The officials of
the Hamburg-American line declare
that the seizure of their steamer Scan
dia by -the Russians is inexplicable, as
her manifests show she did not carry
any kind of war material for Japan.
The company has asked the foreign of
fice to take up the natter and secure
The company has made the following
"The capture of the Scandia ap
pears to be inexplicable. Her mani
fests show that no war material in any
form for Japan was on board. The
Hamburg-American Co., at the begin
ning of the war, instructed Its repre
sentatives to make it their special duty
not to accept contraband for transmis
sion. "The Hamburg-American Co., has
asked the foreign office to initiate the
steps necessary to clear up this disa
HAS G1YKN FORHAL ASS1 HAXCES.
The Capture of the Scandia May
Have Deen an Inadvertence.
St. Petersburg, July 23. The Rus
sian government has given formal as
surances to Germany that there will
be no repetition of the Prinz Heinrich
incident. Whether this includes a
definite notification that the convert
ed volunteer fleet steamers now in the
Red sea will cease stopping neutral
vessels is not yet clear, although it is
believed it does.
The German embassy to this hour
has received no instructions from Ger
many regarding the reported seizure
of the German steamer Scandia in the
Red sea, and in view of the assurances
given to the German government can
scarcely credit the report. It is point
ed out, however, that the Scandia may
have been captured by the St. Peters
burg before the orders of the Russian
government were received.
Great Britain formally raised the
question of the war status of the St.
Petersburg, July 20, and was formal
ly assured that orders had been issued
to prevent the Red sea cruisers from
seizing any more British ships.
Till-: CEYLOX "WAS HALTED,
An Encounter With the St. Peters
Itnrjr Convojinjr a German Ship.
Port Said, July 23. The Peninsular
fc Oriental Co.'s steamer Ceylon,
homeward bound from Yokohama and
Penang, has arrived here. She re
ports that the cruiser St. Petersburg
of the Russian volunteer squadron,
signalled her, July 18, when 20 hours
from Suez, asking her where she was
Trom and where she was bound, after
which the Ceylon was allowed to pro
ceed. The St. Petersburg at that time
was convoying a German merchant
The vessel which the St. Petrsburg
was convoying possibly was the Ger
man steamer Scandia, referred to in a
dispatch from Suez as having just ar
rh'ed at Suez flying the Russian naval
flag, commanded by a Russian naval
officer and manned by a naval crew.
The Scandia hails from Hamburg and
passed Gibraltar, July 5, on .her way
Tito More British Ships Captured In
the Red Sea.
London, July 23. Count Bencken
dorff, the Russian ambassador, has re
ceived official notification from St. Pe
tersburg reporting the capture of two
more British ships in the Red sea and
Instructions from his government to
notify Great Britain that the same pro
cedure will be followed as in the case
of the Malacca, namely, the vessels
will be taken to a neutral port for ex
amination by the consuls of the two
HfiX IE AT OXCE RELEASED.
Great Britain Informally Notifled of
SL Petersburg, July 23. Russia has
Informally notified Great Britain that
orders have been issued to the Rus
sian cruisers in tho Red sea not to ar
rest any more merchantmen, and it
has been agreed between the powers
that if, pending the receipt of these or
ders by the captains of the SL Peters
burg and the Smolensk, any other
ships should be stopped and held as
prizes these shall be regarded as not
having taken place and the ships con
cerned at once released.
THE SCANDIA AT StEZ.
The 'German Vessel, With Prise
CreTT on Board, Enters Canal.
Suez, July 23. The steamer Scandia
In charge of a Russian prize crew, haj
entered the canal.
The Scandia belongs to th East In
dian service of the Hamburg-Ameri
Total Clearings, With Increase Bit
Decrease, in the Principal
Cities of the Country. i
New York, July 23. The following
table, compiled by Bradstreet. show
the bank clearings at 45 of the prin-'
cipal cities for the week ending'
July 22, with the percentage of in
crease and decrease as compared with,'
the corresponding week last year:
t' El V
s. a t- -
t, c-rs "
4S, 487.fi: S i
4 4-9 791
3.28. 463 f
Salt Lake City
1 11 TXt 3
Balance paid in cash.
Not Included in totals because
talning other items than clearings!
Preparlns for Doable Tarn. W
Pittsburg, Pa., July 23. Arrange
ments are being made for the resump
tion of double turn next week of th
extensive steel plant of Jones & Laugh-
lins. The mills have been running at
about 65 per cent of the normal ca
Killed Br Explosion.
St. Louis, July 23. John Humes, 33
years old, of French Village, was in-
Etantly killed, Friday, by the explo
sion of powder in one of the houses at
the Phoenix powder mills, midway be
tween East St. Louis and Bellevill
111. Sire of The Ticket Dylnjr.
Louisville, Ky., July 23. Falsetto, a
famous star of the turf 25 years ago, is
dying of pneumonia at the farm of.
George J. Long. Falsetto is 28 years
old, and is a son of Enquirer and Far
faletta. He is the sire of The Pickett.
Parkrr Notification Aagrnnt lO.
Esopus, X. Y., July 23. Judge Park
er has fix?d August 10 as the date for
ihe ceremonies notifying him of hia
nomination by the democratic national
convention as a candidate for the pres
idency. THE MARKETS.
SATURDAY. JULY 23. !
Grain and 1'iovitlon.
St. Louis Flour Patents-, Jt.95!5.1:
other grades, J4.00fi9.90. Wheat No. 2 red,
94V2(ti07Hc. Corn No. 2 mixed. 61'c.
Oats No. 2. 40tf?41e. Hay Timothy. J10.M)
ffilS.oO; prairie, $7.009.50; c'ovcr, $9.012.00.
Lard Choice steam, 6.35c. Pork Nw
mess, $12.87V- Bacon Breakfast, H'filSc.
Butter Creamery, 13lSc; dairy, llfiloc
Kkpts Fresh. lSfiUVse. Wool Tub
washed. 20fi33c; Missouri and Illinois
combing, 241,i&24,iC ; other grades, 14-?Z24c.
Chicago, 111., July 23. Closing quotations
Wheat July 93c; old. 94c: Sept.,
S6"c; old, 88?ic; Dec. SfiVSSfiUc: May 38c
Corn, July, 4874c: Sept.. 49S491,ic; rc,
45c; May. 444c. Oats. July, 3!ic:
Sept.. 3278n33c: Dec. 334c: May. W4
34s. Pork, July.-$12.75; Sept.. $12 82:
Oct.. $12.82i. Lard. July. $6.85; Sept.,
$6.92',4.95: Oct., $7.00. Ribs. July. $7.37;
Sept., $7.52,,i; Oct., $7.55. Rye, July, T6c;
Indianapolis . Wheat No. 2 red. new
93"2c; No. 3 red. new SVc. Corn No. 1
white, 61c: No. 2 vellow. 501c. Oats No.
2 mixed, 39c. Hay Timothy, $9.5012.0a
Mtc Stock Hrkft.
St. Louis Cattle Fancy exports, $5.00(3
6.50; butchers. $4.05x65: stockers. $3.00(9
4.36: cows and heifers. $3.00&3.00. Hogrs
Packers. $S.15tfi5.35; butchers. $5.3095.50;
light. $4.26H'55.37V Sheep Mutton sheep,
$3.7.VfT4.25; lambs. $4.506.00: spring lambs,
S5.00fi7.25. Strike still affecting the mar
ket, and there is little demand.
Indianapolis Cattle Good to prim" steers
$5.256.00. Hogs Best heavies, medium
and mixed. $5.355.4". Sheep Good to
choice. J3.25'58.50; lambs. $3,601? 1.00; spring
Chicago, July 23. Cattle Receipts. 400;
good to prime steers. $5.4"ff3.35; poor to
medium. $4.50(5.25: stockers and feeders,
J2.0u3i4.00; icown. $1.5004.50; heifers $2.0-V3
5.50; cannors, $l.FXWTe.60; calves. $2.505i.75;
Texas-fed steers, $3. 4.75; mixed and butch
ers. $5.10ig5.36; good to -rholce heavv,
$5.15Ci5.36; rough heavy. $4.?0fi5-10; light,
$5.1065.30. Sheep Good to choice wethers,
$3.CO4.25; fair to ciioice mixed. $3.00C&4.00;
western sheep, $3.85(1.73; native lambs.
Kansas City. July 23. Cattle Nat iv
steers, $4.00ct6.CO: southern steers, $2.763
4.50; southern cows. ll.lb&i.J: native
cows and heifers, $1.7S5.': stockers and
feeders, $2.50-54.50: calves, $2.5(4.50; west
ern steers. 53.7535.50; western cows, $1.75
(53.75. Hogs. $4.95'(i5.10: packers. $LT5&6;
pigs and lights. $42V&5.it. Sheep Mut
tons, 93.254.50; lambs. $4.00-&.r0; rang
wethers, $3.504.60; ewes, $3.0G&3.75.
Quotations for cotton range as fol
lows: St. Louis, IOTibc; New York, 10.90c;
New York, July 23. Close: Money en
call nominal; no loans: time loans easv;
60 days 2 per cent; 90 days 2. per cent;
six months 2V'eii per cent. Prime mer
cantile paper 3V?ft'4 per cent; sterling ex
change firm, with actual business in
bankers' bills at 487.30fi4S7.40 for dsmsnd
and at 4S4.fi5fi4S4.75 for 60 day bills: poted
rates. 455'i'?j'i' and 4SS: commercial bills
4Mf4Si1, Bar silver 5S; Mexican dollars
45'-i: government bonds steady; railroad
New York. July 23 The statement of
averages of the clearing house banks of
this city for the week shows: Loans $1 -099,849,200;
increase. $12.330,5TO; deposits l'
201.443.200; increase. $12,273,000; circula
tion $39,132,600: decrease. 23,600; legal ten
ders. $s5.C15.rO?; increase. 95S.200; specie
J265.955.400; Increase, $10.656..0: 'reserve'
J33O.?70,4O0: increase. $11.61 i.70--; rr-trvc re
quired. $300,360,800; increase. $o.53S.150. Sur
plus. $30,609,000: increase. $S,C,260: x-lX.
6. deposits, 556,445,400; increase, $6.0CUTT5,