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WAR GAME BEGINS AGAIN
Portland, Me., Aug. 20. Theoreti
cally, the hostile fleet 1ms galled from
the Tropics to attack. Portland, secret
service agents having notified the
United States government of the fact
In this way began the mimic war in
which detachments of the United
States army and the combined fleets of
the North Atlantic" squadron are to
take part during the next ten days.
The fleet, which is supposed to b
sailing towards Portland. Is really at
anchor off Rockland, where it will re
main for two days, w"hich time would
be consumed if it was actually ap
proach from the Tropics.
When the vessels appear, this hor
bor will commence operations. In the
meantime the army defense will as
semble and prepare Itself for the pro
tection of the harbor and city. Major
Genera Chaffee will command the
land forces. The enemy Is under the
command of Admiral Parker.
NEWS OF THE. WEEK
A Brief Resume of R.eceit Occurrences in the World of Affairs
WILL GO TO ST. LOUIS
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 26. St. Louis
will be the next place of meeting of
the Trans-Mississippi congress if the
executive committee can make proper
arrangements for dates and entertain
ment. The matter was left in tha
hands of the executive committee.
The committee on resolutions will
be ready to report this afternoon. The
report will recommend a separate
tatehood for Indian territory and Ok
lahoma. The resolution favoring a
ship subsidy was Just about to be
strangled when a compromise was ef
fected by delegates from Washington
urging congress to enact laws that will
build an American merchant marine.
The subcommittee has reported1 la
favor of a territorial form of govern
ment for Alaska, but the committee
on resolutions has not yet thrashed out
WALL STREET'S LOSS.
Pow, Jones & Co., Now York, bare
published a bulletin estimating the
loss In market during the recent slump
In Wall street upon thirty-seven rail
roads at $1,121,637 320. and on thirty
one industrials at $SS6,537.9l3, a total
of $2,003,075,283. It would be more
interesting to learn who lost it on the
way down and who will recoup It on
the way back again. There was divi
dend talk galore and American Can's
perennial bope9 blossomed again, but
may be blighted by the comparative
failure of the peach crop and f&e dan
ger of blight to the tomato crop, and
these considerations weakened the
price of cans which was inconvenient
to the dividend boomers. American
Smelting hflpes seem a little brighter.
INDIANA BANK CLOSES DOORS.
Thep rivate bank of Kinney & Co. at
Angola, Indiana, closed its doors. The
owners of the bank are John Kinney
and the estate of the late Peter W.
Russell, represented by the heirs, Mr.
and Mrs. Morton Beal of Toledo. The
cause of the failure was the attempt of
County Treasurer George W. Williams
to withdraw $17,000. The bank could
only pay him about $5,000. The de
posits amounted to about $S0,000.
Crops Yield O no-Half.
NICARAGUA STILL HOPES
John W. Bookwalter. Western crop
expert, says that Che corn, oats and
wheat crops this year will not amount
to more than one-half of the usual
v-ield. Floods and drought are the
two main causes and a like condition
of the crops prevails in all the farm
ing districts, from the extreme East
ern to the extreme Western and
land in the town of Lyons, adjoining
on the south the Huwthorne racetrack,
was filed for record. The name o,f the
new corporation is tue Chicago Steck
yards and Transit company. John S.
Level of Level & Co. Is one of the prin
cipal stockholders. In addition to the
eleven acres acquired the company has
options on 30 acres adjoining, and it is
said to be its purpose to feed a'ad
slaughter on a large scale. It is al
ready1 feeding to a considerable extent
and slaughtering on a small scale on
tfce eleven acre tract to which . Mr.
Level took title some lime ago. The
transfer recorded yesterday i's by Mr.
Level to the company, and the consid
eration Is placed at $17C,5u0. The
property has switch connections with
the Western Indiana road and also
fronts on the drainage canal.
A THOUSAND DEER.
Ten hundred deer will be liberated
from Buckwood Park, near Shawnee,
Penn., at an early date, and farmers
who live in the vicinity fear that the
animals wll destroy their grain, vege
tables and shrubbery. C. C. Worth
Ington, the millionaire pwner of the
park, will liberate the herd because
they have denuded the park of every
thing which Is palatable to a deer. If
the fences are kept up, tne game war
den says, the animals will starve. They
had a hard time last winter, and it will
be much worse next.
The University of Chicago shortly Is
to become a factor In oriental excava
tion and archaeological research, ac
cording to plans now being formulated
by the faculty for submission to the
trusteees. John D. Rockefeller has
promised to give, a large sum of money
each year for Ave years to pay the. ex
penses to carrying on the work. While
definite plnns have not yet been
worked out, it is understood that three
excavating expeditions are likely to he
sent out next year, one under Prof.
Robert F. Harper to Babylon or some
other point In Assyria; another, prob
ably under Prof. Ira 'Maurice Price, to
another city of the same ancient king
dom, and a third under Prof. James H.
Breated, to Egypt - .;,.
Prominent newspaper men, repre
sentiug nearly all the influential news
papers of tne country from Maine to
California, will attend the next nation
al irrigation oongress, Ogden, Utah,
TRUST OF THE MOP.
Paris, Aug. 26. Dr. Corea the min
ister of Nicaragna to the United
States. Is here on a vacation trip. The
minister declined to discuss Colom
bia's action, but when asked If Nicara
gua was ready to reopen negotiations
"We believe our route to be superior
from every point of view. It should be
fully understood that the last two isth
mian canal commissions pronounced
the Nicaragua route to be superior, the
only reason for a conclusion favorable
to Panama being the difference of
about $5,000,000 in the item of cost.
Therefore, the statements that th
United States is not likely to turn to
Nicaragua because of the 'notorious In
feriority of its physical conditions' Is
contrary to all the highest official authority."
STIRS MALDEN SOCIETY
Joe Walcott, Negro Prize Fighter,
Buys House in Rich Locality.
Scrub women at Toledo, Ohio, have
formed a trust. Two months ago they
raised their wages from $1 to $1.25 a
day. Now they demand $1.50 and two
meals a dajK Cleaners in public
Schools and office buildings, as well
as in private houses-, are included.
Scarcity of help compels the granting
of the demand.
WILL GIRDLE THE EARTH.
"The Hamburg-American Steamship
Comnanv will invade the Pacific
Ocean, and together with the Orient
a.irl Wabash Railroads will encircle
the earth," asld Vice President Ed
ward Dickinson of the Orient Railroad,
returned from London.
DENY COD LIVER OIL CORNER.
Maiden, Mass., Aug. 26. Joe Wal
cott, the colored prize fighter, has
bought the house in Belmont street
next door to that of E. S. Converse, the
wealthiest man in the city, and moved
in. His family consists of a mulatto
wife, four young children, a 12-year-old
sister and his white mother-in-law.
Walcott paid $5,000 for the house.
Col. Harry S. Converse, son of E. 9.
Converse, who also lives in the neigh
borhood, has tried to buy the property,
but Walcott would not sell for a rea
sonable price. Walcott says that if
his new neighbors do not. lUe to have
a colored family so near they can
move or they can buy him out.
It is now denied that there is any
corner in cod liver oil and it is said
that there is not enough oil in exist
once to support a corner.
NEW STOCK YARDS READY.
The new Hprrs Island stock yards,
Pittsburg, wtiich have Just teen conv
pleted at a cost of more than $3,000,'
000, will be formally opened Sept. t,
with A. J; Cassatt special guest of
JAPAN'S RICE CROP A FAILURE
The rice crop of Japan has proven
a failure. In order to secure winter
food the merchants are buying wheat
and meal from America.
Oklahoma Teaches Statehood.
fhe territorial board of education
in Oklahoma has issued and plated in
the public schools a book setting
forth reasons why Oklahoma should
be admitted into the union. A copy
is to be given to every pupil with the
view to making statehood a feature
in every home. The book shows that
bo per cent of Oklahomans read and
write, that there are $1,350,000 invest
ed in public 'school houses employing
3,000 teachers, and that as to area the
territory could swallow up several
New England states and have room
for more. The book Is not of political
TOUR FOR DIVINITY STUDENTS.
For the purpose of studying Pales.
tine Prof. Herbert L. Willett will next
February conduct a class of from fif
teen to eighteen divinity students, on a
fourteen weeks' tour of the holy land.
Credit will be given by the university
to those of the party who Ao regular
class work equal in value to resident's
work at the university. This Is the
second study tour undertaken by th,e
divinity students, Prof. Shailer' Ma
thews having conducted a similar ex
pedition a few years ago.
the labor organizations will accept It
the employers intend to pat It into ef
fect at once.
TEXTILE 8TRIKERS RETURN;
It Is estmated that between, 11,000
and 7,000 textile strikers, principally
operatives in theTug branch, resumed
work yesterday at Philadelphia, Ths
manufacturers made no concessions.
A strike of stone cutters of Alle
gheny County, Pa., was begun for an
increase of 10 cents an hour In wages.
More than 600 are idle. About 15,000
In other occupations will be affected.
Four hundred union glass workers
refused to start to work yesterday at
Morgantown, West Virginia. The
strikers have established camps across
the river ajid a fight is in prospect.
WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN
i . TO TUNNEL SIERRAS. "
It is stated at Union Pacific head
quarters, Omaha, Neb., that it had
been leclded to construct a tunnel to
cost $7,000,000 through the 6ierra Ne
vada Mountains In California on the
line of the Southern Pacific Road,
which would eliminate forty mllea of
ROOT FAVORS P.
The proposed construction of a sys
tem oj railroads in the Philippine Isl
ands, about 600 miles in all, is warmly
Indorsed by Secretary RooU who be
lieves this step will do more to civilize
the territory and wipe out Insurrec
tions than regiments of soldiers.
SCHWAB NOT IN TAILOR TRUST.
Charles M. Schwab contradicts the
report that he ha3 engaged in organiz
ing a combination of tailors in the Uni
ROAD TO BURN" OIL.
The Oregon Short Line may use
fuel oil instead of coal.
BRITISH APPLE FAMINE.
A report on the world's apple crop
of 1903 has been Issued. It shows
Great Britain short of all fruits, nota
USE WARRANTS FOR PURE FOOD,
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION
Providence, R .1., Aug. 26. Senator
Aldrich, chairman of senate sub-committee
on flnancea Is authority for the
statement that while the committee
has not departed from Its determina
tion to devise some simple and conserv
tlve measure for the betterment of fin
ancial conditions It has decided to ex
clude from the bill any reference to an
asset currency, or any other detail up
on which a disagreement of the senate
and house would be likely.
Energies are being devoted to par
ing the way for the passage of a sim
ple bill to meet present needs.
A united movement of farmers for
better prices for crops and better con
ditions generally was started at a con
ference In che Grand Pacific hotel,
Chicago. Representatives of the Na
tional Grange, the National Farmers'
Alliance, and all the other large farm
ers' organizations were present. Pre
sident J. A. Everltt of the American
Society of Equity left Indianapolis to
attend the conference. "The Ameri
can Society of Equity has done more
for the farmers since its Inception
than any-othey society," said Mr. Ever
ltt at Indianapolis, "and it is pursuing
a course which ia commended not only
by the farmers but by enlightened
business men. 'Hold your wheat for
a fair price,' is tne warcn wora Bent
out to the farmers. We consider $1
a bushel a fair price this year. We be
lieve the growers of potatoes in New
York, MichljJn and Wisconsin ought
to ba able to get forty cents for their
The culmination of several months'
york on the part of Assistant Food
Commissioner R. M. Patterson and six
assistants, Chicago, will come when
forty warrants are to be sworn out for
immediate service against, violators of
the pure food laws. Justice Richard-
Eon will be asked to issue the writs
and constables will serve them at once
Makers, and sellers of Impure flaVor
lng syrups for soda water, process but
ter and half a dozen other impure food
articles will be in the dragnet.
100 LABORERS ABDUCTED.
One hundred railroad laborers were
abducted from the Union depot, Chi
cago, by the agent of an Eastern road
to work 100 miles from Chicago. They
had originally been hired by a West
ern line and were waiting for trans
portation when approached by the
Our Schooling Increase.
Recent statistics show that there is
enough schooling suplied by the Unit
enough schooling supplied by the Unit
days of solid education as his life sup
ply. Fifty years ago the average was
but 420 days. The cost at present Is
$300,000,000 a year. There are 247,321
buiwings used for school purposes.
valued at $538,623,736.
WILL BUILD NEGRO COLLEGE.
Instructions have been reeived
from the TreasuVy Department by Col
lector of the Port Stranahan to hold
ud more than 100 lnvoices-of food pro-
ducttons which the .Agricultural De
partment desires sampled under the
provisions of the new pure food law.
The orders thus far sent out apply al
most entirely to French and Italian
products. The merchandise includes
table delicacies, wines, olive oil and
In Other Parts of the Country th
'temperature it Favorable Rain
Have Been General and Well Dis
tributed General Conditions Not
Washington special. The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop con
ditions is as follows:
The northern districts east of th
Rocky mountains, as In the preceding
woek, have experienced temperatures
too low for rapid growth and tnaturitf
of crops, but elsewhere the tempera
ture has been very favorable. The
rains have been general and well dis
tributd as a whole, but limited areas
in the south Atlantic and gulf states
and portions of the upper Ohio and
lower Missouri valleys continue to
need rain. The west gulf coast districts',
and southeast Minnesota have suffer
ed from excessive rains, and cloudy,
rainy wether has been unfavorable for
farm work in New England and tha
middle Atlantic states. The woather
conditions on the Taciflc coast have
been favorable, especially for harvest
ing In Oregon and Washington.
Corn is making favorable progi-ass
in the central and western portions of
the corn belt, but in the upper Ohio
valley and middle Atlantic states the
outlook is less promising. While th
improvement ha3 been generally de
cided in the states of the Missouri and
upper Mississippi valleys, in the rnoro
northerly portions of theso state the
crop is in need of warmth.
Rains have checked somewhat the
progress of spring wheat harvost.
which, however, is now general
throughout the spring wheat region.
In North Dakota recent weather has
been favorable for the development
of late grain, while In southern Min
nesota rust and chinch bugs have ser
iously affected the crop. Harvest is
advancing rapidly in Oregon and will
soon begin in Washington.
The oat harvest is nearly finished ex
cept in New York, where It has Just
begun. The reports generally Indicate
that yields are disappointing.
Generally cotton has made favorable
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progress, but continues unusiiiuiy mie.
Some complaints of rust are received
from South Carolina, Florida and Mis
In Pennsylvania and New England
tobacco is In need of sunshine ana
warmth and in Ohio its condition Is
only fair, but elsewhere the crop is
In Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland the
outlook for apples ranges from fair to
good. In New York toss than an aver
ago crop is promised; elsewhere tho
crop is light.
STILL LOVES THE WEST
SIOUX DECLINE TO SELL.
Two' propositions for the location of
a large negro Industrial ocllege in Bir
mingham, Ala., were made to a com
mittee representing the Freedman's
Aid and Southern Educational associa
tion. The propositions were taken un
Gen. Young to Command Army.
President Roosevelt designated on
Wednesday Lieut. Gen. Young to com
mand the army, Aug. 8, the date of
the retirement of Gen. Miles, until
Aug, 25, .when general staff law goes
into effect and ,tlie office of command
ing general of the army is dispensed
with. ; .
Imputes Anarchy to Rockefeller.
SITE FOR NEW STOCKYARDS
UNWEPT AND UNH0N0RED
Oshkosh;. Wis., Aug. 26. Frederick
Hampel, who shot and killed Thomas
R. Morgan, and who committed suicide
In Jail was burled in the potter's field
in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Hampel
declined to take any part in the burial
of her husband and the city paid tha
expenses. There was no lervtce of
Tho Union Stockyards and Transfer
company, of Chicago, is to have a riv
al. This plan was developed recently,
wuen the transfer of eleven acres of
Presidopt Uphnm of the Chicago
board of tax reviews, Tuesday, accus
ed John D. Rockefeller of creating a
spirit of anarchy in the United States
by spending many thousands of dollars
to fight assessments on property. The
case in question was the Union Tank
COST OF LIVING ADVANCED.
MITCHELL MAY MOVE.-
John Mitchell of the Mine Workers
may remove his family to Wlikesbarre,
Pa., and make it his home.
After receiving a report from a
corps of experts concerning the price
of commodities in districts where the
organized working men of Chicago
live, the Employers' Association has
discovered that the cost of living hag
increased 15 per cent during the last
five years and has decided that wages
should be increased in like ratio. In
many cases the increase already has
been granted; In future' cases this will
be the basis of wage raises. For more
than a decade the employers through
out the country have been trying to
find the equitable standard by which
wages may be adjusted, and the Chi
cago Association intends to test the
solution it has found. Whether or not
The Sioux Indians belonging on the
Roseuud reservation near Sioux Falls,
S. D., have not yet consented to the
surrendering to the government of
that part of their reservation which is
situated within the limits of Gregory
county. Some opposition has devel
oped. The tract proposed to be opened
contains an aggregate of 416,000
acres of land, which, when opened to
white settlement, will furnish farms
of 1C0 acres to each of about 2,500
homesteaders. Major James McLaugh
Hn, inspector of the Indian bureau at
Washington, has been at the agency
for a period of three weeks endeavor
ing to seeure the signatures of the
Indians to the amended treaty enact
ed by congress for tho surrender of tne
land. The several thousand Sioux on
the reservation were assembled at the
agency, where a number of councils
were held, at which Inspector Mc
Laughlin explained the provisions of
the treaty. The councils terminated
rather unsatisfactorily. On the reser
vation reside a number of Ponca In
dians, and it is among them that the
chief opposition to the treaty devel
Lady Curzon Loses None K Her Affec
tion for the "States" While Away.
Cheyenne Aug. 26. Lady Curzon,
who was Mary Loiter of Chicago and
the wife of Lord George Curzon, vice
roy of India, will Ixs a guest of honor at
the "frontier festival" in Cheyenne,
Wyo., Aug. 25, 2d and 27. During th
festival she will live at the Leltetl
ranch, near Cheyenne. The superinten
dent of the ranch U said to have beea
put on his mettle to lit the ranca.
house adequately for Lady Curzon aul
her large train of attcrxlants. Con
structlon of a special bathroom at a
cost of $1,000 Illustrates the prepara
tions made necessary. Cheyenne peo
pie are ready to entertain Lady Curzon
on a princely scale.
By the Suicide of Man Who Shot Mil
LEGAL AND CRIMINAL
Oshkosh, Wis.. Aug. 20. Thomas H.
Morgan, alderman from the Severity
ward and president of the Morgan
Sash, Door & Blind company, was mur
dered yesterday by Fred Hampel, a
laborer, who hanged himself by hla
suspendors In the city lockup after ha
had fought a desperate battle with an
other employe of the firm and had
been disarmed und arrested.
Immediately after the shooting the
employes of the Morgan factory and f
others assembled near the lockup, and
lynching was talked of until It became
known that Hampel had taken his awn
life. Then the crowd dispersed.
Creedless Man Can't Marry.
SALISBURY IS WORSE
The intricacy of the Austrian mar
riage laws is revealed in a decision
of the courts of Vienna that the mar
riage of a man who declared himseli
of no creed Is invalid. Marriages be
tween Jews and Christians are also
Condition of Former Premier of Eng
London, Aug. 25 The condition of
lord Salisbury this afternoon Is re
garded as being critical.
Salisbury is suffering from Bright a
disease of the kidneys.
KING PETER APPEALS.
King Peter of Servia has appealed
to America and England to send back
their ministers, who were withdrawn
t the time of his entrance iuto Bel
trade. FARMER FLAGS TRAIN.
A Michigan farmer flagged a limited
train to ask the conductor if he had
ny goods aboard for hlra The con
ductor's reply is ur.ps Unable.
PEORIA'S CURFEW RANG.
The curfew law enacted fifty years
ago' was enforced at Peoria,' III.; for
the first time in forty years when at
9 o'clock the bells tolled and all tne
children scampered home. A few boys
were caught and lectured by Chief of
Police) Rhodes. " " ' ' :'
' PAY $4,000,000 RENT. ;
. The new hotel under construction at
the southwest corner of Fifth avenue
and Fifty-fifth street, New York was
leased by Frank V. Bennett of the Ar
lington Hotel," Washington, D. C. The
lase ts for twenty-one years. The ag
gregate rental will amount to nearly
INDIANS ON WAR PATH.
TAR AND FEATHEI S
The Crazy Snake Indians of Oklaho
ma, have started on the warpath 'and
apprehension Is again felt. - )
KILLED AT A TELEPHONE.
, While- telephoning at Gladstone;
Mich., during a thunderstorm' Hondry
Odahl was shocked by lightning, dying
almost instantly. ! ,! V. i
Hillsboro, Ore.,V Aug. v 25. D. J.
Tromle, whq claims to be' a private
detective from Michigan, was taken
from tho city Jail by a crowd of 2fi
young men and was tarred and feath
ered, Tbomley, it is alleged, bad made
himself obnoxious to the women who '
resld lo the vicinity of bis boarding
bouse. After, be bad been tarred
TrdmlejT was told to leafe Hillsboro
1 and 'not tt ratura, ' "; 4 i ;