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II. H. ADAMS I'lihlUlirr.
Henxy L. Bcehler, the oldest odd
fellow in the world, died in Baltimore,
Md., on the 15th, aped 83.
The senate, on the 14th, confirmed
John F. Cowry, of Washington, to be
consul-general at Kanagawa, Japan,
Ths final ratification of the boundary
treaty between Great Britain and Ven
ezuela was exchanged at the state de
partment in Washington on the 14th.
The birthplaces of Presidents John
J. and John Quincy Adams have been
re-opened to the public, in charge of a
chapter of the Daughters of the Revo
lution. President Faure, of France, has
consented to act as arbitrator in the
frontier dispute between the Central
American republics of Costa Rica and
Henbv F. Eames, president of the
Commercial national bank of Chicago,
and well known in banking circles all
over the country, died, on the ICth,
after a long illness.
John W. Foster, the United States
commissioner, started from St. Peters
burg for London on the lf.tli. It is
understood that his mission was suc
A dispatch from Madrid says: "The
reports of an intended annexation of
Hawaii by the United States causes
anxiety, as foreshadowing President
McKinley's Cuban policy."
Conscl-Genebai. Lee is to be suc
ceeded very soon by ex-Congressman
Frank Aldrich, of Chicago, who was
selected some time ago as McKinley's
choice for consul-general to Havana.
Dr. Lorenzo Low McCabe, former
president of the Ohio Weslyan college,
died at Delaware, O., on the 18th, aged
80. He was the author of numerous
standard theological works and was a
The new Chinese consul-general at
San Francisco has issued a proclama
tion, copies of which he is sending to
his countrymen throughout the United
States, urging them to cease their
feuds and to respect the laws of this
The trial of John S. Shriver, cor
respondent of the Sew York Mail and
Express, the fourth of the recalcitrant
witnesses before the senate sugar in
vestigating committee of 1894, was be
gun before Judge Bradley, in Washing
ton, on the 15th.
On the 14th Insurance Commissionei
Dearth of Minnesota notified the Iowa
insurance companies that their li
censes stood cancelled from that date,
and that any business written in that
state thereafter would be held to be in
violation of the law.
The case of the government against
Henry Gardes, Cashier F. Girault and
Stockholder Thomas H. Underwood,
charged with having wrecked the Na
tional bank of Kew Orleans, resulted,
on the 14th, in Gardes and Girault be
ing found guilty as charged, while
U"nderwood was acquitted.
A telegram received at the state de
partment from the United States
charge d'affaires at Constantinople, on
the ISth, stated that the sultan had is
sued an irade announcing the accept
ance of Dr. Angell as minister from
the United States, and that Mr. Ter
rell had accordingly started for home.
It is said that $10,000,000 are to be ex
pended on the great waterways of the
Mississippi valley. The Mississippi
river commission will meet in New
York city, on the 24th, and apportion
the big appropriation. One important
thing which will be consummated will
be a survey from the mouth of the river
to St, Paul.
Jacob Zollaiu, who came to Alli
ance, O., from Switzerland with his
family, expressed a desire, recently,
to return to his native mountains,
but he did not have the money to go
with. His partner in farming gave
him $100 for his wife, with her consent,
and Zollari is on his- way to Switzer
land, Several children were thrown
into the bargain.
1 A cablegram received at the state
department, on the ISth, from ex-Secretary
Foster, who has been at St. Pe
tersburg engaged in negotiations with
the Russian government for the better
protection, by mutual agreement, of
the seal life in the North Pacific and
Behring sea, announces the complete
success of his mission.
The treaty for the annexation of the
Hawaiian islands was sent to the sen
ate chamber at five o'clock on the 10th.
The senate at once went into executive
session, and, as soon as the doors were
closed, the message of President Mo
Kinlev, accompanying the treaty, and
the treaty itself, were read and at
tentively listened to.
HARRr Whalkn, the "human os
trich," who was operated upon at the
German hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,
and from whose stomach the surgeons
took two pocket-knives, three knife
blades, three ounces of fine glass and
tafks, nails, screws and staples to the
number of TO. died, on the 14th, as a re
sult of the operation.
The annual report of the Indiana
itate geologist, issued on the 17th,
says that the average gas pressure of
Indiana has decreased about 20 pounds
in the past 13 months, and that the
supply of natural gas is slowly but
surely failing. Manufacturing estab
lishments tliat consume 500,000 feet of
fas a day cannot be multiplied with
out exhausting the field. The In
diana production of oil last year was
tf. 400, 00 J barrels.
THE 2TEWS IS BRIEF.
In the senate, on the 14th, after a short time
(pent in morning business, the tariff bill was
taken up. After several speeches had been
made upon the pending sugar schedule, a vote
was taken on Mr. Lindsay's amendment to
strike out the differential on refined siit-ars,
which was rejected yeas, 28; nays, 9 In
the house Mr. Sulzer presented a petition said
to contain 6.0UO.0U0 names in favor of Cuban
recognition as belligerents. Without doing any
business the house adjourned until Thursday.
Is the senate, on the 15th, consideration of
the sugar schedule of the tarill bill was com
pleted, except the provision relating to Hawaii,
which went over. Consideration of the agri
cultural schedule was resumed, the butter para
graph being agreed to as reported The house
was not in session.
IN the senate, on the 16th, consideration of
the agricultural schedule of the tariff bill was
resumed, and.notwithstanding strenuous efforts
of the opposition to have them reJuced. the rates
fixed by the republican members of the finance
committee were agreed to The house was
not in session.
In the senate, on the 17th, greater progress
wus made in consideration of the tariff bill
thau on any one day. since the debate opened.
Two entire schedules H, spirits, wines and
beverages, and I, manufactured cotton goods
were completed In the house, the brief
session was taken up mostly with roll calls.
Mr. Sulzer (dem.. N. Y.) succeeded in injecting
into the proceedings a short speech in favor of
Cuba, in which he denounced Gen. Weyler as a
thief and murderer. The house adjourned un
til the -1st.
In the senate, on the 18th. the flax schedule
of the tariff bill being under consideration, a
large number of political speeches so trenched
upon the time of the session that but Utile prog
ress was made with the bill, less than one page
of the flax schedule being disposed of. There
were several lively exchanges between opposing
speakers, during which the washing of political
-dirty linen" was frequently referred to...
The house was not in in session.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Lawrence J. O'Neill, who for 14
years had been a trusted letter car
rier in St. Louis, was taken into cus
tody, on the i:Jth, by government offi
cials and lodged in jail to answer to
the charge of embezzling letters con
A lami explosion in the residence of
Stephen Welsh, pear Sharpsburg. Pa.,
on the 14th, set fire to the house and
badly burned the four occupants, Ste
phen Welsh, Mrs. Welsh and two chil
dren. The house was destroyed; loss,
The Chicago & Alton shops at
ISloomington, 111., have started on a
nine-hour schedule instead of seven,
the extended time being caused by nu
merous wrecks lately with damage to
Countess Oloa Regina Hazatfei.dt
is living in dire poverty in a Harlem
(X. Y.) garret. Her father's brother is
German ambassador to England, and
her cousin is Collis P. Huntington's
son-in-law. Count Ilazatfeldt. The
young woman's father -was forced out
of Germany for dueling and other rea
sons. Mrs. S. Blackman, of 405 Perry
street, Cleveland. O., who claims to be
the legitimate daughter of Barney Bar
nato, the dead millionaire, will at once
take steps to acquire a share of his
fortune. Mrs. Blackman and her hus
band will proceed to London for the
purpose of demanding her interest in
New York capitalists have closed the
purchase of the famous group of San
Pavier mines from the Boston owners.
The mines are located 16 miles south
of Tuscon. Ariz.
A serious landslide is reported near
Briega, Canton of Valais, Switzerland.
Part of the forest there and a number
of buildings were buried. There was"
no loss of life.
The Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians
are wrought up over the new law
which goes into effect July 1 relating
to polygamy. After that time each of
the 40 Cheyenne Indians who has more
than one wife, will have to choose one
of the two, three or five wives that he
has, and the cast-off wives must go
back to their relatives.
It is said in Washington that Wil
liam R. Day will succeed John Sher
man as secretary of state next Janu
ary. The British steamship Sultana,
bound for Calcutta, foundered off the
Island of Skotra, in the Indian ocean.
No details of the disaster have been re
ceived, but it is feared that many on
board were lost.
It is announced on the authority of
one of the royal physicians attendant
upon her majesty that Queen Victoria
is almost totally blind. No details of
the sad news are available beyond the
feet that the affliction is a recent cul
mination, though it had for some time
CoN'gheasmas George White, of Illi
nois, has reappointed John W. Smith
to the naval academy by sending his
name to the secretary of the navy.
Smith is a colored pupil of a Chicago
high school. He was nominated last
fail by Mr. White, but failed to pass the
examination a month ago. He will be
examined again in September.
A dispatch from Havana, June 15,
said: Mariano, a suburb of Havana,
has been attacked by the Cubans un
der Cardenas and Arangueren. The
fight lasted several hours, and rein
forcements from the capital came to
the aid of the Spaniards. The losses
on both sides were heavy.
According to a Constantinople dis
patch of the l-'.th the purte will form
20 new cavalry regiments in the
Elasona and Salonika districts, and an
imperial irade raises the army war foot
ing to 700,000 men, while 1,300, 000
Mauser rifles hav; been purchased.
Advices are that the wheat crop in
the valley of the Danube is damaged 25
John G. Bra.dv, of Alaska, has been
nominated to be governor of that dis
trict, and C. W. Tuttle, of Indiana, and
John E. Crane, of Illinois, have been
appointed commissioners for Alaska.
A delegation of Cheyenne Indians
interviewed Gov. Barnes of Oklahoma,
on the 16th, regarding the enforce
ment of the law abolishing polygamy,
which takes effect July 1. The gov
ernor informed them they would have
to choose one among their -maqy wives
and abandon the others.
A constable of Cranston, R. L. wh
spied upon lovers, was shot by the man,
and is dead.
Ax intimate friend'of Grover Cleve
land says that the ex-president has re
tired from active life permanently. Ha
will not resume the practice of law.
William K. Vanderbilt has left on
board his yacht, Valiant, for a long
cruise. lie will attend the jubilee fes
tivities, visit St. Petersburg, and then
go to the Mediterranean.
President Andrew S. Drapes of the
Illinois state university, at the Ohio
! state university commencement, on
j the J 0th, gave his address to a reporter
who failed to return it in time for de
livery by the speaker. President
Draper accordingly gave another ad
dress, and the reporter who got the
copy also got left.
Gen. Rebillot, who is 75 years of
age, fought a duel with swords, on the
lUth, with M. (-'ami lie de St, Croix, the
author of an article on the part taken
by the general in the coup d'etat of
December 2, 151. Gen. Rebillot was
wounded above the eye.
A dispatch from Havana, on the
16th, said that Gen. Quantin Bandera
led a large force of Spanish soldiers
from their barricade into ambush, and
there fell upon and annihilated them.
Daniel 0'Connei.i, son of the Irish
liberal of the same name, died in Lon
don on the 10th.
The degree of LL. D. was conferred
upon ex-President Cleveland by Prince
tonuniversity on the Kith.
On the 24th there will be solemnized
in Bismarck, S. D., the wedding of a
Sioux Indian maiden and a foreigner
of wealth and social prestige. The
bride will be Picture Eyes the daugh
ter of John Moose, an old warrior who
has scalped many a white man. The
prospective groom is Thomas Dulaine
t'ronan. an Irishman.
More tea is now afloat on the Pacific
ocean than ever before at one time, in
order to enter before the Dingley bill
goes into effect. One thousand tons of
the new crop lias been landed in Ta
conia, Wash., and 12,000,000 pounds are
on the ocean. The Canadian line is
also bringing heavy shipments.
Tolan Israel Gideon Barnett, of
Montreal, Can., claims to be a brother
of the late Barney llarnato. the South
African diamond king. lie says Bar
uato's real name was Uaraey IsaaeAlri
The bone statue of "Winged Libert-"
presented to the battleship Mas
sachusetts by the Bay State, was un
veiled, on the 17th, by Gov. Wolcott,
Isaac Norton, cashier of the United
States internal revenue department in
San Francisco, committed suicide, on
the 17th, taking carbolic acid.
Two thousand men, women and chil
dren, made desperate by hunger, pa
raded the streets of Matanzas, Cuba,
on the 18th, demanding bread. Private
residences were broken into and gro
cery stores looted before the Spanish
police, with drawn swords, succeeded
in quelling the riot,
A dispatch from Calcutta, on the
18th, said: Almost the whole of the
province of Assam has been devastated
by the earthquake. The ruin is appall
ing. The courts, treasuries, jails and
hospitals have collapsed. The loss of
food supplies is enormous. The crops
are mostly ruined.
The Akron (O.) police will equip a
street car as a traveling prison, in
which to transport unruly folk from
Lakeside park and Summit lake, where
there have been numerous Sunday
rows. The jail on wheels will also be
nsed for a patrol wagon in case of ne
cessity. LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 19th, the oppo
sition to the tariff bill won its first im
portant victory by a yea and nay vote
of 2.S to 22, to strike out the paragn ,ph
in regard to floor matting, the effect of
which is to put floor matting on the
free list. . . .The house was not in ses
sion. The Bartlett Lumber Co. of Boston
has completed the biggest land deal
ever accomplished in the eastern states.
It has purchased outright Mount
Washington, the entire Presidential
range and 30 lesser eminences of the
White mountain group, and in addi
tion some 60.000 acres of fuel land in
the wilds of northern New Hampshire.
The library building of the Iowa
State university was struck by light
ning, at an early hour on the 19th, and
destroyed by fire. It was a two-story
brick structure, with the library on the
second floor. The loss is $100,000. Of
this 550,000 was in books, 817,000 in ap
paratus belonging to the physical lab
oratory, and 833,000 on the building.
The weekly statement of the New
York city associated banks for the week
ended on the 19th showed the fol
lowing changes: Reserve, increase.
1789,475; loans, increase, $4,822,100;
specie, increase, 87x2.400; legal tender,
increase, J1,H61,500; deposits, increase,
87,417,100; circulation, decrease, 8258.-
At Winona, Minn., Ella Prigg, aged
five, stood in the yard where her fa
ther was cutting wood. She had in her
mouth a steel rib of an umbrella. This
was struck by a flying chip and forced
into the pharynx, causing congestion
of the brain and spasms, and resulting
A dispatch from Simla says: It is
announced that over 6,000 lives have
been lost by the earthquake disturb
ances which have recently visited the
province of Assam. A message of con
dolence has been received from Queen
Japan has followed her protest
against the annexation of Hawaii by
another protest against the pending
A dispatch from Montevideo, Uru
guay, says that the rebels have gained
a decided victory over the government
troops commanded by Gen. Viliar.
About six hundred Chicagoans will
attend the sixteenth international
Christian Endeavor convention which
opens at San Francisco July '.
Os the 19ta the associated banks of
New York city held 843,390,950 in excess
of the requirements of the 25 per c"
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Has Killed Five People.
E. Bates So per, the Cass county mur
derer, recently captured in the state of
Oregon, is evidently a bad man. Says
dispatch from Harrisonville :
Another murder is now laid at the door of E,
Bates Soper, who is in the Cass county jail
So per has confessed that he drowned the two-year-old
boy, his son by his second wife.because
bedid not want to be bothered with the child.
This makes five murders which are now charged
to him. He admits that he murdered his wife
and their two children in Archie six years ago.
He does not admit that he shot his father to
death in their Clay county home, but the cir
cumstances surrounding the case point to Soper
as the murderer. He was then 18 years old, and
hal quarreled frequently and violently with his
HOW HE KILLED THE BOY.
"I'm going to be hanged. I reckon, and 1
might as well tell what I did with the baby out
in Oregon. I was going away from Portland, and
I didn't want him to live, so I tossed bim into
the W'illiamette. He was drowned. After
awhile I'm going to write it all out in a letter
to my wife, and tell her the whole story."
Soper seems to feel little or no remorse for,
any of his crimes, his chief regret being that he
had told his Oregon wife his real name, which
led to his capture. While coming to Kansas
City, however, Lowe, who captured Soper. says
that Soper in his sleep s-jemed to be haunted
by the sight of his last victim struggling in the
water. Lowe declares that he would wake with
s start, exclaiming: "He can't swim; he can't
swim; poor little fellow."
HOW HE WA8 CAUGHT.
Soper says that when he left his home in
Portland, Ore., on the 16th of last April, he
took his two-year-old boy, telling his wife that
he was going to visit a friend. He did not re
turn, and his wife began making inquiries, in
forming the police that her husband's real
Dame was Soper. Shortly afterward Prose
cuting Attorney Lowe saw the item in a Port
land paper, and after investigating concluded
that the Oregon Soper was the man he wanted.
It now develops that Sam Lowe may not get
the $7U0 for which he journeyed to Oregon. At
the time of the murder of -Sopor's wife and two
children a reward of 1700 was offered, and it waj
mainly to earn this tbat Lowe made the jour
ney, but it is now claimed that this offer had
been withdrawn, and Lowe mav get nothing.
Readjustment of Post. Office.
The annual readjustment of salaries
of presidential post offices was mad;; at
Washington the other day. It .shows
the following changes in Missouri:
Carrollton advanced from third to second
Increases Carrollton. tl. 900 to $i.O0O; Galla
tin, J1.50U to $1.8.W: Jellerson City. 2.w to
00: King City, tl.liuo to $1,100; Liberty. $I.6J0 to
$1,700; Kockport. $1,300 to $1,400: Sarcoxie. $1.
000 to $1,100: Dexter. $1.1U0 to Sl.SO-J: Frederick-
town. $1,203 to $1,300: Huntsville. 1.3UU to
$1,300; Jackson. SI.-WI to $1.:WJ: Joplin
J-.-.80U to S2.40J: Kanaka. $1.4 to i..m1I;
Kirksvillc. K.lOO to t:.H0: I. ipl iti. il.aw to
$1,300; New Madrid, $1,000 to $1,100: Princeton,
$1.3u0to $1,500; Kolla. $1,400 to l.ri"l: S:i!cm,
$1,000 to $1,100; Trenton. $1.00 to $1 MOO: Wes
ton, $1,000 to $1,100: Kastport. $1,100 to $1,200.
Decreases Appleton City. $1,400 tojl.200;
Aurora. $1,500 to $1,400: ClarUsville. $1,300 to
$1,400; Glasgow. $l.J0 to $1,300: Hannibal. ii.
600 to $2,500; Hermann. $1,200 to $1,100: Inde
pendence, J2.SU0 to $2.2-J0: Lamar. 5-I.NU to $1.
700: Macon. $I.PiW to Sl.HW: Nevada. 2.3M to
$2,200; Odessa, S1.400 to H.3iX): Osceola. 1.200
to $1,100: Pleasant Hill. $1,500 $I.4UI; Swert
Springs. $1,300 to $1,200: Troy. $1,200 to $l.!0;
Warrensburg. $2,100 to $2,200; WebbCity.il,
700 to $1,600: Webster Groves, $1,300 to tl.'-SXl
Want a Moe Slice or Missouri.
Says a dispatch from Washington:
Ed C. Little, the private secretary to Gov.
Lead) of Kansas, is in Washington on busi
ness, one result of the successful conclusion of
which would be to move the western boundary
line of Missouri east a half a mile or so.
This would give Kansas a narrow strip of land
extending from the mouth of the Kaw south to
the Indian territory.
The claim is based on an assertion that t'.ia
present line is about one-half mile further west
than the line established by the original sur
vey of 1H20, when Missouri was laid out as a
state. The original line started from a given
point in the channel of the Missouri river, and
(t is now asserted that by the river changing its
course the western boundary line was moved
further west under a later survey.
A consequence of the moving of the state
line, in accordance with the plans of the Kan
sas people, should they be successful, would be
to give Kansas City, Kas.. a half mile slice of
the most valuable property now belonging IS
Kansas City. Ma
For Smoking: Cigarette.
Maggie Raymond admitted to Judge
Peabody in St. Louis that she smoked
cigarettes. "Well, I don't like this
thing of women smoking cigarettes,"
aid the judge. "It's bad enough for
men to be addicted to that habit. I'll
fine you S-0 for each offense."
First Boat Up the Missouri.
The Missouri river steamer Benton,
Capt, James 1'. Dolan, is on her way up
the stream. The boat is bound for
Chamberlain, S. I)., and was the first
steamer to land at at Joseph this sea
son. Christian Endeavor at Macon.
The Christian Endeavor society of
McUhee presbytery of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, met at Macon.
The convention was called with the
view of organizing a district society.
Prominent Secret Society Alan.
Henry Brimmer, book-keeper for
Bowman Born, a prominent member
of the Modern Woodmen of America
and Knights of Pythias, died at Scdalia,
of pneumonia, aged 33.
Sot rp to the Standard.
Barney Gannon, a saloonkeeper, was
fined S25 in St. Louis for maintaining a
nuisance. The neighbors complained
of the quality of music at Barney's
place of business.
- Fell From a Load of Hay.
Lee Smith, of Hannibal, was killed
the other day. He was riding on a load
of bay. The team became unmanagea
ble on a hill and he fell in front of the
Died of Apoplexy.
L. Schneider, an old and respected
citizen of St. James, died suddenly of
apoplexy. Mr. Schneider has been in
business in St. James for many years.
"Kingdom of Callaway Guards-
Adjt.-Gen. M. F. Bell has organized a
company of national guards of Missouri
to be known as "Kingdom of Callaway
Gaards" at Fulton, his home town.
To Fill a Vacancy.
Gov. Stephens has appointed Matt D.
Wilson public administrator of Lafa
yette county, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of William J. Howe.
The largest class that ever graduated
from Drury college, Sorip""
ceived d-- --
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REVIEW.
There la Evidence of Gradually Enlargin-r
Business In Every Important Department
The Proof of This Clearer, as It Should
Br, In the Industrial Than In the Trading
Field-A Generally Fairer Outlook.
New York, June 19. R. G. Dun fe
Co.'s weekly review of trade to-day
The retarding influence of cold and
unseasonable weather has passed. The
gain in business in spite of it was seen
a week ago, and has become clearer to
all. As no genuine improvement ever
begins with an uplifting of prices be
to"i the producing force has become
fairly employed, this does not, and
the buying of 7,000 bales Australian
wool by one Boston house and 100, 100
tons pig iron by a all street operator,
and advancing prices for stocks, are
the only proof that the actual condi
tions are understood by some capable
There ' is evidence of gradually en
Iarging business in every impo-
tant department. More establish
ments have been set at work and
more hands employed, and, while
prudence still finds speculative ex
cesses, the progress toward better
things is unchecked. Reports from the
various cities this week show a very
general progress and a continued large
distribution through retail trade.
The proof is clearer, as itshould be, in
the industrial than in the trading field.
Contracts for consumption of 7,000,000
tons iron ore have already been made,
3,000,000 within the past fortnight, it
is believed, though last year's contracts
only terminated about two months ago,
Bessemer ore is selling lower by 2C
to 30 cents than at the outset. Pa
wabic at 2.-5 against 3.55, but the
heavy demand puts additional mines
The speculative purchases of 100, 00C
tons southern pig at $5.75 clears the
ieck for a larger business at better
figures, and sales at Chicago of 150,000
tons have been the largest for 18
Reaction after the sudden purchase
of 50,000 tons Bessemer at Pittsburgh
leaves the price S'.'.53 per ton, but th
heavy orders for bars there and foi
50,00!) tons at Chicago, mainly from im
plement makers, with orders for many
new buildings at the west, one of mag
nitude at Philadelphia and several at
New York, the larger demand fot
plates and sheets, the order for 22
miles of pipe and the purchases ol
steel rails which have started the new
Juliet works with good orders are fai
more important than the speculation
Coke production has increased 2,
500.000 tons, nearly 2! per cent., with
out change in price. Tin is stronger
at 13.75 cents, and the copper output
in May, larger than in any othci
month this year, has not lowered quo
tations, while lead is stronger.
The demand for print cloths for th
first time in many months, have ex
ceeded the week's production, and th
price has risen a shade, while print!
and other grades of cotton goods are
in slightly better demand.
There is a more widely distributed
business in woolens than was expected.
Clothiers are bnying, and as they come
late, are in haste. Some eastern milli
have been in the market, but the bulli
of the purchases of wool has again
been by speculative houses at Boston,
where almost 10,003,000 pounds were
sold, against 6,551,300 at New York
and Philadelphia. Western operators
still pa7 more than eastern prices war
rant. In produce markets the year drawl
to a close with slightly stronger price
for corn owing to heavy foreign buy
ing, and in cotton owing to a bettet
foreign demand, notwithstanding more
encouraging crop reports. Nobody can
count bales in Jnne, but the outlook
is so favorable that few make larg
ventures against the yield exceeding
Wheat was hoisted nearly two cents,
but fell about as much, closing a quar
ter higher for the week, in spite of re
duced western receipts and Atlantic
exports. Expert reports from wintet
wheat regions west of Ohio had much
influence, bnt still more the great but
really unknown increase of spring
wheat acreage with exceptional pros
pects tbns far. In two weeks of June
Atlantic exports of wheat and flour
have been equal to 4,977,653 bushels
against 5,219,823 last year. Failures
for the week have been 19S in the
United States against 276 last year,
and 36 in Canada, against 23 last year.
MR. CALHOUN'S REPORT
Partly Reduced to Writing, but tho'Worh
Far from Complete.
Washington, June 18. Mr. Calhoun
has been in frequent consultation dur
ing the past two days with the presi
dent and Assistant Secretary Day in
an endeavor to discharge himself of sc
much of his mission as will enable him
to return to Illinois to-morrow to at
tend to some pressing law business.
He will return to Washington.however,
next Wednesday, to resume his labors.
The special commissioner already
has reduced to the shape of a written
report, some of the results of his ob
servations, but his work is far from
complete. It is probable that the find
ings of Mr Calhoun in the end will be
entrusted to Mr. Woodford to take
with him to Madrid and support such
representations as be may be charged
to make to the Spanish government.
It is also likely that-upon Mr. Calhoun's
return to Washington next week a full
conference will be held between him
aud Mr. Woodford.
Killed In a Storm.
Ibvtngton, Ky., June 10. Opposite
Irving ton, Ky., in Indiana, the resi
dence of John Streehls, a farmer, was
wrecked by the wind and tis lS-year-old-son
instantly killed. A servant
girl was so badly injured by the fal
ling timbers that she lived but a few
Death of an Able .Jur!-
QflNXr, I1L T-
J AN APPALLING FACT.
The Death Rate on the Devoted Island of
Cuba, If the War Lasts Fifteen Months
Will Entirely Depopulate the Westers
Provinces A Sanguinary Engagement la.
Which the Spanish Troops Lost Heavily
New 'York, Jnne 2L A dispatch to
the World from Havana says: .
Extermination on the island is an
appalling, actual fact. The death rate
is actually increasing. A prominent
Spanish medical officer, who has full
knowledge of the interior, says that
should the war be prolonged 15
months the western half of
the island will be entirely de
populated. The death rate is likely
to double next month. Contagion will
then mow the people down rapidly.
The rains have turned the interior
into quagmires in many places. The
trocha is a pestilential ditch. The
soldiers are suffering terribly from
fever and dysentery. Little ol the small
pox vaccination is effective. With fore
sight thousands of pacificos might
easily have been saved by vaccination.
A sanguinary engagement occurred
Wednesday at Managua, 15 miles
from Havana. The insurgents attacked
a column of Spanish and the latter
lost heavily. The details were sup
pressed here. Many ambulances with
wounded have arrived here.
The rebels are certainly concentrat
ing around Havana. Trains have been
fired into repeatedly. A Spanish force,
while reconnoitering, was ambushed
near San Miguel. They fought brave
ly, but were compelled to retire.
Gen. Rivera is sick and appears in
different as to his fate. He will as
suredly be shot, unless strong action is
taken by the United States.
THE HARRY WRIGHT MEMORIAL.
The Monument I'nvelled In the Presence
of a Large Crowd of (Spectators.
Philadelphia, June 21. The monu
ment erected to the memory of Harry
right, the "father of Baseball," was
unveiled in West Laurel Hill cemetery
yesterday afternoon in the presence of
a large crowd. It was expected that
the National league would be -pre
sented at the unveiling by a number
of officials of the various clubs, but
Messrs. Reach and Rogers, of the Phil
adelphia club, were the only league
Letters of regret were read from
Presidents Pulliam, of Louisville,
Byrne, of Boston, and from the veteran
Jack Chapman, manager of Meriden,
The ceremonies were simple and
brief. Mr. P. Reinhalter, the contrac
tor and Mr. Edmund Quinn, the sculp
tor, turned over the monument to the
Harry Wright Memorial association.
and it was received on behalf of the as
sociation by Frank Hough, its presi
dent. Mr. Hough then turned the
memorial over to thecare of the ceme
tery company. The orator of the day
was CoL John I. Rogers, who elo
quently extolled the noble life and
character of the famous manager and
A WARNING CIRCULAR
fo Prevent the Spread of Sheep Scafc-
Amooi Sheep In the United States.
Washington, Jnne 20. In accord
ance with the law for the suppression
of contagions diseases among domestic
animals. Secretary Wilson, of the ag
ricultural department, has issued to
the managers and agents of railroads
and transportation companies, stock
men and others a circular noti
fying them that the contagious dis
ease known as sheep scab, or sca
bies of sheep, exists among sheep in the
United States, and it is a violation of
the law to receive for transportation
or transport any stock affected with,
that disease from one state or territory
to another, it is also a violation of
the law to deliver for such transporta
tion to any railroad company or master
or owner of any boat or any vessel,
any sheep knowing them to be affected
with the contagious disease referred
to; and it is also unlawful to drive on
foot or transport in any private con
veyances from one state or territory to
another any sheep so affected.
The transportation companies and
individuals engaged in the business of
shipping and transporting sheep are
requested to co-operate with the de
partment in the enforcement of the
laws for preventing the spread of the
disease, and orders are given that cars.
boats or vehicles which have been
used in the transportation of animals
affected shall be immediately cleaned
POULTRY AND PIGEONS.
Two Associations Unite Their Forces te
Secure n Successful Exhibit.
Kansas Citt, Mo., June 21. A meet
ing of the directors of the Mid-Continental
Poultry association, and the di
rectors of the Western Pigeon Fan
ciers' association, has resulted in an
agreement being reached by which the
meeting of the pigeon fanciers of the
entire west will be consolidated with
that of the poultry show here next
December. This arrangement insures
a display of 700 of the best pigeons in
the west at the show, with every class
filled with choice specimens. George
Ewald.of Cincinnati, and other eastern
fanciers have also given assurances
that they will exhibit.
A NOBLE ENTERPRISE.
Consecration of an Institution to Rer"
Doylestown, Pa., Jun-
magnificent property a"
Jewish National Fac
tion, near he-- -