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B. H. ADAMS. rhlliier.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. - MISSOURL
Rettrxisg Christian Endeavorers
visiting the National parkin Wyoming,
on the 20tb, enjoyed the novelty of a
now storm in July.
Specials from Fargo. Grand Forks,
Crookston and other Red River valley
points say that too much water is fall
ing for tlie good of the wheat crop.
A dispatch from Constantinople on
the 21st, said: The sultan has issued
an irade sanctioning the settlement of
the frontier question in accordance
with the wishes of the powers.
Rear-Admiral J. X. Miller will sail
for Honolulu on the mail steamer leav
ing San Francisco on August 5, and
upon arrival at the Hawaiian port will
assume command of the Pacific squad
ron. The ambassadors at Constantinople
have forwarded to their respective gov
ernments their joint suggestions rela
tive to the measures they think neces
sary in view of the contumacy of the
Members of the congregation of the
First Presbyterian church of Washing
ton deny in the most emphatic manner
that there is any dissension between
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage and them
selves. The official press of Yokohama
states that it is probable th.it the Jap
anese government will agree to the
proposal of Hawaii, and submit the dis
pute between the two countries to ar
bitration. The conference committee on the
tariff bill agreed upon that measure, on
the l'Jth, and submitted its report to
both houses of congress. The bill as
submitted was passed by the house by
a vote of 1S5 to Hi
The amount of treasure brought
down to Seattle, Wash., from the famed
Klondyke region by the steamship
Portland is now placed at SI. 500.000,
and there is good reason to believe that
the sum was nearer to S2,00i),0U0.
Business failures throughout the
United States, for the week ended on
the '.'3d, as reported by R. G. Dun &
Co., were 227, against 2S1 for the corre
sponding week of last year. For Can
ada the failures were 28, against 29
On -the 23d the president nppointed
Win. E. Corson, of Wisconsin; D. A.
Keepers, of Ohio; John T. Wertz, of
Nebraska; James Jeffreys, of Tennes
see, and Howel P. Wyton, of Indiana,
to be special agents to make allotments
of lands in severalty to Indians,;
The Indiana statute of 1S95 provid
ing that no convict-made goods from
other states can be sold in Indiana
without a state license and bond of 35,
000 has been declared unconstitution
al. The law also required that the
(roods be labeled "convict made."
The colossal equestrian statue to
Maj.-Gen. John A. Logan was unveiled
in the Lake Front park, Chicago, on
the 22d, by "John A. Logan the Third,"
the five-year-old grandson of the
"Black Eagle" of Illinois, in the pres
ence of an immense concourse of peo
Twelve document cases in the office
of the clerk of Kings county, in Brook
lyn, toppled over on the 21st, causing a
chaos that will cost SI 00,000 to correct.
The cases were filled with index
records of court proceedings and other
official papers dating back as far as
Noah Baxev. a convict at the Michi
gan City (Ind.) prison, has made a writ
ten confession, which, if proven -true,
will have the effect of giving Rev. W.
E. Hinshaw, who was convictedstwo
years ago and sentenced to life impris
onment for the murder of his wife, his
The Carnegie and Bethlehen iron
companies have refused to bid for sup
plying armor for battleships within
the S300 limit fixed by law. on the
ground that it is not possible for them
to produce armor of the quality they
have been supplying to the government
at that figure.
A coMPAsr has been formed in Port
Townsend, Wash., which will at once
bend a buyer to the sheep ranches of
eastern Washington and Oregon to
purchase 1,000 head of sheep, which
will be shipped north and driven to
Dawson City to supply mutton to the
An ordinance has been passed by the
city council of Los Angeles, Cal., and
is now in force, which prohibits the
public exhibition of pictures of pu gi
listic con-tests by the vita scope or
other similar devices. The ordinance is
the resultof a petition of the Woman's
Anotukb effort is to be made by the
American and English governments to
pass an arbitration treaty. There is
the best reason for believing that the
matter will be re-opened at Washing
ton in October, and that a short treaty,
of less scope than the last, will be ar
ranged for submission to the respect
The treasury officials have . made
preparations to put the tariff act into
operation immediately upon its receiv
ing the signature of the president.
Copies of the bill have been sent to cus
toms officers througout the country in
anticipation of its passage, and it is ex
pected that all will have reached their
destination by the time the bill be
comes a law.
Reports from every wheat-growing
county in Oregon show that the wheat
crop will be the largest in the history
of the state. Eastern Oregon, it is
estimated, will produce approximately
11,500,000 bushels, while the western
Oregon crop will amount to about 6,500,
000, making a total of 18,000,000 bushels
for the state.
TEE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Iji the senate on the 19th, the open session
was devoted principally to a discussion of Mr.
Harris1 resolution relating to the Union Pacinc
railroad. Mr. Monran (Ala.) concluded his re
marks in favor of the resolution, and Mr. Stew
art spoke in opposition to it. Mr. Thurston
Xeo.) was speaking in opposition when, at
five o'clock, the senate went into executive ses
sion and shortly thereafter adjourned In
the house the final conference report on the
(.'t-ner.il deficiency appropriation bill was adopt
ed, after which Mr. Dinirley offered the report
of the conference committee on the tariff bill,
which, after much time spent in discussion,
was adopteJ by a vote of lso to lis.
Is the senate, on the 20th. the conference
report on the tariff bill was submitted, but lit
tle nroirresH was made with it beyond the for
mal reading of about two-thirds of the report.
The senate passeJ a joint resolution authoriz
ing and requesting the president to take all
necessary steps for the release of the Competi
tor prisoners from prison at Havana The
house was not in session.
Is the senate, on the 21st, the formal read
ing of the tariff conference report was con
cluded. The debate was spiritless in the main.
The reciprocity amendment and the abandon
ment of the stamp tax on bonds and stocks de
veloped much criticism. ...In the house a joint
resolution was paased requesting the president
to make such investiation as will elicit all the
facts in reference to the restrictions put upon
the sale of American tobacco in foreign coun
tries under what is known as the "Ketrie." or
irovernment contracts, and to enter into nego
tiations with the governments of those coun
tries with a view of obtaining a modification
of these restriction.
Is the senate, on the 'Si. consideration of the
tariff conference report wascontinued. Messrs.
Chilton, of Texas, and Jones, of Arkansas,
made formal speeches against the approval of
the report- Thnmas R Turley. of Tennessee,
was sworn in as the successor of the late sena
tor Harris In the houe a bill was passed
to authorize the president to suspend, in part
or in whole, the discrimiuatinc duties imposed
on the vessels of forciim countries which im
pose similar duties on our vessels.
Is the senate, on the 2M. after -an exciting
and dramatic debate, an unanimous agreement
was reached to take the final vote on the con
ference report on the tariff bill on the 24th at
3 p. m In the house recess was taken until
five, and afterward until eii;ht o'clock, in an
ticipation of action by the senate on the tariff
conference report; but as the senate adjourned
without action, when th . house met at eiirht
o'clock that boJy also adjourne 1 until the 24th
at noon. Xo important business was trans
acted. PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
A dispatch from San Francisco says
Ex-Gen. Hubbard, of Xew York, is the
most prominently mentioned man as
the probable successor of Col. Crocker
as first vice-president of the Southern
l'acific Railroad Co.
The famous Broadmoor Casino, the
S100,000 pleasure resort of Colorado
Springs Col., was burned to the ground
on the l'Jth.
E. Ford, a prominent business man
of Holyoke, Mass., died at his home, on
the 21st, as the result of a bicycle ac
cident. He collided with another
Rev. Dr. Talmage has been forced
to sever his connection with the First
Presbyterian church of Washington
owing to dissension among its mem
bers. Dr. Sunderland is now in charge
of the church.
Miss Jeas Ingelow, the distin
guished poet and novelist, died in Lon
don on the night of the l'Jth. She was
in her seventy-seventh year.
The president signed the deficiency
appropriation bill on the 20th.
The beginning of a litigation in
which Yale university is interested to
the extent of $730,000 was marked in
surrogate's courts in Batavia, X. Y., on
the 20th, when objections were filed to
the probate over the will of William
Lampson, late of Leroy, who left the
bulk of his estate to Y'ale.
Reports from various parts of the
country tell of preparations on the part
of individuals and parties for a pil
grimage to the new gold fields of Alas
ka and British Northwest Territory.
Victoria, B. C. is full of prospective
miners, waiting for transportation
Nf,E members of the crew of the
steamer Coaoho were drowned, on the
21st, in consequence of the sinking of
the vessel named, off the Isle of Wight,
as the result of a collision with the
British steamer St. Fillans.
Fot'R women and two men were
killed by an explosion in the loading de
partment of the armory of the Win
chester Repeating Arms Co., at New
Haven, Conn., on the 21st. Five others
were taken to the hospital badly in
The Constantinople correspondent of
the London Post says the Turkish min
isters have accepted the frontier pro
posals made by the European powers,
but the sultan has not yet ratified their
Law and order have triumphed at
Leadville, Col., and all the great gam
bling halls are closed. The gamblers
admit that they have been beaten, and
will go to the new Monte Carlo, near
Charles Hei.bach. a well-known
slack and tight wire performer, of
Neenah, Wis., has decided to imitate
Blondin and walk a cable stretched
across Niagara Falls.
Horace Moultox, a pioneer Kansan,
and for many yee.s a capitalist and
politician by turn, was burned to
death, on the 21st, at his home in Kir
win, Kas., by the explosion of a lamp
which he was carrying.
Sekor Moret r Presdergabt's speech
at Saragossa on the Cuban question
and in denunciation of the policy of
the government has made a great sen
sation in Madrid.
A dispatch from Ikmrges, capital of
the department of Cher, France, on the
21st, said that the northwestern por
tion of that department had been de
stroyed by a hurricane.
Ulrt Gaisford, a Tacoma (Wash.)
barber, heart-broken by a wayward
wife, 18 months ago buried himself
from the world in Alaska, and to-day
is sole owner of a Klondike placer
valued at $1,000,000, from which he has
already taken over 850,000.
Wall street was greatly excited to
learn the other day, that James R.
Kean, famous as Jay Gould's principal
adversary in the olden days, had en
tered the market again and that the
market had paid him 2,000,000. v.'iihin
60 davs in return for the honor.
The feature of the meeting of the
Wesleyan conference at Leeds, En
gland, was an eloquent speech by Rev.
W. II. Milburn, chaplain of the United
States senate. In the course of his re
marks Mr. Milburn said that Method
ism was one of the mighty forces bind
ing England and the United States to
gether. There have been serious outbreaks
and riots at Barcelona. Spain, and the
gendarmes have- been stoned by the
mob. The government sent large rein
forcements to restore order.
Ex-United States Senator James R.
Doolittk, of Wisconsin, who has been
in the east for some time, is lying very
ill at Providence, R. I., and is hardly
expected to recover. Mr. Doolittle is
nearly 8x years old.
Another drop in silver was recorded
in the home market, on the 22d, the
price quoted in New York city being
50 cts. an ounce. There was a marked
absence of demand for the metal. The
value of the silver in a silver dollar,
according to the price quoted is just a
fraction over! cents.
Mrs. Augusta Larnev, former wife
of Michael Baumgartner, on trial at
Oconto, Wis., for the murder of her
husband, was discharged, on the 23d,
there being no evidence that she mur
Ten thousand school children laid
floral offerings at the base of the Brig
ham Young monument in Salt Lake
City, Utah, on the 22.1, and then
marched in the monster parade of the
A rain, of the proportions of a cloud
burst prevailed, at Waterbury, Conn.,
on the 22d, and as a result a flood was
caused, which gave indications of be
ing the greatest on record in that
A Hehkew peddler was shot and
robbed at Beaver, la., by three men.
A posse pursued and eaptured the trio
and then lodged them in jail at Boone.
The wounded man may die.
Albert Schoukusky, aged two years,
son of Mrs. Elizabeth Schodrosky, a St.
Louis widow, was run over and horri
bly mangled by Terminal engine No. 9
on the 221. The child was attempting
to cross the street in front of the loco
motive. YofNGSTowx, O., was visited by a
terrific cloudburst, on the evening of
22d, which caused a flood that inun
dated a portion of the town, and re
sulted in the drowning of many per
sons and the destruction of much prop
erty. Hon. Edwin F. Uhl. formerly ambas
sador of the United States to Germany,
arrived at New York on the 23d, on
board the steamer Norinania from
On the 2:id a boat containing 45 em
ployes of the Hamburg engine works
capsized in the River Eibe, and six per
sons were drowned.
At Trinidad, Col., six men and twe
women have been arrested charged with
the murder of Deputies Wm. Gregg
and Win. Kelly when they were in
search of cattle thieves in the spring
of 1!"!M. Officers are in pursuit of two
more men who are said to have been
implicated in the crime.
On the 23d, during the prevalence of
a heavy rain and thunder storm at
Wilkesbarre, Pa., the powder maga
zine at the Empire mine, operated by
the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal Co.. in
which 20 tons of powder was stored,
was struck by lightning. The force of
the explosion was so great that it shook
the foundations of nearly every dwel
ling in Wilkesbarre. John Higgins,
who was driving by at the time, was
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 24th. the con
ference report on the tariff bill was
adopted, 40 to 30, signed by the vice
president and sent to the house. A
message was recommended from the
president recommending the appoint
ment of a currency commission In
the house the message from the presi
dent recommending the appointment
of a currency commission was received
and the bill was passed. The tariff
bill, with the signatures of the pre
siding officers ot the two houses, was
sent to the president. At nine o'clock,
p. in., the special session of the Fifty
fifth congress adjourned sine die.
Tun conference report on the Ding
ley tariff bill, having been previously
adopted by the house, met with simi
lar indorsement in the senate, on the
24th, secured the signature of the vice
president and was returned to the
house for the signature of the speaker,
after which the bill as passed was sent
to the president.
The weekly statement of the associ
ated banks of New York city, issued on
the 24th, showed the following changes:
Reserve, increase, 81,324,65; loans, in
crease, 85,920,200; specie, increase, 8146,
700; legal tender, increase, 83,492,600;
deposits, increase, S9,25500; circula
tion, decrease. Si 0ft, GOO.
The jury before which Dr. J. Sid
ney Good mason was tried at Ponca,
Neb., for murdering his wife has re
turned a verdict of not guilty. This
was the second trial of Goodme .on, he
having been convicted of the crime ir
A dispatch from London says the
negotiations for an international con
ference as to sealing in the Behringsea
are proceeding smoothly, and the pros
pects are favorable for an early agree
ment between the English and Ameri
A dispatch from Singapore states
that the Chinese steamer Srikongann.
bound from that port for Malacca, with
100 deck passengers, capsized during a
squall. Capt, Rawlingson and 120 of
the passengers and crew were drowned.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
believes that congress, at its next
session, will authorize the establish
ment of an agricultural experiment
station in Alaska.
There is every probability that
Wells. -Fargo A Co. will establish an
office in Dawson City, in Alaska, the
On the 24th the associated banks of
New York city held $47,364,575 in ex.
! cess of the requirements of the 2.Vper-
1 cent. rule.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Say the recent state weather-crop
The weather has been favorable for haying,
oats harvest and threshing, except in a few lo
calities In the eastern sections, where showers
interfered, but in many of the southern and
western counties crops are badly in need of rain
In quite a number of the extreme southern
counties corn is being greatly injured by the
drought and over the greater portion of
the southern section and in many of the
central and northern counties it is needing
rain. A larg? per ceaL of the crop has no
been laid by. generally in good condition. Some
early fields in the southern counties are in
roast im? ear. Chinch buys continue to do much
damage in the central and southern sections.
Wheat threshing is In progress in all sections.
Outs are nearly ell cut. and In some counties
haying is about completed.
Wants Women Pardoned.
Says an item sent from Sedalia :
Mrs. Lucy M. Wisker. superintendent of jaft.
prison and almshouse work for the Women's
Christian Temperance union, is circulating a
petition p-ayinu Gov. Stephens to grant a par
don to one woman convict in the penitentiary
t each anniversary of Flower mission day.
The petition has been numerously signed, and
after being circulated in other cities will be
presented to Gov. Stephens.
A Gushing Vein of OIL
A real oil vein, a gusher, has madb
its appearance on the property of Wil
liam Swafford, in Wyatt park, St.
Joseph. The oil has not been struck
in a new well, as is usually the case,
but has come in underneath the ground
and mingled with the water that has
partly filled the well since it was first
sunk 15 years ago.
Convicted of Murder.
Walter Black, the accomplice and
confederate of James Stewart in the
murder of Michael I'rendergast, was
tried in the St. Louis county circuit
court at Clayton and convicted of mur
der in the first degree. Black is 19
years old, and is a nephew of Cosley
Black, of Bonfils Bottom, opposite St.
Itlow at the Book Trusts.
The school text-book commission has
landed another blow at the school-book
trusts and combines by rejecting all of
the bids received July 12 for high
school books. This action is in line
with the rejection of the bids for the
common school books previously an
nounced. It was just as unexpected,
A Jury Kebuked.
Judge Culver, at St. Joseph, admin
.stered a severe rebuke to a jury be
cause of a verdict of acquittal in the
case of A. E. Bradbury, tried for per
jury. The vote at first stood six to six.
The court thought the evidence amply
strong enough to convict, and did not
hesitate to say so.
Off For the Klondike.
William B. Moore, of Kansas City,
iccompanied by his son. Will G. Moore,
has left for the Klondike gold fields in
Alaska. They are the first Kansas
City people to leave for that country
since the receipt of the news of the
J. C. S. Colby, a Missourian. who held
a position in the legislature and was
afterward consul to a Chinese port, has
been reinstated in the treasury depart
ment, from which he was discharged
by the last administration.
An Old Resident Gone.
Henry Neun, an old resident of St.
Louis, died at his home in that city.
He was born in Biedingen, near Darm
stadt, Germany, in IS 10, and came to
America and located in St. Louis in
James Dougherty, who shot and
killed James Dennis at Burton, How
ard county. May 2, 18WS, during a pri
mary election, and who has been in
jail since then, has been acquitted in
the Howard circuit court.
Mrs. M. F. Hopkins, of Brashear, whe
went to Sedalia on a visit to her broth
er, Hon. George W. Barnett, died of
dysentery after a brief illness. The
remains were taken to Brashear for in
terment. Couldn't Agree With Stepmother.
Mamie McGawley. aged IS. pretty
and well mnected, took poison at her
home, 1320 Bayard avenue, St. Louis,
because she could not agree with her
stepmother. Doctors saved her.
Jasper County's Oldest Man.
Bannister Hiekey, aged 95, died at hit.
home west of Carthage. He was the
oldest citizen of Jasper county. The
deceased was for many years an eider
in the Christian church.
Rejected All Rids.
The state text-book commission re
jected all bids for text books. The
commission believed the prices were
too high, and that the people could get
Eastern Star Chapter.
The Masonic grand chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star met at
Palmyra, and was attended by 150
leading colored men and women of the
Id Missouri Cotton Fields.
Cotton is reported suffering from
drought in Ozark and portions of Dunk
lib counties but is doing nicely in Stod
dard and New Madrid.
Taken Away Early.
Clarence E. Burton, aged 22, a clerk
in the Missouri, Kansas & Texas gen
iral offices since he was 15 years old,
died in Kansas City.
Judge J. H. Dale.
Judge J. H. Dale, aged 70 years, died
rery suddenly at Excelsior Springs. He
was born in Clay county and lived there
Reward for Murderer.
Gov. Stephens has offered a reward
f 8100 for the arrest and conviction of
Herb Irvin, who killed James Curtis in
They Drew Well.
The receipts of the Sedalia electric
railway lines on the day the cars were
m charge of society bells as conductors,
were 8150. 10.
PANIC AT PADUCA&
Burning; of the Casino Summex
Fifty Persons Falnf ally Darned and Hun
dred Nearly Trampled to Death
Three or Four Children Bo
Paducah. Ky., July 24. The Casino
summer theater building at Ramon ia
park was burned Friday night at ten
o'clock. A performance was being
given, and there were about 600 people
present when the fire broke out, caused
by fireworks display on the stage. The
audience was panic-stricken. Over 200
persons were injured by being burned,
and many were trampled almost to
death. Several of the actors were pain
The building was covered with tar
paper, and was in a mass of flames in
a minute. At midnight it was reported
that three or four children had per
ished in the flames.
Women and children emerged from
the burning building with their cloth
ing ablaze. All the doctors in the city
were required to look after the in
jured. Col. Reuben Rowland and his
wife were seriously injured in the
veritable fire trap.
The Casino theater building was a
mammoth frame structure, and the
roof being of tar-board paper, the
flames devoured it in a few minutes.
The burned building was located about
three miles from the city and was a
great resort for women and children
on hot summer evenings. The audi
ence last night numbered COO persons,
and was composed principally of wom
en and children. The Bourne theatrical
company was producing "In the Streets
of New York."
In the third act, when the street fire
scene was being produced by the use
of excelsior wapped about wires, a
lamp exploded, and instantly the flames
spread to the roof of the building. The
curtain was at this juncture raised, and
when the audieace saw the mass of
flames a panic followed, and men, wom
en and children ran over each other.
About fifty parsons were painfully
burned, and at least 103 others injured
by being trampled upon.
There were many women and chil
dren rescued from the burning build
ing by brave men, who themselves
were burned in the undertaking. At
the front and side entrances men,
women and children were piled upon
each other several feet in depth. Those
who were not injured fled in every di
rection to their homes, not taking
street cars, which were in waiting to
bring the patrons of the show back to
the city. The doctors w ere kept busy
for several hours looking after the
needs of the injured.
The report that three persons had
perished in the flames could not be
verified at a late hour. Many had their
limbs sprained and broken in the stam
pede which followed the breaking out
of the conflagration. Manager Bourne,
of the theatrical company, and his wife
were seriously burned in making their
escape. Two new pianos and costly
wardrobes of several of the actors were
burned with the building.
The list of those most seriouslv
burned, as near as could be ascer
tained, is as follows: Manager Bourne
and wife. Col. R. Rowland and wife.
Miss Cora Clark, Mrs. Brantley, C. C
Rose and wife, A. C. Einstein, Fred
Hummel, two children, Miss Grigsby,
Fred Schroeder, Harry Kellor, John
Byng and Gccrge C. Wallace's three
Mrs. Lehr was burned, as was alsc
her children, whom she rescued from
the buildingas the roof was collapsing.
Mrs. Gregory and her daughter, ol
Yazoo, Miss., were painfully burned.
Harry Gilbert, Hall Waters and Miss
Blcich sustained painful injuries by
being trampled upon.
There were scores of others injured
in this manner, but it is impossible to
secure their names as yet.
IS IT STILL BINDING?
An Interpellation Affecting the Hawaiian
Lon-dox, July 24. Mr. James Francis
Hogan, anti-Parnellite member for Mid
dle Tipperary, has given notice that
on Monday next he will ask Hon.
George N. Curzon, under secretary for
the foreign office, whether the provi
sion of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty to
the effect that neither Great Britain
nor 'the United States shall annex Ha
waii is still recognized by both power
as of binding force.
Robert McMillan Dead.
Oshkosh, Wis., July 24. Robert Mc
Millan. the millionaire lumberman, is
dead at the age of 67. He was the
head of his big lumber firm, a di
rector of the First national bank,
trustee of the Lawrence university at
Appleton and president of the Fox
River Paper Co.
A Noted Criminal Dead.
Chicago, July 23. News is receive!
here of the death of Charles A. Ketch
um, alias Kaiston, alia Dick Wilson, in
the Michigan City (Ind.) penitentiary
by the bursting of a blood vesseL
Ketch um was well known in this city
as a forger and confidence man.
Colored Missionary Jubilee.
Oceax Grove, N. J., July 24. A
jubilee of the home and foreign mis
sions of the A. M. E. church is being
held at this place. There are over
6,000 colored people in attendance from
different ivti of tie country. .
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REVIEW-
Tha End of Uncertainty Regarding- the
Tariff Gives Stronger Confidence to All
A New Element of Encooracement l
Found In the Increased Receipts of Gold
f torn the Mew Fields in Alaska.
New York. July 24. R. O. Dun A
Ox's weekly review of trade says:
The end of uncertainty regarding
duties on imports gives stronger confi
dence alike to those who have opposed
and those who have favored the change.
The great strength in stocks, particu
larly in those of the granger list, re
flects assurance of heavy crops. The
remarkable rise in wheat, notwith
standing that assurance, is based on
heavy buying for export and belief that
foreign demand will be large. To
these must be added another element
of confidence scarcely observed a week
ago. The heavy increase in the re
ceipts of gold, whether from one side
of the Alaska border or the other,
swell deposits at the mints and in the
banks of this country, and if the yield,
from the new regions answers current
expectations it may have an influence
akin to that of gold discoveries in Cal
ifornia. The one retarding force, the
strike of coal miners, has caused the
closing of a few manufacturing works,
for want of fuel, but negotiations for
settlement are still pushed with hope.
The wheat market is the sensation.
of the month. Since July 3 the price
had risen 13 cents by Wednesday,
when a reaction of four cents was not
surprising, but the close was five
eighth cents higher for the week. It is.
notable that this rise came in the face
of highly encouraging crop news,
which is not disputed, and had for
support nothing but foreign condi
tions and demand. Actual buying for
export has at times been heavy, and
loading of cargoes here and in Cali
fornia for countries which usually con
tribute to European supplies greatly
strengthens the impression produced
by continental reports. That there is
speculative handling behind the great
advance is evident, and the buying for
export has not resulted in Atlantic
exports quite as large as last July to.
date, 4,632,440 bushels, flour included,,
against 4,1)61,746 last year. Western,
receipts, 5,252,271 bushels in July,,
against 10,275,257 last year, indicate
concerted delay in shipments which,,
however, rarely withstands the influ
ence of a substantial rise. Corn ex
ports are still heavy. 6,635,305 bushels
in July, against 2 421,999 last year,
which, perhaps, reflects more certainly
than the wheat movement the actual,
Both because of the season and be
cause of the pending action on the
tariff.industrial operations are waiting
and yet with an improvement which
nndersuch circumstances is significant.
The half-yearly production of pig iron
exceeded the last half of 1S96 by 765,
585 tons,, but outside the great,
steel companies there if lit--tle
activity at this time, though:
they are increasing their output. The
Illinois Coal Co. has sold basic steel
for export to Germany; a New York
sale of hoops for export to Manchester
is announced.and additional orders for
Pennsylvania iron bars to England.
Bessemer pig is a shade lower, with,
other quotations unchanged, but the
demand for plates, sheets, pipe and
structural work is growing.
Minor metals are in better demand.,
tin at $13.95 and lead at 4.15, and cop
per is sustained at 11 l-8c for lake ex
ports, though the June production was
19, 633 tons and that of the half year -103.651
There is a general advance in boots
and shoes averaging about VA per cent. .
with a larger demand as dealers lose
hope of lower prices but leather is un
changed, and hides at Chicago average
i per cent lower.
The textile industries have lost no -ground,
as the curtailment of produc
tion in cotton for a time is really a,
The demand for woollens increase as
to low and medium grades with re
ported large sales at advanced prices
of 5 to 10 per cent, over last spring.
Speculative sales of wool continue
large and prices are very strong; espec
ially at the west.
Failures for the week have been 22
in the United States against 281 last
year, and 23 in Canada against i'J last
A THIRD BRIDGE
To be Erected Over the Mississippi Rives
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, July 24. Within the next
30 days a commission of government
engineers will arrive in the city to lo
cate the third bridge over the Missis
sippi river between St. Louis and
East. St. Louis This commission
was provided for in the char
ter granting the company the
right to build the bridge under th
three-quarter mile limit. Everything
has been arranged for their coming,
and as soon as they get through with
their work the company will proceed
with the work of letting the contract
for the construction of the bridge.
It will be the duty of the commission
to take testimony, make estimates and
measurements and finally fix the lo
cation of the bridge. Under the ex
isting law it will be impossible for the
new company to select a site within
three-quarters of a mile of either of the
, It is thought that the site will be
near the foot of either Mullanphy or
Florida streets but until the commis
sion makes its report it will be impos
sible for the company to proceed.
BRITISH NAVAL MOVEMENTS
Regarded as a Justification of the Amer
. Chicago. Jnlv 3. A special to the
Chronicle from Washington says:
The officials of the navy department
regard the movement of English ves
sels to -Behring sea as indicating sim
ply that England has realized the
justice of Secretary Sherman's com
plaint in his note to Lord Salisbury,
that the British government has not
heretofore maintained an adequate or
efficient patrol of the. Behring sea sear