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II. H. ADAMK, Publisher.
Dr. James B. Asgell, the United
States minister to Turkey, arrived in
Constantinople on the 19th.
It is stated in London that a num
ber of exiled anarchists, who recently
arrived in England, started for Amer
ica on the 19th.
Prosecutions on a wholesale scale
will, it is said, soon be instituted in Chi
cago against violators of the new but
terine law, which prohibits the color
ing of imitation butter.
During the first 18 days of August 24
persons killed themselves in Chicago.
Seven took carbolic acid, three took
other poisons, eight shot themselves
and three were found hanging.
Wheat reached and passed the dol
lar mark in several of the cities of the
United States on the 20th. In New
York city $1.07 was the topquotation.
Failures throughout the United
States for the week ended on the 20th,
as reported by R. G. Dun fc Co., were
223, against 2S0 for the corresponding
week of last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 30, against 2" last year.
The ratio at which the Costa Rican
coinage is made is 33 to 1, as between
gold and silver. The bank of Costa
Rica sold its supply of silver before the
recent decline, aud is saia to uave
made considerable profit thereby.
The steamer Belgica. with the Ger
lache Antarctic expedition on board,
sailed from Antwerp on the lGlh.
Crowds of people assembled to bid
farewell to the explorers, who were
heartily cheered as the Belgica left
Advices to the agricultural depart
ment from private and, indirectly, offi
cial sources, confirm the predictions of
a considerable deficiency in tho Euro
pean wheat crop, while rye, which is
the chief bread grain of eastern Eu
rope, is also short.
The government of Peru has ordered
its postage stamps made, in the United
States. The first order, for 1,000,000 five
cent stamps, has been given to the
American Bank Note Co., and another,
for 2,000.000 stamps of other denomina
tions, will follow.
A movement, auxiliary to the tem
perance crusade in Harper, Kas., has
been started by the young women of
the churches, by their forming an or
ganization and taking a pledge not to
go with men who drink, smoke or use
There is a growing belief that the
wheat crop of Kansas for lrt97 has been
underestimated. Late reports indicate
larger yields in many localities than
were heretofore figured upon, and the
total product may run up to 55,000,000
or 00,000,000 bushels.
Capt. C. P. Woodruff, of Spring
field, Ma, for 12 years medical exam
iner of the pension bureau at Wash
ington, has been notified that he lias
been reinstated to his old position,
from which he was removed by Presi
dent Cleveland in 1887.
The regulations formulated by the
Dominion government governing the
collection of a royalty on gold mined
in the Yukon valley, were published
in the official gazette recently issued.
On mines paying S500 per week ten per
cent, will be levied, and on all over
that .amount 20 per cent, will be
Michel. Asoiolilli, the anarchist as
sassin of Premier Canovas del Castillo,
who was tried by court-martial at Ver
gara, was found guiltv. on the 15th,
and sentenced to death. Upon hear
ing the sentence Angiolilli turned
deathly pale and was assisted from
the court room. Angiolilli will be
garrotcd within the prison.
United States Marshal McDer
mott, of Wyoming, was advised by the
attorney general, on the 20th. to double
the amount of the reward offered by
the department of justice for the cap
ture of the stage robbers in the Na
tional park. Five hundred dollars
will now be paid for the arrest and
conviction of the robbers.
The Iowa republican state conven
tion at Cedar Rapids, on the 18th, nom
inated the following ticket: For gov
ernor, Leslie M. Shaw; for lieutenant
governor, J. C. Milliman; for judge of
the supreme court, Charles W. Water
man; for railroad commissioner, C L.
Davidson; for superintendent of pub
lic instruction, R. C. Barrett
Circulars have been received by
several women in Los Angeles, Cal.,
from the Woman's Exploration Co.,
with headquarters in rooms 7 and 8,
Marchonville building, San Francisco,
announcing that 150 women are wanted
to join an excursion to the Klondike
on the first steamer next spring from
San Francisco to Dawson City.
The announcement that Comptroller
of the Currency Eckels would make an
address before the session of the bank
ers' convention in Detroit. Mich., on
the ISth, drew an unusually large au
dience, among whom were many ladies.
Mr. Eckels was greeted with great ap
plause, and throughout the reading of
his address the large audience gave
The count of Turin and Prince Henri
of Orleans fought a duel with swords,
at five o'clock on the morning of the
l.sth, in the Boise de Marechaux at
Vancressen. L Leontieff acted as um
pire. The fighting was most deter
mined and lasted 26 minutes. The
count of Turin was slightly wounded
in the hand and Prince Henri received
two severe wounds, one in the shoulder
and the other in the abdomen.
THE HEWS HT BEEP.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Frederick Wilde, a striking coal
miner from MountOlive, 111., who went
to St. Louis five weeks ago", was ground
to pieces beneath a Missouri Pacific
train at Howard station on the lGth.
It was to all appearances a case of pre
The president's secretary, J. Addi
son Porter, on the 16th, made the fol
lowing announcement: Ethan Allen
Hitchcock, of St. Louis, has accepted
the ministership to Russia, and will be
Naval officers are considering the
question of constructing dry docks suf
ficiently large to accommodate our
largest war vessels. The natter will
be submitted to congress at the next
The post office department has pre
pared advertisements for contracts for
all star and steamboat mail service in
all states west of the Mississippi, ex
cept Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
These contracts, embracing about 5,700
routes, will run for four years, begin
ning July I, 1S93. Bids will be opened
in the seeond assistant postmaster gen
eral's office December 1.
The big wagon works of the Mitch
ell Lewis company, at Racine. Wis.,
began working 12 hours per day on the
The Peruvian government has or
dered the banks of 1'eru to withdraw
from circulation, within 30 days, and
to stop the further emission of circular
checks, payable to bearer, which are
classed as being nothing more or less
than bank notes in disguise.
Notice of contest of the second will
of Charles Coudert, of New York, which
devised his property to his seven chil
dren, was tiled, on the 17th. by the
widow, Mrs. Mary Coudert, whom a
former will made sole legatee.
The twenty-third annual convention
of the Americau Bankers' association
met in Detroit, Mich., on the 17th.
William O'Brien, formerly of the
Seventh United States cavalry, has
been granted a pension of $23 a month
and 8:2,200 back pay. His whereabouts
is unknown to his attorneys.
A movement looking to the connec
tion of Denver and the Black Hills re
gion of South Dakota by railroad is
said to be in progress in Wyoming.
As A result of the decline in silver
the Lainartine mine at Idaho Springs,
Col., discharged its force of men work
ing on the silver lodes on the 17th.
Is the two weeks ended on the 17th
over 2.000 beeves were sent to Havana
from Florida, most of them from the
Kissimmee river ranges.
The Rock Island Railroad Co. has
requested the farmers of Grant and
Garfield counties, Okla., to reimburse
the company for 50,000 bushels of wheat
furnished for seed, in 1894, when there
was a crop failure.
In the Wisconsin assembly, on the
18th, both the express company and
sleeping car taxation bills were passed
over the governor's veto.
The former government boat John
A. Dix, recently turned over to the
Louisiana naval reserve, sank in the
Mississippi at the foot of Jackson street,
New Orleans, on the 18th.
Mrs. MakcelISa Yaldez and a girl
named Francesca Mondragon were shot
in Guadalupe, a suburb of Conejos,
Col., on the l!-th, by Pablo Gallegos.
Mrs. Valdez was wounded in the head
and the girl in the arm and thigh.
Both will probably recover. Gallcgos
was a discarded lover of the girL He
The wheat pit of the New York pro
duce exchange was wrought up to a
fine frenzy of buying activity, on the
18th, inspired by the European demand
and partly by the report of damaged
crops in the northwest,and the price of
wheat went capering upward till the
dollar mark was reached and passed by
a fraction of a cent.
The employes of the Wells-Fargo Ex
press Co. all over the United States are
in receipt of letters from the California
headquarters of the company, saying
that salaries reduced three years Vgo
would be advanced immediately.
Tuk Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railway Co. has acknowledged the
justness of a claim made by the Kan
sas state board of railroad commission
ers of exorbitant freight rates on that
road, and agreed to substantial reduc
tions, to take effect September.
W. B. L. Davis, aged 00, a wealthy
farmer, living near Rocktnart, Ga.
was killed and his house wrecked, on
the IS tli. by the explosion of 17 dyna
mite cartridges he had placed under
the kitchen stove for drying.
On the ISth the directors of the Chi
cago. Burlington & Quincy railroad de
clared a quarterly dividend of one per
The steamer Queen arrived from
Alaska, at Victoria. B. C, on the 18th,
bringing news of the struggles and
disasters of the Argonauts of '97. Up
ward of 2,000 men were encamped at
Skaguay when she called there, while
camps of others equally unable to get
through extended at intervals of three
or four hours' march.
The two counterfeit $1,000 bonds re
cently received at the United States
treasury from Louisville, Ky., are said
to be the cleverest specimens that ever
troubled the secret service people.
They were the work of Brockway, the
king bee of the counterfeiters.
All that was needed, on the 18th, for
any man in Chicago to make 850,000
was to have 1,000,000 bushels of wheat.
That much wheat could have been
bought the day before for S!35.000.
and the buyer only needed to hold it
one day and the 50.000 was his.
Grain is moving out of Nebraska at
the rate of 500 cars a day. Three
fourths of this is new wheat and the
other corn. Everything that will bold
grain on wheels is being ntilized by the
railroads to get the shipments to mar
ket on quick time.
A dynamite bomb was hurled
through a window in the council cham
ber of the sublime porte in Constanti
nople on the 18th. The bnildiug was
badly dasaged and a porter was killed.
Ok the 17th, Cell Killon, living Mir
Wabash, Ind., found what physicians
pronounce to be the charred bones of
a human being under the ashes of a
hay stack which was mysteriously
fired some days before, when his barn
and four valuable horses were burned.
It was positively announced, on the
19th, that Mrs. Margaret Ferris,
widow of the builder of the great Chi
cago wheel, had been married in Pitts
burgh, Pa., to Francis Schlatter, the
divine healer of Canton, O. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Mr.
Ward, pastor of St. Peters Episcopal
The French cruiser Bruix, which,
with the cruiser Cnrcouf, was escorting
the cruiser Pothuan, with President
Faure and his suite on board, on the
way to Cronstadt, returned to Dunkirk,
on the 19th, with her machinery disa
bled. The battleship Dupuy de Lome
immediately started to replace the
Five-teab-old John Conway, whose
parents reside in Albany, N. Y.,and who
had betn at the mercy of kidnapers for
three days, was returned to his home,
on the 10th, through the efforts of
private detectives and reporters in the
employ of the Albany Argus.
Grain is moving out of Nebraska at
a rate of 500 cars a day. Three-fourths
of this is new wheat and the balance
corn. Everything on wheels that will
hold grain is being utilized by the rail
roads to get the shipments to market
on quick time.
Frederick R. 'Coudekt. the famous
authority on international law, was re
ported, on the 19th, dangerously ill
from nervous prostration at his cottage
at Bar Harbor, Me.
Unconfirmed reports were in circula
tion at Valencia, Spain, on the 19th, to
the effect that the Carlists in the dis
trict of Chelva were preparing to rise.
By a close vote, on the lUth, the New
York produce exchange decided to
continue the branding and grading
of flour. A proposition had recently
been made to discontinue the practice.
A dispatch, from Nisch, Scrvia, says
that during gunnery practice there, on
the 19lh. a shell belonging to one of
the guns of the fortress exploded, kill
ing six artillerymen aud badly injuring
The commission of Ethan A. Hitch
cock, of St. Louis, as minister to Rus
sia, was made out at the White House
on the 20th. The appointment dates
from August 10.
Boys playing in the second story of
Geir's hardware store at Ortonville,
Minn., on the 20th, started a fire that
resulted in the destruction of nine
buildings and a money loss of 5250,000,
distributed among 30 firms and individ
uals. The president, on the 20th, appointed
James Jegrays, of Camden, Tenn., and
Ross Griflin, of Kansas City, commis
sioners to allot lands in severalty to
the Indians of the Uncompahgre reser
vation in Utah.
The body of H. H. Key, a tourist
from Wisner. Neb., was found near
the summit of Pike's Peak, on the 20th,
with a bullet hole in the back of the
head at the base of the brain.
Michel Angiolilli, who shot and
killed Senor Canovas del Castillo, the
premier of Spain, at the baths of Santa
Aguera, on the 8th, was garroted at
San Sebastian on the 20th.
Thr People's savings bank p Mt,
Pleasant, Mich., closed its doors, on
the 20th, and is now in the hands of
the commissioner of banking. No
statement was given out. According
to the last statement, made in January,
the capital stock of t he bank was $100,
000, with $90,003 in deposits.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
On the 23d a messenger and armed
guard carrying the weekly clean-up of
the Twin Lakes Placer Co. from the
office to the town of Granite, CoL. for
shipment, were stopped by two men
and compelled to deliver the gold, val
ued between $4,000 and $5,000. Some
firing between the guards and the rob
bers occurred, but no one was hurt.
The weekly statement of the New
York citv associated banks for the
week ended on the 21st showed the
following changes: Reserve, increase,
$370,725; loans, increase, $3,447,500;
specie, increase. $593,300; legal tender,
increase. 51.629,300; deposits, increase.
S5,407.50); circulation, increase, $ii(',''00.
Gen. Azcarraoa, the Spanish pre
mier and minister of war. has decided
to convoke the cortes in November.
The premier announces that he is in
accord with Gen. Weyler, the captain
general of Cuba, but he reserves the
right to make a further examination
of the Cuban question.
A letter from the head of Lake Ben
nett, states that Frank Slavin, the big
pugilist, is lost in tho wild of the
Northwest territory, having started
back alone from the lake toward the
summit of Chilkoot pass to find a num
ber of articles lost from his pack.
Senator M. A. Hanna returned to
Cleveland. O.. on the 21st, from his
three weeks' cruise on the yacht Co
manche. He looked the perfect picture
of health, and said that he never felt
better in his life, ne went at once to
his summer home, Windemere.
A meeting of over 3.000 people held
in Athens, on the 22d, adopted an ad
dress to King George, urging him and
the government to reject the proposed
peace treaty between Greece and Tur
key and to resume hostilities inter
rupted by the truce.
With 7000,000 tons of ore in sight,
the principal Treadwell mine on Doug
lass island. Alaska, is soon to have the
largest stamp mill in the world. It
has been decided to double the capac
ity of the plant, making the number of
At Clarksburg, W. Va.. on the 21st,
Judge Goff found the miners arrested
near Fairmont guilty of violation of
Judge Jackson's iniunction and sen
tenced all of the 24 to jail for three
days, but later ordered them released
on the 23d.
On the 21st the associated banks of
New York city held $39,753,550 in ex
cess of the requirements of the 25-per
Mexican dollars were quoted ia New
York, on the 21st, at 40 cents.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
DF SHE GOES."
St. laocis, Aug. 17. Cash -wheat soli
IX 95 cents a bushel yesterday, and
j September options at 93jV cents. All
' previous records for years were eclipsed
amidst one of the "wildest, woolliest
sad bullyest" scences ever enacted oa
j the floor of the merchants' exchange.
A LITTLE LOWER.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. Yesterday the
local market for wheat closed lower at
W,Vc nominal August: 89?b'c bid Sep
tember; 87JV to 87Kc December; 92c bid
May; 91 to 89c No. 2 red.
TOWARD THE DOLLAB MARK.
St. Louis, Aug. 19. Wheat closed
yesterday at 94?c August; 94,Vc Sep
tember; 93c December; 95,'i'c May; 91 Ji'c
No. 2 red.
In New York No. 2 red closed at 0S
to 9S;Vc, and was bid up to a fraction
aver one dollar.
DROPPED A LITTLE.
St. Louis, Aug. 20. The local market
for wheat closed lower yesterday at
M.c August, 93c September, 92U'c De
seinber, 95c May, 95 to 5Kc No. 2 red.
Everybody Seenied Pleased.
G. L. Brightwell and Mrs. S. J.
Hedges, both of Platte county, were
married at the home of A. L. Shankin,
Kansas City. Mr. Brightwell is 61
years old, and is a farmer and stock
raiser near Hampton. Several months
ago he met Mrs. Hedges, aged 40, who is
the widow of a Platte county farmer,
and they became engaged. During the
ceremony Mrs. Hedges' son stood up
with her. and the youngest son of Mr.
Brightwell aeted as his best man. Tho
newly-married couple left for their
home, accompanied by a party of
friends. In the party were two other
at Mr. Brightwell's sons, who brought
their sweethearts to the city and wera
secretly married. They, with their
brides, attended the wedding of their
father, who was not told of their mar
riage until after he was wedded.
A large peach crop is being gathered
in southwest Missouri this season.
Reports indicate that the crop will be
one of the largest on record. Not only
is there an abundance of this fruit, but
it is of excellent quality and flavor.
About 100 car loads of peaches have
already been shipped to- Kansas City
and the east. Some of the Missouri
peaches have been shipped to England.
The refrigerator cars enable shippers
to send the fruit long distances with
out injury, and both peaches and apples
are proving a profitable crop to Mis
souri farmers this year.
Iu St. Louis.
St. Louis has been fo- several weeks
:rowded with country merchants.
They swarm in the hotels and in the
wholesale houses. They come from
Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississip
pi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indian terri
tory. New Mexico, Oklahoma. Kansas,
Missouri and Illinois, and they are buy
ing, too. There is a perfect blockade
around the wholesale houses and
freight depots. These merchants re
port big crops and bright outlook.
Of Interest to Mlssnurlans.
The assistant secretary of the interi
or has decided that the widow of W.
McK. Winters, a veteran in Galpin
battalion of Missouri volunteers in the
Mexican war, is entitled to a pension.
The decision will effect quite a number
jf pending claims.
To Do Business In SIUsocrL
State Superintendent of Insurance
Orear has issued a license to the Na
tional Benevolent society of Kansas
City, and to the Knights and Ladies of
Security, of Topeka, Kas., both to do a
fraternal beneficiary business in the
state of Missouri.
Removal Order Suspended.
A letter received by Congressman
Lloyd from Chief Moore, of the weather
bureau, announces that the order re
moving the Hannibal weather station
to Evansvillc, Ind., has been suspended
until congress meet3 next winter.
Caught on the TTron; Side.
Wheatspeculators are in mourningin
Kansas City, for the big upward turn
in the market caught most of them on
the short side. This lias been the ease
with them ever since the beginning of
the advance in wheat
Fetl From the Fourth Story.
John D. IVrler. employed on the new
brewery building at Sedalia. fell from
the fourth to the second story. One
leg was broken and he received severe
internal injuries, which will likely
A Grand linulevard.
A grand boulevard, L'OO feet wide, ex
tending through the state from St.
Louis to Kansas City, is the ambitious
work Hon. G. M. Lane, of St. Louis
county, has undertaken to accomplish.
Bryan Will Speak.
The Pettis County Fair association
has completed arrangements with W.
J. Bryan to maku an address at the
county fair, whieh will be held during
the third week of September.
Fatal Accident to a Yonns; Woman
Miss Betty, the 10-year-old daughter
of Rev. J. T. Davidson, a South Aeth
odist preacher, who lives five mMes
north of Golden City, fell down a flighf
of stairs and broke her neck.
For an Old Crime.
Gov. Stephens has issued a proclama
tion offering a reward of $150 for John
Humphreys, who murdered J. W. An
derson, in Newton county 22 years ago.
Burned Oat While at Church.
While the family was at church the
dwelling of W. D. Winn, southwest of
Plattsburg, burned to the ground. Loss,
14,500; insurance, $1,500.
Quito an Increase.
The cost for public schooling for
each pupil iin St. Louis in 1894-5 was
517.0:;, and l!95-6 it was $18.02, an in
crease of 99 cents.
'Couldn't Face the Musle.
George Alt, a drummer, committed
Miicide by shooting, in the bath-tub, at
his home in St. Louis. There's a wom
an In tin cav
PUT OFF AT BUFFALO.
Thousands of Grand Army Mon
Arrived and Arriving
To Attend the National Bncampment
Cincinnati the One Choice of the Vet
erans for the Next Encampment
Richmond Not In It.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 2X Buffalo is
all ready for the army of veterans who
are on their way here to attend the
thirty-first annual encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic. During
the night hundreds of veterans and
their friends arrived, and to-day they
are coming in by thousands. It is es
timated that nearly 8,000 strangers
were in town yesterday, and that from
15,000 to 20,000 came in to-day.
The various railroads entering Buf
falo report that in addition to the hun
dreds of regular trains, schedules nave
been prepared for 245 specials to arrive
here by Tuesday noon.
Among the prominent arrivals are
J. Cory Winans, of Commander-in-Chief
Clarkson's staff; J. S. Lewis,
past junior vice-commander, and Daa
ial Ross, of Wilmington, Del., a candi
date for junior vice-commander-in-chief.
Camp Jewett, as the city of tents is
known, is all ready for its inhabitants,
and while it will not be formally
opened until four o'clock this af
ternoon, a number of posts are al
ready installed. Ample arrangements
have been made at the camp aud else
where for the care of the sick. Three
hospital tents have been eiected ut
Camp Jewett, each in charge of a com
petent staff of physicians.
The honor of flying the first pen
nent from any tent at Camp Jew
ett belongs to Reno post. No. 64,
of Williainsport, Pa. A detach
ment of 11 members arrived yes
terday, who were assigned to tents 27
29. Clayton P. White, of Williainsport,
was the first veteran to arrive, and he
is quartered on the steamer Idaho,
which has been assigned to the naval
Among the later announcements of
candidates to succeed Corainauder-in-Chief
Clarkson, are the names of John
C. Linehan, of New Hampshire,
George 11. Iunis, of Massachusetts, J.
II. Sexton, of Chicago, and James P.
Gobin, of Pennsylvania.
Col. Winans, of Commander-in-Chief
Clarkson's staff, estimates the number
of visitors to Buffalo during the week
at 200,000, making the largest encamp
ment ever held.
In speaking of the choice of the
veterans for the next encampment,
Col. Winans said that so far as his
information went there was but one
choice among the delegates and that
was Cincinnati. There seems to be
a feeling, he said, among some of
the eastern people that San Francisco
wants the encampment, but this is a
mistake. San Francisco is preparing
to make a bid in 1399.
With regard to the encampment be
ing held in Richmond, Va.. he asserted
that there is nothing in it. The peo
ple down there do not want it. and
the veterans do not care to go there.
The chief objection, he said, was the
certainty of unpleasant complications
over Jhe color line.
Col. Wlaans say3 Pennsylvania will
send the most people to the encamp
ment, with New York second and Ohio
third in attendance.
FATE OF THE BERMUDA.
Will bo Sold by the British Authorities ol
Philadelphia, Aug. 23. The British
steamship Ethel Wild, Capt. List, ar
rived at this port from Port Antonio,
Jamaica, last night, having on board
as passenger, in addition to Commis
sioner of Navigation Eugene Tyler
Chamberlain and Dr. Parker, of Wash
ington, 12 of the crew of the alleged
filibustering steamship Bermuda, which
had been seized out there by the British
It was learned from Mr. Chamberlain
that Capt. Murray of the steamer Ber
muda had been adjudged guilty of
violation of the quarantine laws and
sentenced to pay a fine of 100 or
to undergo 30 days' imprisonment. He
chose the latter and is now serving
his time. The Bermuda will be sold bf
the British authorities.
FIVE CHILDREN DROWNED
By the Capsizing of an Overloaded Float
Man Others Rescued by Boat
Toronto, Out, Aug. 23. Fivo chil
dren were drowned in the harbt r yes
terday afternoon by the capsizirg of a
float. The bodies of three were recov
ered. The float was 12 feet long aud
six feet wide, and was made of rough
timber and used for conveying work'
men from the mainla ad at the foot of
Cherry street to the break watei. a dis
tance of about 100 yards. The float is
worked by chains attached to the bank
on one side and the breakwater on the
Yesterday afternoon . 21 children,
boys and girls, ranging from 8 to 13
years of age, crowded on the raft in
tending to go bathing at the break
water. Half wy across the Channel,
where the water is very deep, he raft
capsized, and all the childrca were
thrown into the water. There were
many boats in the neighborhood and
these were quickly at the scene of the
accident All of the children were
rescued except five.
IMPORT DUTY ON WHEAT.
The French GoTernmeot Will Not gnppree
It to Meet Popular Oemauu.
Paris. Aug. 23. The Eclair and
ther papers say that official circles
regard it as useless to suppress the
import duty on wheat, and assert that
M. Meline, the premier, has made no
special declaration on the subject
The Temps says he has given the
matter close study, but at the ministry
of agriculture, which does not appear
to share the excitement of the news
papers, there is no disposition ei bet
to suppress or to lower the duties.
The Boons Strikes St. Louis and Com pels
Doubters to Believe No Such Business)
Hat Keen Dona owe 1899, Which, was
tba Banner Year la the Business Interests
of the City. '
St. Locis, Aug.23. The Republic de
Totes much space to the wonderful in
crease in business throughout the en
tire country. Of this increase in this
city it yesterday had this to say:
There has been a great deal written
about the increased business, but the
figures themselves tell the story better
than it can be told in any other way.
A number of Republic reporters were
assigned Saturday to go among the
different business interests of St Louis
and secure carefully estimated figures
on the business increase as compared
with last year.
No such business has been done since
1892, which was the banner year in the
business history of the city. The larg
est transactions have been in dry
goods, clothing, boots and shoes and
hats and caps. There has also been a
very heavy business in wagons and
The branches of business which
show the largest increase over last
year are in dry goods and clothing.
Visits to all the leading houses in these
lines disclose the fact that there is an
increase of fully 20 per cent over last
year in each line. Next to these come
the hat and cap business, which show9
a clean gain of 15 per cent It might
be mentioned in connection with this
line of business, that buyers claim
that that they can get better results
from buying hats and caps in this city
than anywhere else in tho United
States. There are two houses here,
each of which carries a more complete
line of goods than any house of a sim
ilar kind in the country.
The big milinery houses were visi ted
and the proprietors report that their
business has picked up wonderfully,
there being an increase of from 13 to
15 per cent over the business of last
year. Next in the order of increase
comes boots and shoes, with 12 per
cent; groceries, with ten per cent;and
hardware, with from eight to tea per
cent In the retail dry goods business
there has been an increase of fully ten
per cent, and this in itself demon
strates the fact that the wave of pros
perity has struck the city. There is
not a line of business represented in
the city which does not show a decided
gain over the amount of business done
in 1SD6, and some of the figures are al
During the past week there were in
St Louis about 2.000 country buyers
from this and other states in the west
and southwest, all of whom took ad
vantage of the one and one-third rate
of fare secured from the railroads
through the efforts of the Interstate
Merchants' association. They came
prepared to buy and they did
buy as never before. The gen
eral buyers as they arrived in
most cases visited the dry goods stores
first and after they had finished there,
went to the hats and caps houses, and
from there to the boot and shoe houses.
This seemed to be the order generally
followed. There was no trouble any
where over tha pricas except in the
latter industry, where the old diffi
culty apparently remains, the deal
ers being unwilling to buy largely
at the prices which the manu
facturers now ask, although dur
ing the past week the only change has
been a slight advance on calf boots.
The manufacturers of dry goods are
asking prices a little higher, and this
is owing to the curtailment in the pro,
ductibn of cottons.
RELIGION 'AND BLOODSHED"
Mark the Sabbath Day In the Strikers'
Camps Around Pittsburgh.
Pittshurgh. Pa., Aug. 23. Religious
services were held in the strikers' sev
eral camps yesterday and all were
largely attended, but notwithstanding
the religious air pervading the ca:nps,
a conflict between workers and strik
ers took place in the afternoon, during
which three strikers were badly hurt,
but none are in a serious condition.
Five of the men who are working
for the New York & Cleveland Gas
Coal Co. yesterday afternoon went to.
William Seaman's boarding house,
about one-half mile from Oj.k Hill tip
ple, where a number of strikers are
quartered, for the purpose of persuad
ing the strikers to go to work.
The meeting was a stormy one, and
resulted in Antonio Podasky being shot
near the heart the bullet going almost
through his body. Grongron Pimold
was shot in the eye and Batiste Dal
masces was cut with a razor. The in
jured men are all strikers.
This was the only disturbance re
corded at the camps yesterday. The
aggressive workmen escaped before the
men on the Oak Hill tamp were aware,
of the fight
The report that Sandy Creek camp
will be abandoned is denied by the
strikers, and they say that the men
will be sent there from Plum Creek and.
In addition to the general missionary
work for the week, the leaders have
decided to direct especial work to the
prevention of operations at the Sandy
Creek mine. The strikers say they
will resume their marching tactics
this morning, claiming that under the
ruling of Judge Goff in the West Vir
ginia cases they are given this right
The sheriff does not say what course
he will pursue this morning should
marching begin, but thinks he is ready
to meet every emergency.
Samuel De Armitt says that 153 to
175 men will be at work in the Plum
Creek mine to-day.
It is announced that the New York
fc Cleveland Coal and Gas Co. will
make eight more evictions to-day front
eight different company bouses. It is
not probable there will be any trouble.
Sympathy for the strikers by the
farmers and citizens is notdiminishing
in the least Yesterday there were
about 700 visitors to the camp at Sandy
Creek, many of the farmers who came
bringing wagonloads of provisions.
Citizens of New Texas sent word that
they had plenty of food for the men.
tad wanted tints to call on them.