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It. U. AIiAMS. Fiibliatier.
CA'K GIKAKDEAU: t MISSOCUL
The Democratic national convention
at Kansas City, on the Cth, nominated,
Adlai K. Stevenson for vice-president,
Ex-Gov. Hill, of New York.having posi-
tively refused to permit the use ol liis
diaries A. Towne. liefore the silvei
republican convention at Kansas City,
Alii., on the 6th, said lie believed it to
be his dr.ty to support the ticket nom
inated by the democratic convention
on that day.
With a view of placing tlie. signal
rorps in an efficient condition in the
1'hilippines and China, Gen. Cireely,
The chief signal officer, is making spe
cial efforts to enlist competent tele
graph operators for service in the east.
Sixteen hundred men were thrown
out of employment at Lebanon, l'a..
on the 8th, by the banking of five fur
naces, two of tiieiu owned and three
operated on a five-year lease by the
Lackawanna Iron and Steel Co., at
William Jennings Uryan was unani
mously nominated for president of the
United States, on the 5th, by the Na
tional Democratic convention at Kan
fas City, Mo. The announcement was
received by the members with un
The Constantinople correspondent
of the London Express telegraphed, on
the Cth, that the answer promised by
the porte on the subject of the in
demnity claims of the I'nited States
was not forthcoming;, but that semi
official assurances were given that Ihe
claims will be paid.
The London Times' Loronzo Marquez
correspondent said, under date of the
7th: "A general movement of 15oer
settlers into Gazaland, Portuguese ter
ritory, seems to lie in contemplation.
Already large herds have been dnvea
across the border. The Portuguese
welcome the movement."
Dr. Henry Wade lingers, who recent
ly rcsigm-d the presidency of North
western university, has accepted a call
from the trustees of Yale university
to the chair of law in the New II-tven
institution. He will succeed the late
E. J. 1'helps. minister to England un
dere President Cleveland.
The Silver liepublican national con
vention at Kansas ("ity. Mo., on the
5th. nominated William Jennings
I'.ryan for president of the United
States. They left the selection of a
candidate for vice-president to the na
tional committee, which named Adlai
E. Stevenson, of Illinois, for the place.
The foreign consuls at Shanghai
met, on the 7th, and officially an
nounced that the legations at l'ekin
ivere safe on Jul- 4. The foregoing
statement, read with Consul Warren's
Jispatch to the foreign office, in Lon
don, on the th, makes it ossible to
believe that the legations could hold
out for a number of days yet.
The electoral college met in the chief
towns and cities all over the republic
of Mexico, on the 9th. and cast their
votes for president. The returns will
?onie in slowly from the outlying;
Mates, but an undoubted majority of
votes were cast for Gen. Diaz, insuring'
his re-election for the term of four
years, dating' from Deceiulier 1 next.
Notice wps sent out from Christian
Etnavor headquarters in Jioston, on
the 5th, to ti e effect that the nomina
tion cf llev. Dr. Francis E. Clark, pres
ident of the United Society of Chris
tian Endeaor, by the United Christian
party for president of the United
States, was mad; without consultation
with Dr. Clark and without his knowl
edge or consent.
A statement prepared by the adju
tant general shows that the total
Mtengt.h of the United States army in
the Philippines, June CO last, was C3,-4-C
officers and men. Of that number
31.821 are regulars a.id 31.fi05 vol
unteers, distributed among the differ
ent arms as follows: Infantry, 54,368
officers and men; cavalry, 3.492; artil
lery, 2.291, and staff corps, 3,276.
In the course of an interview in
London, on the .1th. Chauneey M. De
pew said: "It is an impossible task to
eliminate or conquer Chita. That
would require 2,000.000 men. It is nec
essary, of eours, to rescue the minis
ters, missionaries and merchants and
to punish the instigators of the out
rages. So far the United States will
join with the other lowers, but the
government is opposed to the splitting
up of China."
The P.russels assize court, on the
61li, returned a verdict of guilty of at
tempt to kill the prince of Wales
against Joan raptisle Sipido, who fired
lit the prince on April 4, as the train
"Hearing his royal highness was leav
ing the Northern station in that city
lor Copenhagen. The court con
sidered that Sipido acted without dis
cernment and sentet ced him to a re
formatory until he shall have attained
In dispatching1 a division of arm
ored ships from Kiel to China, on the
9th, Emperor William, during a speech
to the men, said: "Kemember, you will
have to fight a cunning- foe, provided
with modern weapons, to avenge the
German blood which has flowed. But
spare the women and children. I shall
not rest until China is subdued, and all
the bloody deeds are avenged. You
will fight together with the troops of
various nationalities. See that you
maintain good comradeship with
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NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
After the resignation of 11 senators.
the Einnish senate, on the 0th, promul
gated an imix-rial rescript regarding
the official ue of the liussian lan
I!rig.-Gen. Thomas Harry passed
through Chicago, on the tith, on his
way to the Philippines, where he is
to be chief of stall under Gen. Mi.c
Arthur. A special from Glen Park, Col., says
that Prof. Dickson, of Washington uni
versity, St. Louis, was thrown from his
bicycle, on the Mh, while descending a
steep hill. His head struck a bridge,
causing a serious concussion of the
The Chicago Chronicle, on the Mh,
said: "It is now reported that the
Chicago & Alton, the Kansas City &
Southern and Union Pacific systems,
are to be amalgamated and placed un
der one management."
Three more bodies were found on
the steamer Saale on the Sth. This
makes 20 bodies that had thus far been
taken from the wreck of the visscl
since the Holxike (X. .1.) lire, anJ 140
bodies in all recovered.
It was announced, on the Mh. 'hat
Gen. Dodds. the hero of the Dahomey
campaign, had been appointed to I lie
command of the French exjicditioii to
The granting of a charter to Havana
will doubtless Ik followed by the
granting of charters to other Cuban
L-ities as soon as the documents can
A letter from Sir Frederic Mitchell
Hodgson, governor of the Gold oast
colony, dated at Akwebiis. July 1. has
beftn received, announcing his safety.
Imports of dry goods and mci-ha n
dise at the port of New York, fur tin
week ended on the 7th, were valued at
The St. Petersburg correspondent of
Ihe London Daily Mail says a rela
tive of M. de (iiers. the Uussian min
ister to China, has received continua
tion of a report that the minister is
lead. The Kussinu government ap
parently is without advices on the sub
ject. The consuls at Shanghai rejKirt that
the Pekin legations were safe on July
1. and that the Chinese had censed
their attacks. The only fear felt at
that time, according to the reports of
the consuls, was regarding the fnoo
The London Times of the 0th rays:
We learn from a private m-ssage
from Canton that Li Hung Chang has
rallied direct to the Chinese minister
in Loiulon urging him to request tin-
I'.ritish government to appro.-u.t tin
United States government with a view
to a joint invitation to Japan to co
operate in the maintenance of th" Chi
nese empire and the establishment of
a strong government on a solid basis,
the three then to unite in an appeal
for the support of nil other powers."
A destructive storm visited Areola.
IV.., and vicinity, on the night of the
7th. A regular cloudburst flooded th:-
streets .with water. The oats crop is
flattened and almost worthless, while
a great per cent, of the Indian anil
hroom corn is felled to the ground.
Lightning' struck in more than a dozen
places alKiut the city.
One man was killed and two met:
mortally wounded, on the Sth, in i bat
tle in Menefee county. Ky.. b?weei!
a L'nited States marshal's poss- ami
men accused of violations of the inter
nal revenue law.
The circuit court convened at.
Georgetown, Ky.. on the. ith. in spe
:ial Mssion, for the trial of the men
indicted for the murder and for com
plicity in the murder of William
liotbel. It was intimated that Henry
YoutM-y would lie first placed on
Members of the executive committee
of the Democratic national committee,
rMScrt, in rnswer to criticism over the
ineo'iie tax clause Ix ing omitted from
the Kansas City plat form, that it was
unintentional. The discovery was not
made until after the platform had been
The last week's scouting in Luzon
resulted in 11 Americans being killed
n:d 10 wounded. One hundred and
sixty Filipinos were killed during the
week, and eight Americans, whrt had
beet, prisoners "in :he hands of the
rebels, were surrendered, and loft rifies
were turned over to the United Sta;es
While crossing the IVjltimore &
Ohio tracks in a buirsrv at Columbia.
111., on the evening of the Sth. George
S.choening and William Grob. both of
Columbia, were run down by a passen
ger train and fatally injured. Fred
Fiege. who accompanied them, sus
tained a fractured skull, liis recovery
la considered doubtful.
A delegation of full-blooded Indians
waited on the president at Canton. O.,
on the yth. and were rewarded with
very cordial handshaking. They are
connected with the Pawnee Pill Wild
West show, and were accompanied by
the man whose name the show- bears.
Peter Nissen, alias "F. M. l!o'r,"
of Chicago, evaded the police, cn the
0th, and shot the rapids and plunged
nto the whirlpool in his boat, the
Fcolkillcr, which failed to verify its
name, as Nissen survived the awful
Pay Director George C. Cochran, U.
S. N died, on the 0th, at his home in
'hiladelphia, aged 61 years. He would
have lieen retired in another year with
the rank of rear admiral.
The Japanese government has decid
ed to immediately dispatch 23.000 men
and 5.000 horses to China. The Yoko
hama newspapers indorse this action.
The impojls of wheat into Liverpool
for the week ended the 9th, were 123,-
!too quarters from Atlantic ports and
29.000 quarters from Pacific ports. The
imports of com into Liverpool from
Atlantic ports were 52,000 quarters.
The treasurer of the Pan-American
Exposition Co., at Buffalo, N. Y., on
the 0th, received a check from the
New York (Vntral Kailroad Co. for
$150,000, the 4u)l subscription of that
company to the exposition.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Gen. M.icArthur's anxiety ss to con
ditions in the Philippines is indicated
by the statement, made on the 10th,
that he had ordered the large trans
ports on the Philippines station back
to the United States in order to expe
dite the transfer of troops to the Phil
The monthly report of the statis
tician of the department of agriculture
shows the average condition of cotton.
on July 1. to have lieen 75.8, as com
pared with S2.5 last month. JS7.8 on
July 1. 1MH1, 91.2 at the eorresjioiiding
date in IMtS, and a ten-year average of
At. the termination of the war in
South Africa lit. Hon. Sir George
Goldie will be appointed governor of
Cape Colony, Sir Alfred Milner, who
now holds both the governorship and
the high commissionership of South
Africa, simply retaining the latter of
fice. The lterliner Neuste Xachriehten
calls attention to the distribution of
United States troops in Cuba, Porto
liico. the Philippines and China, and
says: Ihe I nited States put troops
where they are most needed, which is
a good example for Germany."
('apt. Tom J. I'allard died at Livings
ton. Ky.. on the lot li, in his sixty-
second year. ('apt. Italian! was re
lated to prominent Kentucky families.
and was a cousin of ex-Guv. Francis,
of Missouri. He was an officer in Mor
Prince Iliiprecht, heir-apparent to
the llavariau throne, was married in
Munich, on Ihe 10th. to Duchess Marie
(iabrielle, of Havaria. Emperor Will
iam was represented at the ceremony
by Prince Joachim Albrecht, of Prus
Cholera has appeared in severe epi
demic form at Kohat, 25 miles south i f
I'eshawur, Kritish East India. Tw:i
hundred and seven eases and 77 deaths
occurred among the Sepoys and camp
followers lietween the 2d and the 9th.
Francis Truth, who advertised him
self as a divine healer, appeared in the
United States circuit court in Poston,
in the JOth. withdrew his previous plea
of not guilty, pleaded guilty, and was
fined $2,500, which he paid.
The panic among the Chinese in the
southern province is completely stop
ping all trade, and most of the native
cotton mills are closed.
I'he czar received Prince Kotohito. of
Japan, at St. Petersburg, on the 10th.
CURRENT NEWS NOTES.
Gov. ltcosctclt of New York visited
President McKinley i-t Canton, O., Fri
day. Heat caused four deaths and seven
pros-T rations in Chicago, Friday.
Serious storms are rejKirted from
MarshaliTown. la., and El I'oy, Wis.
The Standard Oil Co.'s ioss in th
llayonne (X. J.'; oil tank fire vi!)
reach f 2.4011.000.
Samuel T. Paisley, charged with cm
bizling S.Vi.ooo from the city of P:tts
burgh, l'a.. is dead at Newport Xews.
Joseph W. Griffin. Wabash station
agent, at St. Louis, committed suicide
because he liclieved he would never re
Cover his health.
The first installment of the former
employes of the St. Louis Transit Co.
will be reinstated Sunday.
Henry Wade lingers, late presilent
of the Northwestern university, will
tench law at Yale.
Henry llunten. a porter employed ir.
the Cupples block at St. Louis, wr.s in
stantly killed by an elevator accident.
John W. Heed, a veteran of the Mex
ican and civil wars, died at Poplar
PilutT. Mo., aged s2 years. He was one
of Uutler county's oldest residents.
The wife and child of J. P.. Hoggs, a
farmer at Ilural Shade. Tex., were
killed by lightning during an electrical
The roof over the covered walk at
the western entrance to the Uniou sta
tion at Pittsburgh, Pa., collapsed and
injured six persons.
Kt p. rts from Shanghai say that 5,
000 i. alive Christians have been put to
the sword by or ler of Prince Tuan,
tu rpi r to the throne of ( hina.
.iol.n Hoe. an is-yrnr-oid negro, was
lynela -d near Columbia. Ala., for an at
temptid assault. His body was shot tc
Dr. .1. H. Scales, a weil-known den
tist ot l'.l.u-k li nk. Ark., diid there
Aery mysteriously, lie migrated tc
that place Severn; jears ago from Yir
Ilussia finally Ins given her consent
that Japan shall intervene in Chini! to
restore order. Twenty thousand Jai
rnese iroc-ps will immediattly lie em
b; rkn! for Taku.
Nt. tives arriving at Shanghai from
Fckin say that the Chinese capital has
beco:ae an inferno. The streets rur
!,-(! with the b!ood of foreigpers anc
R NOIE TO IHE POWERS
The State Department Makes Pub
lie the Identical Note Delivered
to the European Powers.
POSITION OF UNITED STATES DEFINED.
The View to Which Thia Govern
ment llaa Strictly Adhered. From
the Beslnnlnn of the Prenent
Trouble, and Which the l'oncr
Have FavoruMy Cotmitlered.
Washington, July 11. The state de
partment has finally concluded to makd
public the note which was re
sently delivered to the pow
ers as defining the postition
Df the United States respect
ing the Chinese troubles. It is under
stood that this circular instruction
was drawn up on June 30, und trans
mitted to Canton, O., for the approval
of the president, and communicated to
Ihe powers concerned on July 3. It em
bodies the views to which this govern
ment has strictly adhered from th?
very beginning of the present troubles,
and which the different powers have,
one by one, taken into favorable con
sideration. The view announced at the
start by the president that we did not
consider ourselves at war with the
Chinese nation, and that all our effort
should be directed to localizing thedis-
turbances in the province of Chih Li,
mil keeping them from spreading
throughout the empire, by enlisting
mi the side of peace the powerful vice
roys of central and southern China,
bas now apparently been adopted by
nil the other powers. It is too soon
io prophesy the ultimate results of this
policy, but thus far the indications are
ill favorable. It will be seen that no
answer from the different powers was
required or expected to the circular of
July 3, but it is understood it has been
everywhere favorably received, and
that no objections have been made to
it in any quarter. It is not true that
there has lieen anv formation ol
groups or combinations of powers of
any sort whatever. It may be positive
ly asserted, for instance, that the co
operation of France and the United
States has been most constant and cor
iial. The circular which was sent to om
foreign representatives is as follows
'"Department of State,
"Washington, July 3, 1000.
"In this critical jmsture of af
fairs in China it is deemed appro
priate to define the attitude of the
United States as far as present cir
cumstances permit this to be done.
We adhere to the policy initiated
by us in ls5T, of pence with the
Chinese nation, of furtherance of
lawful commerce, and of protec
tion of lives and property of our
citizens by all means guaranteed
under extra-territorial treaty
rights, and by the law of nations.
If wrong lie done to our citizens,
we purpose to hold the responsible
authors to the uttermost account
ability. We regard the condition at
Pekin as one of virtual anarchy,
whereby power and responsibility
is practically devolved upon the
local provincial authorities. So
long as they are not in overt col
lusion with rebellion, and use their
jiower to protect foreign life and
projicrty, we regard them as rep
resenting the Chinese people, with
whom we seek to remain in peace
and friendship. The purpose of
the president is. as it has been
heretofore.to act concurrently with
the other powers, first, in opening;
up communication with Pekin. and
rescuing the American officials,
missionaries and other Americans
who are in danger: secondly, in af
fording all possible protection,
everywhere in China, to American
life and property; thirdly, in
guarding and protecting all legit
imate American interests; and,
fourthly, in aiding to prevent a
spread of the disorders to the oth
er provinces of the empire, and a
recurrence of such disasters. It is,
of course, too early to forecast the
means of attaining this last result,
but the policy of the government
of the United States is to seek a
solution which may bring about
permanent safety and ieace to
China, preserve Chinese territorial
and administrative entity, protect
all rights guaranteed to friendly
powers by the treaty and interna
tional law, and safeguard for the
world the principle of equal and
impartial trade with all parts of
the Chinese empire.
"You will communicate the pur
port of this instruction to the
minister for foreign affairs.
Organized the Money Order Syxlem,
iw Y'ork, July 10. The death is an
nounced, at Hamilton, Ont.. of Dr.
Charles F. McDonald, cged 71 years.
While connected with the pist ' office
department, in Washir gtop, ihe postal
money onltr system was organized
through his efforts.
THE FATE OF JAMES POOL.
Shot Through the Heart by lloro
Thieve Whom He won
I-artlesville, I. T, July 11. The body
ef James Pool, president of fie Anti
Horse Thief association cf Indian ter
ritory, reached here, yesterday, on the
way to Yinita. He was killed in a
battle with the Barker garig of horse
iiievts, 39 miles southwest. Pool and
I wo companions had followed tne out-
.iws 300 miles. Parker, leader of the
gang, shot Peel tlirovgh t'.iv heart. J
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
State Geologist John A. Callahcr at
his home in Warrensbnrg.
He was born in M-mroe county. Tenn.,
October 5. 1M2. and located fn Johnson
county, when very young- He spent his
boyhood days on the larm. receiving his
education at the punlic schools of Knob-
noster. He entered tne conitvieraie army,
and fought under Price. Van Dorn and
Horton. At the close of the war he took
a scientific course, after which he took a
course In medicine. He returned to jonn
son county and engaged in merchandis
ing, lumbering and mining. He was of a
scientific turn of mind and spent a pri
vate fortune in scientific researches. Ha
was oV ply versed in mining, and had vis
ited tne principal mires in the I nited
Mates. .Mexico and Canada. In educa
tional and literary circles he stood high.
He was appointed state geologist in June,
17. He is well known In every mining
center or tne state.
Jchn (J. Priest, well connected in St.
John W. Eeed, a veteran of the Mex
ican and civil wans, at Poplar Pluff,
uged S2. He was one of Butler coun
ty's oldest residents.
. Xoble Prentice, editor of the Kansas
City Star, at Laharpe, 111., from the ef
fects of the stroke of paralysis, withe
cut having regained consciousness;. He
was 61 years old, and was born near
Mount Sterling, 111. He founded the
paper called the "True Flag" at Al
exandria, Mo.; afterwards was editor
of the Carthage Gazette. In J"0 he
went to Kansas and became identified
with papers at various points, and in
1S90 becaiuc associated on the Kansas
City Star. Interment at Kansas City,
Joseph Schoknecht, aged 65, a re
tired merchant, at Hannibal, after a
lingering illness. He leaves a widow
and seven children.
AV. II. Gregory, a druggist of Shel-
bina, of heart failure, superinduced
by cholera morbus.
Boy Slept WltH a Dead Mai.
When Arthur Drake, a St. Louis boy
of la, awoke the other morning he
found William Hicks, aged 62, dead by
his side. They occupied a room to
gether. They retired late, and Hicks
was feeling well at the time. The boy
was very much frightened when he dis
covered that he had been keeping with
a dead man. It is believed that heart
disease caused the man's death.
Corn Crop ProntiNinic.
The conditions have been exception
ally favorable for corn, which is mak
ing rapid progress except in some of
the foiitheastern covnties, where con
tinued rains still prevent cultivation,
and many fitlds are lest in the weeds
Over the greater portion of the state
the outlook for the crop could hardly
r-e more promising.
Work of Vll.srliiciotlB Hny.
At .M-wiinrir, I'liclps county, mis-
chicvious boys slippid a large cannon
firecracker into the pocket of Charles
Pl.ilips, 12 years old. The cracker ex
ploited anil innicteii lngli.MI intines
on the lioy.who was not exiiectcil to re
cover. He is a -on of II. .1. Philips, an
i niploye of the Frisco railroad at 3iew
Strike "On" Attain.
The Street Car Men's union, on the
9th, declared the strike "on" the St.
Louis Transit Co:"s lines. It is backed
by the federation of labor, and union
men are walking again. It was charged
that the street railway company violat
ed its recent agreement.
A Keveler'n Bullet.
Wir:e Mrs. Miehnel Maloney, 31S La
fayette avenue, St. Louis, was nursing
1-er two-flioiiths-oM daughter, a stray
buMet, fired by a night reveler, struck
the child in the head, inflicting prob-
itbly a fatal wound.
Th Oats Crop.
Oats have been badly lodged in many
places by high winds and heavy rains,
and damage by rus: is reported in a
few counties. Harvest is now in prog
ress, and the yield, as previously re
ported, is generally tip to or about tha
Will Kot Consolidate.
The congregation of Cabanne Meth
odist church, south, St. Louis, deter
mined pot to consolidate with St.
John's church, the members of which
desire to erect a $100,000 edifice.
Celebrated be Foarth.
During the celebration of the Fourth
In St. Louis one person was accidental
ly killed and almut two hundred
wounded, some seriously, by stray
bullets and fireworks.
Killed In a. Runaway.
William Crater, one of the most
prominent farmers of Bollinger coun
ty, was killed in a runaway accident,
while returning from a political meet
ing at Marble Hill.
1'ncle Snm Want to Kaon.
William and Lark McMiehael. voiin?
n'cn of Elmo. Nodaway county, were
tr.ken to St. Jos?iih bv United States
etithorities to stand trial for iiassin-r
Memher of Bnard of Pharmacy.
Gov. Stephens has appointed Adolph
I'randenlierger, of Jefferson City, a
member of the state board of phar
macy for a term of three years from
July 2, 1000.
Minnie Bretscher, 20 years old, of
Xo. 1003 Carr street. St. Louis, d nipped
dead at a park while dancing. She was
apparently in good health.
Apple und Pear hen.
Apples and pen--hes are still falling.
nil in some localities in the western
sections large quantities were blown
off by high winds in June.
Boy Dragjxril to Death.
John Kautzmann, lfl years old, was
thrown from a horse near his home at
Br:dgton, St. Louis county, and
Ira fired to his death.
Wheat Stacking; und Thrrahintr.
Win at stacking and threshing are in
progress. The yield is generally fully
up tc expectations, and the grain ot
Figures From the Monthly Report
of the Statistician of the De
partment of Agriculture.
LOWEST JULY CONDITION ON RECORD.
Eccslve Raina Drowned Oat the
Ctop. and an Extraordinary
Growtli of Graaa and Weeds
Choked Out. In Many Inataacea,
What the Italn Had Spared.
Wt shington. July 11. The monthly
report of the statistician of the de
partment of agriculture will show the
average condition of cotton, on July 1,
to nave been 73.8, as compared with
S2.5 last month. S7.8 on July 1, 1899,
91.2 at the corresponding date in 1898.
and a ten-year average of 87.9. The
condition in the principal states is re
ported as follows:
The State Avftasn.
Xorth Carolina. SO; South Carolina,
79; Georgi:i, 74; Florida, 78; Alabama,
70; Mississippi, 64: Louisiana, SI;
Texas, 7S; Arkansas, 78; Tennessee,
76; Oklahcma, 82; Indian territory, 96.
While there were some improvement
during June in North Carolina, Texas,
Oklahoma and Indian territory,
amounting to 3, 7, 7 and 12 points re
spectively, there was a decline of 6
points in South Carolina, 7 in Louisi
ana, 10 in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas,
IS in Georgia, 17 ir. Alabama, and 21 in
Mississippi. With the exception ol
North Carolina, where the average
condition, on July 1, wes 2 points aborfi
the mean of the July averages in that
state for the last ten years, and In
dian territory, where the figures avail
able for comparison cover only Ihrce
years, the condition throughout th!
entire cotton belt compares unfavora
bly with the ten-year average, Louisi
ana being 7; South Carolina and Texas,
10; Arkansas. 11; Tennessee. 12;
Georgia. 13; Alabama, 18, and Missis
sippi 24 points below their respective
Limnt Jnly Average on Iteeord.
Not only was the condition, on July
1. for the cotton region as a whole-, the
lowest July condition on record, but in
Georgia. Florida. Alabcma and Missis
sippi it was the lowest in Ihe entire
j-cricd of 24 years for which records
::rc available, while in Tennessee it was
the Icwest. with one exception, and in
S;utl: Caro'ina. Texas and Arkansas,
the li west, with two exceptions, in the
sane period of 34 years. Excessive
r:iins. drowr.ing out the crop and fol
lowed by an extraordinary growth of
grass and weeds, an? rejiorted fri.ni al
most every stf.te, and the gravity of
the situation is greatly increased by
the general scarcity of labor. In South
Carolina. Giorgia. Alabama. Louisiana
i.iid Texas considerable areas will hnve
to be abandoned.
NEGRO LABOR FOR HAWAII.
Ilimailan IManlatlon Owners Will
Try to Solve the Vexed Labor
Problem by Importing MeEroea.
Honolulu, July 1, via San Francisco,
July 10. It is to the colored people ol
the southern states that tht? plantation
c.wners of the Hawaiian islands will
turn for relief in the matter of .the
vexed labor question. John Hind and
J. I!. Collins, of Kohala plantation,
leaves for the southern states in quest
of negro laborers. They have assur
ances that three or four hundred can
be recruited at New Orleans. The
plantation will pay their expenses to
'he country and give them $30 a
month. If enough negro labor can be
m erred the services of the Japanes
will be disjvnsed with altogether.
STRICKEN BY PARALYSIS.
frudden Death of Jadice Rudolph
llirsel at Hi Home In Clay
St. Lonis, July 11. Judge Hudolph
Ilirzel, of the Thirteenth judicial dis
trict, one of the best-known fudges in
the state, died suddenly at 11 o'clock
last night at his home in Clayton.
leath resulted from a stroke of pa
ralysis, which came only a few hours
previous. He was conscious to the last
and smiled at those who gathered
almut his liedside, but could not speak.
All the members of his family were
present until the last.
Mrs. Hirzel has been critically ill for
a week, and it is feared that the shock
of her husband's death will have a
serious effect on her.
FIRE-SWEPT ILLINOIS TOWN.
Dentrnetlve Conflatrratlon in tha
Bunine Portion of Walnut. 111.
I.onh, From f IMI.IMH) to a75,NHI.
WsJnut, HI., July 11. Fire, Monday
night, dest roved the opera house, Den
nis, West fe Co.'s gra-n elevator, the
bank building, the llurlingtan depot,
,two blocks of stores and several
smaller buildings. 'Ihe less is esti
mated at SoO.OOO to $73,000, partially in.
A JEALOUS WOMAN'S VICTIM.
Bra. taatle Die ot Her Wounda and
Her .awallant Charged With
Klrrt Dcsrree Murder.
EI Dorado, Kas., July 11. Mf3. Olin
Castle, whese throat was cut, June 23
by Mits Jessie Morrison, died yester
day. Immediately after her death the
chnrg? of assault with intent to Hll
was dismissed against Miss Morrison
and she was arrested charged with
murder in the first degree. Her trial
wes M;t for Tuesday.