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reit.llihe-il Kverr Friday Morning.
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Hupiiunings of tli Past Seven
).ty.s iu Jiriei.
ROUND AJJOl'T THE WOULIi
CnfiiiiltlrH nml Fires, Personal nnd I'o
litical Note-, ISti-dncHS Failures ami
Rc.utiinptionx, Weather Kocortl.
DsTELLKJKNCK FROM ALL 1'AKTJ
The elks In national convention is
Baltimore marched In a parade nbem'
Mri). Adelaide Mawley, n prominent
tcsldent of New Mllford, I'a., was In
stantly hilled by the upsetting of hei
It Is announced that In spite of the
hot winds In central Kansas, corn If
not damaged to any ureal extent.
Cant. Robert Dodd, the oldest raft
pilot, and one of the oldest steamboat
pilots on the Mississippi river. wai
found dead In his bed at Ills home in
St. Iritis, from heart failure.
At llcaiimont, Tex., Policeman Wal
ter Skensbury was shot and fatally
wounded by Mooney Allen, a negro,
pursued by a crowd of citi
shot to death shortly after-
.1 til In WIHrax took the , w Itne ff
htarnl In Judge Ke rsten's court, ('lib ago,
and accuse d his parents of the murder
of Paul P.'uv.kowskl last April.
Two Missouri Pacific passenger train?
collided near Scdalla, Mo., injuring six
pasFengcrs, Julius Ilcnkcl, of Holland,
la , seriously.
Henry F. Krusc, a prominent business
man of Lafayette, 1ml , was drown'd In
the Wabash rher after heroically rcp
rtiltig his daughter and the mil of a
William C. liiichanan, bookkeeper ol
the Williamson-Cunning Advei tlslng
company of St. LouIb, has disappeared.
He was given $0,000 In notes to have
discounted and has not been seen
Lightning jiractlcally deatroved the
120,000 Floyd monument at Sioux City
ere led to the memory of Sergeant
Charles Floyd, member or the I.cwif
nml Clink expedition It was Intended
to send the monument to the St. Louis
) x position.
A 1,000-acre tiact on the west ban!,
of the Hudson, near West Point ha
bien bought by leading New York
RapHsts for an ediicatlonal summer
resort similar to Chaiitampia nnO
The safe In the post otllceat Masvlllc
N. Y., was blown open. Seventeen thou
sand two-cent stamps, 10,000 in - m
stamps and ii.000 eight-cent stamps n
it-cured by the burglars.
Kleven more bodies of victims of th
I'nlon Pacific mine explosion In Wj( in
lug recently have been recovered.
Dr. A. A. Ames, former mayor of Mir
neapolln, Minn., now under Indict me ..
for bribery, has made application fot
pension on account of disabilities In
curred during the civil war.
County rural free delivery in McLan
county, III., has been ordered to com
inence September 15. The service will
be the most extensive of any one count)
In the United States. There will be 7!
A rag pickers' union has been or
raut.cd In New York.
I Inrvey W. Scott , owner of t he Oregon
Ian, Port laud, Ore., has been chosen nres-
Ident of the Lewis and Clark exposition.
The treaty between the I'nlteil States
and Denmark for purchase of the Dan
ish West Indies has expired, and It Is
nut probable that a new one will be in
Talbot .1. Taylor K- Co. and W. L
Stow & Co., big Wall street broke rape
firms, were forced to suspend owing to
the constant decline In stocks. The
hrad of Taylor house is a son-in-law
of .lames It. Keene. .Millions of clollan
are Involved in the failures.
Trade reviews report unusually good
htiKliictis In warty every flection of the
country, collections are better than
initial In midsumme r, and trade and In
,.i.r troubles are belnj: fcettlul.
THE WEEK'S NEWS
nenjnmltt O. Hill, who klllr d his wife
last November at their home In Wash
ington, D. C , wp.ft hanged nt the I.'nittd
The percentages of the baseball clubs
In the National league for the week
ended on theSCth were: Pittsburg,. C71;
Chicago, .598; New York, .59."; Cincin
nati, .".12; Ilrooklyn, M0; Hoston, .423;
St. Louis, ,'Ml; Philadelphia,. ril 7.
The fifty-sixth annherrnry of the first
negro church organization In the west
was celebrated at Qulnn chapel, Chicago.
The percentages of the baseball clubs
In the American league for the; week
ended on the 2fith were: Hoston, C12;
Philadelphia, ..'.sr.: Clevland, .338; De
troit, ,."0G; New York, .493; Chicago, .155;
St. Louis, .LI I; Washington, .P..18.
J. 1). Ma field ( colored) was taken
from Jail In Danville, 111., nnd lynched by
a mol) for killing Henry C-nttermnn.aiid
troops were sent to quell the riot, In
which 22 peitons were injured.
The post ejflice at Rudd, la., was
robbed of stamps, cash and money oiders
to the amount of ?.V)0.
Miss Trances firee-r. of Chicago, was
killed and IS persons Injured in a col
lision of electric cars In Shrewsbury,
.Judge Tuley, of Chicago, advised a
husband In a divorce case to defend him
peir with his fists It attacked by his wife.
.lennle Steers, a negro woman, wan
lynched near Shrcveport, I.n.. for theal
leged poisoning eif a jeiiing girl.
The body ot a beautiful young wom
an, evidently murdered, was found In
a sewer pipe at Mount Vernon. N. Y.
Four persons were killed and 20 In
jured In a collision of tireat Western
railroad trains near Dodge Center, la.
Robert J. Hurdctte preached bis first
sermon as pastor of the I.os Angeles
fCal ) Haptlst church.
The battleship Kearsargc reached I!ar
Harbor. Me., after a record breaking trip
from Kngland. the .'1,000 miles being cov
ered in nine clays four and a quarter
The Colorado legislature adjourned
after having parsed is general appropri
ation bill, lor which the session was
Near New London. Conn . Mrs. C. T.
Thorpe, Miss Annabel Rogers and Sam
uel fleihel were drowned by thecapslzln;;
of a boat
The first transcontinental automobile
trip waH completed by Dr. II. N Jackson
and Sewail I,. Crocker, who le.n hed New
York aft r a HI days' run fiom San Fran
cisco. i'i:hmi 11. AMI POLITIC VI,.
Cl' ii Casslus M. Clay, noted Kentucky
abolitionist and picture Mine character,
died at Whitehall, aged til years. He
was Milliliter to Russia uncle r President
Frederick W. Holls, secretary of the
American delegai Ion lo The Hague
peace conferenc e, and more reeentjv
member of the International couit
died siideb'rily at his home in Yonders,
N. Y., eif heart lailure.
The funeral of the late Archbishop
Frederick Xavler Katzer took place- In
Milwauke e' fiom St John'Mathiclral, the
ceremonies being the- most elaborate i
Cat l.ollc demonstration in the history ot ;
'he city. .
Judge David Willard. aged Sr.. Is de ael
at his home In Jollet, III. Willard was
first elected couiil Judge In IMir., -eiv-Ing
"Hob" I'llzsimmom;, pugilist, was mar
ried to Miss .luila May Clfford, actress,
at San Francisco.
Isaac Sprlngston. probably the old
est man in Wisconsin, died at his home
In the town of Him raid in his one
Kx-t'ongrcssman John M ''lain y. one
nf the most wldel.v known d' moc ratle
polltlcaiis In Ilrooklyn, N. Y., died In
Congressman Robert II. Foeidcic r. of
the Fourth Pennsylvania district, died
at ills home in Tonesdale. a suburb of
Philadelphia, aged t'i years.
Thousands viewed the remains of
Pope Leo. lyingln state. Italian soldleis
summoned to the Vatican to preserve
order may foreshadow closer re lations
with the qlilrlnal. Leo's will war
opened, his vast estate parsing to his
filccessor for the benellt of the- churcr
It is said that Russia has arranged
with French capitalists for a loan of
King Kdward and Queen Alexandra's
court In St. Patrick's hall, Dublin, was
attended by more representative Irish
nobility and cltlrcns than entered the
castle In years; Irish guards we re- pres
ent. Renjamln L. Farjeon. the noted nov
elist and son-in-law of Joseph .Icffer
lon, died at llampstead, Fngland.
A llrm In Shanghai has been awarded
the contract for furnishing 10,000 water
buffalo to the Insular gove rnmtnt of the
Japan has decided to observe the pol
icy of waiting and watching Russia, ad
vocated by Ore at Hrltain. In the mean
time she will urge China to carry out
theassiirances given to the I'nlted Slates
respecting Manchuria and will endeavor
to obtain the opening of additional
Mount Vesuvius grows more active,
throw lifg out showers of embers and a
constunt stream of lava The eruption
presents f brilliant spectacle, but brings
The prosperity of Canada Is shown by
the fact that foreign trade- has more than
doubled lo the last six yearn.
A plot to unite Servla and Hulgarln, de
pose Prince Ferdinand and substitute
Karage orgevltch dynasty, Is repotted
The body of Pope Leo was Interred In
the basilica of St. Peter's with Impres
sive .lennconles In the presence of
church dignitaries and Roman aristoc
racy. Near the village of SchalaJIfka, Rus
sia, ,'!:! female laborers weie burned to
death In a barn.
Tt tens appertained by the attorneys
for the defen-c ill the boodle eases
at .lell'crsoii ( ity, Mo,, on the 27th,
that ,1'ihn A. Lee has now come to
the conclusion he docs not know
whether it was Matthews or some sen
ator from northwest Missouri who re
ceived a bribe e f .$1,000 from the; antl
n 1 t ii i baking- powder manufacturers.
Congressman ( hump lurk pledged
himself, on the 271 It, to support Sen
ator Cockrell for the senate In the
event he does not receive the demo
eratlc nciinimitieiii for president or is
defi'iited nt the polls. It is thought
by Missouri politicians that Cockrell
will consent to rim if he is assured
of hi1- eihl place in the senate,
A telegram ri'ccivcd at Springfield,
111., on the 27th. by the fainily of for
mer Mayor ' liiirlcs I''. Hay, who is at
Harbor Point, Mi'., and who is cjuite
ill,, :-as Mr. Iliiv is worse and that
an operation uill
Ilav is a brother
be necessary. Mr.
of Secretary of
Tun failure"- were- announced in the
stock liuiiket, on the "71 h, one at
New York and one at Hoston. After
wards the; market reccn creel, and the
eloe was at conHiler.'iblc improve
ment. In the federal court at Montgomery.
Ala., on the; L'Tth, .liuiieu II. Todd and
Anderson llai'eh pleaded guilty tc
charges of peonage uud were sen
tenced lo puv a line of $1,000 each.
Ilicn printer emlow'd by the Spo
kane (Wash.) Review epiit work cming
to a strike. For the first time iu
nearly elcicn m'his no paper was pub
lished on tlic 'jTth.
He-ports from pcrseinnl Insiectioii of
the eoiiiliiion of corn ill Kansas and
Wbriiskn, on the 27th, indicate1 I a
need eif ruin to save expected 7.j-p"r
'Ihirteeii convicts escaped from the
penitentiary .it I'liNom, ( al cm the
27th, ami. with several of the' g-tmrds
as captives, haw leeinlc l for the inouii
tains. Tuo eiisbic.rs- of a private bank .it
Pisjah. In., clisnppeaicd. on the 27th
unci accounts ai" found $2SU0O shcri
with euih Sc I in the vault.
Ncgroc are fleeing' from Danville,
MI., mid vicinity on account of the;
recent race riot on the 27th. The negroes-
ili pmt for the south.
'I he- boiler of n t In eshine; rii'gi ne e
ilocled tit Hi oi kton. on tin- 27th,
itn-tantlv killiiic; tvvr. men.
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
olll chM ,;,., fl ,klf.n ot
fil followe rs have loinecl the Metboillst
I Dr. Mary Chandler ed Lowell. Mass.,
Is said to be the onlj woman In Ame rica
who is entitle el lo practice' both law and
A tidal wave of llepior prohibition is
sweeping over Te xas. One hundred and
thirty counties have voted total prohi
bition and Tt'j others have partial ptohl
hltion. Mil, Willard, In reporting on work
c.n the Illinois and .Mississippi canal,
says that owing to high water and le
gal delays It Is not likely to be finished
for three years.
Probably thc.voungest pre ache r In this
country Is Rev. Kdward Hcrsey Hrew-
hteT, pastor of the. ISc'thany Free Haptlst
church at Whitman, Mass. He Is only
18 j i ars of age.
J. M SliC'pherd.editorof the Standard
Herald, ot Warrensburg, Mo., was lined
t.'.OO by the supreme court for contempt
In ,n published article' e rlticislng a de
cision of the court.
Loudon labor statistics shovr 442
strikes in l!i02, with 2.r1fi,(ir," workmen
affected, and S,47!,2.r..r. aggregate; work
ing days' duration. The ellspuiK were
one-third Iihs than In Iflul.
OeorKc Wilson, an aged resident of
Rochester, N. Y , pronounced dead,
Jumped from the embalming table and
swore roundly nt the undertaker who
was preparing hlni for burial
James McNeill Whistler, artist who
was hurled In London, was led to marry
the widow of Architect Cod win by
bouchere. who ellscove rcd their attrac
tion for each other and proposed for
A wage scale- conference at Pitts
burg. Pa., lutwi'ii the- window glass
workers and manufacturers resulted Iu
an agrivniilit whereby the workers are
to receive the highest wages, e-ver paid
Consent by the "blladelphla city cons
ell to further Junke ts for the old liberty
bell will be me t by petition for Injunction
on behalf ol the John Willhauk heirs
who claim It Is theirs In part payment
Ruftis Young, wlio died In a Vi rmont
prison the other day from Injuries re
ceived while being pursue d by a sheriff's
posse-, spent In various pynlte ntlarles
nior.1 than two-thlrdr. of his r.C years, nl
ways under sentence for horse theft.
: NEWS FROM MISSOURI.
The gambling houses of Joplln and
Chltwood were raided nnd .15 gamblers
were arrested. These arrests are the
first made by the present administra
tion and It Is understood that gambling
It, not to he tolerated In Joplln or Jas
During a severe wind and rainstorm
the largo dam at the Pertlo Springs
lakes gave wny, losing three feet of
water and destroying a largo Icehouse
filled with Ice. The storm uprooted
trees and leveled cornfields to the
Rejck Island surveyors are encamped
at Unlonvllle, They are running , sur
vey from Drakevllle, la., to Trenton,
with a view of reducing the Chicago
and Kansas City mileage about :S5
tulles. This cut-off has long been con
templated. At a conference of the htislncus men
of Palmyra It was decided to unite
with the Confederate .Monument asso
ciation In Its picnic August 15, at
which Mr. Folk will he the orator of
the day, and make It the largest af
fair ever held In the county.
Howard county will hold an agricul
tural fair In Fayette October 2 and
the object of which Is to secure an ex
hibit of farm and garden products for
the world's fair next year. Liberal
premiums are offered on all products.
The county court allowed $2.10 for an
The first annual convention of the
rural mail carriers of Missouri will be
held at Cameron August 1.". under the
auspices of the Cameron Rural Route
association, the lirst and only organ
ization of rural mall carriers In the
state, The carriers will be addressed
by Congressman John Dougherty, of
Liberty; D. Ward King, the good roads
advocate; H. H. Windsor, editor of the
Chicago R. F. D. News, ami R. F. Law
son, editor of the American Postmaster
nt lOfllngham, III.
It cost John Kaffer, of Lincoln, Neb.,
"0 days of freedom to swear while be
ing held a prisoner at the central sta
tion at St. Joseph. Kalfer was arrett
ed on the charge of being drunk and
making himself obnoxious to pedes
trians In the streets. Soon after he
was hwke-l up Mrs. Frank R. Walker,
wife of a grocer, appeared at the sta
tion. While Mrs. Walker was stand
ing iu the corner talking Kaffer swore
like n trooper. Tin- matter was report
ed to Judge Carolus and Kaffer went
to the elly. rock pile for CO days of
rapt. J. M. liewelt, of HI Dara, Ilk,
who Is visiting tils daughter, Mrs. W.
A. Martin, at Louisiana, thinks himself
the oldest member of the Christian
church in the I'nlti'd Stales. He was
b.iiitled and admitted lo membership
In this denomination 78 years ago.
lie- Is now !to years old. The captain
attributes his great age to temperate:
living, but he makes a confe.eslon
which will be a trifle shocking to both
elnirch people and temperance advo
cates. He has used tobacco constantly
lor 70 years and has drank a little good
whisky e very day.
Wednesday morning. Frank McCul
lough, wife and baby, living west of
Palmyra, were taken ill and everything
Indicated that they had been poisoned.
The sheriff was summoned and when
the baby died a feuv hours later the
coroner was called Iu. The verdict re
turned by tit'; jury was that the child
bad been poisoned from drinking milk
containing poisonous matter. The
milk in question had beein milked the
night befoio and was kept in a new
tin bucket over night. The father and
mother Dot h drank the milk, but the
woman was but little affected. The
man may die. The woman offered
some lime ago lo give the child away,
John Sanders, who bends a survey
ing party composed of 11 men, work
ing under President S. F. Scott, of
Kansas City, has completed a survey
for the proposed St. Louis & St. Paul
railway from Memphis, near the north
ern boundary of this state. Into Mex
ico. It will be recalled that this road
has been Incorporated under the laws
of the states of Iowa and Missouri to
run fiom KIdon or Ottumwa, la., to
Union, Mo. It will enter Missouri at
the north line of Scotland county, pass
ing through the county scats of Mem
phis, Hdlnn. Shelbyvllle, Paris, Mex
Ico, Hermann and I'nlon. Profile; maps
have been filed In all countlin, as far
south as Audrain. It Is stated that the
Rock Island Is behind the movement.
No other line except the Rock Island
enters Kldon, the northern terminus
that Is most discussed In connection
with tlio road. The Rock Island also
makes Ottuuiwa, a short distance from
Kldon. Furthermore, the road could
connect with but one line at I'nlon,
which Is iho old St. Imls & Colorado
line, built out of St. Louis as far as
the Casconade nnd now under course
of construction to Kansas City. This
line; was bought by the Rock Island
n few months ago . The proposed road
would give the Rock Island it short cut
to St. Ixi'ils for trafllc from Its mass
of lines In Iowa, northern Illinois, Min
nesota and Nebraska.
Pill REFUSES 10 1
James R. Keene Interviewed at Hia
Country Home on the Fi
A VERY EXTRAORDINARY SITUATION.
IIiikIiii-km It e;iicnl, ( ropx Are- IHi'el-li-nl,
mill lli- liroa 1 2ti In kh nl
tin- lliillriuiila l.nruci' Than They
Were I.iinI Vein-, Vcl tin- I'l.lillo
J I it .No ("olllltl-licc.
New York, July i!S. In connection
with the failures in Wall street,
.lames R. Keene, whose son-in-law's
bouse, 'I'. .1. Ta.vior & Co., was
amoiie; those to suspend, Is quoted by
the Herald as follows in an inter
view at his country home at Cedar
burst: "It is a very extraordinary situa
tion, anil for some reason or other the
public refuses to buy. It bus been
out of the stock market for two or
three, months, and its reappearance in
Wall street would bo a, welcome sigbt
in that gloomy liniilicial district."
"Do yciu think thjit the general
prosperity is likely to be; all'ceted by
the serious decline iu stocks V" was
"I don't see why it should be," Mr.
Keene replied. "Husiness is good,
crops are excellent, and gross earn
ings of railroads are; larger than they
were last year. I have no doubt their
net earniiigs will be; correspondingly
large. In spite of all this, people
have no confidence. They are appalled
at the tremendous decline that has
taken place, the explanation for
which had not been reasoned out by
"Tin- extremity of the danger
should bring relief from a concert of
t lie financial uud railroad interests
to stop a furl her decline, which must
gal her force, if it continues. Per
haps the best reason for tin; present
situation has been t lie absolute un
willingness of tlie public for some
time to buy securities. If you have
sellers and few buyers it is easy to
ptediet the; result.
"I believe nv cr-cupitiilintion and
the disastrous collapse- of three or
four rc-cently-eirg.iiiie'l trusts have
paralvvcil the buyer, produced a gen
eral fright and terrible licpii lation of
good securities to protect bail ones.
Despite this liquidation, which lias re
duced lly- average values of securities
per cent., bunk loans have; not
been i educed, nor has tin- surplus been
"It would be natural to
look for a
cor responding dec reuse;
in bank loans
in consequence. 'I nis
has not oc-
cinied, ami I have not seen any one
yet who lias fathomed the leiison for
it. It may be safely said that. Ibis
singular result, si. contrary to all
previous experiences, bus caused
much anxiety and produced grave up
"Lxpliinntion of it limy lie possible)
from people who understand tin- In
tricacies of the movement of money
and shifting of loans, liuycrs surely
will be attracted, however, as in
Wall street conv uK'niiis of the past."
PROGRESS IN MANCHURIA.
Ilverj lli'iisc.ii to llelloe Hint ii Mil
lsVelor Trolly Will lie Sluni-ll
l ?M-tciiiln-r ITrsl.
Washing-ion, July 2s. While there
has liecu a lull iu the Maucliurian ne
gotiations during the past week, it is
stale I that up to this point satisfac
tory progiess lias been made, and
there is every reason to believe that
before the llrst of September next, a
treaty will be ready for signature,
which will ilellin- the trade opportuni
ties of the I'nlted State's in .Man
churia. An authorici statement on
the situation inns follows:
The eiuestioti of the opening of new
localities to trade in Manchuria has
been in substance, satisfactorily ar
ranged with the Chinese government
and nothing to be settled but the
question of the date when said locali
ties shall be opened. This naturally
will be subsequent to the exehang-e ol
ratifications of the treaty in which
the opening is agreed iimiii.
Tlit- 1'iillurc uf i:.lvln S. Ilcxilny A
I'll., .Xiini.ii.iei'il On tin- evr
Vork Mim-L KsrlntiiKe.
New York, July 2S. Another stock
exchange failure was recorded soon
after the opening of Monday's mar
ket, when formal announcement was
made on the exchange of the susjien
slou of I'MvvIn S. Iloolcy Co, The
firm Includes, besides Mr. Hooley,
Frank Hriiiuley ami Norbert Heiu
sheimer. Hooley V. Co, were espe
dully promli'cnt. as brokers In the
days of the lloswell P. Flower bull
campaign. Hooley & Co were spe
cialists in Kvausville & Tcitu Kautf
and Des Moines A. Fort Dodge securities