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FablUhed Krorr t'rl'Ur Morning.
TILLMAN ii 1'KICK, lViiprleton.
VKltSAILLLa I M1SS0UU1.
THE WEEK'S NEWS
Happenings of tho Past Seven
Jtoys in Brief.
ROUND ABOUT TliE WOULD
Castialllps nml Firc-i, IVrsoiiiil ami Po
litiral .Vol-', Business Failures mid
Josuiiiitions, Weullier Jlcrunl.
XTELIiI(KNCH FWWI AMj I'ARTS
An explosion tit the works of the In
dependent Powder company, situated
four miles souths os- of Carthage. Mo.,
ivrccked the mixing toom, lillllni; throe
persons, and Injuring three others, one
A rail has bofn ;-stied to the larger
building trades unions 'of the country
'o send three representatives each
'o a conference to Ic held In Indianap
olis, Intl.. October S. It Is hoped at this
meeting to effect the formation of a na
tional federation of building trades.
At Newport. It. I . II. I.. Dolierty, of
Kni;Iaiitl. defeated W. A. I.arned.of New
Jersey, and to IiIb title of tetinlH cham
pion of England added that of champion
of the Cnlted Slates.
More than 1,000 Smiths were present
at the twenty-eighth and largest reunion
af the Smith family and friends at Pea
pack, N. J. Their nge.i ranged from a
few weeks to 0 yearn.
Four thousand gincrnmcnt print Ins
Dlllce employes bewail taking the oath
of allegiance to the I'nltid States before
notary public at Washington.
Land frauds perpetrated on Indian
Territory Indian will be Investigated
by a t-peclal comtnlsnirin tent by Sec
retary Hitchcock. Charges are practl--nllv
confirmed by the latter.
I.ofr of life and mticli damage to crops
and railway properly resulted from an
unusually In .ivy rainfall In Iowa, Kan
fas and Nebraska. Seven Indies of rain
fell In 21 hours In Omaha. The storm
belt extends to the Atlantic coast.
Long li-land was captured by the navy
In the mimic attack on Cortland, Me.,
harbor All of 17 opposir.g warships were
ilestrojed later by the army. Conner
lctory was the more important. The
Olympla was damaged by running
The committee on comnnrclal law ol
the American Bar association reported
in tnvor of drastic measures either to
kill or curb trusts, three plans being
proponed to tax them out of existence,
to compel large reduction In prices ot
for the B'aie to compete.
Cortland, .Me , was again saved by the
for's from capture by ships in the nnval
war game. An attempt by Rear Admiral
Marker's squadron to Mleme the forts
ami mine harbor was defeated.
Cab b Coweri. concluded his rtatcnierit
before the court at Georgetown, Kj ,and
the can- uas given to the Jury.
Tr.ieie reews of Dun mid liradslrcct
rhow no Indication ofdcpn hhoii in busl-lie--
predicted to follow elee-Ies in Wall
stree t, and the general tone In I rude, and
manufactures Is healthy.
War with Colombia is a porslblo eon
llngcncy shoulel the canal treaty fail Ic
e-cure fiuorable action. President
Ue-oscwlt and Secretaiy Ha eonferred
on the hiibje ct.
High wntci mused two din! lis at Oma
ha. Neb , one at Council Cluirs, In., and
three at Nodaway, la.
Dlili Creaghe broke tlie wotld's tec
nnl In a llve-mlle cowboy reday race
Jn Lamar, Col, the dlstanio belna
made In 'j: 12 2-f.. The record was
previously made during the hf.ito lali
at Cneblo in
The Metropolitan steamship II. M.
Whitney, from New York to Norton, rati
down ami sank the schooner .lohn Booth
just west of New Haven. Six perbtins
Caleb Cowers was sentenced to
ileath on his third trial for complicity
In the assassination of William (iocbel,
govcrnnr-edect of Kentucky. On two
prevloun trials ho bud been sentenced
lo life Imprisonment and Iiuk served
The war game off Cortland, Me., wat
brought to an etui with a final attack
by the "homllo" fleet lasting several
hours. The. umpires will decldo on
Owing te Inability of the big yachts 0
crocs the finishing lino within the time
limit, the third of muIch of races for
the America's cup wasolllclally declared
off. Bollanco led nil the way.
U. C. Davis, president of thn Clrst na
tional bank of Carl; Itnplels, Minn , was
lioMied in Clsh Hook lake.
Six men were found guilty of taklnf.
part In the race riots at Danville, 111.
the night or July 2.r.. They are Win
Held Baker, John Walton, Adam Mur
ry, Isaac Slaele, John Hobertson and
Thomas Boll. William lledwlnei and
Clay Blddle, who were also Indicted,
wcici found not guilty. The sentence
calls for line and Imprisonment,
Three people were drowned nt White
Dear lake, near St. Caul, Minn., Sun
day night by the overluniint; of a
Two men were killed mid two
wounded by hold-up nicn nt 1,10 hania
fif the Chlrago City Hnllway company
Sixty-first and State- streets. The
shooting was done by threo masked
men, whti eseapeil after securing $:i,00'J.
Chicago Is now the most completely
unionized city In the world, The mem
bership Increased 120.000 In the last
year, and n total wage advance
$3,500,000 has been secured.
The mimic war off the Maine coast
was condemned by tho Universal
1'cae.c union convention at Mystic,
Conn., ns farcical and extravagant. It
declares It to be the natloti'u duty to
make war Impossible.
The farmers In the Kanraa broom
corn belt tire dally petitioning the
state emplt)ment bureau for laborers
to fave the crop.
ii:mm. w, tMi political.
David (!. Williams, of Cambria, Wis.,
aged '!'! years, who wan bitten by a rat
two weeks ago, died from blood poison
ing which resulted from the bite.
Martin Kellogg, ex-presldent of the
University of California, died as tho re
sult of an operation lor stomach and
Dr. f'brlsiophnr G. Tledman, clean of
Buffalo law school, i.i dead.
Iowa pnpullftf held their r.tate conven
tion at lien Moines. A full ticket,
headed by L II. Weller, eif Nashua, for
governor, was nominated. The Omaha
platform wan en-'orsed.
Cnlted States K-nator Thomnn H.
Bard, of Call Torn In. whose terra expires
in Marc h, 1'j03, will not bo a e-andidate
The nomination at the primary elec
tions of .lamer. K. Yardman to be the
democratic caniliilate for governor of
Mlpsifif-.lppl assure d. 1 lis frlet.df claim
lO.non majority ntid his opponents con
cede a majority of 7.000.
Frederick Law rilmstead, landscape
archite ct of the f'liii ago world's fairand
many well-known parkn, dice in Waver
ly. Mats., aged XI years.
The department of commerce and la
bor announces the appointment eif Kd
wln W. Sims, as special attorney In the
bii'eau of i or p' i rat I ej ns. He has been
practicing law in Chicago for the- past
Sir Thomas Upton declarer! In an In
terview that he would never challenge
again lor Hie America's cup until a man
had been found in England whocrjunllcc
Nat Flerreshoff in vae ht building.
On. Hubert Shaw Oliver has been
sworn In as nsMstnnt secret.ny ol war
and is now head of the dep-irtiuont, as
Secretary Coot Is in Europe.
Brig. Oen. William H. Penrose. C. S.
A , retired, died of typhoid fever at
his home In Salt Lake citv
United States Vice Consul W. G.
Magelssen was assail mite el at Beirut,
Syrian Turkey. Cieslibrtt Koos-evelt
has ordered Hie European niuailron,
now coiling at points along the French
coast, lo proceed t0 the scene and en
force the demands of the Cnlted States
for prompt ii-paratlou.
An i xpre-ss train between Hilda-PeRth
and Constantinople was blown up )v a
dynamite bomb and .-even persons
Killed and lfi Injured. Ite-wdutionlM',
are a'-e tisc-d.
The annour.eemetit that the steam
hlp Britannic was on its last voyage
marks the end of one: of the most famous
of Atlantic lln r.. The ship will be
broken up for junk.
Since t.he representation made by
United Slates Minister l.eishinan re
garding the, attempt on the life or Vice
Consul Magelsson the authorities at
Beirut are displaying a marked activ
ity In their efforts to find the culprit.
Turkish tioops i-ent tej reeriforce the
garrison at Itlrk-Klllssch, mar Adrian
oplo, were route d by Insurgents, whose
numbers are estimated at 0,000.
Trains collided near Adlne, Italy.
Twenty lives wcie lost and SO persons
Cugllsh farmers are depressed nt tho
agricultural outlook, (ir.iln Is mll
dewlni; In heavy rains and the harvest
With tremendous detonations heard
for miles around a new fissure opened
In the cone of Vesuvius, and from tho
new gap c ame pouring out tons of burn
ing lava whic h Mowed In t lie direction of
the village of Oltajano.
Accordlrf? to n dispatch from Cskttb,
the Turks are very bitter toward the
Europeans, believing it to be their In
tention to drive the Turks out or Ku
rope. Kleven Spaniards, who were engaged
on the wreck of the Spanish steamer Iru-rak-Bat.
near Tiirlfn, Spain, were
drowned elm Ing a sudden t-epiall.
Cresldent Calnin, on behalf of the
Cuban Agrarian league, sent a mes
sage to Cresldent Itoosi'vcdt express
ing belief that reciprocity will bo
Washington has been notified that
Americans are In danger from upris
ing ami massacre In Ilnrput and Bel
rut, arid Turkey has been warned that
rhe will be held to strict aiotintabll
Ity for lawless acts, Thu city of
Aelrlanopl Is reported to be- burning,
nnd Tttrlta are said lo be engaged In a
massacre ef tho Inhabitants Admiral
Cotton'B wiundiem Is at Genoa on Ita
way to tbi orient.
I Ira C. lirad'oy, nnc-d CO, who hail been
trying to establish in Cuba an American
settle meat knri-vn aa the "Bradley Colo
ny," was iniinkred near llolquln, Cuba,
I The only motive ar.crlbed for the murder
William C. Magelsscn, vice consul at
Beirut, Syria, was not killed, ns at first
reported, but was shot at by an Intending
assassin, The Kuropcan Ftjundrnn wljl
continue to Turkish waters, as a demon
Etratlon is believed necessary to assure
tafety of American citizens there,
Jtttlgo Timmonds, at Jefferson Clt;r,
Mo., on thu :',lst, overruled the motion
for arrc3t of Judgment In the caso of
Senator Win. C. Sullivan, of St. Louli
county, Mo., who was recently tried,
convicted and iontenceel to pay a fine
of ?10() for soliciting a bribes of $,r,00
from a representative of baking pow
der Interests for three votes In favor
of the bill to repeal tho anti-trust law.
There was a general resumption of
work, on the "1st, In tho numerous
mills of the American Woolen Co.,
throughout New Knglnnd, which have
been shut down from one to two weeks
CpwardH of 2,",00O hands participated
In tho vacation. Cotton mills aho In
various MTtlomi resumed alter periods
of curtailment or Idle-tiess on nccotiut
of the cotton situation.
Oov. Chaltaerion or Wyoming, on the
.'list, announted his Intention to ap
point W. C. Irvine rtato treasurer, to
suerctil Henry O. Hay, who resinned
to accept a position with the Cnlted
States Steel corporation at New Yorlc
Mr. Irvine is manager of the l.elter
cattle ranches In Wyoming.
Dr. I'hillp Wolf, formerly editor of
tho Boston Saturday Kvenlui; Gazette,
anil also connected with tho Boston
Leader, but a resident of New York
city for the past two yearn, died at his
home, on the !!lst, of apoplexy, aged
0." years, lie was the; atilJieir of a num
ber of novels.
Again, on the .'list, the beautiful cup
defender Iddlauce failed to register her
third victory over Sir Thomas Upton's
challenger, Shamrock III., because the
wind died to nothing and the lime
limit of live and a half hours expired
before she could reai h the finish line.
Andrew GcddoH, for some years c-hlel
clerk of the department of agriculture
at Washington, I). C. was relieved of
oince, on the Hist, on charges of a per
sonal nature, and It. Burch, chief clerk
of the bureau of animal industry, has
been appointed tosuiceed him.
The transport Thomas, which sailed
Irom San rranelseo. on the :ilst, for
the Philippine Islands, touching at
Honolulu and Guam, carried .?.",0int
000 in Philippine silver certificates, ac
companied by a guard of 2.'. enlisted
men of the Fourteenth cavalry.
Senator B. L. Mattbr-ws, of St. Louis
county, Mo . will bo tried on the Indict
ment for receiving a bribe of $1,000
from Daniel .1 Kelly for bis vote on
Cjc alum bill In the Missouri legisla
ture on Monday, November 10.
MINOR NEWS ITEMS.
Ptesldeiit Loubet, of Kraut e, says ht,
will not be a candidate for any olllce
when his present term expires.
Mr. Gran has offered Mary Anderson
do Navarro 322!", 000 for a series eif ltv
readings from Shakespeare and other
The next quadrennial convention of
the Woman's Missionary Society eif
the Kvangelii al Association of tho
Culled Slates will be held at Nf.per
vllle, 111., In 1!)U7.
In an Interview In Grand IMplds,
Mich., Col. John K. Y. Blake nays that
another Boer war is Imminent, and
that it will take place within Lie next
The Husslan minister of tho Interior
has written to the .lonlst congress In
Switzerland e'licouraglng the move
ment for an Independent state In Pal
estine. IMwaret Brunner was caught by bin
brother George while falil'ig rrom a
scaffold In New York, five stories
above tho htrcet. and saved from death,
President Samuel Gompers, of tho
American Federation of Labor, has
been placed under surveillance by the
Chicago Anti-Boycott association ofll
clals. Prosecution Is threatened Tor
his monthly list of "unfair" firms,
A ttuelv of Xonla (O.) n.'gro popu
lation prepared liy Carroll I), Wright
shows that with 1.US8 blacks to S.fl'JB
white residents, the former popula
tion remained stationary In ten years,
In spite of constant Immigration.
It Is reported In New York that Car
rie Nation Is going ou the stage In a
In an article on "The Ago of the
World" Sir IMward Fry, the famous
Kngllsh geologist, declares that -T.O,-000.000
of years must have elapsed
nlneo tho existence) of IJfe on tho
The defalcation of official" or Meth
odlht eiiti'iiulses In Boston and San
Francisco may cause a general over
hauling of all Methodist concens.
ICdlson, In referring to the eflee t of
burns by radium or Roentgen rays,
gives a new theory of cancer and bui;
r.c.Us as a cure Injection of blood to
counterac t the destruction of aaieobold
Darlrs and Cyrus Cobb, tho twin
brotho" arilsts of Boston, celebrated
lUtlr iUty-nlntU birthday recently.
I NEWS FROM MISSOURI I
Tho Mansfield canning factory la
runnlnf,' full blast, tomatoes being the
Tho bank at Dallon, with a. capital
stock of $10,000, was chartered by tho
secretary of state.
Frank Melugln, of Carthage, Is pre
paring to Irrigate 100 acres of land
near that town.
The Missouri editors had the keys
and the privileges of tho world's lair
Thursday. There were 200 of them
who tool: advantage of the privilege.
LateT they left on the Chicago & Alton
Tho Bank of Arrow Uoek, at Ar
row Bock, Saline county, was visited
by four burglars al an early hour the
other morning. Tho vault was blown
open and wrecked. The burglars se
cured a small sum of money and has
tily made their escape, the explosion
amusing tho whole town.
The total paid admissions to the
Mate fair at. Sedalla last week were
o,!)."!), whilo tho gate receipts were
$.r),r00 In excess of last year. Although
thu amount of premiums was $8,000
rnoro than In 1U02, thu lair will have
more than $2,000 In the treasury alter
all Indebtedness Is paid.
Mrs. Lula Korchevcll, of Macon,- Is
one of the youngest women that, ever
sued for divorce In Missouri. Sho Is
only Hi years old. Sho was married
last Match to Samuel Kerchovell, aged
10. She saya that she went for n visit
with her relatives in Fayette In July
anil when she returned ho was gone.
D. S. Farmer has brought a novel
slander suit In Macon county. Ho asks
tho circuit court to give him ?7,.r00 of
IS. F. Jenkins money because, as he
alleges, the latter told him by tele
phone that ho (Farmer) had squan
dered SHOO or 5100 of tho money of the
Lunday A; Zlon Tidephono company.
Jeff .Martin, a farmer living near Ful
ton, was pitching hay In his barn loft
the other day, when he saw a big rat.
Stealthily be crept forward, pitchfork
In hand, and dealt the enemy a terrific
blow. Then ho slipped out tho hay
lolt window and broke his left leg.
To make tho affair all the rnoro hu
miliating .Martin learned later that bis
rat was a small black bottle of buggy
"I shall take no part in (ho gubi'rna
(orial contest," suid Senator William
.1. Stone. "There Is no reason why I
uhonlil. I have told Mr. Folk and oth
ers as much. They know my position
exactly. I have not spoken to Judge
Gantt about tho mailer. Tho candi
date lor governor will be nominated
without my assistance or Interfer
ence." Mrs. Naomi Wright, In tho enjoy
ment of almost perfect nealtii, ha.
just celebrated her ninety-ninth birth
day In Ten Miles township, Macon
county. Five generations assembled
to iln her honor and the loll call
showed live; children, :!l grandchildren,
UO greal-rariilcblldren anil two great-
greai-gratKlclillilren. Her oldest son I
is 70. With her husband she came to
Missoiiti In a wagon pulled by oxen In
Mrs. Mary II. Hughes, of Macon, con
siders that ten years' patience Is all
that virtue requires. Sho has, there
fore, sued her husband, David It.
Hughes, for divorce. Tho couple wen;
married fil jears ago. Hughes was of
a. migratory disposition and several
times left, home and was gone u few
years. In 1SUII ho left without warn
ing and has not been sc'en or heard
from by his wife; since. Sho thinks
ii decade is as long as she should wait
lor his return.
Boo Ludwlek, the five-year-old son
of a prominent farmer near llutler,
died In excruciating agony from eat
ing horse; com chops and grass. The
child had been playing "horse" with
a number or playmntes, He portrayed
the prancing steed and when bitched
thought to further the reality of the
Innocent game by consuming real ani
mal fodder, to the great delight of his
little companions. Shortly afterward
the liny "horse" lalleel to prance, lie
was aflllcled with cramps anil finally
fell to tho ground and writhed with
pain, ills parents were Informed and,
despite all that physicians could do,
the child died.
After being eloedteted a number of
times the motion for a change of
venue In tho case of Clarence a.
Barnes, charged with murder In tho
second degree, for shooting Bepro
sentatlvo Ubodes Clay to death In
Mexico last summer, once rnoro failed
of trlalat. .Mexico lull week, Judge
Davis being sworn off of tho bench by
attorneys tor the ilefense, who charged
prejudice, Judge Houston Johnson,
thu regular Justice for this Judlciai
circuit, then adjourned court until
Thursday, September !!, when It Is
thought ho will have secured a circuit
Judge satisfactory to beith sides In the
case. Since the; death of Judge
Hughes, I wo mouths ngo, femi e-lremit
Juelf.es htivu been disqualified from try
ing the caso through Interest, relation
ship and alleged prejudice. Jitdgo
Hughes had heard tho ease, but died
before reuderlin; u decision.
Only a Miracle Can Avert War Be
tween Bulgaria and Turkey.
IS INFLUENCED BY GERMANY
Tin- Ilcvnlt llim IIimmiiiip (Irni-rnl .
ftolcllrm .lti k IVimnM Without
Jcctcil to llwry Outrun!-.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 1. Both In offi
cial and revolutionary circles the opin
ion Is freely held that, war between
Bulgaria and Turkey Is imminent, ami
can be averted by nothing short of :i.
miracle, it Is not expected that either
government will formally declare hos
tilities, hut that the prevailing coudl
tlons will force on a war.
There Is no question that, largo num
bers of Insurgents have recently
crossed the frontier. An extensive out
break In northern Macedonia is possi
ble any day. The Autonomic prints a
telegram from Constantinople deelar
Ing that tho sultan, Influenced by tin
cotint-elH or Germany, now favors a war
with Bulgaria. The Turks here, how
ever, take; an optimistic view, assert
ing that there is no danger of a war
as Turkey does not desire; one, and
Prlnco Ferdinand and the present Bul
garian government aro not in a posi
tion to force hostilities.
I unlit., to Slop .Mr-CH-ltl.-.
Tho Bulgarian agent at Uskub re
ports that the detachments of Turkish
troops sent to garrison the small towns
In that vilayet have spread destruction
along their route;, thu villagers have
been robbed anil beaten, the; women
violated and tho Christian population
subjected lo every eoncedvable; outrage,
while the local authorities appear to
be helpless to stop tho atrocities. At
tho village; of Dracheve, six miles from
Uskub the soldiers attacked all tho
peasants without the gendarme-s inter
fering on behalf of tho latter. The
Bulgarian agent specifics similar ex
cesses in many other villages, and tho
position of the Bulgarian residents is
reported to bo teniblu.
Up to six o'clock Monday evening
Prince Ferdinand had not arrived in
Sofia and tho court officials declare
that I hey aro without inlormatioii a1
to bis movement.
I ll n en to Orfi-rcil AiiiiiinO .
Salonlia, Sept. 1. Tho Turks have
occ upied Klissura, Albania, without re-slstene-e.
A number of Bulgarian vil
lages In Its vicinity were burned.
Inspector-General Ililmi Pasha re
cently i:ent n commission composed of
five Christians and five Turks to offer
amnesty to the insurgents em condition
that they lay down their arms before
the great feast In honor of the sultan s
IIimoII U Sir-iill!itr.
The; revolt him become) general at
Ca.a and Yeuldje, 2." miles from S.i
lonlea, and Is spreading to Gherghli
arid Tikhvesh, fir, miles rrom Salonica
Sarafofr, the revolutionary leader,
has arrived in the neighborhood of S,i
lorilca for tho purpose of directing 'he
movements In tills district.
Some Turkish olllcers, August 29
sold ir, cases of Martini rilles and a
quantity of ammunition to Bulgarians.
THE MINISTER FROM TURKEY,
lit Mux ii I, mm lnli-r li-iv Willi Nit
re I ai-j tin.,, Iim vVun Ili-Clcrut
u lo lll'Kllll.
Washington, Sept 1. Cheklb
the Turkish minister, had a long
tervli'w, Monday, with Secretary
He refused to discuss tho Intervli.w
stating that ho had nothing to com
municate further than what appeared
in i no press dispatches Sunday morn
ing, zuicr trie interview, Secretary
visited tho navy department. If
European siiiadron bo kept away from
Turkish waters, his request probably
can not be granted, even should tills
government desire to accecln to It, as
the navy department states that It will
be Impossible to communlcato with
either tho Brooklyn or San Francisco
until they arrive al Beirut. Cheklb
Bey assured Secretary Hay that the
Turkish government had done nothing
wrong, and will use every endeavor
lo protect American citizens residing
In Turkey. Ho also discussed the con
ditions or tho Insurrection In Turkey,
nnd i-ald that tho Turkish government
was not responsible for any of the dis
asters that had occurred. Secretary
Hay's call on Acting Secretary Darling
was for the purpose) or ascertaining thu
whereabouts of tho European squad
ron, and aim what their orders are.
There is no Intention of changing any
orders at present, especially as the
ships c an not bo reached until they ar
rlvo at Beirut. No messages or Im
portance were received from Mlulstei .
WAR IS IMMINEN