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BOCK ISIjAND. Hili.. THUESQAY. JUL. 11, 1901.
PCICE THREE CENTS.
Heavily Laden Train Crushes.
a Bridge on Nickel
MANY DASHED TO DEATH
Structure Collapses Under the
Weight of the
Sprin gbeld. Pa., Jul y 1 1. A Nickel
Plate freight train, bound west, coa
taining two cars of atone to be left at
a bridge undergoing repairs, went
through the bridge this morning near
here. The bridge collapsed from the
weight of the train, carrying with, it
the entire train crew and the gang of
wotkingmen. P. A. Moor, condnctor,
Conneaut, O., and William Griflith,
engineer, Buffalo, were instantly
Bnrled Under Train.
Seventeen men. mostly Italians at
work on the bridge, wete carried down
in the wreck and many are believed
to be buried nnder it.
Hoi Death, la Alten Wreck.
Kansas City, Ks., July 11 Up to
IU o'clock today two more victims of
yesterday's collision on the Chicago &
Alton near Norton, Mo., have euc
cumbed to their injuries, making the
total dead 20. Mrs. J. D. Adsit, of
Hoopeaton, 111., and Mrs. Hilda Hays
lip, of Chicago, died this, morning.
Ieslie F. Coleburn, of Pawpaw, Mich ,
Miss Lottie Stills, cf Hornellsville, N.
Y., and Mrs. C. W. Snyder, of Jasper,
111., are in a very precarious condi
tion and may die any moment. Dr.
Adsit and Prcf. llirry, of Hoopaston,
111., acd C. L. Bray, of Chicago, are
still suffering intensely ond their con
dition has not yet been definitely de
termined. Most of the other injured
are resting easily. Five victims are
THE PYTHIAN PLAN
TO SUPPLY SHORTAGE
Chicago. July 11. The srpreme
lodge of Knights of Pythias today de
cided the most expedient way of
meeting the deficiency of half a mil
lion in the treasury was to raise the
insurance rate to the maximum pre
rcribtd by the National Fraternal
conres. If this is not sufficient it
is likely a pcial assessment of 50
cents will be put on every member of
the order for the benefit of the en
AGAIN BEATS OLD ONE.
Kjthesay, July 11 The two Sham
rocks baa another trial here today,
going out to the windward in a four
knot breeze. Though Shamrock I
bad the best start. Shamrock II quick
ly closed the gap. and passed the
other boat, and held a clear hand
when they becalmed.
JUSTICE BROWN'S WIFE
DIES WHILE ABROAD
Detroit. July 11. Gen. H. M. Duf-
fitld rrceivtd a cablegram this morn-
inrr flora Supreme Court Justice
Brown ao o jnclng I he dlh of Mrs.
Brown at Kiva. Italy. Mrs. Orowu
bad Ucn an invalid tor some years.
The Bride at Last Sal Ohey. -
In telling about "Some People I Have
Married" in Ladles' Home Journal the
Itev. 1). M. Steele says: "Being an
Episcopalian, I always use the formal
printed service cf the prayer book. In
this the greatest stickler is 'obey.' One
day a couple came to me, bringing as
witnesses the parents of both bride and
groom. Everything proceeded smooth
ly to the point 'love, honor and obey,
when the bride refused to say the last.
I repeated it'and waited. Again she
refused, and I shut up my book.
"Then there was a scene. They talk
ed it over, and the more seriously they
argued and discussed the more stub
bornly she refused. The parents be
came angry, the groom excited aud the
bride hysterical. To humor her, he
Joined in the request to have me leave
It out. But I liked the fellow and de
cided that a little sternness from me
in the present might be a favor to him
In the future. So I told them I had no
authority to change it and would not
do so. I tried to show the foolishness
of her objection, but it was no use.
'Finally I said to him: 'Well, this
household must have a head some
where. I will leave it out for her if
you will say it." Then it was his time
to refuse, which he did. He gathered
up his bat and started for the door,
when, presto change, she sprang after
him, led him back by the hand, looked
meekly up at him and said it."
He You know If you worry about
every little thing it's bound to affect
His Wife Yes," I know. That's on
of the things I worry about. Brooklyn
ELECTORAL LAW SHELVED.
CoiMrtttln Cuban. Think BtiBMt E!eo
J tlon. Art Nrnturj,
Havana. July H. The Cuban con
'stitutional conrenrion Tuesday after
, noou rejected the commission's project
the law a projosel wa too radical
iuasmucu as It provided that there
should be no interference ; with the
elections by the central government
aud because the last elections showed
it to be impotable to conduct elec
tion honestly without some restrain
ing power. They pointed out that the
provinces and municipalities were a
yet unable to govern themselves and
j MZn .CSSl'X
In the opinion of the conservatives
the first elections under the election
law should be conducted with all ivos
slble safeguards. . wiih safeguards
eqnnl at least to those pxvvided by the
military governor. Bather than accept
the commission's project tbt commit
tee said they would favor holdin? thi
elections under the existing law and
leave to the republic the task of draw
ing np a suitable law lati-r.
A BLAZEF GLORY.
Endeavor International Convention at Cin
cinnati Cone to Cod.
Cincinnati. July 11. The twentieth
international convention of the 1'nited
Society of Christian Kndeavor was
brought to a close here last night in a
blar.e of glory. The programme for
yesterday was arranged upon a more
elaborate scale than that of the pre
vious four days, but owing to the con
solidation of the three into two big
meetings the speakers were requested
to boil down their addresses to allow
the speakers who were to have panic!-
patd in Auditorium Ohio to speak with
them in the other two auditoriums.
The "quiet hour" meetings again
ushered in ;ie day's programme.
Auditoriums Kndeavor and Williston
were then used for two big rallies in
the morutug. which were devoted to a
discussion of the twentieth anniversary
session of the society. The afternoon
rallies were given over to the inisison
aries for a discussion of their needs.
The story of the siege of the city of
Pekin was told by the Itev. Crurtenay
II. I'enn. of Peking. China, who wn
one of thp ministers besieged by the
Boxers in that city. II is story of Box
er atrocities hrousrht tears to many
eyes, and he tald that the mission
aries stand ready to return to these
shambles and again lwsin their work.
The climax of the u vcmion was
reached in the two great farewell
meetings, held simultaneously in Au
ditoriums Kndeavor and Williston at
ni;rht. Fully 2.040 jwople were pres
ent. After many stirring scenes and
speeches President Clark spoke '"the
last word. and then, with arms out
stretched, he pronounced the Itenedic
tlon and the convention of the Chris
tian Knden vorers adjourned to meet no
more tintd 1 :.
MIGHT HAVE BEEN WORSE.
Amphltlia.tr. Falls. Throwing OflO
pie to the Ground Below.
Jacksonville. Ills.. July 11. During
an entertainment given by a show the
"Streets of India" last night :ilx)ut lO
o'clock the amphitheatre c-.ireenl and
fell, throwing fully W icople to the
ground. Governor and Mrs. Yates
were present, but fortunately, escaped
Those receivng injuries were: Mrs.
Edward Yates. Pittsfield. ankle
Kprained; Mrs. Iirson. Jacksonville,
nose broken: Mrs. A. M. I'pham Jack
sonville, fiwn cut: Ir. I. I. Norbury,
Jacksonville, fingers badly cut; Will
iam Newman. Jacksonville. ankle
sprained: Walter La coy. Jacksonville,
head cut: Miss Grace Green leaf, Jack
sonville, ankle sprained: Miss Ktbel
Williams also injured. 1ut extent could
not b obtained.
"Spotter." for Church Sleepers-
Areola. Ills.. July 11. Kev. II. A.
Snioot. pasior of the Haptist church,
has employed two little girls as "spot
ters" in his congregation, and offers
them one cent e;ich for every p-rson
whom they find asleep during service,
their duty being to go to the sleeper
and awaken him. Ijjst Sunday was
a cool day, and though the little girls
watched while others prayed, they
were unable to discover any dozers,
but It is thought when the excessively
hot weather comes on again they will
be able to fill the litth? banks with
the moti'-y thus earned.
He Preferred to Take 11 i Lira.
Sioux City. Ia.. July 11. Th body of
Chris Harm, n merchant of I'te, la.,
was found in the Soldier river, near
I'te. by small Imjv. On the night of
June til Itichard P.-i Inter, an ex-banker
of I'te. and Mrs. Harm found Hann
and Mrs. Palmer together in Harm's
store. Palmer sued Harm for $10.nk
for alienating his wife's .affections.
The night of the discovery Harm dis
apeared. It is now lclievcd he threw
himself in the river that night to s
caie the disgrace.
Boer Rtturn Released.
New York. July 11. The Boer refu
gee. David Stephen du Plooy. who was
held bv the immigration officials as a
stowaway immigrant, was released,
yesterday by the tioard of sjiceial in-,
quiry. after examination into the case. '
Dn Plooy came here on the Trinidad
after escaping from Dnrrell's island.
British West. Indies. The case was
treated as that of a stowaway Immi
grant, no weight being given to the
fact that Du Plooy had been a prisoner,
of war. I
Only Chrenlo Kicker. Orombln. J
Camden. Mich., July 11. Only the
chronic kickers among the farmers of
this section will talk hard times this
fall. Although the apple crop will be!
small, the fruit being blasted and fall-J
ing off. corn and oats bid fair to lx a
good yield. The wheat crop will 1k
fair in most sections, and the hay crop
is very heavy and of a fine quality.
Hi!k goods are said to take dyes more
readily than ary otter fabric '
Stato Convention Nominates a
Ticket and Decides on a
XILB0UBN AT TEE TICKET'S TO?
Brvan Not Mentioned in the Platform,
Nor the Issues He Made
Columbus, O., July 11. The Demo
cratic state convention here yesterday
had more prominent men as delegates
than any' convention of Democrats in
Ohio for many years. It wan also oth
erwise distinguished. It had no slate
to break on the state ticket, or it
would Lave been niaslied in the so
called "contest for principles rather
tha for men." The ticket nominated
Is as follows: Governor, James Kil
IsMirne: lieutenant governor. Anthony
Howells: judge of the supreme court.
Joseuh Illdv: clerk of the supreme
j court. Harry It. Young; attorney gen
eral. M. B. McCarthy; treasurer of
' state. P. 1. Alshire: member of board
of public works. James B. Holman.
How They Were Nominated.
The nomination of Colonel Kil
bouriie was appropriately c alled one of
"siontaueous combustion." Howells,
Hiily. Alshire and Holman were favor
ites at great odds from the start.
Young was sprung as a surprise and
nominated over Siuoots. who "had been
such a favorite that others would not
previously enter the race for clerk of
i I10 eiinrtm, court or the iltIe-
j gates outside of Cleveland knew Young,
and he was nominated lecause Cuya
hoga wanted him Cuyahoga could get
anything it wauted except the head
of the state ticket, after the Johnson
amendments were ingrafted into the
McLean platform and that document
as amended was adopted with unanim
ity. Anti-Trust Man Defeated.
It was currently reported that John
sou desired the nomination of Mon
nett a sattorney general, aud that the
McLean uivn wanted Monnette defeat
ed. At any rate the defeat of Mon
nette was so decisive as, to be a fea
ture of the convention, aud he was
not defeated by Mykrantz. who had
been the favorite, but oy McCarthy,
who was being called an, "also ran"
on the floor of the convention. Mon
nette as attorney general had brought
suits against the Standard Oil com
pany and other corporations to cancel
their charters under the anti-trust
laws. He had sought a third-term
nomination from the Ilcpuhlienus en
this issue. After his defeat he sup
ported Bryan in llH'O on the anti-trust
issue and canvassed Ohio aud other
states with Bryan.
Bryan Not F.tiorlte.
In the . stampede "for principles
rather than men" the most striking
turn of the convention was on Bryan.
In the committee on resolutions it was
insisted that his name should not be
mentioned, anil that there should le no
reference to either of the national plat
forms on which lie made liis cam
paigns. After this plan had been
agreed upon one of the twenty-oue
memlKTs of the committee offered a
mlnwrity report in the convention, re
a dinning the Kansas City platform
ami expressing confidence In Bryan,
ami he received only six votes out of
'.iT0 delegates on his substitute for the
Salient I'olnt. of the Platform.
The plat from adopted declares
against monoolics and trusts and for
the referendum when licenses are
wantnl In cities and towns by corpora
tions: denounces free passes for pr.'
I:e officials; demands taxation of pub
lic franchises; declares for a tariff for
revenue; denounces the administra
tion's olicy regarding annexation, de
claring it the true ioIicy of the t'nitcd
States to sn:icx no icoplcs who are not
to le made, full citizens, and that
when any ieoplo is not tit for that It
should be pcrinitlrd to work out its
Pin tree's Estate VVortu $400,000.
Detroit. Mich.. July 11. Ex-Governor
Pingree left no will. Prances A.
ringree. his widow; Har.en Stuart Pin
gree, his son. ami Hazel Hope Pin
gree. his daughter, have united In n
etitIon to the probate court that the
mother and son be appointed adminis
trators of the estate. The value of the
real estate Is placed at ?20o.0)o uid
unward. tnd the same estimate ij
placed upon the personal property.
Dr. Chapman I. Itecoverina;.
Winona Lake. Ind., July 11. Dr. J.
Wilbur Chapman, the evangelist, con
tinues to Improve from his recent
alarming illness. His engagements,
however, have leeti canceled for some
time ahead, and hewill at least not
npM-ar on the platform again until his
national Bible conference meets. His
attending physicians have forbidden
him to do any mental work.
Toilet Wants Something; lietter.
Jaliet. Ills.. July 11. Colonel John
Lambert, president of the Joliet Busi
ness Men's association, trailed a meet
ing of that organization and nil citi
zens generally to take steps toward se
curing a more pretentious federal build-,
Ing than the one planned for Joliet by j
the government architects. Advanced I
drawing of the proposed structure are j
not favorably received.
Last of .Johnson's Children Dead.
Greenville. Tenn.. July 11. Mrs.
Martha Patterson, the last of the chll
tlirn of ex-President Andrew Johnson,
Is dead. . f
Striker. Oat What They Want. j
Sioux Falls. S. D.. July 11. The
strike of the freight bandlers of the
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
way was short-lived. They went out
yesterday morning, and in the after
iioon Snperintenlent Beardsley grant- .
ed their demands for shorter hours and
ejtra.. mv for overtime. . r
DON'T ALL SPEAK AT ONCE.
Bat Carnegie Stilt Ha. Little Matter
New lork, July 11. Andrew Car
negie still Iias'."id,0OO,000 to give away
In public benefactions. Carnegie him
self is authority for this statemeut
which he made recently ut Skibo Cas
tle to a member of the New York
Chamber of Commerce committee, who
is now in this city, but wishes his
name kept secret.
several members of the New York
Chamber of Commerce delegation
wnicti went to Kngland recently vis
ited Carnegie at Skibo castle, and with
tnem he discussed bis gifts to the pub
ne. ne remarked that in the future
ne meant to make other donations
more extensive even than heretofore,
10 puoiic institutions.
LIVED TO COUNT 100.
In Spite of Areld.nt. That Would liars
Dublin, Ind.. July 11. Rebecca
Wampler. aged 1(K years, aud survivor
of many - acc idents, died Tueseduy
Aunt "Becky." as she was known, was
the oldest iK-rsou in eastern Indiana
She was the mother of six children
aud had forty-one grandchildren. Mrs,
Wampler had a greater amount of vi
tality than most ptople. aud during
her century of years bad many falls
in which she had rokeu bones.
At the age of H years she fell from
a picket fence and bloke her linger
In IK-"-' she broke her ankle, in liSil'
she fell down cellar and broke her col
iar bone and three ribs, in 1SS in a
ruuaway while returning from church
she was thrown from a vehicle and her
right lii p broken, iu 1SXJS she slipix-d
and fell on the pavement, breaking her
left hip. in 1SI she broke her left leg
at the knee, in 1H5H! she fell from a
tree, breaking her left arm. in 1S08
she fell out of bed. breaking her right
arm. and in l'.MH) she broke her right
hip for the second time.
CHILDREN AVERT A HORROR
Wave Their Bonnet, at a Train Rushing
Ueafllons to Disaster.
Logausport. Iud., July 11. Kdna
Keener, aged 12. and Kinma Trun-
baugh. aged 14. gallant little heroiues
iu calico dresses and suubounets. Tues
day- prevented a fast express train
from dashing into a ditch, with what
must have been the attending heavy
loss of life. . The gills noticed that a
trestle over a small creek was en tire.
the smoldering embers not giving
enough smoke to make a waruiug to
:in approaching train.
Immediately realizing Hie danger,
and hearing a truin coining, .which
they thought to be the fast Louisville
express due at about that hour, they
hurried down the track as fast as tnev
could' run. waving their snnbounets.
The train was stopped in time. 1 lie
matter was reported to the division
ofliciats here, aud the brave heroines
will be substantially ivvnrded for the
act by the company. '
MAYBURY HAS ENOUGH.
Will Quit Public Llf. at tb. Ea.4 of Hat
Detroit. Mich.. July 11. Mayor May
bii'.v Tuesday announced that 'he
would not be a candidate for re-election.
He also stated that at. the end
of his term he would quit public life.
At the same time he will continue to
work out the grade separation, taxa
tion and bicentenary questions and
will test the term extension law If the
council does not.
Maybury said: "I do not care who
gets the nomination. All I know Is
that I do not want it again. I have
not the least desire to serve another
ti nil. and I cannot foresee any condi
tions which could possibly Induce me to
permit the use of my name ngnin. 1
have been honored three times under
peculiarly gratifying circumstances,
and I am erfectly cnutent to step
out of a public career. In other words,
I have had enough. J feel that I have
made suflicient sacrifice."
Conic re ..me ii Going: to the Philippines.
New York. July 11. The transport
McClcllaii is ready to s:ijl for Manila
in place of the Ingalls, which was
wrecked at her dock. fn board the
McCIeilan are I'nited States Senator
P.acon. of Georgia, and Representa
tives De Armonil. of Missouri: Mercer,
of Nebraska: Gaines, of Tennessee:
Green, of Pennsylvania: Weeks, of
Michigan: Joy. of Missouri, cud Jack,
Mayor Cane, an Ktiitor.
Kdinburg. Ills.. July 11. The Rev.
T. 'M. Dillon. Methodist minister and
editor of the Rochester Mll-o Item,
was publicly caned Tuseday by May
or Vital, of Kdinburg. Dillon had pul
1'shed in his pater of July -I. under the
caption "Czar W. H. Vig'al." an article
in which he tbnounced Vig;il"s action
In refusing to allow a handstand on
the main street of Kdinburg. Vigal
was fined $.1 and costs.
Says lie Will Never Come Beek.
Peru. Ind., July 11. John H. Steph
ens, editor of the Miami County
Record until Its consolidation with the
Miami County Sentinel, left the city
after closing up his business affairs,
and Monday evening his wife received
a letter mailed at Lafayette, saying
he would never return to Peru. Mrs.
Stephens is prostrated, as she is un
able to account for her husband acting
ehe Will Contest the Will.
New York, July It. Mrs. Virginia
Heinisch.- the half-sister of Jacob S.
Rogers, the late milionaire locomotive
builder of Paterson. N. J.. In an inter
view said she bad consulted an attor
ney in reference to bringing suit to
break the will made by Mr. Rogers.
Mrs. Heiniscli's name Is not mentioned
in the wilh
Indiana Banker Dead.
Columbus. Ind..-July 11. Captain
William J. Lucas, president of the
Pirst National bank of this city, died
.Tuesday from the effects of a paraly
tic stroke received' last October. He
leaves wtiow and tsxea ciilflrso.
HEWS OP THE CROPS
Condition of Corn and Wheat 'Ac
cording: to tho Figures of
LESS AREA OP THE MAIZE PLANT
Other CereaU Are Also Sized Up by
tbe Washington Crop Kxperts
Hay and Potatoes.
Washington, July 11. Preliminary
returns to the statistician of the de
partment of Agriculture on the acre
age of corn planted indicate a reduc
tion of about 4Ki,(MiO acres, "or .5 per
cent, from the area planted last year.
Of the twenty-two states iu 11KH1 hav
ing l.OuO.lMK) acres or upward in corn
twelve show a decrease of about 1,
'MKi.(HK) acres, while in the remaining
ten an Increase of about 1(00,000 acres
is shown, of the tweutv-three states
and territories having less than l.Ocd,
ooo acres iu corn in 11hh ouly six re-
lort smaller acreages than were plant
ed last year. The average condition of
the growing crop is M.3. as compared
with .." on Jnlv 1. 1!RH); St;.r at the
corresponding date iu ISOti, and a ten
year average of
Condition. In Some of the States.
The condition In Nebraska is KS; in
Illinois and Iowa .S7. in Kansas 74. iu
Missouri 70, and in Texas 0-1. In each
of the twenty-two states lirst above
referred to. except in Mississippi, Vir
ginia and South Dakota. where the
conditions represented by SS. ! aud N!),
respectively, correspond with their ten
year averages, the condition is morr
or less beloW such averages.
Wheat Conditions Improved
The condition of winter wheat im
proved during June, being ivN..1 ou July
1. as compared with S7.H on June 1,
SO.R on July 1. l!HMt. tu.0 at the cor
responding date iu 1S'.!. and a ten
year average of So.2. All the impor
tant winter wheat states share In this
improvement, except Pennsylvania.
Ohio and Maryland, in which the oou
union uecnneii uuniig ine nioiiui ...
and 5 points. resjK'ctively. The aver
age condition of spring wheat also im
proved during the month, being S).".
on Jnlv 1. as coiniwrcd with !J.o one
month ago. .Vi.2 on July 1. IfXiO. 1(1.7 at
the corersponding date iu 1S!M. and a
ten-venr average of ... I he condi
tion, in Nebraska is S!. Iowa !''. Maine
sofa fMi. South Dakota and North Da
Other Figure, on the Wheat Crop.
The condition of spring and winter
wlieat combined on July 1 was '.(1.1.
against H.S on July 1. 1!MK). mid 7.
at the coriesiMinding date in 1S!K. The
amount of wheat remaining in the.
hinds of farmers on July 1 Is esti
mated at about ..1. (). oo bushels, or
the equivalent of 5.JO per cent, of the
crop of 1!WX.
OF TflK OTUKK CHAIN CROPS.
With Points on the Situation In Tobacco,
II ay and Potatoes.
The average condition cf the oat
crop is S.'5.7 as compared with S5.3 one
month ago, ST.5 on July 1. 11H). and a
ten-year average of 87.7. The average
condition of barley is !1..1. as against
01. 0 one mouth ago. 7G..'t on July 1
1!KM. ami a ten-year average of S.
All the principal states except Wis
consin and Kansas, in wuicii tuere
wero declines of 1 aud 21 ioiuts. re
spectively, and New ork in which
the condition has remained stationary.
show an imnrovemcut during the
The average condition of winter rye
is 1KI.C. as compared with Kl.fi on July
1. 1SX)0 and a ten-year avrage of S0.2.
Kach of the princiial rye-producing
etates shows an improved condition
as compared with its ten-year average
except New York. The average condi
tion of spring rye is '.(.T.l. as compared
with fi!.7 on July 1. Hmhi and a ten-
year average of 87.3.
There is an Indicated decrease of
soinr. fiO.000 acres or 2.3 per cent, in
the acreage of potatoes with a condi
tion on July 1 of 874. as oocmpared
with a ten year average of 13.1. The
condition of tobacco is one point above
the ten-year average in Ohio, four in
Virginia and seven iu Maryland. On
thc other hand It is two points In-low
in Kentucky three in Pennsylvania.
four in North Carolina ami twelve in
Wisconsin, while in Tennesseee it (tin e
sponds with the ten-year average for
Reports on the hay crop are in the
main unfavorable, there being a de
cline from the condition as rejKrted
on the first of last month in a majority
of the more important hay-producing
states. While there ha leen a gen
eral decline in the condition of apples
aud peaches as compared with last
month almost every iniiportant peach-
growing state has thr1 promise of more
than an average crop but in the apple
producing states the crop will be gen
The wool reports Indicate the aver
age weight per nece ns neing h.i.
pounds, as against fi.17 pounds in 13O0.
1. Contesting- Her Father. WilU
Racine. Wis.. July 11. In the pro
bate court Jennie L. Matheson. of Til
ger. Neb., the daughter of the late Cal
vin H. Peck, appeared for the purpose
of contesting the will of her father,
who died about' a year ago leaving an
estate valued at about $2."0.00. To
Mrs. Matheson was left $5,000. and
two sons, Calvin and Krvine. born to
the second wife, were left two large
farms iu Racine county. The rest of
the estate was left to the widow, Ida
Cost Of Oen. Harrison a rhn.raa-
" Indianajwlis. July 11. Th- payroll
for the Indiana National Guard for its
attendance at the funeral of ex-President
Harrison was completed Tuesday
bv the adjutant general. It called for
amounts of $3,003. The transporta
tion of the troops coEt the state,
SPECIMEN OF THE CRUSH.
That I. Going en Anion; Those Who Want
I to Own Indian Lands.
Oklahoma City. O. T.. July 11.
Nearly l.OOO eople left this city Tues
day night to go to Kl Reno to register.
Only one train left here for that place,
ami the coaches were crowded to their
utmost capacity. Several ' hundred
IH-ople waited at the station until the
train came in. when a wild scramble
ensued for seats.
Women as well as men were boosted
through the window of the couches,
which were tilled almost as soon as
the train had stopped. Others stood
on the platforms or climbed to the top
of the coaches. Nearly every one car
ried a blanket aud provisions. Can
teens and jugs were taken along to
guard against a water famine. The
hotels at Kl Reno being already filled,
hundred of people will be comitelled
to tdeep in the streets.
HOTTEST THAT EVER WAS.
Wa. Yesterday It Seems All Over the
Chicago. July 11. Hot weather set
a new record In Chicago and for a
good way west yesterday. In the sun
on a back porch in a "cool" place at
the north side the temperature at 2:30
p. iu. was lo3. and later, with the sun
ou tlie thermometer it was JoK. The
signal station here gave the tempera
ture at 2 p. in. at 102. In fifteen min
utes following (!:35 the temperature
dropped 20 degrees, from !MJ to 7C. In
various places in Iowa and other states
west and northwest the temperature
was the highest on record, reaching
105 at Keokuk.
Yesterd.iv was Maryland day at the
Pan. and " nearly 2.0O0 Marylanders
showed up. '
At Chicago Mrs. Prank Lessick ac
cused her husband of beiug a "freak."
Justice Donley lined him 25, which
II. Alt ma u. of New York, has bought
Hopper's portrait of Lady Louisa Man
ners for $73,702.
It is repotted in Amsterdam that
most of the Koers whom Kitchener re
ports as surrendering were aged fcick
men who hampered the fighters.
High prices were paid for magnifi
cent jewels auctioned at Christie's, in
Kite at Sydney, N. S. W.. Australia,
destroyed property worth $2,500,000.
The Shamrock II had a brush with
the Shamrock I, ami beat her hand
somely. Abe Hummel, the well-known New
York lawyer, had a mishap in Loudon
which eiit him to a hospital, but he is
out aud all right again.
Daisy Wheeler eloped from Kansas
City to Chicago with Walter Kava
nagh. first robbing her mother of a
large Finn of money, some of which
Chicago thug later took from Kava
uagh. California, being a little behind in
the lynch competition, have just
hanged a probably insane Chinaman.
It is said that the most ingenious
frauds ou the pension bureau are con
cocted by ignorant South Carolina ne
Turkey has paid Cncie Sain $75,000
iu full of all demands for those out
rages in Asia Minor.
Oeneral Uoniez. accompanied by his
son and Alexander Uonzales, has sailed
The tifty-seventh aumial session of
the national division. Sons of Temper
a nee. of North America, is being held
at t harlottestown. P. K. I ,
r.rooma Are to tost Bio re.
Chi-ago, July 11. Brooms were ad
vanced 2." cents a dozen in price Tues
day by the Central Broom and Brush
Manufacturers association. The high
er price takes effect at once, and an
other advance of a similar amount will
be made on Aug. 1. The retailer is ex
pected to odd at least 5 cents to the
price of every broom he sells.
Alleged Frauds Sentenced.
Chicago. July 11. Dr. August M.
Pnger aud P. Way land Brown, con
victed of conspiracy to defraud insur
ance companies in connection with tlm
death of Marie A. Defenbach. wera
yesterday sentenced to t lie peniten
tiary on an Indeterminate sentence.
Dynamite Gets Three Finders.
Lewiston. Mich.. July 11. John
Youug. treasurer of Klmer township,
had two fingers and a thumb blown
from his right hand, and lost the top
of his left thumb while handling dyna
' Ilritish Hang a Cape Rebel.
Cape Town. July 11. Maraias. thfl
well-known Cape rebel, was hanged at
Middelburg. Transvaal Colony, yester-
.i,r viv order of the military authorl
tie rlie execution -was witnessed by
prominent resideuts of Middelburg.
responsibility Mm Pretty ( heap.
New York. July 11. Abram M. Bit
tenberg. the confectioner and notions
dealer iu whose store in Paterson. N.
J.. an explosion occurred on June 21
that resulted in the loss of seventeen
lives, and who was found responsible
for the catastrophe by a coroner's jury,
was arraigned in court in Taterson
yesterday and fined $."o for having
dynamite stored on his premises.
Wild Animal Dines on Stork.
Sullivan. Ind., July 11. Parmers in
Cuss township are disturbed by the
ravages of a wild animal, supposed to
be a lyux, which preys upon hogs and
sheep. A hunting party had a dog
orn to pieces. Farmers are organiz
ing for a general hunt.
Combine lit Cold Storage.
Indianapolis. July 11. The News
says the cold storage combine is as
sured. Chclago capitalists are nego
tiating for the big Iudiana(olis cold
storage plant here, one of the largest
iu the country, now hold options on
Says His Wife Has Robbed Him.
Terre Haute, Ind.. July 11. Prank
Swemoy, of Coal Bluff, complained j
Tuesday to the police that his wife
bad disappeared from home, carryics
STICKS TO IT
National Educational Asso
ciation Reaffirms For
ON THE UNIVERSITY PLAN
Despite the Opposition to the
Move Officers Are
Detroit, July 11 Despite the
strong opposition on the part of those
opposed to the national university,
the National Educational association
today accepted the resolution reaffirm
ing its former declaration in favor of
such a university.
The report cf the committee on
nomination, which nnmod Tin W llf
Breadschear, of Iowa college, for,
president, and C. M. Keyes, of Hart
ford, Conn., for treasurer, was
IOWA TOWN SUFFERS
HEAVILY FROM FLAMES.
Clear Lake, Iowa, July 11. A large
part of the main business portion of
tha city wa9 wiped out by fire today,
six buildings being destroyed, with a
loss of 135,000.
DIES IN HOSPITAL
Marion, Ind., July 11. Ex-Congressman
A. II. Martin, democrat,
died In the hospital at the Soldiers1
Home here today of consumption,
Speaking of the early Plantagenet pe
riod, Mr. Uenry, in bis "History of
Great Britain," remarks that the num
ber of robbers was so great that the
Judges could not prevail upon the ju
ries to find any of them guilty.
Eveu under the most rigorous admin
istration of Edward III a numerous
band of them assailed the town of Bos
ton iu 1275 at the time of the fair, sett
it on fire aud carried off an Immense,
booty in money and goods. Their lead
er, one Robert Chamberlain, a gentle
man of great power and wealth, was
taken, tried and executed, hv.t he could
not be prevailed upon lo discover any,
of his accomplices. As the other rob
bers of this period were very numer
ous, so some of them were very cruel.
and the character which one of their
chiefs wore embroidered upon his coat
in letters of silver might be applied to
many others "I am Captain Varner
commander of a troop of robbers, an
enemy to God. .without pity and with
out remorse." (Ilenry's "'History of
Great Britain." book 4, chapter 7.)
When Thomas Hart Benton, the not
e"d MIssourlan, wrote his famous work,
"Thirty Years In the United States
Senate," which every cne praises and!
no one reads, his publishers, D. Apple
ton & Co., wrote to him asking bow:
large a first edition should be printed.
His reply was:
"Sir, they can ascertain from the
last census how many persons there
are Id the United States who can read,
air." And- that was the only suggestion
he would ever condescend to make,
-c Benton was massive in body and
muscular. No man in public life was
his equal in physical Btrength, endur
ance and courage. In reference to a
Quarrel in the senate he once said: "I
never quarrel, sir. I sometimes fight,
sir. and when Benton fights, sir. there
Is always a funeral, sir."
Benton was sturdily devoted to tho
Union. He broke with many, friends
in consequence. He bore the cogno
men "Old Bullion" because of bis sup
port of bimetallism.
Ta ran tela.. Are Enemies.
Tarantulas are considered deadly foes
to each other and are seldom found in
company. When imprisoned together,
there Is a fight, one succumbs and is
eaten by the victor. Nature has done
a service in making the tarantula so
hideous and formidable looking an ob
ject. Indeed, it Is owing to this repul
slveness that no greater number of per
sons are stung. Tbe sight of the great,
hairy spider crawling near by will
cause a cold, creeping sensation down
the back of almost any one. Jjj-'
ji A Victim Ararament.
"You have no nerve at all," said the
disgusted dentist to the patient who
.was making a frightful fuss.
"Now listen to that, returned tho
patient warmly "blaming me for lack
of nerve when you told me not five
minutes ago that you'd extracted most
of It and intended to kill what was
left." Chicago Post.
A Dar ot Rest.
f How thankful we should be for cue
day's rest iu seven. All we have to du
on the Sabbath is split the wood, light
the fire, dress the children, feed the
mule, read tbe paper, figure up how
much we're lost during tbe past week
and then go cheerfully to meeting.
'Atlanta, Constlratlonr M