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VOIi. Ij. NO. 239.
COCK ISXiAKD. Hil.. SATURDAY. JTJIiX 27, 101.
PBIGE THREE CEKTB.
RAIN AT LAST
Prayer of Kansas Seems to
Have Been Ans
wered. COPIOUS DOWNPOUR COMES
jeka and the Surrounding i
Country Flooded and
Topcka, Kas.. July 27 The most
extensive rainfall that Topeka and
Shawnee county hare experienced for
a Tear fell for two hoars this morn
ing. The downpour was almost in
the nature of a cloud bant, flood
ing the streets and congesting the
gutters. The atmosphere is consid
erably cooler and the mercury was
around 80 at 9.
Extant of Rainfall.
The Santa Fe reports rain extend
ing for ;0 miles west on the system
and east to Kinsas City. On the
Rock Island and Union Pacific sys
terns and farther north the area cov
ered is about the same. This ends
the drouth in the sections mentioned
for the present, the rain refilling the
streams ana restoring tne pastures.
The rainfall was an inch and three
l natters over the state for 100 miles
west or Kansas city.
la Missouri, Too.
Kansas City, Jnly 27. Soaking
rains fell last night and this morning
in western Missouri and eastern and
central Kansas. At many points it
was the brst rain of consequence
since the middle of April. Condi
tions favor n continued rain today.
In Kansas City there was a steady
downfall for three hours.
GEN. WOOD STARTS
Havana. Jnly 27. Gen. Wood was
taken on board the steamer Mono
Castle today. He exp-eased himself
as being quite well, and wanted to
walk aboard, but the doctors insisted
npon his beiaz carried. The Morro
Castle is due in New York Tuesday.
STARTS FOR AMERICA
Gourock, July 27. The Sham roc
II. accompanied by the Erin, svlel
this morning for New York. Great
enthusiasm was displayed as the chal
A VERY SICK MAN
Berlin, July 27. Henry C. Tayne,
of Wisconsin, a member of the re
publican national committee of the
United States, is seriously ill of gout
at the Frankfort hotel in this city.
NEW FIGHTER MAINE
Philadelphia, July 27. The battle.
ship Maine was successfully launched
at the Cramps snip yarns today.
An immense crowd witnessed the,
TO CLOSE IN A WEEK.
Washington, July 27. Etjknill re
ported to the state department that
negotiations at ltkin woim close
within two weeks with the signatory
of the protocol by all the powers.
Kalnecl Home In Iowa.
Des Moines. la.. July 27. Twcnty
hundredi Ira of an inch of rain ! the
Average in the Ies Moines district
Wednesday night, and it lias liplwd
the mm enough to cause the state di
vision of the department of agriculture
crop service to give out an encouraging
report. Director Sage says that the
Taniage to corn has been plainly
checked in many localities, where the
ruin n mounted to more than the aver
Inger-aclTa Widow Snea for $95,000.
Butte. Mont.. July -J7. Kva A.'In-
gersoll. of Dolibs Kerry. N. Y.. widow
of the late Koliert G. Ingersoll. and ad
ministratrix of his estate, has brought
ftiit against several heirs of the estate
r.f Andrew J. Davis to recover judg
ment for $0.-1.000, with interest from
Aug. "4. 17. for legal services rend
ered by Ingersoll. for which he was to
get $100,000. but was paid only $5,000.
StliMaor Cptli4 by a Squall.
'Manistee. Mich.. Jnly 27. While
rounding Little Point Sauble the little
two-masted schooner Ida Jane was
struck by a squall. ih was under
the management of James and Will
iam Mnrphy. her owner. The gale
carried away the topmast and topsail.
The schooner became unmanageable
and "casized. Her crew was picked
up by the life savers.
' Remarkable Baby Born.
Colorado Springs. Colo.. July 27. A
son has been born to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Leaf. Germans, whose weight
Is seventeen ivounds, whose height is
twenty-four inches, and whose chest
measurement is fifteen and tbree-
They Will Batae Gee...
Hartford. Mich.. July 27. "Chicago
people have bought small farm on
the Hog Creek bottom and are stock
ing it with 1 ree
-W '-VTVaJ VlBMiay
OUR IMPERILED CORN CROP.
Some Redaction. fieganllot It. Impor
tance la Foreign Trad.
Washington. July 27. Tiilk of a fall
lire of the corn crop which talk, how
ever, is not fully indorsed by Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson give tin
usual interest to some figures collected
by Frank Hitchcock, chief of the nec-v
tlou of foreign market of the agricul
tural department. It miwir that
neany nan or onr .shipment or In
dian corn goe to the T'nited Klnedom
During the five-year period from.lSJM
to 1MW mir shipments of this grain to
Great "Britain averaged .io.ooo.oOn
bushels a year, the value being itltout
!KKK).nou. This gave the T'nitei
Kingdom, taking the ercentage of
quantity, about -. per cent, of the to
Germany rank next to the United
Kingdom as a market for our corn.
taking aboutO.OOO.000 bushela a year,
o;- about 17 per cent., the value being
slightly more than $7,000,000. Panada
was a market for aliout 1 0..iOO. iOO
brshels. tlie value being about $.'5,700.-
Otio. Tauad.-! took about n per cent, of
the total. Tlie Netherlands, with 10.
4H1.000 bushels, valued at $3.HOO.O(in,
receive! nearly 0 ier cent. Denmark
took nearly 8 ier cent., receiving about
P.ftOO.OOO bushels, with n value of
alMut :.000.Hi. These five countries
the I'nited Kingdom. Oermnnv. ("an
nua, tlie Netherlands and Denmark
witi the chief markets for our Indian
corn during the period under consider
The exports of Indian corn have in
creased during the past thirty years
mote than almost any other com mod
My. In 1K70 we exported a little over
Si.ooo.ooo of Indian corn. Lust rear
we exported nearly S70.OOO.OO0 worth
This growth is attributed largely to
The growth of the dairy industry all
oer the world and the discovery in
foreign countries that American corn
forms a cheap and desirable food for
I've stock. The threat of foreign na
tions to put retaliatory duties on prod
ucts which the I'nited States sells to
them gives additional lmoi-tance to
figures which show the extent to
which American farmers depend upon
the foreign markets. During the fiscal
year which closed T.SiiO our agricul
tural product reached In value close
to the enormous sum of Ssoo .ooo 000
Benton Harltor. Mich.. Julv 27. The
heavy rain which fell here Thursday
has revived the hopes of fruit growers.
I'enches which were suffering greatly
irom tii; drought may yet show a good
yield, the raspberry and blaeklierrv
crops havetieen cut short; and in some
fields the fruit is nlnnit entirely dried
up. I.ast season the supplv of black
berries was so enormous and prices fell
so low that growers refused to harvest
CONVICTS FEEL INSULTED.
Because a Clergyman I'aea Language Thai
I Too Pointed.
Oniah.i. Neb.. July 27. Dean Camp
bell Fair, of Trinity cathedral. Thurs
day received rough treatment at the
county jail in u fight among the pris
oner. 1 Tip dean, who comes from the
most fashionable parish in the city.
lias been holding afternoon prayer
meetings at the jail, to which a num
ber of prisoners have taken exception.
Dean Fairs remark nave on occa
sions been pointed, and were esjeeial-
ly so Thursday.
following the discourse, the clergy
man started the hymn "The Dying
Thief Kf'joieed to See." Joe Conrad, a
federal prisoner, took the song as an
Insult and bestowed a buffet on John
Ellison, a prisoner, who had joined in
the singing. I he clergyman was
roughly handled liefore the jailers ar
ELGIN SHORT OF MILK.
Supply Shrink Nearly 30 Per teat- Owing
to tbe Drought.
Elgin. Ills., July 27. Unable to get
its full supply of milk, owing to the
prolonginl drought, the big condensing
factory here is noi running half its full
forte. The supply is shrunk nearly
one-half, and even at its high price to
general consumers farmers who are
selling the milk say they are not get
ting what It is worth. The average
from April to September paid bv the
factory is U.3 cents per eight-gallon
Milk peddlers pay considerably In
excess of this, but the suppliers of the
factory are bound by contract. Brau
has advanced from $12 to $10 per ton.
and grain is about one-third higher.
Pastures are bare, and farmers feel
well-night discouraged with the out
look. The rain of Wednesday night
did little good.
Nuot Holrl nn Kleetlon.
South Bend. Ind.. July 27. The
chapter of election of Sisters of th
Order of the Holy Cross, which meets
every six years for the election of gen
eral officer to form a ceuncil of ad
ministration of the order, met Thurs
day at St. Mary't academy, this city.
Bishop Alerding presided. Mot Iter
Perpetua. acting mother general since
the death of Mother -niinuneiata. was
elected mother general: Sister Aouinn.
superior of the Sacred Heart college.
t ort Wayne, local superior. Mother
Pauline was Ve-elected director of St.
Big Hole la tha Sara-ie. Idea.
Portland. Or.. July 27. Kdward A.
Beals, forecast official In charge of the
Portland office of the weather bureau, j
says concerning the ervlss theory of
heat causation through sun disturb
ances: Tf Mr. Scrvlsa theory is cor
rect the excessive heat being experi
enced in the east should be correspond-
1 ii fl v flt in tlie north IVipifii KtuteK-
Potrland in Jul- Is M1.3. This year
It has leen o
Senaatlon at Michigan City.
Michigan City. Ind.. July 27. C. P.
Otis, who has moved in tbe fbest cir
cles of this city, has been arrested on
the charge of grand larceny, commit
ted In Marinette. Wis. He Is reiorted
as being engaged to tbe daughter of a
prominent man here, and the urrvst
caused a sensation.
LOOKS LIKE PEACE
Morgan and Strikers' Represen
tatives in Conference in
New York. .
I tirpntiT nv Tn v tuttotc
- Vit WA . . . . A WW AW
Move Cause, m Flurry Amonc tha
Strikers, and Th.ir leaders
- Hold a Council of War.
New York, July 27. President
Shaffer and Secretary Williams, of
the Amalgamated association, are in
Sew York and J. P. Morgan has con
sented to meet them. The conference
will probably take place this after
noon. The conference is now in progress.
There is no hint from authoritative
sources of the prospective terms of
peace, but it is believed the strike
will be declared off. Negotiations for
a general adjustment or au laoor
troubles were resumed where they
were broken off at Pittsburg.
New York. July 27. A news bureau
today quoted an official of one of tbe
constituent companies of the United
States Steel corporation as follows:
"Unless something ol an unexpected
nature comes up, it is reasonably cer
tain that the differences now existing
between the mill owners and the
strikers will be adjusted beiore tbe
end of the month."
Pittsburg. July 27. The National
Tube Works -ompany at McKeesjMirt
Las made an unexpected move intended
to checkmate the Amalgamated Asso
ciation. Their skilled workmen have
been asked to sign individual contrac ts
to practically repudiate any union la
bor, and they have been given but a
short time to think the matter over.
It is understood that should they not
sign the contracts they Avill find Hielr
positions vacant, and the ax 1s ex
pected to fall today. It transpired yes
terday that late on .Thursday evening
the tKt web ten of the mills were paid
off. and then taken into the office of
the general superintendent, where they
were presented with individual con
tracts to be signed for at least a year.
Some demurred, while others signed
Striker. Are Much I)IturbI.
This movement, fighting tire with
fire, carried cons-rernation into the
ranks of the strikers. The welders
are highly skilled workmen, and with
thtir co-operat whi tlie big plant might
be closed dawn. With them in line the
plant. Will probably keep on miming
as though nothing bad happened. It
as intimated last night by friends of
the welders that they would all sign
the contracts. Definite announcement
that the officials of the American Sheet
Steel company would start the W. De-
wees v oon mill in McKeesnort as a
non-union plant on Monday reached
the headquarters of the Amalgamated
.Association early .yesterday. The
news was received in silence. That
the movement would not be permitted
to be made without a decided attempt
to check It was subsequently shown by
long and earnest conferences that took
place during the afternoon.
Shaffer and HI. AM. In Council.
President Shaffer was closely con
fined to his private office, and there
was a constant stream of visitors call
ing on him who were shown In as soon
as possible. These visitors were most
ly mill workers, and a number were
recognized as McKeesport residents.
The door to the conference room was
kept closed, and no one was allowed to
get within hearing distance of the
plai-e. Important plans were being
discussed and preparations were being
made to act promptly the tuomeut the
sheet steel company attempted to bring
non-union men into the McKeesport
THI ST MEN STILL KEEP SILENCE
Situation Mapped Out bj Men Net Direct
ly In terra ted la the Trouble.
Among the officers of the manufac
turers the same studious silence is pre
ferred. The only statement obtain
able has been that the situation was
unchanged; that the manufacturers
had made no overtures for n settle
ment of the strike, and did not Intend
to. so far as was known locally. As
viewed by manufacturers not inter
ested directly wl.n the strike the situa
tion was summed up in this way: The
strike is not affecting the United States
Sieel Corporation as seriously as was
expected by the Amalgamated Associa
tion. The feeling of the leading offi
cials of the trust is that the strike will
not last long aftei' the summer weather
i past. That this is the belief is In
dicated by the little effort that the
company is making to force their mills
If the officials )f the I'nited States
Steel Corporation seriously believed
that tlie strike was going to be a long
one they would undoubtedly have made
some organized movement for break
ing the strike before this. The manu
facturers realize that it would be a
hard task to try and arrange this strike
settlement at a time in the year when
men do not want to work anyway.
There would be no Incentive for the
men to go to work under any condi
tions. Thev are waiting for the fishing
season to pass and the season for out
or sports ami nmuseiiicius. ami nva
this is over and the men are back to
their homes they will be ready to talk
t them with some reasonable show of
success. This is the opinion of the
majority of the manufacturers, hut
there ar- a few who believe the eon
test will be one of the longest and most
bitter ever seen In this country.
i , JrtllJ U a i 1 11 u
A telegram from iieeling says:
their climax at the Great Biverside t
Tube works of the National Tube com
pany, in upper Ben wood. For several
days organizers of the Amalgamated
Association have beeu quietly at work i
there and are said to have met with
success. This evening, at their hall iu
South Wheeling, a meeting of the
Amalgamated lodge made up of some
or the men in the Kiverside plate mill,
will be held, when tlie men whom the
organizers have induced to join will
be taken in. As to how many recruits
the organizers have secured no infor
mation can b obtained iu advance of
CURE FOR A BALKY HORSE.
Caae In Vt'liicli DowieUm Wae (."! with
Kalamazoo. Mich., July 27. Au el
der of the Dowie faith from this city
attended a meeting at JCion City. Chi
cago, and told how prayer made a
balky 'horse tractable. The horse, ac
cording to the elder, would have1
caused David Haruui to trade Hi im off
at any price, but after a thought of
Dowie and Ziou the horse was a good
animal warranted to stand without
hitching and to go when urged. Said
"They gave us a balky horse this
morning when we started out to Ziou.
We remembered that the general over
seer said: 'Stop at it o'clock and have
five minutes of prayer. We stoppl
and had live minuti" of prayer, and
then we suggested to God that he
make the horse gentle and lake the
devil out of him, and he did. The
horse was gentle all day and did not
give ns any further trouble."
WINDY CITY'S HARBOR
Major Willard Advocates a Largo
Scheme of Improvement
WOULD DEEDGE TOE DEEPER WATliE
Sara the Tunnels Coder the Kiver
Should Be bucrcd-Cost ot
the Work Ktiliinated.
Washington. July 27. Plans for
deepening the harlsir and Chicago riv
er to u dt'ntli of twenty-six feet are
conditionally indorsed and recom
mended iu the annual rcjHirt of Major
Willard. which arrived yesterday at
the war department. Tlie I'nited
State, government has interested itself
in the plans for making Chicago har-
lnir adequate to her increasing com
merce, and the enormous work of
dredging to twenty-six feel is approved
and congress will, lend assistance.
Speaking of the removal of obstruc
tions tlie reH)rt say.-; "'i'he tunnels tin
der, the Chicago river do not admit
boats drawing over teveuteeii feet, but
there is no doubt they will be lowered
or removed at n early day. the only
question beiug who shall lear the
I'rgea liretlctnc; of the Harbor.
After discussing the bridges and the
work done by the sanitary district, he-
concludes: "Iu view of these facts.
And to secure n navigable depth for
boajts now iu service or building Hiat
can load to twentv-two feet. 1 recom
mend that authority be given by con
gress to dredge to a depth of twenty
six feet below low water in the harlxir
and to twenty-six feet below hydraulic
grade in the Inner liarlnir. The in
creased depth of the harbor will allow
for possible till and insure against
heavily loaded vessels grounding on
the bottoiu in a swell, while that for
the inner harbor and river will both al
low for fill and also for the drop of the
river surface tip stream In the south
branch, due to the river set slope of the
river caused by the discharge of the
sanitary cnnal required by the state
Where the Oredglae; Should Be Inaaped.
Speaking of dumping dredgiugs ajong
the shore between Sixteenth and Thir
ty-ninth street. Ma jor Willard alludes
to the complaint of the citizens, and
adds: "On account of the danger to
the city water supply. I am of opinion
that all future dumping should be in ac
cordance with the wlsnes of the people
and the views of the health officers
and be made at least eight miles lake-
ward and far removed from the city in
takes. The people have paid enor
mous sums to divert the sewage from
the lake in the Interest of the public
health, and they feel entitled to pro
tection at the hands of the United
M'hat the Work Will Coat.
Major Willard makes the following
o-timates: Dredgtng harbor and river
to Kush street. Chicago. $2.o.X: con
struction of turning basins in Chicago
river. $...00: Calumet harbor. Chi
cago, confinuing improvement, $4i:.-
-4n0; Calumet river. "Chicago, continu
ing Improvement. $."lo.O(iO: Illinois
river. $2r7.NM: Illinois and Mississippi
canal, to complete project. $758.2JO.
Alluding to projects for improving
Calumet harbor. Maior Willard says
that with nil the Improvements pro
jected "Chicago river will not be of
sufficient capacity for the business of
mmj tiould'a r'lnauclal Serr.tary Ttead.
Kansas Citv. Julv "7. .1. B. Jayne.
f" years old. formerly financial secre
tary of Jay Could, was found dead" in
the railroad yards of Kansas City,
Kan., having been prostrated by the
Earthquake Shock In Nevada.
Klko. Xev.. July 'J7. A heavy shock
f earthquake was felt he.'e at ":20
yesterday afternoon. The vibrations
were from north to south and lasted
three or four minutes.
CreeteueGeeathe the Mile in 3:03 3-4.
Cleveland. O.. July -7. Cresceus
went an exhibition mile at the driving
rrk here yesterday in 2:0rji, breaking
PITH OF THE PRECEPT
Issued to Govern the Court of In
quiry in the Case of Ad
COVEES THE WHOLE CONTEOVEESY
Court Is Kequired to lteport tbe Facts
and Its Conclusions State
ment by Ixns
Washiugiou. July -7. The precept
to the Schley court of inquiry, which
the navy department has been prepar
ing for several days, was given to the
public yesterday. It is a documeut ud
dressed to Admiral Dewey, as presi
dent of tlie court, instructing him
concerning tlie matters to be investi
gated. hile it directs that the "en
tire matter" of Admiral Schley's con
duct during the operations in West In
diau waters shall be investigated, mak
ing use of the very words employed b
Admiral Schlev in his letter to Secre
tary Long, it also selects certain dis
tiuctive acts of the rear admiral con
ceruing the facts ami propriety o
which it calls for particular investiga
Important I'olnte That Are Cevered.
These points cover briefly Aduiira
Schley's alleged delay with the flyiug
squadron at Cieufuegos: the slownes
of his progress toward Santiago after
leaving Cieufuegos: tae retrograde
movement toward Key West: the ef
fectiveness of tlie bombardmeut of the
Spanish fleet at the ranges used iu the
recouuoisauce of Aiay 31: the state
of the coal supply on various ships
when he telegraphed the depart men
that he would return to Key West: th?
ioop" of the Brooklyn at Santiago
the accuracy of his reitorts. and mat
ters relating to the controversy b
tween him anil t omnia nuer Hodgson
over the alleged colloquy which is sail
to have taken place aboard the Brook
lyn when the loop was made during
the naval engagement off Santiago.
Court la to Kepert Ita Concluaiona.
Willi the exception of the last two
counts, the others practcically sum up
the criticisms of Admiral Schley's con
duct made bv Secretary Long to the
senate, which the secretary character
ised as Schley's "reprehensible con
duct." One of the imiwrtant Kinis in
the precept is the direction to the court
to reort in its conclusions "nil tin1
pertinent facts which it may deem to
le established, together with its opin
ion and recommendations in the prem
LONG MAKES A SHORT STATEMENT
I rmly la To lie .Indies Advocate Spnniah
O direr May B IVitneaaee.
Secretary Long made the following
statement about the precept: "It is
simply an enumeration of the facts
that have been to use the applicant's
own words umicr discussion: iney
are referred to informally and sug
gested to the court as matters which
have been discussed and. as such.
should be inquired into by therj. They
are enumerated in accordance with the
general rule that when inquiry is made
the person interested should have no
tloe beforehaud. as far -as possible, of
nil the specific things about which iu
nuirv Is iikelv to be made.
Judge Advocate fJencral Lenny, who
was designated as judge advocate or
the court yesterday, now will proceed
with the preparation of his case. He
will examine all documents and pre
pare a list of witnesses. The court
probably will sit for several mouths
more than likely until after congress
convenes in Decemlier.
Lemlv has not yet decided who the
witnesses before the court shall be.
They roar be taken from tlie navy.
from the army, or from civil life fer
undoubtedly some of the newspaper
correspondents will be called in this
rase. It is even probable, in view; or
the recentlv published Interview of
Captain Kulate. of the Spanish navy.
that lie and Admiral Cervera himself
will be called, if Admiral Schley de
sires it. Of course the court of Inquiry
has no authority to compel their at
tendance, and it is more than doubtful
whether they would respond to a sum
mons, tint the opjiortuniry win lie ar
forded. Xo word has been received from Ad
miral Klmberly. who. it was reported.
had written to the department saying
that his health made it inadvisable for
htm to attempt to serve on the court.
He will not be officially notified of his
selection as a member of the court un
til he receives the precept, which was
mailed to him yesterday. A copy of
the precept also will be sent to Ad
miral Dewey and Hear Admirals Ben
ham and Schley.
Live Wire Killa a Stan.
Chicago. July J7. lor several hours
Thursday ."ternoon the body of Cor
relhis Daily, an electrician, lay be
tween two rendering tanks in Swift
A- Co. hoghouse at the stock yards.
When oilier employes found the body
a- pair of nippers in the riitht hand
were resting against a live wire. Daily
wore no rubber gloves, so it is sup
posed he thought the current was
turned off. The flesh of the right arm
was seared from the finger-tips to the
A. to the Weather.
Washington. July 17. Official re
torts show that the corn lelt region
continues hot and dry. with no pros
pects of immediate change in these
conditions. Showers have fallen in the
northern half of tlie cora belt area
since Wednesday night.
Formaldehyde In the Milk.
Indianapolis. July 17. Kormalde-
hvde is agata being used in milk sold
in the city. Board of health officers
are making plans to reopen their cru-
sade against dairymen who are guilty
of adulterating the jrcdjict. .
TRADE OUTLOOK IS GOOD
Kotwllhatanding: the ludu.trial Situation
Canned by Strikes.
.New Yolk. July 27. K. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: A
fortnight of the steel strike has passed
without materially altering the post
tiou of the contestants or adversely af
fecting the industry as a whole. Ex
ceptional activity ts noticed at the
mills not affected by the strike, and
the movement of structural material
for bridges, ibuildiugs and track ele
vation is sit ill heavy. Steel bars for
agricultural implement makers are
firm in price -and freely purchased
Itailways seek freight cars, and raib
are sold for delivery next January. Pis
iron Is aivcumulatiug, but producers
offer no concessions. Tin ha fallen
to the quotations prevailing in Mav
owing to the lack of demand here and
weakness iu London.
" New lines of wolleu goods for de
livery after Oct. 1 opened at moderate
reductions from last year's prices. Suii-
pries of heavyweight goods have been
reduced to a satisfactory paint, and
the situation in all branches of the in
dustry is snicli as-to endanger etnti
dence. Raw wool, however thus far
fals to reflect the improvement. Cot-
Ion goods are dull. Mills are not fully
employed either north or south. Shoe
shops are producing; at full capacity.
with orders arriving steadily. Business
iniiproves as the season advances. Dry
hides are still in light demand, with
values firmly held, while a few grades
of Chicago country hides are- lower,
Variations iu tlie corn market ou Mbu
day indicated manipulation by stock
Failures for the week number 19S
in the Un'ited States, against 'Sil last
year, ami 2S in Canada, against 2S last
THE TRIP TO CLEVELAND.
Whatl.WUl Coot In Kmllroad Fare to
Attend the O. A. It. Meet.
St. Louis, July 27. In general or
ders issmd yesterday by Coiuniauder-in-Chief
Ieo Kassieur. of the . A. It.,
iu regard to tlie- thirty-fifth national
em-ampin nt. Sept. 9 to 14. announce
ment is made that the Central Passen-
n association has made a rate of t
cent a mile to and from Cleveland.
All other passenger associations
cast, south and west have made rates
of from one fare for the round trip to
a fare and a third, plus $2. which will
apply through tlo'ir respective terri
tories, but when the Central Passengesw
association territtory is reached the 1
cent a mile will be charged.
Tickets will be good only on date
of sale. They will 1e made good for
eturn passage up to and including
Oct. S provided they are deposiiodwith
tbe joint agent on or before 12 o'clock
noon of Sunday, St-pt. l..
COLLIER IN A HOSPITAL.
Erratic Chicago lawyer Haa Paralysis and
Will Probably Die.
Chicago. July 27. I-rank Howard
Collier, formerly a well-known crim
inal lawyer and more recently an ec-
entric character as the result of an
assault made upon him twelve years
ego. was removed to tlie county hospi-
al early yesterday morning In a tolice
patrol wagon. Collier is sufferiug
from paralysis and intrnl diseases.
which will probably cause his death
1'or fix weeks Collier has been lying at
his home at 2.'l Jackson boulevard lis
a helpless condition.
Both legs are paralyzed, and his suf
ferings from other complications have
Is-eu great. His condition became so
serious Thursday that the physician
decided that the former lawyer would
be better off at a hospital. The Des-
plaines street police were notified, and
early yesterday morning they removed
Collier to that institution.
The keel of the Pennsylvania, ar
mored cruiser, was laid In the yard of
the Cramps yesterday .
Dr. J. M. Harlan, of Michigan City.
Ind.. has gone to IJuioih; to claim an
"testate of $100,000.
The story that Emperor AVilhelm
will mediate lietween (Jreat Britain
and the Boers has no foundation.
A mutiny of the soldiers on the isl
and of t'uam is reported. I he muti
nous men were court-martialed.
Brooklyn bridge has been re-opened
for traffic. Engineers say there never
was any danger.
Mrs. Jeanette Putnam. Mrs. Thomas
Chivingtou and Miss Lou Bergh are
going to hunt the mountain lion iu
Fire destroyed twenty-nine houses
and one convent at IiPrairie, Que.,
Thursday night: loss, Sioo.oro.
An offer has been made to England
by the Transvaal League of Chicago to
remove a number of people from the
refugee camps iu South Africa.
It. Frank Walters, a druggist, at
Baltimore, was killed in his store by
coining in contact with an electric light
A committee from Louisville has
goue to Canton. O.. to induce the pres
ident to attend the Knight Templars
onclave at the Kentucky metropolis
Fire at Booueville. Mo., destroyed
property worth $.SO.OtO.
Edgar and Harley Dalryinple. broth
rs. were drowned in the Bear river at
Moutpelier, Ida., while bathing.
Very Itev. T. W. Condon, assistant
general of the congregation of Holy
ross. In the I'nited States, died at
Notre Dame, Ind.
rem petition la Caraatloaa.
Joliet. Ills.. July 27. The J1. D.
Thompson company Is the name of the
new Joliet corporation to rival the Chi
cago Carnation company, wnco y
Harlow N. Higinbotham, with green
houses in this city. The capital stock
is $40.ono. John Lambert and Fred P.
Stery are the largest stockholder. each
having $10,000. The business of the
company is to grow, handle, sell, mar
ket and dfal in flowers, palms, green
house supplies and horticultural strp-
Dlies and produce of all kinds.
RGB AND KILL
Hobos Make Raid on
Train Near Belle.
ONE VICTIM IS BEHEADED
Had Been Thrown From the
Cars Fosburgh Sus
St. Paul, July 27. Two hobos held
up Nels Peterson and Benjamin An
derson on the train last night near
Belle Plaine, robbing both, pounding-
Peterson and shooting Anderson.
The headless body of the latter
was found this morning on a side'
track. It is supposed that Anderson.
ter being thrown from the train.
crawled back and fell across the rails
unconscious and was then run over
by a later train. The men were from
Chicago, enroute to the harvest fields.
Suspect I. Arreat.d.
New York, July 27. William
Lewis Gray, the man for whom the
police are looking in connection with
the Fosburgh case, surrendered to
day, bnt denied any connection with
PROGRESS OF GATHERING
OF BAPTIST UNION.
Chicago, Julv 27. At today's ses
sion of the convention of the Baptist
Young People's Union, a message
of congratulation from President Mc
Kinley was read and received with
great enthusiasm. The banner for
the best work in tbe literature course
was captured by Minnesota for the
fifth time. The principal address of
the day was made by Bev. W. Mc
Keeof Mt. Carroll, 111., on "What
Christ Adds to Life."
A GRAVEL TRAIN
IN FATAL WRECK
Dayton, Ohio, July 27 The gravel
train used by the Chase Construction
company in the construction oi tne
traction line between this city and
Trov was wrecked this morning, the
engine jumping tne track, urviiie
D. Chase, of Detroit, and w. a. lira
veil, of Chicago, were killed and four
JOHN F. JOHNSON
Washington, July 27. The presi
dent pardoned John F. Johnson, for
mer president oi tne state .national
bank at Logransport, Ind., convicted
of misappropriation of funds. He
was sentenoed to 10 years and served
OF PEORIA TINNER
Teoria, IU., July 27. Martin De
Bruyn, a tinner, shot and killed his
wife this morning and then killed
himself. Five children are orphans.
TERRIFIC RAINS REPORTED.
Lightning- Strike, a Woman and Her Iiab
Antigo, Wis., July 27. During a ter
rific rain here lightning struck and in
stantly killed Mrs. Martin Cherek. who
v.-as calling on a neighbor. Her baby
as severely burned, and may, dip. . An
other woman in the same h$use was
severely burned. Martin Cherek has
suffered a erie of afflictions. Thren
years ago the tornado here destroyed
his house. Last winter his dwelling
was destroyed by fire, and now the loss
cf his wife in an iastant follows.
The member of the family of Mil
ton Bacon were shocked by lightning
which entered their house, but were
not seriously hurt. It is reported that
the mill of the Northern Woodland
company. In the town of Peck, was
damaged by wind and the boarding
hcuse destroyed. Monroe, Wis., re
ports that light aing struck ii twenty
places, and four inches of rain fell.
Janesville, Wis., also reports a severe
I' refer Zener'a Renomlnation.
.Teffersonville. Ind.. July 27. George
IT. Voigt. of this city, whose name has
been frequently mentioned as a prob
able candidate for the Democratic
nomination for congress against Judge
Zenor. announces emphatically that he
Is not in the race, nor had he ever en
tertained the suggestion. On the con
trary, he favors the renomlnation of
Judge Zenor. now serving in congress.
Crookeaneae lna Bare.
Cleveland. O.. "July 17. It was an
nounced by Judge Barnard yesterday
that the racing judges had decided that
there had been crookedness practiced
iu the 2.-07 pace of Tuesday for tbe
purpose of preventing Riley B. from
Dr. W. C. Gray Retire.
Chicago. July 27. Dr. W. C. Gray', .
for twenty-five years editor of The In
terior, the organ of the Presbyterian
church, has disposed of his interest In
the paper and resigned. The paper
has been incorporated with a capital of
A II Quiet at Oseeola,
Memphis. Tenn., July 27. Reports
from Oseeola. Ark., state that the ex
citement there over the removal of the
two county officer by Governor Davis
has entirely subsided and no troubl