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THJfi Aimt) 8. TUESDAY. AUGUST 1 1 1891.
Substance of the Reports from
BOTES PEOM THE NATIONAL HUB.
iIr!nfhau ami 111 Tln-Plnle Enter
prine .tyiieply to l'otcr'i Letter The
Religious Riots in Chin Census Ottire
School Statistic Fred Ioagla Ex
plain Hit Krtiuallnli A Hundred
reat Can Contracted for SiWrr
Takes a Little Tumble.
Washington, Aug. 11. The August re
turn to the statistician of the department
of agriculture make the condition of corn
fl0.8; spring wheat, 95.5; spring rye, Sd.t;
oats, 89.5; barley, WIS; buckwheat, 97.03;
potatoes, 9(15; tobacco, SS.5; hay, 90.9.
Corn lias fallen off 2 points during the
month, the decline being almost entirely
In the states of the Ohio valley and the
northwest. The decline was due to dry
weather, approaching drought in portions
of Indiana and Illinois, and low tempera
ture in all sections of the noa surplus dis
tricts. A Grave Iancer Suggested.
There was sufficient rainfall in Kansas
and Xebr;u.ka. with some local excesses,
and the month was fairly favorable not
withstanding low temperatures. East of
the Allegheny iuonuSa:ns and in the.south
conditions were favorable and state aver
ages advanced. The crop continues ltte
in most sections, the result of the poor
start and absence of hot, forcing weatuer
during July. Unless August should prove
unusually favorable, and the season be a
long one, there is grave danger that the
crop may'no. mature projierly.
Averages In the Principal states.
In the surplus states the averages are:
Ohio, 93; Indiana, S: Illinois. $j; Iowa, 9i);
Missouri, riT; Kansas, N; Nebraska,
The wheat returns relate to spring wheat
only, the average for he whole breadth
advancing somewhat during the month.
The improvement is general except in
Washington, where hot winds injured the
prospect in some districts and the state
returns outside of this state and Wiscon
sin closely approach the standard for com
parison. Principal states are: Wiscon
sin, 97; Minnesota; 9S; Iowa, Si5; Nebraska,
97; North Dakota, 99; South Dakota, 95;
A Medium Yield of Oats.
Oats have irrn-roved two points during
the month, and the figures of condition
indicate a medium yield- per acre. The
blight which ruined the crop last year and
was feared again at the date of the July
report has appeared in but a few isolated
localities. The weather at the close of the
growing season during harvest was gen
erally favorable, and late growth was suf
ficient to largely offset the poor start ami
deficient stand. The cool wea'her which
retarded corn growth in the Ohio and ..,
per Mississippi valleys was favorable to
this cereal. A great crop of potatoes is
THE DISORDERS IN CHINA.
I'ncle Saui Takes Measures to Protect Hi
C itizens The Emperor's lecree.
Washington. Aug. 11. On account of
the perilous position of Americans in
China because of the religious riots there,
orders have been issued at the navy depart
ment directing theCharleston and Marion
to join the Asiatic station. The Charles
ton will sail from San Francisco to Yoko
hama and the Marion will go direct from
Behring sea to China. The Alert also will
join the Asiatic station as soon as her
duty in Behring sea is completed.
Actions of the Chinese Emperor.
The state department has received a
copy of the imperial decree issued by t'ue
emperor of China concerning the out
rages on foreiun missionaries in that
country which have caused the navy de
partment to order two additional vessels
to Chinese waters. The decree, nt the re
quest of the TtiiTiril of ministers, instructs
governors to lose no time in devisins
means to quill the disorders. All g'li'tv
persons are ordered to be punished by
death, and r.U oS.-.ir.! lvking in energy
in. the prosecution of the guilty or the
protection of foreigners are to be de
graded. NEIDRIVGHAUS REPLIES TO FOSTER.
He Saj-s He Cannot OMain Tin-plate
"Workers In This Country.
Washington, Aug. 11. Acting Secre
tary Nettlelon has received a letter from
F. G. Neidriughaas, president the St.
Louis Stamping company, in reply to
Secretary Foster's recent letter in rela
tion to the employment of foreign skilled
labor for the tin-plate industry. Mr. Nei
dringhaus claims that for the successful
operation of ;his new industry in the new
mills of the company it is necessary to
have a number of skilled laborers fresh
from the business as it is conducted in
Europe today. The foreign labor needed
will not auoUut to 10 per cent, of the
whole number employed. All the com
pany needs is some tin-plat Toilers and
other skilled laborers from abroad to rcn
some patent machinery. It has adver
tised for this sort of help, but cannot ob
tain it in the home market.
Fred lionglass Resignation.
Washington, Aug. 11. Kefeiring to his
resignation of the office of minister to
Hayti, Fred Douglass yesterday said: "Yes,
I have resigned my mission to Kayti. One
year ago when I returned to Washington
I took occasion to inform President Har
fison that 1 should only sjiend one more
year in Ilayti. I did not resign because of
any expressed dissatisfaction with my la
bors by the administration. I am getting
old, too old for public labors. I am ap
proaching my 70th year. I desire to put
the past behind me, and enjoy in a quiet
way the few years that remain to me."
One Hundred Itig Guns.
Washington, Aug. 11. Acting Secre
tary Grant. of the war department, has ap
proved the recommendation of the board
of ordnance and fortification, that the
contract for the 100 high power gnns
be given to the Bethlehem Iron compan-,
of South Bethlehem, Pa. The aggregate
amount of money involved in the contract
is t3.5H073.i$5. There are to be 25 8-inch,
50 10-ijch and 25 12-inch guns completed
in twelve years.
Census Oflice Public (School Figure.
Washington, Aug. 11. The census
office yesterday issued a bulletin on public
school matters for the states of Georgia,
Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota,
Hhode Islanu, South Carolina, and Wis
trajfov fty-gjpg the number OX PUPila en
rolled in the public scUools of the states
named and the amount and per capita ex
penditure lor each pupil, as well as the
per capita-i of total expenditures. The
number of pupils enrolled in the states
mentioned is as follows: Georgia, 342,4'";
Illinois. 77s,319; Maryland, 1S4.SM; Michi
gan, 427, 2; Minnesota, 2Sl,So0; Missis
sippi, 321,!7; Nevada, 7.3S7; North Da
kota. 35,541; Rhode Island, 5i""74; South
Caroliua, 1 M,2G4; Wisconsin, 350,34'i
ritarro's Remains Removed.
Washington, Aug. 11, The newspapers
of Lima, Peru, contain elaborate accounts
of the remi val of the remains of Francisco
Pizarro, who lead the conquest of Peru,
from a vault under the altar of the cathe
dral at Lima to the chapel of the viceroys
in the same building. The remains were
subjected to a careful examination and
the body w is found to be admirably pre
served, although it is 850 years since
The Population of Iowa.
Washington, Aug. 11. The census of
fice yesterday issued a bulletin giving the
complete population of Iowa by minor
civil divisions to be 1,911,896, an increase
of 7,'JM over ISstf. Of the ninety-nine
counties in the state, twenty-seven show
decreases. Iu the larger number of coun
ties, however, satisfactory increases are
Mrs. Cooke Gets the Money.
Washini ton, ,.ug. 11. A treasury
draft for Ak57.35, the salary for April,
May, June and Jnly of Mrs. Susan Gle
Cooke as st cretary pro tern, of the board
of lady ma wgers of the 'World's fair, was
Monday forwarded to Mrs. Cooke at Chi
cago. Silver Goes llelow One Hollar.
Washington, Aug. 11. The treasury
departmet t yesterday purchased C9t,' 'to
ounces of silver at from jjuyttt to $o.9J5
THE KEYHOLE WAS LOADED.
A Railway Electrician Puts l"p a Job on
Haktfi1:D, Aug. 1L George A. Wad
dell, of Ne v York was recently employed
as electrici in of the H. and W. street rail
way. He did not get along well with Su
perintendent Shepard. Last week Wad
dell built u room about 12 feet square in
the car house and put upti sign to the
effect that it was his laboratory, and the
superintendent was ordered fo keep out
of the room, as well as every one else.
Mr. Shepard had a key to the room.
' Lost His Job by His Scheme.
On Saturday afternoon Mr. Barrett, of
the Barrett Storage company, heard Wad
tlell say to a man that if the superinten
dent tried o get into his room again he'd
get something he wouldn't like. Mr. Bar
rett made an investigation, and found
that Wadcell had rigged up an electric
current th-ougli the keyhole of the door,
so that as soon as a key was inserted t e
person hoi ling it would receive a shock of
5ou vcits. Waudeil was discharged, and
has left the city.
FATAL STEAM PIPE EXPLOSION.
Two Negrc es Blown to Atoms and Two
Other Men Fatally Hurt.
ST. L.ons, Aug. 11. An explosion of
one of the steam pipes on the steamer
Idiewild c ccurred Sunday night as the
boat was nearing St. Genevieve. Sam
Jackson, a colored fireman, and another
negro, also a fireman, were blown to
atoms. C harles Adams and Marshall
Carter, de-.-k hands, and John Grebel, a
colored passenger, were seriously injured,
the two firmer probably fatally. They
were brought to the city by the steamer
Crystal Ci y and sent to the Marine hos
pitaL The cause of the explosion is un
known. The .Minneapolis Clnb Is "Out."
Minneapolis, Aug. 11. The Minneap
olis Base Ball club has been disbanded.
President Uach released the players yes
terday m jrning. Poor business conse
quern upon hard luck is the cause of this
notion. Bach said he could quit even
now, but to continue to the end of the
season wo ild mean a loss of for
him. The players now belong to the
Western association for ten days. There
is some he pe of the club playing the sea
On Chicago Rare Tracks.
Chicago. Aug. 11. The winning horses
at Hawthorne yesterday were: Powers,
mile, 1:13"-': Marie K, 1 mile, 1:53V:
Dungarven. I1' miles, i:04; Burnett.
mile. 1:" Argenta, 1 mile 70 yards,
At Garfi-'M park: Zeke Hardy. ; mile,
li.te.,; Ira K. Bride. 1 l-V) miles. 1:53.-.:
Don caster, t-: furlongs, 1W: y. Gun wad,
1 mile, 1:1.": L'l-ter. mile, 1:0B:4'.
lidnt Miont Him in the Right Spot.
CliaLlcTHE, O., Aug. II. George
Duhlmeyer got drunk Sunday, and re
turning he me began betting his wife. Po
licemen H ill and Von Kennel were called,
and in attempting to arrest Duhlmeyer
both were shot by him. Hall's injuries
are considesed fatal, while Von Kennel is
but slightly hurt. The latter shot Duhl
meyer in t le leg before he cou Id subdue
A Test or the tight-Hour Law.
OMAHA, Aug. 11. Guy C. Barton, pres
ident of tae Omaha and Grant smelter,
was arrested yesterday charged with vio
lating the tight-hour law. He will lie
tried and receive a jail sentence; he wiil
then apply to the supreme court for a
writ of halieas corpus on the ground that
the law ii unconstitutional. This will be
made a test case.
A Curious Cause for a Strike.
MlLFORI, Mass., Aug. 11. Yesterday
all the quai rymen working for Darling
Bros., numbering about 100, quit work be
cause several delinquent members of the
union, who had been suspended for non
payment of dues, were still employed by
the super .ntendent, who also, it is al
leged, refused to deduct said dues from
the wages of the delinquents.
Plowed I p 17.000.
SasAxiomo, Tex., Aug. 1L A young
farmer nsD-ed LXlwards, while plowing
near Suthc rUnd Springs the other day,
found an iron pot partially buried in the
ground wl icu was filled with gold doub
loons, val ted at (17,000. There has long
been a tradition in the neighborhood that
Santa Ana bnried treasure there on his re
treat after the battle of San Jacinto.
Horrible Crime in Texas.
VlcTORLt, Tex., Aug. 1L Miss Mary
Hensoldt v.'a-s found murdered in her room
on the lowert part of Main street, where she
lived alone- She had evidently been out
raged. She was a helpless imbecile.
A Gratuitous Insult Offered to
MONUMENT TO A TYEANrS TOOL
"The Hangman of Toland," Who Made
AVIlna a Slaughter House, To Be Hon
ored and His Victims' People Asked
to "Chip in" British Criticism of
American Schools The Bender Atroci
cities Duplicated at Vienna Seven
London, Aug. 11. A Vienna dispatch
says that the Poles are greatly excited
over the proposed erection of a monu
ment under the auspices of the Hussian
government to the memory of Count Mu
ravieff, known as "The Hangman of Po
land." It was by order of Muravieff that
a multitude of Poles were put to death at
Wilna in ISC't. He was likened to Ivan
the Terrible in ferocity, and many patri
otic noblemen were his victims. The
proposition is to erect a memorial to him
in Wilna.which witnessed his worst atroc
ities. Endorsed by the Authorities.
The fact that the present governor gen
eral of Wilna has subscribed to the fund
for that purpose shows that the authori
ties endorse the movement. What is al
most incredible is that pressure is brought
to bear to compel Poles to subscribe to the
scheme for honoring the man who slaugh
tered their countrymen. The Poles gen
erally construe the movement as a national
insult, although it will serve to keep alive
in Poland the sentiment of nationality
and the mer ories of the heroic past.
Ashamed of His Dad's Doings.
According to a St. Petersburg dispatch
the czar ha? caused it to be notified to the
Princess Youneffsky, the morganatic
widow of the late czar, Alexander II, that
she must not visit the imperial family on
terms of intimacy, and that her peculiar
relationship cannot be recognized at court.
The czar himself has no morganatic wife,
and is devoted as a husband to the em
press. He does not like the evidence of
his father's loose morals to be thrust tzo
plainly before him, and the women who
were favorites of the late czar have found
themselves hardly more than tolerated by
the present ruler.
AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
An Englishman Says They Are Giving
Way to Parochial Schools.
LrNlON, Aug. 11. The memorandum
on theAmercan public school system pre
sented to parliament by College Inspector
Fitch, though pronounced by those fa
miliar with the subject to be inaccurate
and prejudiced, is hailed with deliuht by
the oppouenis of free education. There
port declares that the system in vogue in
the United States results in irregular at
tendance and is steadily receding in the
public estimation. Professor Fitch de
clares that the public schools are gradu
ally giving way to private and religious
Cites Chicago as an Example.
He cites the case of Chicago, where he
says tbe children in the public schools are
not quite double the number 6f those in
the religious schools, which he considers a
remarkable fact in view of the greater cost
of sending children to the private schools.
The friends of the government's free, or at
least partially free, education proposals
are preparing a strong reply to the mem
orandum. Nobody can imagine where he
got his figures.
DECOYED TO THEIR DEATH.
A Bender Family I nearthed in a Vienna
Vienna, Aug. 11. A series of horrible
crimes has just been unearthed iu this
city. A couple named Francois and
Fasalie Schneider, living in an isolated
house in one of the suburbs were in the
habit of decoying servants to the place
by means of advertisements offering
tnem situations in the county. Hav
ing got their victims to the house they
murdered and robbed them, burying the
bodies iu the cellar. The police were put
on the lookout by a servant who had been
assaulted by the Schneiders, but had
been fortunate enough to escape alive.
An investigation fallowed, and seven
bodies were found buried under the house
occupied by the murderers. The crimin
als are under arrest.
The Irish Loral Government Bill.
Lonhon, Aug. 11. In a speech at Ply
mouth yesterday Chief Secretary Balfour
outlined the ideas of Irish local govern
ment which the government proposed to
embody in a bill. He repudiated the -view-expressed
by Morley that it was a small
home rule bill. He argued that local gov
ernment should not be withheld from Ire
land for two reasons the first a seui
mental one, because it had already been
given to England and Scotland; the sec--ond.
because it had been repeatedly prem
ised to Ireland.
Well Done ! Miss Anderson.
New Orleans, Aug. 11. A special dis
patch from Galveston says: Jennie An
derson, who lives alone, discovered a ne
gro in her room about 1 o'clock yesterday
morning. She seized a revolver, but was
so excited that she accidentally discharged
the weapon and inflicted a painful, wound
in her thigh. The shot frightened the ne
gro and he attempted to escape. Miss An
derson, in site of her wound, followed
him, firing as she ran. One of the shots
proved fatal and the negro died while
officers were 'aking him to the hospital.
Blaine Makes a Call on Tracy.
Bab Harbor, Me., Aug. 11. Secretary
Blaine, Mrs. Blaine and Mrs. Damrosch
made a call on Secretary Tracy on the
Dispatch yesterday. They were there
nearly an hour, after which Blaine called
on John K. McLean, of the Cincinnati En
quirer. He remained with McLean a long
Chief Justice Fuller at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 11. Chief Justice Fuller
is in the city. Yesterday he called upon
Judge Gresham, and spent half an hour
with him. Justice f'uller will remain in
Chicago some time before Be returns to
Washington. He has been on a visit to
the Pacific coast. He doesn't seem to have
any presidential boom along.
Killed by Lightning- While Asleep.
Houghtox, Mich., Aug. 1J A terrific
electrical and rain storm Sunday did con .
siderable damage at Hancock. Oscar
Harjoja wa killed by lightning while
sleeping. L'ghtnlng struck several build
ings at Calumet, bat no one was injured.
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